ChildFund Alliance join CONCORD

ChildFund Alliance have become the latest member of CONCORD, the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development.

Kristin Hedstrom, head of our EU office and Solene Edouard, Global Operations Manager for ChildFund Alliance, were invited to the annual CONCORD General Assembly in Brussels on June 10 and 11 where ChildFund were welcomed as a new member.

CONCORD represents 2,400 NGOs which are supported by millions of citizens across Europe and is the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy.

At a global level, CONCORD is actively involved in the Beyond 2015 campaign and the International Forum of NGO platforms.

It is a not for profit organization, founded in 2003 by development NGOs from across Europe and the Secretariat is based in Brussels. The organizational name is an acronym based on 'CONfederation for Cooperation of Relief and Development NGOs'.

Their vision is ‘of a world in which poverty and inequality have been ended; in which decisions are based on social justice, gender equality and upon our responsibility to future generations; where every person has the right to live in dignity, on an equal basis, free from poverty and sustainability.’