What is CONCORD?

CONCORD is the European Confederation of NGOs working on sustainable development and international cooperation. We are made up of 58 member organisations representing more than 2600 NGOs and are supported by millions of citizens across Europe.

We are the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on sustainable development policy and international cooperation. We are a member-led organisation which means that the members give the strategic direction of the Confederation.

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Equal, just and inclusive societies in a sustainable world.


To influence and challenge EU decision-makers, fostering a vibrant civil society and forging synergies and alliances across the world, so as to transform systems and power structures and build equitable and inclusive societies in a sustainable world.

How we achieve

transformative change

We work in three main ways to achieve transformative change:

Act as an advocate towards the EU and influence European international cooperation together with our members

Convene and connect European networks and national platforms to exchange expertise and learn from each other

Use collective intelligence and brainstorm with allies to explore innovative solutions and new ways of working and to strengthen the resilience of our sector.

Rilli Lappalainen

President, CONCORD

“Let’s make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development work for getting rid of inequalities by strengthening our collaboration with CONCORD Members and allies.”

Tanya Cox

Director, CONCORD

“The main aim of CONCORD is to influence the EU so it puts people and planet first, reforms our systems so as to fulfil people’s human rights and ensure their well-being, and ensures transparency and accountability by all those in positions of power.”

CONCORD 2021 Annual Report

Another year has come and gone. Our 2021 Annual Report looks back on a year of “Contributing to innovative and meaningful partnerships”. 2021 was the year of planning the future, thinking out of the box and consolidating CONCORD’s role in achieving equal, just and inclusive societies in a sustainable world.

The global pandemic and intersecting crises continued to underline the interconnectedness of our world. In 2021, CONCORD continued its work in contributing towards innovative and meaningful partnerships. Together, our efforts strove towards harnessing the power of people in creating change and transforming systems and structures.

Working towards our overarching objective of tackling inequalities, this report presents highlights from our Confederation and our working structures.

Contact us

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1000 Brussels

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CONCORD Secretariat

10 Rue de l’Industrie
1000 Brussels