“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.
The Heads of State and Government of the EU Member States will negotiate the resources for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021 to 2027 and the "Next Generation EU" plan at the special European Council in Brussels on 17 and 18 July. On this occasion, VENRO...
For a fair partnership between Africa and Europe – German EU Presidency must bring neighbours closer together
At the start of the German EU Council Presidency, VENRO calls for more open and inclusive political debates and decision-making for a fair partnership between Africa and Europe. The socio-ecological transformation of our societies can only succeed if as many people as...
An overview of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU from the perspective of civil society
Forum 2020*, an informal platform of more than 30 civil society organizations gathered for the occasion of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, coordinated by CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity within the project...