By the end of the month, Theresa May, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom will formally trigger the Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon as the first official step for UK to begin the negotiations to exit the European Union. In reaction to that, we are presenting our open letter co-written by Farah Nazeer, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Bond and Johannes Trimmel, President of CONCORD. This op-ed lists 3 key recommendations for UK leaders and EU government officials from the perspective of development focused civil society sector organisations.
On March 25th, the European Union will turn 60, the Treaty of Rome that founded the European Community, has been signed 60 years ago from now. This week, EU leaders, EU citizens and EU civil society will gather next week in Rome to celebrate this milestone and organise several events and demonstrations around it. CONCORD and its allies will be there too. Don’t miss the actions listed in the blogpost below.
“Now actions must speak louder than words” European NGOs react on future European development policy
In a first response to European Commission proposals on a new European Consensus on Development, CONCORD Europe calls for the translation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into action and will be monitoring European governments to ensure the commitments will be followed through in legally binding policies and instruments.
On November 16th, CONCORD will publish its report “Sustainable Development – The stakes could not be higher”. Do not miss this key publication analysing the EU’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Policy Coherence for Development and join the launch event.
CONCORD in the news: The UK referendum result casts doubt on many of the EU’s values: pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality, and a commitment to sustainable development and poverty eradication worldwide, write Geneviève Pons and Seamus Jeffreson.