Aid is not only about quantity, it is about quality too! It needs to reach the people who need it the most. Our new paper “Who owns Development Effectiveness? A European Reality Check” analyses how EU aid is actually used for. This paper puts forward a series of recommendation based on some selected indicators which sets the scene for achieving a more effective and inclusive aid.
Next week, Josep Borrell will be facing the European Parliament for a hearing during which he will be tested on his suitability for the role of High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. CONCORD proposes interview questions that MEPs could ask during the vetting process, as well as the ideal answers that the HRVP designate could use to prepare for the interview.
Next week, Jutta Urpilainen will be facing the European Parliament for a hearing during which she will be tested on her suitability for the role of International Partnerships Commissioner. CONCORD came up with interview questions that MEPs could ask during the vetting process as well as the ideal answers that the Commissioner designate could use to prepare for the interview.
In the coming months and years, key gender-related milestones will frame our agenda and the EU will have multiple opportunities to reiterate its pledges on gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. Following the EP elections and the recent designation of the European Commissioners, where do we stand?
On Tuesday, the President of the European Commission announced the different portfolios and Commissioners-designate for the future College of Commissioners. CONCORD Europe recognises that the new architecture is based on strong political intentions but has concerns about how sustainable development will be realised throughout the different portfolios.
Accelerating change on the wrong path is a recipe for disaster. So, will transformation and true sustainability at last be part of the European vision?
From local to global, the HLPF is the global stage where participants learn, exchange and network. CONCORD joined this global event, as one of the different voices of the European civil society. This crossed interview of Tanya Cox and Lonne Poissonnier will provide complementary insights on this major milestone for the global sustainable development community.
17 July 2019 – Yesterday, the European Parliament approved the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen as the new President of the European Commission. Tanya Cox, CONCORD Director, reacts and shares our hopes for the future.
After the nominations of the top EU leaders’ positions, our director, Tanya Cox, shares her first thoughts on what it would mean for the future of Europe and beyond.
Engaging with EU Delegations is crucial for Civil Society Organisations. CONCORD’s handbook helps CSOs foster effective cooperation with EU Delegations!
Will we reduce inequalities if we “foster inclusive growth”? A panel discussion I joined recently suggested so. Time to disagree.
CONCORD co-signed an open Letter addressed to EU leaders from 150+ civil society organisations demanding sustainable development be honed as EU’s top priority for the next five years.
Our 16th General Assembly gathered our members in Brussels for 2 days on June 12th and 13th. In a challenging global context where inequalities are constantly increasing, our members jointly exchanged on political priorities and decided on the fair way forward for our confederation.
As the dust is settling after May’s European Parliament elections, signs for change are becoming visible. But despite these reassuring signs of progress, we are still missing essential pieces to the puzzle.
How is the development community affected by the global challenges of the past 15 years? What are the trends in the sector? Our 2018 Annual Report reflects on these questions while providing an overview of the past year. The report includes our biggest achievements and reports on the main statutory elements needed for a transparent and accountable constituency.
What makes us feel safe when we leave our homes in the morning? A call to work towards global human security.
In this (for now) last episode of Talking Development, WeMove.EU’s Laura Sullivan talks democracy: the hottest topics of these EP elections, political apathy, why there are reasons for hope!
On the 16th of May 2019, EU Member State Ministers responsible for Development Cooperation met in Brussels. CONCORD shares its views on the Council’s outcome.
Talking Development Ep.2 (with Gina Wharton) – Strengthening our ties: why the EU needs an eye-level partnership with Africa
Gina Wharton, Advocacy Advisor at the European Network of the International Planned Parenthood Federation discusses the future of EU-Africa relations, the importance of human development and why the EU needs partnerships based on fairness and equality.
Talking Development Ep.1 (with Tanya Cox) – Beyond growth: an economic system that works for everyone
What is at stake during May’s European Parliament Elections? In this first episode of Talking Development, CONCORD’s Director Tanya Cox urges us to vote for politicians who will rethink our economic system to serve all people and the planet.
Two trends run the risk of derailing the upcoming European Parliament elections: the trivialisation of politics and the disillusionment of people with politics. In order to move forward, we must overcome both these trends.
Anne Pakoa, a vocal figure in Vanuatu’s civil society, exchanges views with CONCORD on the Pacific’s most pressing issues for future EU-ACP relations.
How will the EU commit to financing development? 2019 has seen progress towards a sustainable, human rights-based approach to spending our money where it is most needed. Now it’s time to recap.
With the European Parliament elections around the corner, new EU leaders are about to take on their posts. CONCORD’s new paper puts these leaders’ priorities to the test and asks: “How will you work for sustainable development?”