Lithuanian NGDO platform joins the network

The Lithuanian platform for development NGOs, Vystomojo bendradarbiavimo platforma (VBP), joined the European Network for CIGS in January 2023. VBP represents a great diversity of Lithuanian NGOs active in development. Among the members of their platform are not only CIGS but as well larger Lithuanian NGOs. The majority of NGOs in Lithuania is though quite […]

Different conditions result in different CIGS

A comparative research on the differences between French, Dutch and Flemish CIGS was conducted in 2022 by researchers from the Radboud University and Belgian researchers and financed by members of the Network. This research revealed interesting differences between the CIGS from the different countries. It showed that the conditions authorities and other entities create for […]

Child care practices in funding

On the 29th of September there was a meeting of the funding working group on how to include child care policies into funding practices. Some key take away’s from this meeting were: Most of us put efforts into child protection and especially de-institutionalizing child care, Orphanages are almost never financed in case they are financed […]

CIGS and local authorities

During our working group meeting on decentralized government it appeared that all members of the network stimulate or even require CIGS and their partners to cooperate with local authorities. This is a way to guarantee sustainability of the project results. Moreover it helps to promote rights based development.  It appeared that local authority twinning arrangements are an […]

Survey on youth organisations and organisations working with youth and global issues

In 2020 five platform organisations, members of the European Network for CIGS,  from Finland, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands conducted a survey among the youth organisations they work with and that are members of their platforms. They asked 171 organisations of which 51 replied to their questionnaire. These organisations worked with more than 2.000 […]

Citizens for Citizens

In times of crisis many citizens feel compelled to undertake action. The current refugee crisis that is taking place as a result of the Russian invasion in Ukraine is such a crisis. Citizens decide overnight to undertake action. Citizen Initiatives in Global Solidarity are often the rally points through which such actions can take place. […]

2022 summer coordination group meeting

On the 5th of July the coordination group of the network met. During the meeting we talked about the participation of the secretary in the conference on a European Civil Society Strategy in Budapest. This conference was very inspiring and shed a new light on the occurring suppression of civil society organisations in Europe and […]

CIGS and local authorities

Decentralized government appears to be a cornerstone in democratic societies. A cornerstone of societies with much space for CIGS, and civil society in general. As a result members of the network have been developing toolkits and training activities with which they build the capacity of CIGS and their partner to cooperate with for instance municipalities […]

2022 spring coordination group meeting

On Monday the 16th of May the coordination group of the network met. During the meeting we welcomed our new member the Finish Development NGO network FINGO. We spoke about developments in Ukraine in relation to the actions of CIGS. A special leaflet was made for the members of the network to inform the public […]

Join the 2nd research phase of ‘CIGS in Europe’ study

2nd research phase ‘CIGS in Europe’ Members of the research working group are invited to join the 2nd phase of the research ‘CIGS in Europe’.  The first phase of the research focussed on the role and position of CIGS in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, France and Belgium. In this second phase the research will […]