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Making a way forward: Community Organizing and the Future of Democracy in Europe

In 2018, Ariadne and the European Community Organising Network started a dialogue between social change and human rights funders and those advocating for an enabling ecosystem for community organizing in Europe.

Now, the two networks have published a joint study that presents funders’ insights on the role that community organizing can play for protecting liberal and inclusive democracies. The study showcases examples of people reclaiming democratic space and developing leadership for the future of their communities, from promoting housing as a human right in Ireland to countering nationalist movements in Slovakia. It also explores the example of the United States where supporting the community organizing sector is already an established strategy in philanthropy. Should you have any questions, please contact anna.striethorst@ariadne-network.eu.

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