Who We Are
EU-CORD (European Christian Organisations for Relief and Development) is a network of European relief and development agencies – inspired by Christian values – with a vision for a more just world addressing poverty, inequality, and social exclusion. Our members work in partnership with local groups and churches around the world.
We are made up of 24 NGOs that work alongside over 1000 implementing partners worldwide. Among the membership, annual turnover ranges from €300,000 to €71,000,000.
We are an inter-denominational group of Christian relief and development agencies, inspired by Christian values to accomplish our work. As such, we are an independent of any political, social or religious authority.
EU-CORD works in three principal areas:
We advocate for social, economic and environmental justice before policy makers, donors, and host governments. We work with other networks to amplify the voices of our members and partners in policy and professional forums, before lawmakers and donors, and with other influencers.
We mobilise financial and human resources for our members so they and their partners can implement concrete actions. We help members find and apply for project funding, we match partners with likeminded network members for joint projects, we assist with human resources and recruitment, and share information on project funding trends and opportunities.
We help improve the capacity of our members and partners with training and ideas for best practice. EU-CORD is the venue for sharing knowledge, experience, and innovative practices to benefit our members, partners, and ultimately grass-roots beneficiaries.