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CALLS & NEWS

Online debates on Political Narrative open now!


As we announced CONCORD is ready to deepen the discussions arising from the lively General Assembly around the Political narrative process.

To make it lively, open and participative to all; we encourage you to engage in the online debates[1] around five key topics and challenges:

1. Answer the key questions on the debated topic proposed by the steering group led by Bernd Niles, Secretary General of CIDSE;
2. Comment the question as such;
3. Add your own questions;
4. Upload any relevant input such as videos, documents, links, or images.

You can also promote a debate in your organization and share your views on the CONCORD net!

Read the full announcement. (Word, 22KB)

[1] Note that if you don’t have a CONCORDnet username and password you must use: usernameuser@concordeurope.net password: concordnet
 

AidWatch 2013 Report Launch



On the occasion of the International day for the Eradication of Poverty CONCORD will launch its eighth AidWatch Report, the main tool to monitor the aid provided by EU member states and the EU Institutions.

As 2015 approaches, assessments of the world’s achievements on the MDGs and reviews of the financial contributions from different actors multiply. On the other hand, discussions on the post-2015 successor to the MDGs are growing seriously. The post-2015 debate is a landmark, and is underpinning renewed debate about what resources are needed for development, how to mobilise them, and the role and definition of Official Development Assistance.

Read more.

Terres des Hommes Release 'Indifesa' Dossier


Sexual crimes against children have tripled in one year: almost 80% of victims is female, Terre des Hommes denounces it in its Dossier “indifesa” at a conference in Rome. 

Data by Interforze have recorded a surge in the number of children victims, mostly girl children and young women.

Read more here.
 

Press Release: The European Journalism Centre Announces Free Online Data Journalism Course



The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its free online data journalism course Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools.

This five-module introductory course gives participants the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling stories under tight deadlines. It is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.

Read more.

Contact: Liliana Bounegru

JOBS

TRIALOG- Junior Liaison Officer


TRIALOG is currently looking for a full time trainee–Junior Liaison Officer based in Brussels (the main TRIALOG office is in Vienna), starting on 7 January 2014

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Advertise jobs here

Please contact communications@concordeurope.org if you wish to advertise a job in this space.

EVENTS

CONCORD Conference on EU Development Aid to 2020

CSOs ask to prioritize & allocate 20% of DCI to health & basic education - See more at: http://www.concordeurope.org/265-csos-ask-to-prioritize-allocate-20-of-dci-to-health-basic-education#sthash.exWUKkWK.dpuf
As the EU institutions are in the final stages of negotiations on the MFF for the 2014-2020 period, it is time to assess the extent to which the EU’s development commitments have been reflected into the decisions which were made for EU’s development budget and aid programmes up to 2020.

On 13 November 2013 from 13.30 to 17.30 in Brussels, CONCORD  is organizing a Conference enabling CSOs and EU institutions to discuss what the implications of the new MFF will be for EU development aid to 2020. This will also be an opportunity to discuss what still needs to be done and to remind relevant stakeholders of the necessity that the EU lives up to its strong commitments to eradicate poverty worldwide.

A capacity-building workshop (for CONCORD Members only!) will take place in the morning of the following day, 14 November. Please note that we can only welcome one person per member organization and highly encourage participants to multiply afterwards with your own members and country offices.

Register here.

Launch event of the publication “Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide"

When: 16 October
Where:Brussels

On behalf of the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (OCPHR), the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) has the pleasure to invite you to the launch event of the publication “Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide” which will take place on 16 October in Brussels.

The event will bring together decision-makers from within EU Institutions, political party assistance providers and practitioners, representatives from Honduras and Kenya and representatives from the NGO community.    


Invitation. (PDF 290KB)
Agenda. (PDF 308KB)
Register here.

Aidex Event: Brussels


AidEx, qn international humanitarian and development aid event, returns to Brussels for its third year.

According to the promoters: With an exhibition that covers all relevant cluster groups in the sector, a conference programme that encourages open debate and collaboration, and a variety of key opportunities to engage, interact and network, AidEx is a must-attend event for every organisation in the sector.

Read more.
REPORTS & ACTIONS

New CIDSE Publication: Human Rights Due Diligence


In a new report, CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic development organisations, charts out pathways for legislators to ensure corporations respect human rights.

CIDSE Secretary General Bernd Nilles said, “We have seen too many cases over recent years where business activities have led to violations of labour rights or rights to land, liveli-hood, health and a clean environment. Citizens have been shocked by the extreme negli-gence of certain companies. We are calling upon governments to protect communities from such abuses.”

Read more. (PDF, 989KB, English)
Read more. (PDF, 989KB, French)
Read more. (PDF, 989KB, Spanish)

New CIDSE Publication Launched: Agribusiness and Human Rights: Briefing for Social Movements


Investment in agriculture is urgently needed. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people living in hunger in developing countries, 50% of whom are smallholder producers, a further 25% are workers in the food industry, and others include indigenous and forest dwellers. The importance of this sector to hunger reduction and poverty alleviation should not be underestimated. The kind of investment needed, however, is an issue which is currently at the heart of many international policy debates on food security and nutrition.

Read more.

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