Workshop on Shrinking Space for Civil Society Berlin | June 11-12, 2015

In recent years, dozens of countries that previously permitted foreign funding have adopted new laws  in order to block cross-border funds, often with the excuse of protecting security, economic interests or public morality, or preserving sovereignty.

Funders are invited to take part in a one-and-a-half day Workshop on Shrinking Space for Civil Society on 11-12th June in Berlin. The event is organized by the International Human Rights Funders Group and co-sponsored by Ariadne and the European Foundation Centre. It include a Networking Dinner on the evening of Thursday the 11th of June, after the first half-day. 

The workshop will bring together views from Civil Society (with voices from the countries where restrictions are in place and where civil society has successfully contested restrictions), Expert Advisers to support funders, and, for part of the meeting, Government Representatives.   

Please contact Sarah Tansey at for more information.

This workshop is open only to grantmakers.