Category: Blog

Leaving development cooperation behind: is the EU turning its back on Agenda 2030?

Brussels – 14 June 2018 While many are rejoicing at the prospects of increased resources for external action in the face of Brexit, this is by no means justified. The proposal for a Neighborhood, Development, International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) does not constitute an EU pledge to support partner countries’ efforts to “leave no one behind”. Read More …

Civil society reaction to leaked proposal for next EU research programme

Civil society has published a reaction to the leaked impact assessment of the next EU Research Framework Programme (FP9) and the European Commission’s proposal to merge of parts of Horizon 2020 Pillar II with Pillar III into one pillar “Global Challenges”. The next programme will build on the current programme Horizon 2020, which include three pillars Read More …

Engaging citizens and civil society in defining FP9’s missions and maximising societal impact

There is wide recognition that engagement of civil society organisations and citizens has been suboptimal in defining research and innovation (R&I) priorities in Horizon 2020 and in previous EU Research Framework Programmes. Given the increasing importance of communicating, connecting and engaging with European citizens and civil society on the definition of research priorities, this brief Read More …

EU Research Policies for Peace, People and Planet – Civil Society Perspective on FP9

Peace people and planet – Campaigners call for EU research agenda to shift focus from private benefits to global public goods Brussels, 30 June 2017 – Ahead of the conference “Research – Shaping our Future” on 3 July, gathering leading EU policymakers, innovators and research institutions, civil society groups call for the next EU Research Read More …

Ensuring Equitable Access to Medicines – Discussion on The Way Forward

Access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, a key priority of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health (SDG 3), remains a severe threat for millions of people worldwide. Often, health budgets can no longer cover the costs of extremely high-priced medicines, especially in countries transitioning from donor support. These challenges are becoming pressing in ACP Read More …

Pour un Secrétaire d’Etat chargé du développement international

Paris, jeudi 22 juin 2017 – Suite à l’annonce du nouveau gouvernement hier, les ONG de solidarité internationale Action Santé Mondiale, Action Contre la Faim, CARE France et ONE demandent à ce que M. Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE, secrétaire d’Etat auprès du ministre de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères soit officiellement chargé du développement international.   Emmanuel Macron Read More …

La France peut-elle tenir son engagement de consacrer 0,7 % de la richesse nationale à l’aide au développement ?

Cette étude co-écrite par l’Iddri et Action Santé Mondiale consiste à évaluer les efforts budgétaires nécessaires pour atteindre l’objectif de consacrer 0,7 % de la richesse française à l’aide publique au développement. Les engagements des principaux candidats à l’élection présidentielle française de 2017 candidats sont pris au mot : que signifierait budgétairement et politiquement de consacrer Read More …