The European Network for Citizen Initiatives in Global Solidarity serves to enable knowledge exchange between its members. Knowledge on the best ways to support and facilitate the activities of citizen initiatives in global solidarity (CIGS) in Europe and world wide. We study the activities of CIGS in different European countries and in the world and evaluate our own support practises. Through this we identify good practises in; capacity building, funding, peer-learning and advocacy for CIGS. This helps to increase the impact of CIGS and their partners on achieving the sustainable development goals. It contributes to an increase in public support for global solidarity in communities all over Europe and leads to more public engagement in global solidarity.
The mission of the European Network for Citizen Initiatives in Global Solidarity’s is to create and support a Europe where citizens play an active and positive role in the achievement of the sustainable development goals and human rights worldwide. As a European network it embraces the European values as a base for international action. In its work the network seeks ways to improve support practises for CIGS in Europe. The network aims to increase the relevance of CIGS for the development of communities elsewhere in the world, for public support to international solidarity, and active engagement in global solidarity.
The main activity of the network is to enable and facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge, experience, and practises between its members. For this purpose there are four working groups:
Action on European matters of relevance for CIGS or for the members of the network is undertaken by the coordination group of the network, as is the management and organisation of the network as a whole.