CIVICUS : World Alliance for Citizen Participation promotes the emergence, strengthening and protection of citizen action all over the world, and especially in regions where participatory democracy and and citizens' freedom of association are threatened.

CIVICUS works to build a worldwide communite of informed, inspired and committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity. This vision is based on the belief that the level of a society's well-being is directionally proportional to the degree of balance among the State, the private sector and civil society.