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Members & partners
The EU Civil Society Contact Group is an alliance bringing together eight large rights and value based NGO sectors acting in the public interest:
The EU Civil Society Contact Group is a joint initiative of a limited number of civil society platforms. The advantage of retaining a limited core is our shared determination to develop the EU Civil Society Contact Group as a space where the understanding of each other domains and concerns can be increased and trust among the platforms can be built.
Members must be able to commit time, people and money to the common work. They commit to take over the rotating chairing of the EU Civil Society Contact Group for the period of 12 months when it is their turn. Each member designates two regular representatives to the steering group and participates actively in at least one working group. The representatives ensure communication with their members and/or colleagues.
The EU Civil Society Contact Group may invite other sectors of civil society to become members of the Civil Society Contact Group if they:
New members are expected to have built a relationship with the EU Civil Society Contact Group through engaging in common campaigns/activities as partners.
The EU Civil Society Contact Group may invite organisations with a specific knowledge or interest to cooperate over a certain period of time on a specific topic or for a one-off activity.