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Eurodad International Conference 2017
Nearly 200 participants from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America gathered in Den Haag, the Netherlands, for three days of debates, workshops, presentations and networking at the Eurodad Conference "Alternative Policies for a sustainable world". Full presentations, notes and recordings from the key sessions will be available shortly, but in the meantime you can watch the highlights video and slideshow.
Proposals to regulate a new multi-billion euro EU fund aimed at driving more private investment in development have been agreed by the European Parliament, member states and the European Commission. But campaigners say there is a risk that billions of euros of tax payers’ money will benefit big multinational corporations at the expense of the people in poverty that it is meant to support.
Eurodad, along with eighteen other NGOs, has written to the President of the EIB Werner Hoyer, voicing concerns that consultations over the complaints mechanism are not open or inclusive, and that civil society is being ignored. Read the full text of the letter here.
We believe that informing and consulting with civil society organisations is critical to ensuring they can effectively play their role as watchdogs to promote public accountability, and to ensure that donors are not losing sight of development aid’s core purpose: reducing poverty, fighting inequality, and making sure no one is left behind. However, the last Senior Level Meeting of the OECD DAC was closed to CSOs.
New staff at Eurodad
We're delighted to welcome two new staff to Eurodad:
Mark Perera, who joins us in mid-July as Senior Networking and Advocacy Officer.
Natalia Mielech who has already started as Communications Associate.