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 […]

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 Lafede.cat joins

At the 29th of March Lafede.cat from Barcelona joined the network. Lafede.cat 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.  Lafede.cat has been cooperating […]

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 […]