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

Calls for a people-centred, fair and sustainable recovery: New Policy Paper on EU future priorities for development coop...

A new policy paper by ACT Alliance EU highlights key learnings and recommendations for attention and priority in the pos... Read More

Prioritise migration as a development force - Open letter on the EU-Africa partnership

Ahead of the AU-EU Ministerial Meeting and the 6th Africa-EU Summit, ACT Alliance EU and Caritas Europa co-signed a join... Read More

Joint CSO Open Letter on education in the EU-Africa partnership

In the lead-up to the Ministerial Meeting and the 6th Africa-EU Summit, ACT Alliance EU joined 19 Civil Society Organisa... Read More

Call for a transformative partnership in the post-Cotonou Agreement - an Insider’s Guide for civil society

The new partnership agreement between the European Union and the members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and P... Read More

Shifting the EU-AU dialogue toward more transformative actions: How can the new EU-Africa partnership take a balanced an...

It does help to listen to communities to understand what is lacking, instead of imposing our ideas based on what we thin... Read More

European democracy needs a vibrant and independent Civil Society

ACT Alliance EU together with 34 other CSOs signed a Civil Society Europe statement as a contribution to the European Co... Read More

Resources

Social Protection as a basis for self-determined human development

To build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic to a new and different normal, that provides a solid ground for self-de... Read More

Towards a people-centred, fair and sustainable recovery : recommendations for future priorities for EU's development coo...

  The Covid-19 pandemic and the fallout from the measures to control it have exacerbated structural determinants... Read More

Insider's Guide to the New EU-ACP post-Cotonou Agreement

The new partnership agreement between the European Union and the members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and P... Read More