EU Presidency 2020

Croatia will preside the European Union for the first time in 2020. Croatian civil society organizations will work on defining their priorities for the Presidency, based on consultations with Croatian citizens.


Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity is a non-governmental and non-profit organization of civil society, which is active in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

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The report provides a detailed analysis of the quantity and quality of EU ODA throughout 2020 in four categories: Enough? Employed correctly? Effective? Equality-focused? ENOUGH?  In 2020, the EU’s ODA represented 0.50% of its GNI, up from 0.42% in 2019. The EU, despite retaining its position in 2020 as the…

DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance

The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance was adopted by the DAC on 6 July, 2021. The DAC Recommendation aims to support DAC members and other development co-operation and humanitarian assistance providers to enhance how they address civic space and work…

EU UNOPS Lives in Dignity Grant Facility: improving outcomes for displacement-affected people

The LiD Grant Facility by the European Union and UNOPS will support refugees and other displaced persons to become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development. The strategic priorities for the Facility are: Early engagement of development-led approaches to forced displacementA…

The COVID-19 pandemic and related crises call for higher levels of ODA

Press release by DAC-CSO Reference Group: Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that over the course of 2020 DAC donors allocated 161.2 billion USD of official development assistance (ODA), more commonly known as ‘development aid’. Despite the long-standing commitment to contribute 0.7% of gross national income…

Letter to minister Grlić Radman ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council on 23 November

Ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting on 23rd November, CONCORD Europe and CROSOL have sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Grlić Radman sharing a number of recommendations. CONCORD welcomed the adoption of the Global EU Response to COVID-19 in partner countries. Team…