Défendre l’espace société civile auprès des Institutions Européennes: un devoir aussi sur notre continent

Défendre l’espace société civile auprès des Institutions Européennes: un devoir aussi sur notre continent

CONCORD Director, Seamus Jeffreson, was invited to the General Assembly of Coordination Sud on June 15th to address the following question “Enabling environment for NGOs: What situation in France, Europe and the world?”. Here is the speech he delivered to Coordination Sud’s membership [text in French].

NGOs funded by the EU: your accountability is being put into question!

NGOs funded by the EU: your accountability is being put into question!

On February 6th, CONCORD participated in a workshop in the European Parliament organised by the Budgetary Control Committee on the Study “Democratic Accountability and Budgetary Control of NGOs Funded by the EU Budget”. This recent study is key for NGOs funded by the EU as it addressed important issues such as transparency and accountability, the functioning of the Financial Transparency System and the Transparency Register. Read the key findings and suggestions on how NGOs should tackle the criticisms mentioned in the report.

First Learning & Exchange Forum- European NGDOs addressing shrinking civic space

First Learning & Exchange Forum- European NGDOs addressing shrinking civic space

CONCORD members gathered in Budapest on 8th and 9th November to discuss the shrinking space for civil society in Europe. This event, the first of its kind, aimed to foster information-sharing and mutual learning between our members on the solutions they are exploring. Our Hungarian members, HAND, supported the preparation of the event and highlighted the extreme situation for civil society in the country.