Funding NGO networks

The European Commission organises bi-annual meetings with the Social Platform, the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector. The meetings are used to discuss current policy issues with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Under the Rights, equality and citizenship programme, the European Commission funds the following European NGO networks

Promoting social inclusion

Promoting gender equality

The European Commission also financially supports groups such as the European Women's Lobby (EWL) and smaller networks on the social integration of disabled people.