Social Impact Management Toolkit

Civil society organizations have an important impact on societies. However, their accountability and the sustainability of their actions is generating much discussion in a global context where the space for civil society is shrinking. Social impact management, from diagnosis and design, to assessment, to strategy, to communication is one of...

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Romania Country Brief 2018-2019: Freedom of expression, its challenges and limitations

20.04.2020 At this point in time (2018-2019), in Romania there is a perceived deterioration of the freedom of speech for journalists and civil society organizations. The political climate is perceived extremely polarized and increasingly deteriorating. Pressures and limitations of free speech is particularly strong in media outlets owned by politicians...

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Turkey – European Union relations: Insights for the Future

Turkey – European Union (EU) relations are at an all times low. The transformation of the Turkish political regime in the aftermath of the failed coup against President Erdogan puts significant pressure on the vision for a common future. Essentially, Turkey’s EU integration process is stalled. The importance of trade...

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Counter-strategies towards hate and disinformation

A practical guide for NGOs, activists and volunteers about democratic limits of freedom of expression, countering hate speech, fake news and intimidation. Author(s): Stefan Cibian, Silvia Fierascu, Svjetlana Knezevic, Karin Liebhart, Hannes Meissner, Anca Molnos, Laura Ranca, Mariya Yurukova, Christiana Weidel. Download the Brochure here. Freedom of expression is under threat, in...

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Mercator Winter Forum 2020

Stiftung Mercator organized the Winter Forum in Essen on January 10-12, 2020. The Forum brought together alumni from the different programs of the Foundation and facilitated discussions on topics such as intercultural youth exchange, civil society, education, migration, advocacy, research and the future of the European Union. Within the Forum...

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European Conference on Freedom of Expression, Vienna, Austria

Hate speech, fake news, misinformation and disinformation — how does civil society perceive and counter these threats towards democracy? The European Project “Responsibility. Freedom of Expression” aims at identifying and promoting strategic approaches to tackle these challenges today and in the future. The Conference will bring together researchers, experts, activists...

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