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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…

We call for humane, sustainable solutions and clear distribution of responsibilities within the EU member states

Ahead of the informal meeting of European Foreign Affairs Ministers, Centre for Peace Studies, Are You Syrious, Welcome Initiative and Forum 2020 warned that the EU has to urgently adopt sustainable and humane solutions for the humanitarian crisis at the Greece-Turkey land border, as well as on Greek islands and other external borders of…

Open letter to Prime Minister Plenković from the Centre for Peace Studies and Are You Syrious on behalf of Forum 2020

The NGOs Centre for Peace Studies and Are You Syrious, sent an open letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, on behalf of Forum2020, asking him to push for a reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Forum 2020 emphasizes that the instability and insecurity we are currently witnessing at…

EU enlargement is dead. Long live EU enlargement.

“The EU’s new accession methodology won’t be able to stop the downhill political spiral in the Western Balkans. But there might be a silver lining to all of this. The European Union faces so many challenges that you can’t find many people in Brussels nowadays who care so much about…

“Čudnovati kljunaš - mir u sjeni rata”

Nakon projekcije video isječka o Mirnoj reintegraciji hrvatskog Podunavlja premijerno prikazane na stručnom zagovaračkom panelu „EU kao zaboravljeni mirovni projekt“ u sklopu predsjedanja Republike Hrvatske Vijećem EU prošlog tjedna u Vukovaru, pogledajte ga i ovdje! U suradnji s TonniBfilms nastao je ovaj kratki trailer "Čudnovati kljunaš - mir u sjeni rata", kao uvertira za cijeli dokumentarac. Pratite stranice Centar za mir, nenasilje i ljudska prava - Osijek za daljnje informacije!

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Trailer for the film “A peculiar political beast – peace in the shadow of war”

Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights Osijek published the trailer for a film titled “A peculiar political beast – peace in the shadow of war”, which premiered at the Croatian civil society opening event of the Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU on 15th January 2020 in…

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