Do you need information about EU development policy and cooperation? Are you writing a piece about a new trade deal and are wondering how it will impact developing countries? Looking for an expert to comment on development aid spending by EU institutions and Member States? Or just someone to explain why our flawed economic model is at the heart of soaring inequalities?
At CONCORD, you will find policy experts on a wide range of topics and a wealth of reliable and up-to-date information analysed together with our member organisations.
What we can speak about
✓ New trends in EU development cooperation
✓ How EU external affairs impact inequalities between people and countries
✓ Development aid spending by EU institutions and Member States
✓ EU budget and the MFF process
✓ How EU policies, like trade and migration, impact sustainable development in partner countries
✓ Role of civil society in sustainable development
✓ EU-Africa relations
✓ EU-Latin America relations
✓ Sustainable and inclusive economic and business models
✓ The role of the private sector in development
✓ Gender equality and development
✓ Why global citizenship education matters
✓ How to measure wellbeing
What we can provide
Quotes, comments and interviews with CONCORD Europe spokespeople and experts.
We can provide you with access to members organisations.
For journalists: for general media inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the large volume of requests we receive, we are only able to respond to inquiries from journalists and members of the media.
Rilli Lappalainen, President
Rilli was elected as CONCORD President in November 2020 and is currently the Director of Sustainable development at Fingo, Finnish Development NGOs (CONCORD’s national platform in Finland). Before Fingo´s establishment on 2018, Rilli worked over 15 years as Secretary General of Kehys, national EU platform. During that time Rilli took on several roles in CONCORD, e.g. as a Board Member for 6 yeas and the chair of the DEAR working group. Global citizenship education has been the red line of Rilli´s work and life from local scouts to global networking. He has experiences of working in all continents from local projects to UN level policy processes.
Tanya Cox, Director
In her role as Director of CONCORD she leads the Confederation’s strategic direction and planning. She is passionate about pushing for a people- and planet-centred approach and finding innovative solutions to the difficult debates of our sector. As an effective communicator and powerful public speaker, she enjoys rallying people around ambitious objectives. She has over 15 years of experience working in civil society organisations to influence the EU’s position on human rights and sustainable development. She previously worked in the private sector.