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Is European aid effective?

Is European aid effective?

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.

The ideal interview of Josep Borrell

The ideal interview of Josep Borrell

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.

The ideal interview of Jutta Urpilainen

The ideal interview of Jutta Urpilainen

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.

Time to do more than pay lip service to gender equality

Time to do more than pay lip service to gender equality

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?

The new EU Commission – is it actually good news for sustainable development?

The new EU Commission – is it actually good news for sustainable development?

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.

Reporting back from the High-level Political Forum

Reporting back from the High-level Political Forum

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.

Reporting back from CONCORD General Assembly 2019

Reporting back from CONCORD General Assembly 2019

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.

Annual Report 2018: 15 years of collective action

Annual Report 2018: 15 years of collective action

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.

Talking Development Ep.2 (with Gina Wharton) – Strengthening our ties: why the EU needs an eye-level partnership with Africa

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

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.

CONCORD’s Litmus Test for EU leaders: how will your work for sustainable development?

CONCORD’s Litmus Test for EU leaders: how will your work for sustainable development?

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?”