From January to June 2017, Malta is chairing the EU Council. In that framework, civil society organisations, such as SKOP (Malta’s national NGDO platform and member of CONCORD) will use this opportunity to promote development education and raise awareness on development and cooperation policies. The following article will guide you through the Maltese priorities as well as the main development activities covered under the Presidency.
“Now actions must speak louder than words” European NGOs react on future European development policy
In a first response to European Commission proposals on a new European Consensus on Development, CONCORD Europe calls for the translation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into action and will be monitoring European governments to ensure the commitments will be followed through in legally binding policies and instruments.
CONCORD in the news: This article on 2030 Agenda from Evert-Jan Brouwer, Jussi Kanner and Tanya Cox (CONCORD steering group members for Policy Coherence and Sustainable Development) has been published in The Guardian on 21 November 2016.
Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director was invited to speak on October 27th at the International Conference “Development and Democracy” in Bratislava, organised by the Pontis Foundation in the framework of the Slovak Presidency. Find here the speech and background info.
CONCORD is on the road to the second High-level meeting of the GPDEC, key moment for our sector to lead the engagement taken on development effectiveness a step further. Find our position paper and the engagement guide which will provide all the information you need to get ready for Nairobi meeting.
CONCORD Director was asked by the CONCORD member working on improving the quality of life of people with disabilities, CBM International, for his reflections on the upcoming European Consensus on Development and its impact on people with disabilities.
Discover this position paper highlighting our key asks for the new “European Consensus on Development” based on our full response to the EC Consultation. This paper is an advocacy tool which will be used vis-à-vis the EU institutions and nationals institutions.
On Thursday 30 June we organised a webinar in order to answer some of our members’ interrogations concerning the impact of Brexit for European Civil Society and for our confederation. Here are the main outcomes.
CONCORD in the news: The UK referendum result casts doubt on many of the EU’s values: pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality, and a commitment to sustainable development and poverty eradication worldwide, write Geneviève Pons and Seamus Jeffreson.
What can we learn from the unique experience the European Year for Development 2015 project? Discover the external evaluator’s insights and learn about the huge impact of the Civil Society Alliance’s project.