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

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


Promoting Civic space in EU external action

ACT Alliance EU and its members contributed to a new paper by CONCORD that looks at the key components of the enabling e... Read More

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Development budget and objectives at risk in future EU Multi-annual Financial Framework

ACT Alliance EU is closely monitoring the preparation of the EC proposal for the post 2020 EU multi-annual financial fra... 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