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The building blocks of Sustainable Development – Reporting back from the HLPF

The building blocks of Sustainable Development – Reporting back from the HLPF

For the second consecutive year, world leaders and civil society representatives gathered in New York for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Two years after the adoption of Agenda 2030, where do we stand on the road to “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world,” making sure to leave no one behind? – CONCORD Director reporting back from NYC.

Reporting back from the EU Partnership Forum: The meeting place for CSOs from around the world

Reporting back from the EU Partnership Forum: The meeting place for CSOs from around the world

On 6-7 July, Civil Society Organisations, Local Authorities and Other Development and Human Rights actors gathered alongside European Institutions and Member States at the EU Partnership Forum 2017 in Brussels. Read our feedback from the event.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in Planet.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in Planet.

Laura Sullivan was representing CONCORD in the Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days 2017. Here are her takes. In her first blogpost, Laura addressed the necessity of leaving the logic of economic growth as a central goal of our policies and politics on Development. Don’t miss the next episode.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in People.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in People.

Laura Sullivan, Vice President of CONCORD and Director for Europe and the Americas at Actionaid International, was representing CONCORD in the Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days 2017. Here are her main takes (part 1).

Défendre l’espace société civile auprès des Institutions Européennes: un devoir aussi sur notre continent

Défendre l’espace société civile auprès des Institutions Européennes: un devoir aussi sur notre continent

CONCORD Director, Seamus Jeffreson, was invited to the General Assembly of Coordination Sud on June 15th to address the following question “Enabling environment for NGOs: What situation in France, Europe and the world?”. Here is the speech he delivered to Coordination Sud’s membership [text in French].

Call for consultants: trainer on campaign and storytelling

If you have experience in both campaign strategy and storytelling technics, you are the one we need! We are looking for a Consultant to elaborate and provide a training on Campaign strategy and political Storytelling for communication experts. The training will take place on October 4th in Brussels. Please send your application, quote and a brief description of how you would organise such a one-day training by June 9th. Good luck!

New European Consensus on Development: Double Standards for Sustainable Development

New European Consensus on Development: Double Standards for Sustainable Development

On 19 May, the EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted the new EU Consensus on Development, central piece of the EU’s development cooperation architecture. Here is CONCORD’s reaction.

From partnerships to self-interest: how can we reverse the trend in EU Development Cooperation?

From partnerships to self-interest: how can we reverse the trend in EU Development Cooperation?

With the revision of the Cotonou Agreement which will start mid-2018 and the soon to be signed new EU Consensus on Development, where do we stand on development cooperation after 60 years of European Union?