8 December 2015 – By Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director I was lucky enough to be asked to chair a panel ‘Making the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development Disability-Inclusive’ at a […]
December 2015 – by Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director Un réseau d’organisations de la société civile, tout comme une flotte maritime, doit pouvoir s’orienter et avoir une idée claire de sa […]
An important milestone towards a more sustainable future, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks the beginning of a 15-year process of transformative change for people and planet.
Dear Commissioner Mimica, We are writing to express our concern about the growing pressure on international development assistance and proposals being considered at the OECD to change the rules on what […]
Catch up on the CONCORD members events in Paris for the COP21 with this feed from Storify, including pictures and links to the most important initiatives and articles.
CONCORD delegation composed of Isabelle Brachet (ActionAid), Johannes Trimmel (President) and Seamus Jeffreson (Director) met with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, upon her invitation. The meeting was focused on […]
CONCORD discussion with EP President Martin Schulz – the EU and tackling the root causes of Migration
CONCORD Europe director Seamus Jeffreson and CONCORD members Ester Asin (Director Save the Children EU office) and Sendrine Constant (Terre des Hommes Delegate for Eastern Europe) discussed with European Parliament […]
The accompanying graphs for the 2015 AidWatch Report.
(Brussels 24/11/2015) Action remains well short of ambition in the European Union, a new report by CONCORD, the European NGO confederation for relief and development shows. Despite repeated promises, the […]
The 2015 CONCORD AidWatch report, ‘Looking to the future, don’t forget the past – Aid beyond 2015’.
(Brussels, 18/11/2015) Today Europe’s Foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Neighbourhood policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn presented their review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) to the members of the Foreign […]
A missed opportunity in Valletta 17 November 2015 by Bob van Dillen, Expert Migration and Development of Cordaid and Chair of the CONCORD Migration and Development Task Force
Isabelle Brachet (ActionAid, member of the PCD steering group and co-author of the CONCORD-FIDH spotlight paper on Better Regulation) spoke on behalf of CONCORD at the Development Committee of the […]
CONCORD, The European NGO confederation for relief and development, is extremely concerned with the EU’s agenda for the Valletta Summit.
The Sustainable Development Goals: a chance to play fairer? 27 October 2015 By Laura Sullivan, CONCORD Vice President
Overall, we as confederation of civil society organisations welcome the content of the Joint Staff Working Document (JSWD) and its annex, and notably the broadening of its scope beyond development […]
(Brussels, Luxembourg, 26/10/2015) Progress to make EU policies fair to poor and vulnerable people is insufficient to seriously tackle sustainable development challenges and inequalities, according to European Development NGOs at […]
Dear Minister, We are writing to you ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on October 26th, when EU development ministers will discuss issues that are critical to driving forward the EU […]
In 2015, CONCORD is publishing a series of papers on Policy coherence for Development (PCD), as a new form of its traditional biennial “Spotlight on PCD” report. As part of this series, CONCORD […]
The 2015 European Union’s report on Policy Coherence for Development was released in August and publicly launched on 19 October, in the presence of Commissioner Mimica. A panel discussion was […]
Dear Prime Minister, Dear Ministers, As CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for relief and development, representing over 2.600 NGOs supported by millions of citizens across Europe, we are deeply concerned […]
Decision-making processes are critical vehicles to advance human rights and global development agendas. From the early consultation step to the ultimate policy evaluation phase, the question of the impacts of the European Union on poverty […]
CONCORD congratulates Tunisian civil society groups for the Nobel peace prize 2015.