Tag Civil Society

The migration debate: looking for a new narrative

Brussels – It has been a busy week for philanthropy in the European capital. Over 150 delegates from foundations, EU institutions and CSOs gathered in the BOZAR in Brussels to discuss the main challenges facing people and communities in Europe over the next few years. As the annual interface between philanthropy and EU institutions, EuroPhilantopics 2014 was an opportunity for participants to collaborate on shared agendas and deepen their knowledge of social issues. Co-organized by the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the event invited over twenty international speakers to debate on a range of topics and discuss improved approaches to policy development, practice and funding. Migration was unsurprisingly top of the agenda.

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Hopes of controlling Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak remain grim

Freetown – The fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa seems to be hanging in the balance as Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr Abubakar Fofana told IPS that the government is overwhelmed by the outbreak.

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Burkina Faso: Is the cure more dangerous than the disease?

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the excitement and the romance of Burkina Faso’s popular revolution. But revolutions solve nothing on their own, it’s what comes next that really counts. Unfortunately, Africa’s recent track record in this department is poor. The odds of a success story, at least in the short term, are not in Burkina Faso’s favour.

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Voice of Pende Radio is back on air after two years

Fondation Hirondelle and Fondation Ndeke Luka are pushing ahead with their plan to rehabilitate community radios in the Central African Republic (CAR), despite the difficulties and constraints of the current situation there.This plan is being carried out in partnership with ARC (Community Radio Association) and with funding from the European Union.

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As World Food Day approaches, one in four South Africans are hungry

October 16 is World Food Day. As the 20th World Food Day since the establishment of our democracy dawns on South Africa, a grim shadow of hunger and malnutrition hangs over the gains of the democratic era.

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Francesco Petrelli (CONCORD Italia): ‘Ms. Mogherini must make migration a top priority’

‘We cannot expect other countries to respect EU values when people trying to reach Europe are denied the basic right to life’, says Francesco Petrelli, spokesperson for CONCORD Italia. ‘Migration concerns all Member States, not only those situated along the Mediterranean Coast, and it should be a top priority in the EU’s political agenda’. In an interview with, Mr. Petrelli discusses the high points expressed by Federica Mogherini – the EU High Representative-designate for Foreign affairs and Security Policy – during her hearing last week, enounces CONCORD’s priorities and shares his expectations from European institutions, including the European External Action Service (EEAS).

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