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.
CONCORD has prepared new guidelines to provide advice on how to write a proposal for DEVCO funding. Recently, some major changes have appeared in the way applicants have to submit their proposals to EuropeAid. Be prepared and read this publication!
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.
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.
How is the quality of the relationship between Civil Society and EU Delegations? CONCORD survey will help us to find out! Please fill in the survey before 10 September.
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.
Will Estonia, Finland, France and Germany lead the way towards Sustainable Development?
Governmental representatives from around the world gather in New York this July to review progress made to deliver on Agenda 2030 in the first 10 months. Four EU Member States – Estonia, Finland, France and Germany – are among the first 22 countries to report on their national preparation for implementing the 2030 Agenda. National platforms of CONCORD have analysed the respective reports of their countries and pointed out their pros and cons.
Ahead of the EU Council on June 28th and 29th, CONCORD Europe, together with 108 other NGOs, strongly condemns the “New Migration Partnership Framework” which would undermine the right to asylum internationally and reorient Europe’s development aid towards stopping migration.
On behalf of CONCORD, we want to express our regret and sadness at the decision of the UK to leave the European Union. Article written by Johannes Trimmel, CONCORD President and Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director.
CONCORD Europe took part in European Development Days 2016 last week. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda represented us in the high level Opening Ceremony alongside heads of state and prime ministers. She highlighted the crucial role of civil society in development.
CONCORD in the news: What would be the impact of UK leaving the EU for Europe and beyond? What is the link to the Agenda 2030 and tackling the current global challenges? Please read the very timely article written by Johannes Trimmel, president of CONCORD, published last week in Devex.
CONCORD expresses our shock and deep sadness at the killing yesterday of Jo Cox MP.
Jo worked tirelessly to make the world a better place. She served with Oxfam GB including the Oxfam EU office from 2001 to 2009 (while she was head of the office, Oxfam became a member of CONCORD). Jo was committed to an internationalist and European approach to global justice.
CONCORD Europe organised its General Assembly on 13 and 14 June 2016 in Brussels. The main topic of the whole event was “CONCORD facing shrinking civic space in a Europe in crisis”. Learning and exchange was at the heart of the agenda and members have addressed key questions which Civil Society is facing today: gender, paradigm shift, civic space, inclusiveness… Members took also the time to reflect on the new strategy endorsed one year ago.
Partnerships are at the heart of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Taking part in the “How to make SDGs Europe’s Business“ conference, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD director, has elaborated some key recommendations for the successful implementation of Agenda 2030 which depends on a new way of perceiving partnerships.
The European Commission is going to review the Financial Regulation in order to simplify it. CONCORD Europe has launched a position paper that we invite you to read in this blogpost.
In the framework of the preparation of the EU Delegation Report 2016, CONCORD Europe is launching a call for external consultants. Find all the information in this blogpost. Deadline extended to June 16th.
In the framework of the preparation of the Aid Watch Report 2016, CONCORD Europe is launching a call for external consultants. All the info are in this blogpost: the call is now closed!
Media Reaction: Aid figures published ahead of today’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting showed that the EU is still failing to live up to commitments made more than 10 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.