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.
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.
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.
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!
Analysis of six EU Country Roadmaps for Engagement with Civil Society and recommendations for the future
In the framework of the EU Country Roadmaps for Engagement with Civil Society, CONCORD analysed six countries’ roadmaps in order to enhance strategic cooperation and structured dialogue of the EU and its Member States with CSO’s in partner countries. Discover these roadmaps’ analysis as well as background information and recommendations for the future.
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!
Together with our European CONCORD fellows we stand in solidarity, united against terrorism for a world of solidarity, peace and equality.
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!
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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.
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.
The FORIM, ICMC together with CONCORD launch a series of publications named the “10 myths about migration”. The publications aim to deconstruct the stereotypes and prejudices around migration and development issues.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.