We succeed when we share our individual organisational resources for the benefit of all in the EU-CORD network and are together recognised as a significant contributor to humanitarian and development action, through advocacy, policy, and practice. Here are just a few recent ways we have made a difference.
Programme Resource & Collaboration
Workshop on accessing European Union development funds held in Utrecht, Netherlands and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (followed by a meeting with Ethiopian partners). Since inception, a total of 21 workshops attended by over 600 people.
As a member of the CONCORD EU Delegation Groups, EU, co-authored the publication EU Delegations Unwrapped, a guide to the EU Delegations targeting local civil society organisations.
Humanitarian Practice & Advocacy
Hosted a meeting of humanitarian practitioners from ActAlliance, Caritas, and EU-CORD to review outcomes from the ECHO Partners Conference.
Mapped EU-CORD member DG ECHO Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) projects as a tool to encourage collaboration on upcoming ECHO applications.
EU-CORD reached an internal consensus on a migration framing which can be used to give input into future advocacy positions.
The Child Rights Group review of the UN Global Compact for Migration ensures that inclusive quality education is accessible to refugee and migrant children and included a recommendation that there is specific reference to children with disabilities—an addition which was added to the final text.
In 2018 there was a push to encourage ECHO to be more visibly active in ensuring that its operations are disability inclusive.
Attended the Global Disability Summit and published EU-CORD commitments.
Working with International Disability and Development Consortium to develop a new strategic framework for the network and developed a position paper on disability inclusion in the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework.
Co-hosted a lab debate and stand on the theme “What’s religion got to do with it?” at the 2019 European Development Days
Increased strategic engagement in the work of CONCORD as Ruth was accepted as a member of the Policy and Direction Committee which is responsible on all CONCORDs policy work.
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