Solidarity Action Network (SANE)

Learn more about  Solidarity Action Network (SANE)

The Solidarity Action Network (SANE) aims to strengthen resilience of and solidarity among civil society actors when faced with civic space restrictions or changing operating conditions. It connects international and national civil society organisations – (I)CSOs – across all sub-sectors and brings them into discussions on civic space challenges and opportunities.

Within the network, we share experience, lessons learned and best practices, explore different forms of solidarity (especially beyond public advocacy), and encourage joint actions. A Working Group – consisting of (I)CSO representatives – provides strategic guidance to set SANE priorities and develop activities close to needs of civil society actors.

SANE key activities:

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  • Solidarity Playbook: A collection of case studies on resilience and solidarity mechanisms developed by (I)CSOs and coalitions to address civic space restrictions and changing operating conditions for civil society.

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  • SANE curated conversations: Closed virtual events dealing with different civic space issues and providing a safe space to share experience, challenges and lessons learned.

The current focus lies on cybersecurity and digital risks. An accompanying guidance has been developed to help civil society actors better respond to cybersecurity challenges and digital threats.

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  • Anticipating futures for civil society operating space: A three-year initiative to strengthen anticipatory capacities and future readiness of civic space-focused civil society professionals that will create synergies between SANE’s civic space community and the futures-focused Scanning the Horizon’s community. The initiative aims to increase awareness and readiness of (I)CSOs in addressing current and future challenges at the intersection of civic space and crises, develop future scenarios, and translate them into concrete strategies to become more futures-ready.

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If you want more information on this project or are interested in getting involved, please contact Senior Project Manager, Eva Gondor.