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AidWatch 2021 – A GEOPOLITICAL COMMISSION: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS OR PLAYING POLITICS?

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…

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…

Health of Our Democracies Compromised by Many EU Leaders During 2020: Liberties Report

Democracy and the rule of law have regressed across a large number of European countries in 2020, according to Liberties’ new report ‘EU 2020: DEMANDING ON DEMOCRACY’. The report, covering 14 EU countries, responds to the Commission’s request for information as it prepares its second annual audit of EU countries’ democratic…

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…

DEAR Croatia Report 2020

European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme (DEAR) has published a country report on Croatia as part of a series of country studies that reflect on the context in which DEAR projects operate in different EU Member States. “Croatia, as the youngest EU member state, is experiencing the transition…

European Commission publishes 2020 WB Country Reports

The European Commission has just published 2020 Enlargement Package. The package contains the Reports in which the Commission services present their detailed assessment of the state of play in each candidate country and potential candidate, what has been achieved over the last year, and set out guidelines on reform priorities.…

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…

New DG DEVCO report: Effective Development Cooperation: Does the EU deliver?

This report is a snapshot of the European Union’s (EU) implementation of aid and development effectiveness principles in its development co-operation in partner countries. It examines the performance of the EU and its Member States by analysing the results of the 2019 Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) monitoring…

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…