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  1. A Whole-of-Society Approach for a new Africa-Europe Alliance

    On 5 April 2019, the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) and the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development(DG DEVCO) of the European Commission organised a workshop with 30 representatives of foundations, diaspora groups, the private sector, academia and social...
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  2. Civil society: Resilience amid changing times

    In recent years, an increase in authoritarian regimes and the introduction of restrictive laws have resulted in a shrinking space for civil society in over a hundred countries. Engaging civil society actors at the international level and including their say in development policies can counter these...
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  3. The European Policy Forum on Development: Bridging the global agenda

    The Policy Forum on Development (PFD) provides a platform for members of civil society, local authorities, the private sector and European institutions to shape development policies together. The first European Regional Meeting in Ghent in January 2018 provided a chance for a discussion on what...
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  4. Supporting Local Actors in a Challenging Environment

    Groups representing citizen interests around the world are under pressure. Funding cuts and restrictive laws are curtailing their freedom to operate, and many participants at the 2016 Policy Forum on Development (PFD) and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Forum spoke of a ‘shrinking space’ in which...
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