Romania, Finland and Croatia recently published the Trio Programme for their upcoming EU Council Presidencies. The Trio Programme sets the joint political priorities for the presidencies and does not suggest radical changes, but puts emphasis on jobs and growth. European NGOs would like to see human rights based policies aiming at well-being within planetary boundaries.
The European Commission has officially launched negotiations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) on a new partnership agreement to succeed the Cotonou Agreement. This represents an opportunity to build people-centered cooperation as equal partners but, there is concern about the narrative of Africa being portrayed only as Europe’s trade and economic partner.
CONCORD is happy to announce the signing of a renewed partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the coming two years.
On December 7th, CONCORD and the Slovak Presidency will host an open dialogue on the future of the Cotonou Agreement. The event, titled “Stand up for a better future for all” will bring together authorities and Civil Society Organisations from both the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, to discuss the future of the EU’s partnership with 79 ACP states after 2020.
Analysis of six EU Country Roadmaps for Engagement with Civil Society and recommendations for the future
In the framework of the EU Country Roadmaps for Engagement with Civil Society, CONCORD analysed six countries’ roadmaps in order to enhance strategic cooperation and structured dialogue of the EU and its Member States with CSO’s in partner countries. Discover these roadmaps’ analysis as well as background information and recommendations for the future.
Anyone who has hung around with Dominic Haslam for long enough in the last four years knows well just how central a role Beyond2015 played in his professional life in that period. He was delighted to be asked to write a blog about the experience, in response to the comprehensive evaluation.
The Cotonou Agreement framing the EU partnership with ACP (African Caribbean Pacific) countries will expire in 2020. What will come next? CONCORD Europe submitted a response to...
Civil Society in Brussels pronounce themselves in view of the First Summit between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean States
European, Latin American and Caribbean networks issue a press release reiterating the importance of the fight against inequality and poverty.
An agreement has been struck between CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for Development and Relief and MESA of Coordination of National Associations and Networks of NGOs of...
CONCORD reaffirms our intention of building alliances with CSOs in other parts of the world in order to strengthen their influence on EU policies that impact on sustainable...