- We capture case studies and best practices on organisational resilience mechanisms and coalition responses to undue scrutiny, attacks and civic space restrictions. We collect them in the so-called Solidarity Playbook.
- We exchange information, share lessons learned and existing mechanisms.
- We identify common goals that move beyond sharing protective strategies. We encourage more joint actions, explore non-public forms of solidarity and design and test new solidarity mechanisms. These mechanisms for example include guidelines on crisis response mechanisms, access to legal support, communication expertise or diplomatic connections.
- We aim at connecting humanitarian/development organisations with human rights organisations, initiating cross-sector solidarity and building possible bridges to other networks and initiatives.
Further cross-cutting elements include digital and narratives dimension of the network. We explore digital dimensions of solidarity mechanisms as they form a tremendous potential as well as a significant shift in the nature of threats currently experienced around civic space restrictions (e.g. online surveillance, cyberattacks, restrictions on internet access, disinformation campaigns). We further examine a narrative dimension and explore how ICSOs can move from reactive to proactive narratives and how they can develop positive narratives for themselves and the sector as a whole. After strengthening exchange on best practices and supporting solidarity mechanisms at the global level, we will look at possibilities of connecting the initiative with the national (country) level to further involve ICSO partners in building resilient and solidary country coalitions.