Thursday, 22 January 2015

Join the Civil Society Alliance for European Year for Development

“CONCORD is looking to build a broad Civil Society Alliance for a successful EYD2015 – be part of it!” This is the call to action from CONCORD Director – Seamus Jeffreson.

In one of his recent blog posts, he outlines the aims of objectives of this Civil Society Alliance (CSA). Among others, the Alliance “will use the European Year 2015 for Development as an opportunity to foster critical discussions on and engagement for global justice among the citizens of the European Union, involving different stakeholders in the discussion beyond the usual development sector.”

Last week in Alliance was launched in Brussels. Led by CONCORD – the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development – the Alliance will involve organisations from various sectors. Organisations are invited to join by adhering to a Charter of Values of the Alliance and filling in a form. The Alliance will organise pan-European activities during 2015 and collect and cluster citizens' input and propose policy recommendations to EU and national institutions.

The Civil Society Alliance also has a sub-granting mechanism available for organisations who want to contribute to the realisation of the objectives the European Year for Development. More info about joining the Alliance can be found here.

Information provided by TRIALOG

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