Secretary reflects on developments

Our secretary ErnstJan Stroes recently had the opportunity to reflect on the development of the European Network for Citizen Initiatives in Global Solidarity at the Collective Leadership Institute’s 2024 “Transformation Literacy Conference!” Here you can find his reflections, alongside other inspiring discussions.  The annual online conference of the Collective Leadership Institute is to share reflections […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]