New funds to the EU Trust Fund for Africa?

What EU Member States and the European Commission should remember while committing new funds to the EUTF for Africa? Find our recommendations in this Policy Brief.

Women's Rights & Trade

Today, at a global scale, women are still discriminated in access to land, credit, extension services, inheritance rights, they earn from 10 to 30% less than men for the same job and they are the first to pay the price of trade deals. Time for radical shift!
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What lessons for the Global Compacts on Migration?

Drawing lessons for the future Global Compacts, CONCORD’s paper focuses on the externalisation of migration and asylum policies implemented by the EU over the last decade.

Aid & Migration - New Report

Does inflation, diversion or conditionality mean something to you? Don’t miss our new report clarifying how EU’s development cooperation and migration agendas are interlinked in today’s EU policies.

What future for the EU Budget?

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Reporting back from CONCORD General Assembly 2018

Reporting back from CONCORD General Assembly 2018

Our 15th General Assembly gathered our members in Brussels for 2 days on June 13th and 14th. The 2018’s edition marked several important milestones for our constituency: new statutes, renewal of half the board and new financial guidelines, without forgetting the sessions on the EU elections 2019 and the future EU budget (MFF). The discussions were intense but rewarded by a festive celebration moment at the end of the first day.

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EU budget: development aid blended with foreign policy objectives

EU budget: development aid blended with foreign policy objectives

Today, the European Commission has released the legal framework for the external funding instruments of the future EU budget (MFF 2021-2027). CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs, raises concerns that unproven investment schemes and migration control will overshadow the EU’s commitments to promote human rights, sustainable development and the fight against poverty.  

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Reaction to Aquarius case: We stand for a Europe of global solidarity with migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Reaction to Aquarius case: We stand for a Europe of global solidarity with migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Brussels 12/06/2018 –  The Migration experts of CONCORD Europe, the European Confederation of Development NGOs, strongly condemn the decision of the Italian government to close the harbours for the reception of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean and ask all Member States to share the reception by opening their harbours, as done by the Spanish government, and by opening new regular pathways.

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Publication: Women’s Rights and Trade – Time for a radical shift

Publication: Women’s Rights and Trade – Time for a radical shift

No EU trade policy is gender-neutral. Today, European decision-makers widely acknowledge that fact and recognises that this needs to be addressed. Gender receives more and more attention in trade agreements but there is still work to be done. In this publication, CONCORD and WIDE+ call for and explain why a fundamental shift is needed towards a EU trade policy which should give as much importance to human rights and environmental standards as to economic indicators.

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