We are 24 NGOs collaborating with over 1000 implementing partners worldwide. Our vision is a world without poverty, where people are no longer excluded and all have a voice in shaping the future. Here are just a few stories highlighting the our work.

Toolkit: Engaging with Religious Leaders and Faith Communities

EU-CORD, ACT Alliance EU, Caritas Europa and Islamic Relief Worldwide have collaborated on a practical toolkit designed to give European Union (EU) decision-makers and civil society actors concrete suggestions for more systematic engagement with local religious leaders and faith communities in humanitarian response, development and peacebuilding actions. Increasingly, we recognise the [...]

Disability Inclusive Programming

The European Union and EU Member States, as State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), have a responsibility to ensure that all their policies and programmes related to external action and international cooperation are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities. As the European Union (EU) defines […]

EU-CORD Learning Space | autumn workshop series

Following the success of our pilot workshops and seminars earlier in the year which resulted in 9 seminars with over 300 people participating from across EU-CORDs membership (both members and their partners), we have developed the EU-CORD Learning Space concept. Improving the practice and capacity of members through knowledge sharing, mutual learning and joint innovation […]

# Covid-19

In the past week, I have contributed to more than six position papers relating to covid-19 and its impacts on humanitarian action and international development. A seventh paper is on its way. While different in focus, what these positions have in common is a call for the European Union to maintain solidarity with those who […]

Covid-19 Webinar

The Pentecostal World Fellowship are inviting faith-leaders engaged in Covid-19 response to join this webinar. We already seen that faith actors played a significant role in responding to the ebola crisis – now we come together to share and respond to Covid-19 impacts. This Pandemic has proven to be unlike anything the church world has […]

Faith actors call for Global Solidarity

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has released its annual study on forced displacement. 70.8 million children, women and men were forcibly displaced at the close of 2018. This is the highest number recorded in the history of UNHCR (and it’s probably on the low side). The full report is available at the following link: https://www.unhcr.org/globaltrends2018/ […]

EU-CORD joins PaRD

EU-CORD is pleased to announce that we have been accepted as a member of PaRD: International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development. More than 80% of the global population affiliates with a religion. Religious values and beliefs influence the thoughts and actions of billions of people. Religious actors contribute daily and significantly to sustainable development […]

Help a Child – Protection Power

At our General Assembly, Help a Child presented a new and innovative piece of jewellery that incorporates some exciting technology. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is widespread. Worldwide one out of three women (35%) experiences physical and/or sexual violence. This is why gender equality and women’s empowerment is mentioned as a priority in the 2030 […]

What’s religion go to do with it?

Join us at the European Development Days in room D3 on the 18th of June 15:15 – 16:30  for an interactive and participatory lab debate about the role of faith-based approaches and actors in addressing inequality. In many settings, religious groups and faith-based organisations form a major component of local and national capacity.  Faith dynamics, therefore, […]

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