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Press Release: Civil society priorities for the EU Presidency published

Forum 2020, an informal platform for non-governmental organizations gathered on the occasion of the presidency of the Republic of Croatia to the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020, has defined the priorities of the civil society perspective. Forum 2020 brings together more than 20 organizations…

Slight increase of global aid explained by rise of in-donor refugees’ costs

Brussels, 11 April 2017 – For two consecutive years, global development aid has increased, according to the latest figures released today by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The 2016 statistics report an increase of 8.9% (USD 142.6 billion). However, 1.8% of this increase actually stayed in the donor country,…

CROSOL Platform members discuss EU presidency priorities

Members of CROSOL gathered in Zagreb to discuss ways of collaboration for the EU Presidency project and to plan joint activities. Croatia will preside the European Union for the first time in 2020. This is a challenge for the Government, as well as for the national CSOs. Croatian civil society…

Tender invitation for external evaluator to support the project towards open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU presidency project 2019-2021

Towards open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021 (First phase: Romania, Finland and Croatia January 2019 – June 2020). TERMS OF REFERENCE Tender invitation for external evaluator to support the project Towards open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021…

The upcoming presidency trio needs to set Europe on a sustainable path

Brussels, 19 December 2018 – Romania, Finland and Croatia recently published the Trio Programme for their upcoming EU Council Presidencies. The Trio Programme sets the joint political priorities for the presidencies and does not suggest radical changes, but puts emphasis on jobs and growth meaning business as in EU politics. European…

International solidarity with Hungarian NGOs

CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity and its members join protests across Europe, including the appeal of Amnesty International and the letter of solidarity of 500 European associations within the umbrella of Civil Society Europe, to which President Orban even responded, arguing that “Soros and its affiliates are…

My year among the Alt-right:”It is scary how quickly people get used to evil”

“My Year in Chekhstan ” is the title of a documentary filmed by a 25-year-old Patrik Hermansson with a hidden camera during a year-long meeting (from September 2016 to September 2017) with members of the British and American altrighta and similar neo-Nazi and other extreme right movements. The young Swede, living in London, works…

International conference: “I(l)liberal democracies: Europe between democracy and autocracy”

International conference: I(l)liberal democracies: Europe between democracy and autocracy”, December 8 -9, 2017, Cinema Europa, Zagreb I(l)liberal democracies phenomenon reduces the concept of democracy to a mere multiparty system, while at the same time attempts to suppress or institutionally marginalize all the remaining fundamental components needed for an adequate functioning…

Panel discussion: Shrinking civil society space through illiberal democracy governance

Shrinking civil society space through illiberal democracy governance: A View from Hungary, Poland and Croatia Danubius Hotel Arena Ifjúság útja 1-3, 1148 Budapest, Hungary November 8, 2016, 17:00 – 18:30 In recent years we have seen the rise of the anti-liberal democracy politics in Eastern European EU member states. The…

Objavljen “AIDWATCH” izvještaj za 2017. godinu

Bruxelles, 17. listopada 2017. – Europskoj uniji će možda trebati cijelo desetljeće kako bi ispunila cilj od 0,7% BDP odvajanja za međunarodnu razvojnu pomoć, sudeći po trenutnoj stopi rasta, objavio je CONCORD u AidWatch izvješću za 2017.  Dok je 2016. godine zabilježen znatan porast od 27% u razvojnoj potrošnji, također je bio relativno…