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Eurodad (the European Network on Debt and Development) is a network of 47 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 20 European countries, which works for transformative yet specific changes to global and European policies, institutions, rules and structures to ensure a democratically controlled, environmentally sustainable financial and economic system that works to eradicate poverty and ensure human rights for all.

Our focus is on strengthening the power of European CSOs, working as part of a global movement to push governments and powerful institutions to adopt transformative changes to the global economic and financial system. 

Eurodad's Strategic Plan sets ambitious goals to help achieve: tax justice to stem the loss of resources in developing countries; ending debt crises that hinder economic progress; effective aid that will transform lives; publicly-backed private finance and investment agreements that accelerate development results; climate finance that is responsive to the climate adaptation and mitigation priorities of developing countries; and financial sector rules that promote prosperity and do no harm. Eurodad also has crosscutting priorities, which we integrate into all our work, of gender equality, global economic good governance, and responsible finance standards.

The main institutions targeted by the Eurodad network include European governments, the World Bank, the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 

Eurodad's vision is a world with:

  • Economic justice for all – an end to relative poverty and to the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few. 
  • Fair, democratic, accountable and transparent governance – at local, national, regional and global level where all countries have a say, and all people can exercise their right to participate. 
  • Finance that serves the people – and helps ensure human rights for all, and an environmentally sustainable planet. This means it is publicly regulated to meet social ends and recognise environmental limits, and enhances systems of redistribution to ensure economic justice. 

Eurodad's key strengths include:
  • Our deep and detailed understanding of the issues we work on. 
  • Our respected position with other allies and civil society networks, and our work with global and regional coalitions, in particular, our ability to develop joint strategies within our membership network, and our strong cooperation with allies from the global south.
  • Our good connections to policy-makers and other influencers.
  • Our ability to develop results-focussed strategies, and track progress to our goals. 
We adopt a flexible approach to the role we play, ensuring we focus on what our most useful contribution can be – in any given situation – to making the desired transformative policy change happen, recognising the strengths of our members and partners. We prioritise cooperation with partners from the global south, seeking to work in partnership whenever possible, to listen to and respect their priorities, and to try to align ourselves to those.

Eurodad has existed since 1990 and has been registered as a non-profit organisation in Belgium since 2005.  Full information on Eurodad’s funding and finances is available in our annual reports.

Read a summary of Eurodad's Strategy 2015-2019

Eurodad staff are formally accountable to the network members through two main routes: the General Assembly and the Board. These bodies are described here.

General Assembly

Eurodad has a General Assembly of its members at least once per year. This is the time when all member organisations can help determine the strategic direction and management of Eurodad. At General Assemblies the main tasks of Eurodad member group representatives are to:

  • elect board members;
  • elect new Eurodad member groups;
  • approve financial reports and budgets;
  • debate and approve annual workplans and Eurodad's Strategic Plan.

Board of Directors 

Eurodad’s work is overseen by the Board. The Board consists of between five and twelve people, drawn from member organisations and elected for three-year terms by members at the General Assembly. The board provides guidance to the staff on the substance, priorities and modalities of the network’s programme, as well as on financial and grant management, organisational development, and human resources issues. The board normally meets four times per year.

The current members of the Board are as follows: (organisation, country, representative)

Browse Eurodad’s annual reports

Read the 2015 Annual Report.


There are currently no vacancies.

Alessandra Garda

Grants & MEL Coordinator

Roles: grants, MEL

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+32 2 893 08 43
agarda[at]eurodad.org

Antonia Vorner

Finance, Grants and Office Manager

Roles: finance, grants, office, fundraising coordination, legal, HR

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+32 2 894 46 46
avorner[at]eurodad.org

Bodo Ellmers

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Roles: research and advocacy

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+32 2 894 46 51
bellmers[at]eurodad.org

Dominique Monti

Volunteer

Roles: administration and translation support

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+32 2 894 46 50
dmonti[at]eurodad.org

Jasper De Meyer

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Roles: policy research, analysis, advocacy

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+32 2 894 46 41
jdemeyer[at]eurodad.org

Jeroen Kwakkenbos

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Roles: research and advocacy

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+32 2 894 46 48
jkwakkenbos[at]eurodad.org

Jeronimo Ruiz Victoria

Grants & Admin Officer

Roles: office management, grants, IT and events

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+32 2 893 08 53
jvictoria[at]eurodad.org

Jesse Griffiths

Director

Roles: strategic planning, fundraising, network building, research and advocacy

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+32 2 894 46 42
jgriffiths[at]eurodad.org

Jill McArdle

Communications Assistant

Roles: communications

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+32 2 893 08 57
jmcardle[at]eurodad.org

Julia Ravenscroft

Communications Manager (on Maternity Leave)

Roles: communications

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+32 2 893 08 54
jravenscroft[at]eurodad.org

Kami Tiba

Events, Admin and Fundraising Assistant

Roles: Events, admin, fundraising

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+32 2 893 08 53
ktiba[at]eurodad.org

María José Romero

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Private finance and DFIs

Roles: research and advocacy

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+32 2 894 46 47
mromero[at]eurodad.org

Martin Atkin

Senior Communications Consultant

Roles: Communications

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+44 (0)779 544 3607
matkin[at]eurodad.org

Mathieu Vervynckt

Policy and Research Analyst

Roles: policy, research, advocacy

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+32 2 893 08 59
mvervynckt[at]eurodad.org

Polly Meeks

Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer - Aid

Roles: Policy, advocacy, research

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+32 2 894 46 45
pmeeks[at]eurodad.org

Sachan Kumar

Finance and HR Officer

Roles: Finance, HR

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+ 32 2 894 46 44
skumar[at]eurodad.org

Tove Maria Ryding

Policy and Advocacy Manager for Tax Justice

Roles: research, advocacy, coordination

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+32 4 9120 87 90
tryding[at]eurodad.org

Civil Society dialogues on sustainable finance Europe – Republic of Korea

The Alliance between the South-Korean CSO People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) and Eurodad was set up in January 2012 with the aim of strengthening cooperation between civil society in the EU and in the Republic of Korea. Through experience-sharing and mutual learning, the Alliance enhances their capacities to engage in policy dialogues and to coordinates joint advocacy towards a more sustainable global finance. This project is implemented with the financial support of the European Commission. Through this alliance, PSPD and Eurodad are opening an important channel for knowledge and experience sharing, and joint advocacy towards more sustainable global finance.

Global power balances are changing

Emerging economies are gaining more and more economic and political importance while traditional powers are declining. The world is facing more and more global challenges that call for a global answer. A global civil society is therefore needed in order to address global policy. However, CSOs have been behind on working together to monitor what our governments do. While both European and Korean civil society organisations have solid expertise and long-standing track record in policy and advocacy on responsible and sustainable finance for development, so far there have been very few interactions. PSPD and Eurodad aim to challenge decision makers together, at the national, regional and global levels.


Who are we?

PSPD works on institutionalisation of civil participation in democracy, state power and socio-economic reform. Especially, the People’s Economic Committee at PSPD suggests alternatives for sound market order and monitors unfair trading activities. CSOs in the ROK have proliferated since the beginning of the democratisation process in the 1980s and have been an important factor in deepening the democratisation process. The PSPD has also developed in-depth analysis and expertise on the issues of financial institutions and sustainable development. Eurodad is a CSO network conducting research and advocacy on development finance. Together with its members, Eurodad pushes for finance to be conducive to development. Responsible finance standards is at core of everything we do. Therefore, in 2011, Eurodad published a Responsible Finance Charter which sets out standards that would make loans and investments fit for development.

EuroIFInet

Who we are
The European International Financial Institutions Network (EuroIFInet) is an informal but active network of European NGOs who are committed to watching and holding to account the international financial institutions with regard to their role in international development issues. The network functions as a loose coalition of equal partners who recognise the added value of working together to drive change and tackle issues which are beyond the scope of one organisation. The network brings together information and analysis from a diverse group of development finance actors in Europe, allowing for a pooling of knowledge, resources and ideas between groups who share similar objectives.

What we do
EuroIFInet provides a forum firstly for sharing information updates, secondly for facilitating engagement and strategising, and thirdly for enabling the execution of joint actions. The network also identifies opportunities and priorities regarding development finance issues relevant to the network such as governance of the IFIs, conditionality, safeguards, debt, tax, trade, climate finance, and private-sector finance. EuroIFInet also follows projects, especially infrastructure projects and the extractive industries, in light of reducing harm from projects, ensuring respect for environmental and human rights criteria, and guaranteeing effective participation.

A guide on how to join and work with the EuroIFInet network can be found in the document here.

 An online repository with resources on effective advocacy and in-depth analysis can be accessed here.