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

Development money to fund the military

A press release from our German member, Bread for the World, calling the European Parliament and the Member States to re... 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

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High time to move on EU Strategy for Agenda 2030

EU NGOs call on President Juncker to set out, as a matter of great urgency, how the EU will respond with clarity and con... Read More

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Time for a visionary EU Global Strategy

Together with CONCORD and with the Human Rights and Democracy Network, ACT Alliance EU sent strong messages to the EU on... Read More

Attacks on Hatefree campaign and Czech Diaconia

On the night of April 23rd the office of Czech relief and development organisation Diaconia ECCB was targeted by neo-naz... Read More

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9 essential elements for EU implementation of the SDGs

This CONCORD paper highlights 9 essential elements that the EU and its Member States should integrate in their plans for... 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

NGO recommendations for an external investment plan fit for development

When using ODA to leverage private finance through blending and bank guarantees, it is essential to put the right safegu... Read More

New direction for EU Development Policy and Cooperation

The briefing paper presents an overview of current trends in EU development policy  and how they might influence decisio... Read More