“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.
Meet CONCORD Sweden’s EUPP subgrantees!
CONCORD Sweden’s member organizations have had the opportunity to apply for funding for projects that they want to realize within the framework of the Presidency Project (EUPP). In this article, we proudly present our seven members who implements various projects in relation to Sweden’s presidency of the EU.
Co-creating a mechanism for civil society engagement in the AU-EU Partnership
Civil society engagement in this process is essential to ensure that the outcomes of the Summit have a real impact, not only on the future of the partnership but on peoples’ lives, and are legitimate.
The Game Changer: How a feminist foreign policy can transform societies
No standardised format setting out what a feminist foreign and development policy should contain has yet been agreed, and the differences between existing policies are plenty. However, our interactions over the last eight years with Sweden’s feminist foreign policy...