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

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

Coronavirus tide cannot be turned without the leadership of local communities and faith leaders

ACT Alliance EU joined efforts with humanitarian and development faith networks EU-CORD, Caritas Europa and Islamic Reli... Read More

Shrinking space: 27 NGOs write to Commissioner Jourová on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs)

ACT Alliance EU joined 26 other organisations in writing to Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Tra... Read More


A critical eye on the post-Cotonou EU-OACPS partnership agreement

After 2 years of negotiations, the EU and ACP negotiators adopted a new binding agreement for the coming 20 years. The t... Read More

Post 2020 EU aid must address structural and new COVID related inequalities in education

In response to Commissioner Urpilainen's commitment to allocate 10% of EU's aid to education, ACT EU, FCA and 10 other N... Read More

ACT EU submission on EU Gender Action Plan III

ACT EU view is that an important added value of GAP III would be to promote gender appropriate actions and focus across... Read More