Humanitarian Assistance

MEP Tomas Tobé – Involving local governments to improve aid effectiveness

The involvement of the local and regional level is crucial to achieve results in development coopera...
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Interview: Urpilainen on COVID-19 – “we are very much working together with the local communities, and local and regional organisations”

This interview with International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen by Beatriz Rios was ...
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Opinion article | EU global response to COVID-19: a global pandemic with local solutions!

This op-ed by PLATFORMA Director, Marlène Siméon, was originally published in English in Euractiv...
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Fons Mallorquí: three emergency projects to reduce the effects of COVID-19 in southern countries

Three emergency projects have been approved by the Executive commission of Fons Mallorquí to reduce...
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Towns and regions are acting worldwide to fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is now spread all over the world and some countries will be soon heavily impac...
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Our 11 recommendations for a coordinated global response to COVID-19

As a pandemic, COVID-19 is a truly global problem which knows no borders. As such, the European Unio...
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Fons Mallorquí approves its cooperation projects for 2019

On March 15, the 26th General Assembly of partners from Fons Mallorquí approved the budget, lines o...
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The importance of involving different stakeholders in peacebuilding processes

Marlène Siméon, director of PLATFORMA, underlines the importance of collaborations between coopera...
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We need a Union Civil Protection Mechanism that supports local governments’ capacities

PLATFORMA has responded to the consultation launched by the European Commission on the Union Civil P...
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PLATFORMA defends the role of local and regional governments in humanitarian assistance

This year, AidEx conference focused on the “localisation” of aid. PLATFORMA and its members were...
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The Global Strategy: comprehensive but not local enough

The new Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy was just presented to EU Member States by Hig...
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Local governments are at the forefront of humanitarian crises

Participants to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (Turkey) made it clear that local actors a...
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PLATFORMA brings the voice of decentralised cooperation to the World Humanitarian Summit

The first World Humanitarian Summit just kicked off today in Istanbul (Turkey) with high expectatio...
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Local authorities should be involved in evaluating humanitarian programmes

The Council conclusions on forced displacement and development are positive but the role of local an...
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