“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.
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.
From July to December 2020, Germany presides over the Council of the European Union for the 13th time.
Portugal’s fourth EU Council Presidency will start on 1 January 2021 and last until 30 June 2021.
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.
SLOGA Platform organized an online discussion on the role of civil society during the presidency of the EU Council at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. VENRO and CROSOL were invited to share their experience. The debate took place on 18 November...
In 2020, when the Slovenian government drafted its second Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation, Slovenian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) prepared a civil society report...
Brexit, EU budget, climate protection, migration – even without the Corona pandemic, the German EU Council Presidency 2020 would have been very challenging. It is therefore quite understandable that the German government was unable to meet all the expectations placed...