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  • European Development Days 2019_The guardians of the territory

    Elisabetta Cangelosi created a new event | 28 May 2019
    18 Jun
    From
    in (Belgium)
    Organised by Protect the Defenders -European Union External Action Service-International Land Coalition
    Indigenous peoples and environmental human rights defenders are today under menace: environmental degradation driven by political and economic interests aggravates inequality and impacts on communities, who are denied basic rights and face repression. Indigenous peoples and environmental human...
  • European Development Days 2019_The guardians of the territory

    Elisabetta Cangelosi created a new event | 28 May 2019
    18 Jun
    From
    in (Belgium)
    Organised by Protect the Defenders -European Union External Action Service-International Land Coalition
    Indigenous peoples and environmental human rights defenders are today under menace: environmental degradation driven by political and economic interests aggravates inequality and impacts on communities, who are denied basic rights and face repression. Indigenous peoples and environmental human...
  • The National Land Institutions Regional Workshop to Secure Community Land Rights in Africa

    Sabine Pallas created a new learning event | 10 May 2019
    21 May
    From to
    in (Madagascar)
    Organised by International Land Coalition (ILC), Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the civil society network, le Solidarité des Intervenants sur le Foncier (SIF)
    African governments are taking actions to reverse the damages caused by long years of land conflicts and weak tenure systems by working towards developing people centred land reforms. But such systems need to look beyond legal frameworks. Governments must weigh the opportunities and challenges that...
  • The National Land Institutions Regional Workshop to Secure Community Land Rights in Africa

    Sabine Pallas created a new learning event | 10 May 2019
    21 May
    From to
    in (Madagascar)
    Organised by International Land Coalition (ILC), Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the civil society network, le Solidarité des Intervenants sur le Foncier (SIF)
    African governments are taking actions to reverse the damages caused by long years of land conflicts and weak tenure systems by working towards developing people centred land reforms. But such systems need to look beyond legal frameworks. Governments must weigh the opportunities and challenges that...
  • Global Land Forum 2018

    Sabine Pallas updated the event | 30 August 2018
    24 Sep
    From to
    in Bandung (Indonesia)
    Organised by International Land Colaition
    The International Land Coalition (ILC) is pleased to announce the 2018 Global Land Forum to be held in Bandung, Indonesia 22-27 September 2018 . Co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia and a National Organising Committee of civil society organisations, the event is a space for dialogue and sharing...
  • Global Land Forum 2018

    Sabine Pallas updated the event | 30 August 2018
    24 Sep
    From to
    in Bandung (Indonesia)
    Organised by International Land Colaition
    The International Land Coalition (ILC) is pleased to announce the 2018 Global Land Forum to be held in Bandung, Indonesia 22-27 September 2018 . Co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia and a National Organising Committee of civil society organisations, the event is a space for dialogue and sharing...
  • Land in German Development Cooperation: Guiding Principles, Challenges and Prospects for the Future

    Marc Nolting uploaded a new Document | 2 March 2016
    Land tenure systems are of fundamental importance for efficient agricultural production, reducing poverty and conflicts and attaining social equity. Considering their complexity and sensibility, they are essential for securing enduring, self-supporting and sustainable development. In fact, securing...
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  • Land in German Development Cooperation: Guiding Principles, Challenges and Prospects for the Future

    Marc Nolting uploaded a new Document | 2 March 2016
    Land tenure systems are of fundamental importance for efficient agricultural production, reducing poverty and conflicts and attaining social equity. Considering their complexity and sensibility, they are essential for securing enduring, self-supporting and sustainable development. In fact, securing...
    0 0 368 1 549
  • Land Tenure And Gender: Approaches And Challanges For Strengthening Rural Women's Land Rights

    Marc Nolting uploaded a new Document | 8 September 2015
    Land tenure security is crucial for women's empowerment and a prerequisite for building secure and resilient communities. Tenure is affected by many and often contradictory sets of rules, laws, customs, traditions, and perceptions. For most rural women, land tenure is complicated, with access and...
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  • Land Tenure And Gender: Approaches And Challanges For Strengthening Rural Women's Land Rights

    Marc Nolting uploaded a new Document | 8 September 2015
    Land tenure security is crucial for women's empowerment and a prerequisite for building secure and resilient communities. Tenure is affected by many and often contradictory sets of rules, laws, customs, traditions, and perceptions. For most rural women, land tenure is complicated, with access and...
    0 0 324 851
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During the EU HARDs meeting of 21 January 2009, following a proposal from the Commission, it was agreed to re-activate the EU Working Group on Land Issues. The previous EU taskforce on land issues which started in 2002 developed inputs for the EU land policy guidelines. This taskforce stopped after the EU guidelines were approved in December 2004. The reinstated EU Working Group should coordinate current efforts of the Commission (EC) and Member States (MS), share relevant experiences, observe, monitor and analyse local, regional, continental and global initiatives on land issues.

The main objectives of the Working Group are (i) to share information, exchange experiences and (ii) develop common EU positions and recommendations on land policy and reform initiatives in developing countries.

The core Working Group is composed of representatives from the EC and MS. However, meetings are open to non EU European countries (e.g. Switzerland, Norway) development agencies, international organizations and financial institutions that are active in land-related interventions in developing countries.

The Working Group meets at least twice a year under the chairmanship of the EC; meetings can be hosted by European development partners.

Group created on
20 November 2009

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