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Civil society in Europe


Essential Web sites

• ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens)
International movement for democratic control of financial markets and their institutions. It promotes practical economic reforms meant to tame the devastating power of the financial markets, and to favour democratic, transparent economic structures that serve the needs of ordinary people. It looks for alternatives to the dogmatic ideology of neoliberalism.

• Emergency
Emergency objectives are to bring medical and surgical assistance to the victims of armed conflict, to enforce the respect of human rights for those suffering the social consequences of war, hunger, poverty and marginalisation, and to promote a culture of peace and solidarity

• European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia
The primary task of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) is to provide the Community and its Member States with objective, reliable and comparable information and data on racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and anti-Semitism at the European level in order to help the EU and its Member States to establish measures or formulate courses actions against racism and xenophobia

• EUROSTEP (European Solidarity Towards Equal Participation of People)
Eurostep is a network of 19 major NGDOs from 13 European countries. Its two principal aims are first to influence official development co-operation policies of multilateral institution, and in particular those of the European Union; and secondly to improve the quality and effectiveness of initiatives taken by NGOs in support of people centred development

Other Web sites

• Armenian Women's Resource Center Kanayq Hayots
Kanayq Hayots' Center promotes diversity and is open to everyone interested in women's studies. In particular, we aim to create a safe environment for women with disabilities, from ethnic minority communities, refugees and those with a different sexual orientation - working towards the elimination of their ostracism from other communities. Its location within the academic setting of the University provides - but does not limit - our commitment to the students.

• Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF)
The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation is an independent non-governmental organization that promotes social equality and women's human rights in Bulgaria through research, education and advocacy programs

• CEE Bankwatch Network
Organizzazione non governativa internazionale con sedi in 12 paesi. Ha per obiettivo il monitoraggio delle banche e delle istituzioni finanziarie in Europa e nell'area della CSI

• Centro Studi Immigrazione (CESTIM)
CESTIM provides information to those interested in gaining appropriate and in depth knowledge of the current migration phenomena, with special focus on the Italian context

• Coopération Internationale
pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)

CIDSE is a network of 15 Catholic development organisations from Europe and North America

• Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP)
European Non-Governmental Organization based in Italy. It acts in the international cooperation field and in the fight against social exclusion

• Development Trusts Associations (DTA)
DTA promotes the work of community enterprises in the United Kingdom. Its aims are to strenghten civil society and improve social welfare. It conducts research, publish a quarterly information bulletin, and a range of other publications

• Directory of Social Change
An independent voice for social change to help voluntary and community organisations become more effective. Provides practical, challenging and affordable information and training

• Global Witness
Global Witness is one of few non-governmental investigative organisations working to expose the link between natural resource exploitation and human rights abuses. It operates in areas where environmentally destructive trade is funding conflict or human rights violations. The association's headquarters are in London.

• Institute for Public Policy Research
British non profit research center on welfare state and social policies

• Institute for Social Capital. Strengthening civil society and promoting social capital in Ukraine.
The Institute for Social Capital (ISC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, founded by Serhiy KOSTYUK in April 2005. Its mission is to strengthen civil society and promote social capital in Ukraine by disseminating end advocating principles of mutual trust, expectation of cooperation, civic activity, and volunteerism. The institute is legally registered as a Ukrainian non-profit organization with its own Statute, office, stamp, letterhead and bank account.

• International Center for Migration and Health (ICMH)
ICMH is committed to improving the health of people in the context of migration of all kinds. As a non-profit association of institutions and people, it fills the need for research, policy and training

• Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is one of the largest social policy research and development charities in the UK. The Foundation works in partnership with a large variety of academic and other institutions to achieve its aims. It also engages in practical housing and care work through the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

• Kurdish Human Rights Project
Non governative organization based in the United Kingdom. It works to protect and promote the human rights of all persons living throughout the Kurdish regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the former Soviet Union

• Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion
This site monitors what is happening to poverty and social exclusion in the UK and complements our annual monitoring reports. The material is organised around 50 statistical indicators covering all aspects of the subject, from income and work to health and education

• National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
NCVO works for the voluntary sector in England by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy-makers

• New Policy Institute
A progressive think tank, founded in 1996, to advance the cause of social justice in a market economy. Two major areas of interest are modern society’s major services, from health to finance and the tax and benefits system. Wholly independent, they have neither financial backers nor political patrons

• Observatorio de Multinacionales en America Latina
Monitoring Center on corporate behaviour in Latin America, edited by Spanish NGO Paz con Dignidad

• One World Netherlands
The European section of One World project, which aims to foster the diffusion of informations on topics related to human rights, democracy and peace, sustainable development and environment protection

• One World South East Europe
The European section of One World project, which aims to foster the diffusion of informations on topics related to human rights, democracy and peace, sustainable development and environment protection

• NGOs working for the restoration of democracy in Burma
A collection of links to NGOs working to protect human and democratic rights in Burma, edited by Earth Rights International

• Policy Brief
Policybrief is a co-operative web project to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for all public policy initiatives in the UK

• Policy Studies Institute
One of Britain's leading research institutes, aiming to promote economic well-being and improve quality of life, particularly through the evaluation of policy initiatives. Provides data and analysis in support of policy-making, promotes the discussion and exchange of relevant information and research findings and organises workshops and other events at its central London conference facilities

• Seattle to Bruxelles Network
The Seattle to Brussels (S2B) Network is a pan-European NGO network campaigning to promote a sustainable, democratic and accountable system of trade that benefits all

• World Development Movement (WDM)
WDM is a NGO located in Great Britain. Its campaigns tackle the underlying causes of poverty

• World Economy, Ecology & Development (WEED)
WEED was founded in 1990 to boost lobby and advocacy activities in Germany on issues surrounding global poverty alleviation and international environmental problems

• World Rainforest Movement
The World Rainforest Movement is an international network of citizens' groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. Its offices are located in the United Kingdom and Uruguay



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