(Brussels, 12/06/2015) CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, held its General Assembly on 10-11 June in Brussels, with three new organisations joining as well as board elections taking place.

For Johannes Trimmel, CONCORD President: “It’s fantastic that more and more organisations are joining our confederation, especially in this milestone year for international sustainable development issues. CONCORD is taking a leading role in promoting the European Year for Development and will take part in important conferences on the future development agenda in Addis Ababa, Paris and New York this year.”

New members

The ‘Child Fund Alliance’ and ‘Habitat for Humanity International’ joined as international networks with ‘EAEA’ (European Association for Education of Adults) joining as associate member. This brings CONCORD membership to 28 national platforms – one per EU member state – and 20 international networks, plus 3 associate members.

Board members elections

At this year’s General Assembly, two board members were re-elected: Rudy de Meyer from CONCORD Belgium and Marina Sarli from the Hellenic Platform of NGOs.

Statement on Finnish development aid cuts

Read the CONCORD President, Johannes Trimmel’s open letter to Mr Juha Sipilä, Finnish Prime Minister