First results of international research on CIGS in Senegal and Nepal

Recently a team of young researchers finished part of the second phase of the study on CIGS based in France, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands that are working with a multitude of organisations and communities in Nepal and Senegal. At the 1st of June the international research team came together to discuss the intermediate results: […]

Development through Eco-tourism

More and more local communities across the globe are struggling to maintain the uniqueness of the places they live in and at the same time to balance this with their economic development. Ecotourism may serve as a tool for enhancing quality of life, increasing opportunities for environmentally responsible economic development, and conserving fragile natural resources, […]

Catalan network joins

At the 29th of March from Barcelona joined the network. is a network that supports its members in working actively on global solidarity and equality both in Catalonia and in other parts of the world. It works with its members on international cooperation, peace building and strengthening human rights. has been cooperating […]

Local authorities and CIGS

The support to CIGS that local and regional governments offer differ widely within Europe. On the meeting of the funding working group of the network at the 23rd of March we discussed this theme with representatives from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. Furthermore CLI presented the initiative that they have taken to apply […]

New member: LAPAS from Latvia

The Latvian network for development NGOs LAPAS declared its support to the founding statement of the network on the 13th of February 2023 and became the 16th member of the network. Now the network is represented in 12 European countries. The Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) was established in 2004. The same year, when […]

Income generating projects

On the 6th of April the funding working group will exchange experiences on income generating projects. Income generating projects are such projects in which the main purpose is to create a income/profit for a group of local beneficiaries.  In case of income generating projects we as funders are invited to participate in the investments related […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]