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Notice on CROSOL office contact

Dear associates,the CROSOL team is working from home until further notice and we will not be physically present in our office. In the case of emergency, you can reach us at crosol@crosol.hr or at +385 91 5291375.

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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…

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

Photos by: Marko Balaši

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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…