ECO-CHANGE: active youth for global change in Strasbourg!

By ALDA Over the summer, the ALDA office in Strasbourg carried out a special intensive project in the city: “ECO-CHANGE – Active Youth for Global Change”. With climate change being not just a major environmental and development-related challenge, but also a key factor affecting people’s decision to migrate and their ability to do it safely, […]

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Towards an EU Wellbeing Economy: How to build back better

By WWF The WWF European Policy Office (EPO) has just launched a new report ‘Towards an EU Wellbeing Economy: a fairer, more sustainable Europe after COVID-19’, calling for the EU to shift to a ‘wellbeing economy’ to successfully recover by using the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to achieve a just, socially inclusive […]

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Realising the promise of SDG 16 to promote and protect civic space

By Deirdre De Burca, Forus Many in the human rights community are sceptical about what they regard as the weak potential of the SDGs to advance a universal human rights agenda. (See foreword by former Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston of a recent report on Goal 16 and civic space […]

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Leaving NOne Behind: Let us Get a More Ambitious European Disability Rights Agenda 2021-30

By EDF The European Disability Strategy ends in 2020 and the European Commission is drafting its successor. This Disability Rights Agenda will guide the EU work for the next 10 years. In particular, it will articulate how the EU and its 27 Member States will bring the implementation of international commitments, such as the UN […]

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Statement – MORIA FIRES: European Governments must urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece

By GCAP GCAP and the Faces of Migration partners reiterate our call on the governments of EU Member States, with support from the European Commission, to urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece. Lesvos and the other EU Hotspots on the Aegean islands have reached breaking point long ago. European government must now urgently bring the […]

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EUROPE MUST TAME THE ILLICIT WILDLIFE TRADE

By Eva Izquierdo, EEB The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the wildlife trade. Less well-known is that the European Union is one of the world’s leading markets both for licit and illicit wildlife. Eva Izquierdo highlights how, despite its commitment to curbing this harmful commerce, the EU is failing to take sufficient action and new […]

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Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to build a better future

By GCAP GCAP has joined 200+ civil society organizations  and others to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection. The call is available in Arabic, Russian, English, French and Spanish. The list of signatories is here. The press release “Over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund […]

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Time to reach for the moon -The EU needs to step up action and lead the transformation to sustainability

By Patrizia Heidegger, EEB The EU and its Member States were a driving force behind the negotiation and adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now, the EU’s lea­dership is needed to make the Goals a reality, at home and globally. The EU has the power to pass transformative laws and […]

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