The Appeal to the European Institutions.
Strengthen Europe’s civil society.
Say YEA to the European association.
- Since 1993 (Maastricht Treaty), we are EU citizens.
- Since 2009, article 12 of the EU Charta of Fundamental Rights gives us the right of association at all levels.
It is high time that these noble words are matched with deeds.
We, associations from across the European Union, call on the EU institutions – the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission – to establish a statute for European associations by European elections of 2024 at the latest.
We want to be free to decide whether we organise ourselves at national or at European level.
That is why we are calling on the European institutions to act now. Give European civil society what you have promised for decades. Say YEA to the European association!