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 […]

Funding informal groups

On the Thursday the 26th of October the Funding Working Group of the network will have a working group meeting form 11:00 till 12:30 about funding informal groups. Especially young people are more and more cooperating in informal settings, having no wish to register themselves. For funders who would like to fund international projects in […]

Regional CIGS network from France REASCOOP joins

One of the larger regional CIGS networks from France RESACOOP, has joind our network this summer. RESACOOP facilitates international cooperation initiatives from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. These can be initiatives from both citizens and local authorities in the region. RESACOOP supports more than 500 citizen initiatives arround the cities of Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Étienne, Clermont-Ferrand and Chambéry. […]

Professor on Citizens in Sustainable Development

Sara Kinsbergen is coordinating a lot of research for the research working group of the European Network for Citizen Initiatives in Global Solidarity. At the 1st of July 2023 she has been appointed Professor on Citizens’ Role in Sustainable Development at the Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. For many years already Sara is […]

EU DEAR Programme launches new webiste

The Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Programme of the Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG-INTPA) of the European Commission launched a new website. This new website has been thoughtfully designed to foster stronger engagement among the DEAR wider community. It offers information about the projects´ results, participating countries, organisations, news, and resources. News and resources will […]

Transformative Partnership Award launched to recognize exceptional collaboration

The Collective Leadership Institute (CLI, German member of the European Network for CIGS) launched a new Award for civil society organisations who partner with other sectors. With the Transformative Partnership Award, CLI would like to fill the gap that most awards purely focus on results, instead of the development of quality processes and methods towards […]

New member the Slovenian network for Development NGOs SLOGA

At the 31st of March 2023 SLOGA the Slovenian network for development NGOs joined the European Network for Citizen Initiatives in Global Solidarity. SLOGA unites 37 Slovenian NGOs involved in development aid. Many of these Slovenian NGOs can be considered citizen initiatives in global solidarity. SLOGA as well plays an important role in monitoring the […]