‘A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.’
Ecclesiastes 4:12

We are Christian organisations collaborating for a transformed, just and equal world. Through mutual cooperation to make a more significant and recognisable contribution towards humanitarian action, sustainable development, peaceful communities and global justice. Practice and capacity is improved through knowledge sharing, mutual learning and joint innovation. Through collaboration we have mobilised human, financial and network resources for joint initiatives. We live out and advocate for social, economic and environmental justice.

What defines our network?

The quality of members’ relationships. The degree to which they co-operate, helping each other to establish good practices and quality in all areas of work.

We strive to achieve this goal in a spirit of servant-hood, strengthening and supporting each other while respecting each agency’s specific identity.

The EU-CORD network is committed to working according to Christian ethics as well as promoting integrity, accountability and a professional standard of work that remains rooted in compassion.

The network is inclusive in its approach and we stand alongside those who campaign for social, economic and environmental justice.

Quality and Professionalism

Good practices and quality are central in capacity building and our ongoing cooperation.

For this reason, all Members commit to our jointly defined Statement of Quality Assurance. This guiding document brings together well recognised quality standards including: the Istanbul Principles for Civil Society Organisation (CS Development Effectiveness; the NDGO Charter; Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on NGOs in Disaster Relief and The Core Humanitarian Standard.

We are committed – as a group, organisations, and as individuals – to learning from our work to ensure continuous improvement in all that we do.


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