On the occasion of the European Development Days (EDD) and World Environment Day, CARE International, CIDSE, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, ACT Alliance EU, WWF and GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice urge the European Union to step up its ambition in climate action.
History of CARE in Belgium
CARE International representation office in Brussels was founded in December 2013. CARE International EU strives to ensure that CARE's expertise and advocacy priorities are represented in European Union (EU) institutions.
The office works closely with EU Member states, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), the European External Action Service (EEAS) the European Commission (EC), the International Cooperation and Development department (DEVCO), and the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).
CARE's engagement with EU institutions is both bilateral and through informal and formal NGO coalitions and networks, based on common advocacy objectives. CARE International is a member of CONCORD (European NGO confederation for relief and development), VOICE (Network representing European NGOs working in Emergencies), and a partner of Crisis Action.
In addition to its advocacy work, the CI EU office also supports other parts of the CARE confederation on EC funding opportunities, grant compliance, EC contract management and audit preparedness.