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


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New ACT Alliance - IDS report on the implications of civic space for the SDGs

This report that was commissioned by the ACT Alliance from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, Sussex), analyses... Read More

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How to strengthen Civil Society space and participation in future EU-ACP relations

In a context of growing criticism and restriction of civil society action in all parts of the world it is essential for... Read More

A woman reading a book next to a graffiti illustrating the 5th priority of the Juncker's Commission: "A deeper and fairer economic and monetary union", at an artist collectiv called Les Frigos, in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris, France.
EFSD+: stronger safeguards are needed when using ODA to leverage investments

ACT Alliance EU is seriously concerned by the proposal put forward by the European Commission for the creation of a new... Read More