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].
Inspiring blogpost from Laura Sullivan, our Vice-President, on the future of Europe – Last week I went to Rome for the EU 60 events, especially to meet lots of other civil society organisations trying to help reflect on the past and future of the EU. Whilst there I tried to reconcile a couple of things in my head.
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.
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.
CONCORD in the news: This article on a new vision for Europe from Laura Sullivan, our Vice-President, has been published in BlogActiv on 19 October 2016.
CONCORD in the news – This article is a common statement on the future of Europe drafted on the initiative of WWF, CONCORD Europe, ETUC and European Youth Forum, supported by 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions.