Press Reaction – The AU EU Summit should have been a great opportunity for young people from Africa and the EU to exchange and listen to each other’s views. Scheduled to speak, and with speeches prepared, as part of the peace, security, and governance section of the Summit today, instead their contribution was ruled out on the grounds of “rules of procedure” after the objections of a number of delegations. Civil Society reacted to the situation.
The fifth EU-Africa summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Under the central theme “Investing in youth for a sustainable future”, African and European Heads of State and Government will gather together during two full days. Civil society has been granted 6 minutes to speak.
CONCORD members gathered in Tallinn on 8th and 9th November to challenge and practice their and CONCORD’s campaigning skills. This event aims to foster information-sharing and mutual learning between our members on the solutions they are exploring. Our Estonian member, AKU, supported the preparation of the event.
The Declaration outlines civil society’s main recommendations for their governments in the framework of the bi-regional relations. It was developed together with many civil society organisations from both continents in September and October 2017.
End of November 2017, African and European Heads of State and Government will gather in Abidjan for the 5th EU-Africa Summit under the central theme "Investing in...
Ahead of the official EU-CELAC Summit planned for 2017, CONCORD and its partner Mesa de Articulación will organise the 8th edition of EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum on 7-8 of September. For 2 days, civil society from both regions will discuss recommendations to ensure that solidarity, democracy and justice will shape future bi-regional policies. [English – Espanol]
CONCORD is closely following the revision of the Cotonou Agreement, the broadest EU partnership with developing countries. The Agreement will expire in 2020 and the official negotiations will start in August 2018. What will happen next? What is CONCORD’s position? Find all the latest useful information in this blogpost.
On 6-7 July, Civil Society Organisations, Local Authorities and Other Development and Human Rights actors gathered alongside European Institutions and Member States at the EU Partnership Forum 2017 in Brussels. Read our feedback from the event.
Following the newly ratified NGO law which seriously restricts civil society space in Egypt, Civil Society voices its concern and asks the EU to postpone the EU-Egypt Association Council.
Laura Sullivan, Vice President of CONCORD and Director for Europe and the Americas at Actionaid International, was representing CONCORD in the Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days 2017. Here are her main takes (part 1).