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Audition conjointe d’ONG d’aide au développement

Paris, le 13 mars 2019 –  La Commission des affaires étrangères, de la défense et des forces armées a auditionné plusieurs ONG d’aide au développement, dont Action Santé Mondiale, dans la perspective de la future loi d’orientation et de programmation sur la solidarité internationale (LOP-DSI). – Coordination Sud, CCFD Terre solidaire, Action Santé Mondiale, Plan international France, La Chaîne Read More …

Last chance to safeguard citizen’s protections by removing “Innovation Principle” from Horizon Europe

11 March 2019 – Over 70 civil society organisations have released a statement calling for the removal of the “innovation principle” from Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research programme. Civil society rejects this so-called principle because: it has no legal basis; it is incompatible with the Precautionary Principle; it is a tool created by industry Read More …

Civil society welcomes European Parliament push for a more ambitious EU health budget in 2021-2027

26 February, 2019 Members of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs have reacted to the European Parliament report on the Commission proposal on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+). Civil society has welcomed the Parliament’s suggestion to increase the budget for Health Read More …

How to maximise engagement with society in Horizon Europe: statement from experts on Citizen Engagement

The European Commission invited societal engagement experts to a one day workshop on how best to involve citizens in R&I agenda setting for the implementation of Horizon Europe. The group strongly supports European Commission’s intention to co-create and co-design the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Robust societal engagement is vital to ensuring Read More …

Societal impact at risk in European Parliament position on the next EU research programme

12 December 2018 Civil society has published a reaction to the European Parliament’s position on Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation framework programme. We welcome some improvements within thematic clusters and, more broadly, the recognition of the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, and the role of citizens and civil Read More …

Council supports sustainable development, but more needed to ensure EU R&I delivers benefits for citizens

Civil society has published a reaction to the Council of the European Union’s Partial General Approach on the Regulation for Horizon Europe, the next EU Research Framework Programme. We are encouraged to note that the Council has improved the proposal in several key areas, including by linking the definition and indicators for societal impact and the Read More …

Follow the Funding: Nutrition for Growth Progress Report

The World Health Assembly’s 2012 endorsement of global targets to improve maternal and child nutrition by 2020 was a determined effort, echoed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2013 combined pledge for nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs, which surpassed USD 24 billion, helped to secure support for the long-neglected imperative to improve child nutrition. Now, Read More …