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Just EUrope – international conference on the rule of law and human rights in Europe

Just EUrope Strengthening the rule of law and human rights in EuropeHotel InternationalZagreb, March 18 2020 European Union has for decades been perceived as a space of guaranteed human rights, rule of law, democracy and freedom for its citizens. Those are some of the fundamental Union values explicitly written in Article…

Photo gallery: EU as a Forgotten Peace Project, Vukovar, 14th-15th January 2020

Photos by: Marko Balaši

Civil society organisations opened the Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU with an expert advocacy panel “EU as a Forgotten Peace Project?” in Vukovar

Civil society organisations gathered within the Forum 2020 platform held an expert advocacy panel “EU as a Forgotten Peace Project?” on 14th-15th January in Vukovar. The goal of the event was to, on the anniversary of peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region and Croatia’s international recognition, discuss the role…

Czech NGO ‘People In Need’ Declared ‘Undesirable’ In Russia

The Czech NGO People In Need has become the latest foreign group Russia’s Justice Ministry has placed on its blacklist of “undesirable” organizations.The move was based on a November 7 decision by the Russian deputy prosecutor-general.The ministry did not specify what the Czech disaster relief, advocacy, and human rights group did to…

CONCORD published annual AidWatch report for 2019.

EU aid decreased in 2018, continuing the downward trend from 2017. Despite the well-received 25% reduction in inflated aid, EU aid is still decreasing after discounting these components. This means that, at the current rate of growth, the EU will only meet the 0.7% ODA/GNI target in 2061, as revealed…

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…