Our 17th General Assembly was the first of its kind as our Confederation came together virtually from all corners of Europe. In the shift towards international partnerships, our Members jointly exchanged on the future development cooperation in a geopolitical world.
CONCORD is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Andreas Vogt, our much loved and respected former colleague and leading member of Caritas in Luxembourg. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.
Our 16th General Assembly gathered our members in Brussels for 2 days on June 12th and 13th. In a challenging global context where inequalities are constantly increasing, our members jointly exchanged on political priorities and decided on the fair way forward for our confederation.
How is the development community affected by the global challenges of the past 15 years? What are the trends in the sector? Our 2018 Annual Report reflects on these questions while providing an overview of the past year. The report includes our biggest achievements and reports on the main statutory elements needed for a transparent and accountable constituency.
On Sunday, March 11, a tragic plane crash took the lives of all 157 passengers travelling to Nairobi. Among the victims was Paolo Dieci, a most dedicated and passionate advocate for international cooperation.
In some parting reflections, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD’s outgoing director, looks back on five eventful years in the NGO world. Despite current political pressure on CSOs, his outlook for civil society is one of solidarity, humanity, and resilience.
After five years as Director, Seamus Jeffreson is moving on from CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs. From January 2019, Tanya Cox will take over and become the new Director of the Confederation.
Our 15th General Assembly gathered our members in Brussels in June 2018, marking several important milestones for our Confederation: new statutes, renewal of half the board and new financial guidelines. Our collective discussions on the 2019 EU elections and the future EU budget were intense, but rewarded by a festive celebrations at the end of the first day.
At the end of April, CONCORD was invited to discuss the recently highlighted issue of sexual misconduct in humanitarian work in the course of a joint workshop with the European Parliament’s DEVE committee. This piece, written by Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director, addresses the issue and action points for EU NGOs.
What did 2017 bring to the development sector in Europe? The annual report of CONCORD encloses the biggest achievements of our Confederation in the field of development aid and reports on the main statutory elements needed for a transparent and accountable constituency.