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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…

No room for the environment at the EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit

“Zagreb- The Declaration, which came out last week at the conclusion of the EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit, failed to recognize the transition towards a just and sustainable future, which can be implemented through the European Green Deal. Furthermore, it ignored the European sustainability agenda, important in the context of European…

Video of performance “With or without E(U)?”

Simultaneously with the Zagreb EU Summit on the Western Balkans, within the Croatian presidency of the EU Council, during which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of the EU member states and the Western Balkan countries discussed the prospects of the Western Balkan countries joining the EU, civil society…

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…

Virtual Shadow EU- Western Balkans Summit

We invite you to participate in the Virtual Shadow EU- Western Balkans Summit, via a moderated Zoom discussion. The Shadow Summit will be held on Tuesday 5 May / 2020 at 12:00 (CET) on the topic of Western Balkans and EU enlargement, protection of fundamental rights and enhancement of their…

It’s not the end, it’s just the beginning: With COVID-19, now is the time to boost aid

Press release by CONCORD Europe: Brussels, 17 April 2020 – Early figures released yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show an increase of 1,4% in global development aid spending in 2019 compared to 2018. This change in donor countries’ official development assistance (ODA) levels can be attributed…

CROSOL and CONCORD call the EU Foreign Affairs Council for global solidarity

CROSOL has sent a letter to the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European affairs, Gordan Grlić Radman ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting regarding the EU’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The letters contains a list of recommendations drafted by CONCORD Europe and civil society organizations from…

Policy paper by Forum 2020: The EU as a forgotten peace project? Towards a comprehensive EU peacebuilding policy

As a country presiding over the Council of the EU in 2020, Croatia has a unique opportunity to open the discussion on whether we have forgotten that building and keeping stable, positive and sustainable peace is one of EU’s fundamental roles, and reminding us that “ever closer union” also means…

Reaction of Croatian Forum 2020 towards the European Union’s actions aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic

In the circumstances of growing pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus in Europe, and especially among the EU member states – we express our concerns by the reactions of member states which have, albeit somewhat understandably but not justifiably, irrationally focused on protecting their national interests, ignoring the fact that we are…

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