Development Policy and Practice

Re-balancing the European Union security and economic interests with its development policy objectives and its values of democracy, solidarity and respect for human rights is a major challenge for the coming years. The issue is not only about policy coherence for sustainable development but also about using EU financial resources and cooperation instruments for the right purpose and with the right impact in a political context dominated by an economic crisis agenda, global competition for natural resources and land, growing inequalities and shrinking space for civil society.

Building on evidence from its members, ACT Alliance EU aims at influencing EU policy making, legislation and practice which impact on human rights, equality and inclusiveness, particularly for women and girls and the implementation of the sustainable development goals so that all people can realise their full potential and enjoy their rights protected by international law, conventions and norms.


News Highlights

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CS expects a more people centered strategy from the 5th EU-Africa summit

On 29 and 30 November 2017, African and European Heads of State and Government will gather in Abidjan for the 5th EU-Afr... Read More

Call for consultancy

Brussels, 30 September 2017, ACT Alliance EU is seeking consultants to conduct a study on European Union climate fina... Read More

NGOs call EU Member States to reject new EC proposal on migration partnerships

ACT Alliance EU joined a coalition of more than 100 civil society organisations calling EU Heads of States to reject a C... Read More


What's in the new European Consensus on Development

In June 2017, the European institutions and the EU member states adopted a new Consensus on Development presenting their... Read More

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CONCORD Aid Watch report 2017

The 2017 CONCORD Aid Watch report shows that over the last 5 years, Official Development Assistance from the EU has incr... Read More

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CONCORD EU Delegations report 2017

The 2017 EU Delegations report aims to assess, from a CSO perspective, how EUDs support an enabling environment for civi... Read More