CONCORD is the European confederation of relief and development NGOs.
We envision a world where people live free of poverty and exploitation. This must be achieved by a citizen-led transformative agenda based on social justice and gender equality and respecting diversity and the limits of our planetary capacity.
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Inequalities and sustainable economy
Through policy analysis, monitoring and advocacy, we urge the EU and its Member States to tackle rising inequalities worldwide and contribute to building a sustainable global economy.
Policy coherence for sustainable development
EU policies can affect countries outside the EU positively but also negatively. Working on the basis of ‘do no harm’, we want the EU to avoid undermining partner countries’ efforts to define and pursue their own path towards sustainable development and preferably to support them. We focus on two key areas: migration and trade.
Financing and funding for sustainable development
We monitor international donors’ commitments, including adherence to the development effectiveness principles and adequate programmes and funding for civil society, making sure that the ‘leave no one behind’ principle is incorporated, in order to achieve sustainable development for all people and the planet.
We work on five cross-cutting issues by monitoring developments in these areas, advocating for change and integrating them into our 3 core priorities.
Global Citizenship Education
The latest revelations around Facebook have proven the scale of their misdeeds. What does this mean for an already shrinking civil society space? And who should be held responsible? The future is clearly digital. But that future must still respect human rights… and currently that is in the balance. That is why the EU’s efforts to curb the powers of such companies are so important.
The global development landscape is in a state of flux, but the European Union and its Member States’ inaction to achieve its commitments remains constant.
Our Director assesses the latest State of the Union speech and reflects on how Europe is so busy playing catch-up that it fails to have its own gameplan. Which, as ever, results in people losing out.