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New aid data: Analysis of trends before and during Covid-19

Development Initiatives (DI) has just published new aid analysis titled New aid data: Analysis of trends before and during Covid-19, which explores the major global trends in aid both before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.   Key findings: ODA has largely flatlined since 2016, with slight growth in 2019 to…

How civil protection has been neglected in Croatia

After the “Zagreb” earthquake in March 2020, it was crystal clear that there were serious problems in the management system of the so-called “Civil crises” – those that are primarily governed by a civil protection system in regulated countries. The marginalization and disorder of the civil protection system is known…

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…

AidWatch 2020: Knock-on effects, an urgent call to Leave No One Behind

2020 marks the first year since 1998 that the global rate of poverty has increased. The COVID-19 pandemic has much to do with that, but it doesn’t help that the EU and its Member States are further off-track than ever in meeting their aid targets. In fact, at the current rate…

CIVIL SOCIETY EUROPE RESPONSE TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNUAL RULE OF LAW REPORT

This contribution has been prepared by the working group on Civic Space of Civil Society Europe which is composed of CSE members, the European Foundation Centre as a partner organisation and several organisations working in the area of civic freedoms.  As Civil Society Europe works primarily on the enabling Framework…

CONCORD & CROSOL letter to Ministers of Foreign Affairs ahead of FAC meetings

CONCORD Europe and CROSOL have sent a letter to EU ministers of foreign affairs, including the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić Radman, ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 21 September, as well as an informal FAC meeting on Development on 29 September. The letter…

Election of members of the European Economic and Social Committee in Croatia: CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES WITHOUT VOICES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY

In Croatia, members of the Economic and Social Committee representing civil society are elected by members of the Council for Civil Society Development, which is an advisory body to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, whose task is to develop and strengthen cooperation between the Government and civil society…

International conference – “Just EUrope -Strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Europe” – video presentations

Within our project „Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021’’ which shadows Croatian EU presidency from civil society perspective, we planed to held an international conference “Just EUrope – Strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Europe” on the 18th of March…

Video – Web Western Balkans Shadow summit – With or without E(U)?

The Shadow Summit was held on Tuesday 5 May / 2020 on the topic of Western Balkans and EU enlargement, protection of fundamental rights and enhancement of their protection mechanism within the EU. The speakers were: Emina Bošnjak, Sarajevo Open Centre (B&H), Zoran Ivančić, Center for Advocating Civic Interests (Foundation…

CSO Declaration on Zagreb EU – Western Balkans Summit: “With or Without (E)U?” and announcement of a performance during the summit

Over 90 leading civil society organisations from the Western Balkans and EU member states, active in areas of fundamental rights and the rule of law, democratic institutions, civic engagement, environment protection, combating corruption and migrant rights have, during their online shadow summit held on 5 May 2020, adopted a common…