Food for Thought: Sustainable Development Goals as media agenda

By the Hellenic Platform for Development On 11 April 2019, the Hellenic Platform for Development held a participatory workshop for journalists and communication officers of civil society organizations on communicating on the Agenda 2030 and global issues. The workshop, “Food for Thought: Sustainable Development Goals as media agenda”, focused on good practices for both national […]

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European Women’s Lobby: How-To Guide on Campaigning for a Feminist Europe

By the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) The European elections are almost here! At the European Women’s Lobby, we believe that it is crucial we vote for a feminist Europe this May, with more women elected to the European Parliament than ever before. Indeed, statistics show that women vote less than men (only 40% for the […]

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IRELAND: Presenting the Rediscovery Centre: the Irish National Centre for the Circular Economy

By Laura Niessen, Rediscovery Centre The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space connecting people, ideas and resources to support low carbon living. We bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and reuse. As the Irish National Centre for the Circular […]

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Europe needs ‘sustainability and wellbeing pact’

Nick Meynen, EEB More than 200 experts use Europe Day to call for systemic changes to deal with the climate crisis, species extinction and inequality. The echo from the streets of Europe and beyond is ‘system change, not climate change’. When climate activist Greta Thunberg met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, she told him to […]

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MEMO TO EU LEADERS: MAKE EUROPE SUSTAINABLE NOW

By KHALED DIAB, EEB An alliance of more than 50 of Europe’s leading civil society organisations urged EU heads of state and government as they gathered for a summit in Sibiu, Romania, to nominate and select European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of life and decent […]

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What kinds of agriculture will help us reach the sustainable development goals? Those that help and those that hinder

By Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Adviser Compassion in World Farming The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has said: “Our inefficient food system is threatening human health and environmental sustainability … The current agribusiness model benefits the few at the expense of the many: small-scale farmers, the essence of rural livelihoods and backbone of food […]

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Stand Up For Integrity – 2019 EU Elections Pledge

By Matilde Manzi, Transparency International EU Putting Integrity First The European Parliament elections this year are an opportunity for democratic renewal, a renewal that places integrity, openness and fairness at the heart of the European Union. Transparency International is calling on candidates for the European Parliament and the Presidency of the European Commission to commit […]

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Ecofeminist scorecard

By Jane Kenny, WECF We have witnessed groundbreaking environmental campaigns in recent years: Greta Thunberg’s #fridaysforfuture fervour, the #imadeyourclothes anti-fast fashion campaign and the #environmenstrual action, as well as the #breakfreefromplastic movement. Young womxn have mobilised in immense numbers for these environmental issues, but there is another call to action on the horizon. The European […]

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