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

Under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, the European Commission funds the following European NGO networks

Promoting gender equality and rights of persons with disabilities

The European Commission also financially supports groups such as the European Women's Lobby (EWL) and smaller networks of disability organisations.