About the Institution: CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organizations: 28 national associations, 20 international networks and 3 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. It is a member-led organization which means that the members give the strategic direction of the confederation. Founded in 2003 by development NGOs from across Europe, our organizational name CONCORD is an acronym based on ‘CONfederation for COoperation of Relief and Development NGOs’.
It aims to strengthen the impact of European development NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions and to positively influence the European Development policies for a fair, just and sustainable world. (Read more)
Life Skills-Related: DEEEP (finalized in December 2015) and Global Citizenship Education and People Engagement. DEEEP has been existing for 12 years as European Commission funded project of CONCORD’s Development Awareness Raising and Education Forum (DARE Forum) with four project phases of three years each: from DEEEP1 to DEEEP4. DEEEP is ending, but the work on global citizenship “towards a world citizens’ movement” is more relevant than ever. An increasing number of actors, including CONCORD, recognised that thinking in terms of “North” and “South” or other traditional development paradigms won’t help us to address the multiple global and systemic crises we are facing as humanity: NGOs, movements, people from all over the world have to work together on a joint and multi-dimensional agenda, that does not know “single issues”.