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First Agenda 2030 national reviews ready

First Agenda 2030 national reviews ready

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.

Putting people and planet first in the EU

CONCORD reaction to UK Referendum results

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.

What can we take from the EDD16?

What can we take from the EDD16?

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. 

Jo Cox

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.

What did the General Assembly 2016 bring to us?

What did the General Assembly 2016 bring to us?

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.

What kind of partnerships for the Agenda 2030?

What kind of partnerships for the Agenda 2030?

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.

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.