Annual report 2023

The coordination group of the network approved the annual report 2023 on the 12th of April 2024. In this report which is the first annual report of the network the secretariat informs about the progress made. The network has been instrumental this year for developing several larger activities which will result in the ability to […]

Civil Society for EU

As a Network of organisations that supports citizen initiatives in global solidarity we see that civil society in Europe is under pressure. Therefore we endorse the #CivilsocietyforEU campaign and call on the future European Parliament and Commission to adopt an EU-wide Civil Society Strategy and an Agreement on Civil Dialogue. We invite our members to join the campaign […]

CIGS in Senegal and Nepal compared

In 2023 a group of researchers led by Sara Kinsbergen from the Radboud University studied the role that CIGS from France, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands play in Senegal and Nepal. This research provided new insights in the importance of CIGS and as well about the impact the support they receive in their countries of […]

Social media contest Mindchangers

Member organisations COP and RESACOOP participate in the project Mindchangers – Regions and Youth for Planet and People that launched a new social media contest! The social media contest is aimed at young people living in the EU aged between 18 and 35. The request is to produce a short video that shows their commitment to […]

CIGS capacity building and the European elections

On 7 March the Capacity Building Working group of the network discussed the upcoming European elections and what direct and indirect implications they could have for the work of CIGS in Europe. We heard country reports from Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium/Flanders, Finland, and Poland. We discussed the challenges that the right-wing and populist trends might […]

CIGS capacity building and the European elections

On 7 March at 11:00 CEST the Capacity Building Working group will meet again and discuss what we can await from the upcoming European election. We will have an external view on direct or indirect implications of election result scenarios on our capacity building activities and possibilities for CIGS. And an internal view on our […]

Tales from the Białowieża Forest – short documentary film

The Partnership foundation from Poland invites us to watch their film titled “People for nature. Tales from the Białowieża Forest“. The documentary is a poetic meeting with people involved in the protection of the Białowieża Forest from the Nature and Culture House set up at an old schoolhouse in Teremiski. The film brings together the […]

New statutes to be prepared?

The coordination group of the network met at the 11th of January for the first time in 2024. During this meeting new members Sloga from Slovenia and Grupa Zagranica from Poland introduced themselves. Both of them are platforms that unite both CIGS and larger international cooperation NGOs in their respective countries. During the meeting as […]

Contest: Young people at the wheel

Wilde Ganzen informed you recently about the competition ‘Young people at the wheel’. This is a contest in which partner organisation of European CIGS have a chance to receive project support of €5.000, €7.500 or €10.000!  This contest is open to small European NGOs that cooperate with partners in ODA countries.     Download here […]

Supporting informal groups

For several reasons the level of formalisation of civil society seems to decrease. During a meeting of the funding working group we discussed if we can support groups that have no form of registration or that we should refrain from it. During the meeting we had members from the Belgium, the EU and the Netherlands […]