“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 January 2022 to June 2023, Coordination Sud (France), FoRS (Czech Republic), CONCORD Sweden (Sweden) and the pan-European NGO network CONCORD Europe closely collaborate to advocate for coherent development cooperation policies and positive change in Europe and beyond.
The four partners pursue the efforts of previous EUPP trios. The Spanish, Belgian, and Hungarian national NGO platforms will then take over the project in 2023.
Created in 1994, Coordination SUD is the French platform for international solidarity NGOs, bringing together 176 development and humanitarian NGOs working for emergency aid, development cooperation, environmental protection, global citizenship, and advocacy.
FoRS – Czech Forum for Development Cooperation is a platform of non-profit organisations active in foreign development cooperation, humanitarian aid, education and awareness-raising on development issues. FoRS members include local non-profit organisations, think tanks, national departments of international organisations, universities and other entities.
CONCORD Sweden is a platform made up of 81 Swedish civil society organisations. Together we work for a more just and sustainable world by influencing Swedish and European foreign and development policies.
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.
Sweden’s third Council of the EU Presidency runs from 1 January 2023 until June 2023.
From 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022, the Czech Republic will hold its second Presidency of the Council of the EU.
From January 1st to June 30th, France will assume its thirteenth Presidency of the Council of the EU.
CONCORD is the European Confederation of NGOs working on sustainable development and international cooperation. As the Presidency Project’s pan-European platform, CONCORD acts as each presidency trio’s base in Brussels.
Policy Forum: How European CSO cooperation can strengthen our advocacy work
With just over a month left of Sweden’s EU presidency, and a year before the next European elections, CONCORD Sweden arranged a policy forum 24 May joined by CONCORD Europe and our sister platforms from Czech Republic FoRS and France Coordination SUD.
FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY INCREASINGLY POPULAR IN EUROPE
On 13 April, CONCORD Sweden launched the report The Game Changer in the European Parliament in Brussels. For a feminist foreign policy to lead to change, it needs broad political support, be inclusive and support local women’s movements. These were some of the...
Learning and Exchange Forum 2023: Making our voices heard and gearing up towards the European Parliament 2024 elections
Our Learning and Exchange Forum (LEF) is a moment for CONCORD members across Europe to come together to exchange and learn from one another about how to tackle current challenges. We do this by showcasing best practices, sharing inspiration, and thinking...