Sector manifestos for Europe

Sector umbrella NCVO has issued a manifesto for the European elections (22nd May), ‘Towards a More Open Europe’. This follows extensive engagement with members and partners through the European Funding Network and sets out a range of recommendations that would allow for a more open and accountable European Union.

More at NCVO, including download link, and there is further background on member responses to the question “What does Europe mean to you?” at http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2014/04/25/what-does-europe-mean-to-you/.

Meanwhile, a politically independent campaign that encourages a debate on achieving a fairer Europe at home and abroad has been launched by Concord alongside organisations such as the Climate Action Network and Action for Global Health. The ‘Europe We Want’ website is at http://en.europewewant.eu/. (Concord is the European NGO confederation for relief and development).

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