Social Platform works on a broad array of social justice issues within the EU. There are many other civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the EU covering other important topics affecting people’s lives, including the environment, workers’ rights and public services. Our work often connects and overlaps, and it is therefore important to work together as partners to strengthen our individual campaigns and get broader support for the benefit of the people we represent.
Social Platform is proud to work with the following alliances, coalitions and expert groups:
Civil Society Europe
Civil Society Europe’s (CSE) main objectives are to facilitate and enable dialogue between European CSOs and policy-makers, and to help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the European institutions. It is an independent voice promoting a space for structured civil dialogue and citizens’ participation at all levels. Social Platform is a founding member of CSE.
Council of Europe Conference of INGOs
The Conference of INGOs (international non-governmental organisations) represents civil society at the Council of Europe and works to promote participatory democracy. In addition to holding two annual sessions a year, it organises events linked to the priorities of the Council of Europe. It is comprised of INGOs that hold participatory status of the Council of Europe.
European Economic & Social Committee Liaison Group
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Liaison Group was created to improve interaction between the EESC and CSOs. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation with European CSOs, bolstering the EESC’s role as an intermediary between the EU institutions and organised civil society.
European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration
The European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration (EPAM) brings together European non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and networks seeking to contribute to the development of asylum and migration policy in the EU.
Fundamental Rights Platform
The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) is the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’s (FRA) channel for cooperation and information exchange with civil society organisations active in the field of fundamental rights at the national, grassroots, European and international levels.
Human Rights & Democracy Network
The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at the EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and peace. Its vision is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the EU’s internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in an EU that effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.
SDG Watch Europe
SDG Watch Europe is an EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of organisations from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors. Its goal is to hold governments to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.