STATEMENT: For a Europe that cares for all – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

22 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating all too well that unequal societies go hand-in-hand with human suffering, fragile economies and delicate democracies.

This statement comes from a broad range of European civil society actors, committed to working together towards a shared vision of the future of Europe, one that is based on a socially just, feminist, sustainable, democratic and inclusive society.

It calls on the European institutions and Member State governments to seize this moment to work towards fundamental change in our social, economic and political systems.

It calls on decision-makers to come together, across borders, to show the vision and courage to set Europe on the path to a sustainable future; a future of resilient democracies built on human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, human rights and the rule of law.