Ring out the old, ring in the new

Ring out the old, ring in the new

Welcome back! A new year … a new decade… And of course New Year’s resolutions – because, unlike many of my (perhaps more realistic) colleagues, I did make a couple this year.

Accentuating the positive: making the case for solidarity

Accentuating the positive: making the case for solidarity

In some parting reflections, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD’s outgoing director, looks back on five eventful years in the NGO world. Despite current political pressure on CSOs, his outlook for civil society is one of solidarity, humanity, and resilience.

The upcoming presidency trio needs to set Europe on a sustainable path

The upcoming presidency trio needs to set Europe on a sustainable path

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.

Learning & Exchange Forum 2018: cultural shift towards resilience

Learning & Exchange Forum 2018: cultural shift towards resilience

CONCORD members gathered in Prague this November to explore possibilities of a cultural shift in NGOs sector. As Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are challenged, criminalised and losing support from their governments and the citizens, the aim of Learning & Exchange Forum 2018 was to explore how CSOs can change their culture to sharpen their values and remain relevant.

Is development going digital?

Is development going digital?

Digitalisation is becoming a vital part of our world, and by extension of development cooperation. It represents new challenges and opportunities for our sector. This report, commissioned by FOND Romania and CONCORD Europe, analyses key digital trends and impacts of digitalisation on the development agenda as well as explores the opportunities for civil society organisations.