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Opinion Piece: 9 ways to make the EU Global Strategy visionary and ambitious

Opinion Piece: 9 ways to make the EU Global Strategy visionary and ambitious

CONCORD in the news: In the framework of the new EU Global Strategy, Sabine Terlecki, Head of Policy and Advocacy at CONCORD, identifies the 9 elements which would support a more visionary and ambitious text addressing the root causes of today’s global challenges.

Learnings from the European Year for Development 2015 project

Learnings from the European Year for Development 2015 project

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.

Time for a visionary EU Global Strategy

Time for a visionary EU Global Strategy

In June this year, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini will review the “EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy” to guide the European Union’s global actions in the future. CONCORD asks the drafting team to adopt a long-term vision rooted in human rights and the promotion of sustainable development within and outside of the EU.

CONCORD’s position on the revision of the Financial Regulation

Better results for the most marginalised – revision of the financial regulation

In the framework of the Revision of the EU Financial Regulation, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD director, took a part in an Awareness raising event. Discover his views and his recommendations on the revision, considering the decrease of public funding for NGOs and the increase of development and humanitarian challenges at the same time.

2015 EU aid statistics heavily inflated by in-donor refugee costs

2015 EU aid statistics heavily inflated by in-donor refugee costs

PRESS RELEASE: In reaction to the OECD DAC statistics, CONCORD Europe raises concern about the growing diversion of ODA for security and refugees costs. The confederation wants to highlight again this major threat to poverty eradication and the failure of EU leaders to respect their commitment.

The Development of a Globally Fair Region: Guidebook

The Development of a Globally Fair Region: Guidebook

This new publication from Sudwind, elaborated in the frame of the European Year for Development 2015, will provide you some practical tips on how to develop a region to a globally fair one.

Migration and refugees – Civil Society in the frontline

Migration and refugees – Civil Society in the frontline

Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD director, visited our member, the Greek NGDO platform. Discover what Seamus has learned on the agenda 2030 implementation as well as on the migration flows arriving to Greece. A reflection on the role of Civil Society!

Beyond 2015 legacy: Converging views from Seamus Jeffreson and Leo Williams

Beyond 2015 legacy: Converging views from Seamus Jeffreson and Leo Williams

After five years of activity, the Beyond 2015 project closes doors on 31 March 2015. What can we learn from this global campaign? What is the legacy that Beyond2015 will leave behind? Discover the intersecting perspectives from Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD director and Leo Williams, Beyond2015 project Coordinator. Both will agree: we have a lot to take from this experience!

Migration for development and human rights — the need for EU policy coherence

CONCORD in the news: Based on our report on migration and development, Sophia Wirsching and Bob van Dillen suggests 3 recommendations for EU migration policies to overcome the security focus and comply with policy coherence!

Agenda 2030 – the train we cannot miss to achieve climate compatible development!

Agenda 2030 – the train we cannot miss to achieve climate compatible development!

2015 was without doubt an important year, with Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement pointing the world in promising new directions, and with the adoption of the Sendai Framework and the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Agenda as additional important milestones. 2015 can also be described as a year in which landmark decisions were made in meeting rooms and conference halls.

Breaking open institutions with voices from the ground

When Neva Frecheville joined CAFOD in November 2012, the role included co-chairing the Beyond 2015 with her friend and colleague, Mwangi Waituru, and convening advocacy for the Participate initiative, a global network of 18 organisations aiming to bring high quality evidence on the reality of poverty into the post-2015 debate.

Encouraging results for the European Year for Development, according to recent EuroBarometer

Encouraging results for the European Year for Development, according to recent EuroBarometer

Our board members Marius Wanders and Johannes Trimmel attended on February 29th the launch seminar of the ‘EuroBarometer 441′ about the European Year for Development 2015. The conference organised by the European Commission revealed the results of the year as well as the perception of European citizens on development issues. Read Marius’ story below!

New publication on EU funding delivery mechanisms

New publication on EU funding delivery mechanisms

Trustfunds, framework partnership agreements, follow-up grants, financial support to third-party… What does it all mean? In the framework of the new EU processes to civil society organisations, read our new study on EU ‪‎funding‬ mechanisms and discover how you can better navigate through the new grants landscapes.

Let’s dare to engage in new partnerships!

Remember that Goal 8 of the MDG’s agenda was to “develop a Global Partnership for Development.” It is one of the ‘non-achieved’ goal. Although the ‘targets’ to achieve were very diverse in nature (debt, ODA, LDC, the private sector, etc.), it is surprising that civil societies involved in the MDGs agenda would not proposed for themselves an ambitious ‘target’ about our own partnerships?

Networking and notworking: Beyond 2015 and partnerships

Anyone who has hung around with Dominic Haslam for long enough in the last four years knows well just how central a role Beyond2015 played in his professional life in that period. He was delighted to be asked to write a blog about the experience, in response to the comprehensive evaluation.

Fiscal Agent for All Partners and Taxpayers

A fiscal agent for all partners and taxpayers? Yes, initially successfully located in the North and subsequently located in the global South with a responsibility to serve the work of the Beyond 2015 Campaign on all continents. While the flow of development aid and finance is usually from the North (developed countries) to the South (developing countries), the Beyond 2015 Campaign chose, on merit and after a competitive process, a unique organisation as its fiscal agent: the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA) based in Pretoria, South Africa.