European Civic Academy 2021

Session III : All for a Better World, but All Fragmented?  By Civil Society Europe Co-organised with Civil Society Europe, SOLIDAR and Fundacja na rzecz Collegium Polonicum, the European Civic Forum invites you to join in Session III of  #EuropeanCivicAcademy 2021!  This session will focus on the theme of Convergence: “All for a better world, but all fragmented?” and will take place on Wednesday, 27 October, […]

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Discussion on The Eastern Partnership CSOs integration and focus on the Belarusian CSOs situation in Lithuania

By the Lithuanian NGDO Platform Most Belarusian democratic NGOs are not able to work freely in their country. Civil society development is mainly limited by state institutions that form an unfavorable legal environment, persecute and punish CSO leaders, create obstacles for establishing CSOs, gatherings, etc.  In Lithuania, Belarusian civil society is being strengthened using various measures: […]

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Mobilisation campaign to act for SDGs in Latvia

By Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation  (LAPAS) On September 20th, the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS), in collaboration with the Latvian Multistakeholder Coalition, has launched an information campaign on the mobilisation of regional communities to act for SDGs implementation. The campaign’s motto is “Target the development!” (in Latvian: “Mērķē attīstībā!”).  The campaign’s focus will […]

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Africadag, Climate Justice

By Women Engage for A Common Future (WECF) This year’s Afrikadag, organised by Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS), focused on climate justice. The week featured several inspiring online events to which Women Engage for A Common Future (WECF) contributed. Read more about the engaging conversation between WECF and their partner Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment (ARUWE) and have a look at […]

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The changing nature of evaluation in education and its impact on learners’ well-being

By Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education How do assessment methods impact the well-being of learners (and educators)? In tearing apart the relationship between assessments and well-being in its annual theme, the Lifelong Learning platform is publishing a series of articles to debunk some of the myths related to well-being in education. Find […]

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Sustainable Development Festival 2021 in Italy

By ASviS The annual appointment with the Sustainable Development Festival is renewed for the fifth edition, which will take place from September 28 to October 14 2021, throughout Italy and online. The Festival will take a hybrid format. It aims to stimulate the reflection on the critical issues raised by the current situation, which demonstrate […]

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Inspired by Finland, Norway includes civil society’s assessments in the official VNR report

By Norway’s Voluntary National Review Civil society’s assessments show that Norway has made efforts to meet the SDGs. However, we still have significant challenges, says Kathrine Sund-Henriksen, director of the Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development.  Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM), a network of over 50 organisations working on development, environment, human rights […]

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Revisiting SDG 8 with a “care lens”

By MMM – Make Mothers Matter In our written Statement to the 2021 UN High-Level Political Forum, MMM revisits SDG 8, which will be reviewed this year. We argue that “Work” must be redefined as a holistic concept, where both paid and unpaid work are combined. We also challenge the notion of “economic growth” as […]

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