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“Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the World”

The slogan of the EU Presidency Project (EUPP) is a call to action for all of us! We join hands to increase public support for a European Union that puts global solidarity, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, development cooperation, human rights, and the inclusive participation of civil society at the centre of its work.

EUPP brings together national and pan-European NGO platforms for development and relief representing the current and upcoming EU Council Presidencies. From July 2020 to December 2021, VENRO (Germany), Plataforma Portuguesa das ONGD (Portugal), SLOGA (Slovenia) and the pan-European NGO network CONCORD closely collaborate to advocate for coherent development cooperation policies and positive change in Europe and beyond.

The four partners pursue the efforts of the previous EUPP cooperation between FOND (Romania), Fingo (Finland), CROSOL (Croatia) and CONCORD (January 2019 to June 2020). The French, Czech, and Swedish national NGO platforms will then take over the project in 2022.

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VENRO was founded in 1995 and consists of around 140 organisations engaging in development co-operation, humanitarian aid as well as development education, public relations, and advocacy.

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The Portuguese NGDO Platform is an umbrella organisation for NGDOs that work on de­vel­op­ment co­op­e­ra­tion, de­vel­op­ment education and global cit­i­zen­ship as well as humanitarian and emergency aid.

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SLOGA is a Slovenian NGO platform/network bringing together NGOs active in the field of international development cooperation, global education and humanitarian aid.


CONCORD is the European confederation for relief and development NGOs. Representing over 2,600 NGOs, we work for a world in which everyone can enjoy well-being and equality.

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From July to December 2020, Germany presided over the Council of the European Union for the 13th time.

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Portugal’s fourth EU Council Presidency started on 1 January 2021 and will run until 30 June 2021.

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From July to December 2021, Slovenia will take over the EU Council Presidency for the second time.

CONCORD is the European confederation for relief and development NGOs. As the Presidency Project’s pan-European platform, CONCORD acts as each presidency trio’s base in Brussels.

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»Slovenia recognizes the role of civil society«

»Slovenia recognizes the role of civil society«

What are the priorities of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the European Union with regards to international development cooperation and humanitarian aid? Igor Jukič, Acting Director-General of the Directorate for Multilateral Affairs and Development...