Members Newsletter - July 2021

15 July 2021

Members Newsletter - July 2021

Dear friend,

Welcome to the July edition of our Eurodad members’ newsletter!

Although we only sent our last update a month ago, exciting events and changes have taken place since then. Our virtual General Assembly took place last month, where we welcomed new allies and board members. We have had to say goodbye to some of our current staff members and are preparing ourselves to welcome new ones after the summer break. As well as this, we're able to share some informative and engaging resources, such as recordings of the webinars that took place this month, useful videos and training sessions.

I'd like to also take this opportunity to invite you to save the date for our Virtual Policy Forum this year, which will be taking place in the week of November 22 2021. More information on the Policy Forum itself will be disseminated in September.

And finally, please share your thoughts on how to best make use of our new Knowledge Management Platform tool by filling in this short survey.

All of our staff members are looking forward to a well deserved summer break after such a busy and engaging period. We hope that our members and allies across the globe are staying safe and well as we continue to navigate these ever-changing times. We look forward to reaching out to you again in September, refreshed and ready to continue to work on the fight for financial justice.

Warm Regards,


Jean Saldanha

Eurodad Director


Recording of workshop on network strengthening

On 27th May, the Eurodad network strengthening working group organised a workshop with new and old members to discuss Eurodad's ways of working and how new members can engage with the network.

You can find the recording, notes and documents related to this meeting here.

Recording of the Eurodad General Assembly 2021

The Eurodad General Assembly 2021 took place on 16 June. Like last year, it was a virtual assembly hosted on Zoom. Eurodad members and allies can access the full recording of the General Assembly on the Knowledge Management Platform here, where you can also find the work plans that the policy teams discussed.

Welcoming new allies

We are delighted to welcome two new statutory allies to the network.

FOND is a representative platform of 34 Romanian non-governmental organisations active in the fields of development cooperation, international development and humanitarian aid. It aims to contribute to development cooperation and humanitarian aid policy in Romania and to develop the capacity of its member organisations through specific projects and programmes, networking, trainings, research, policy-making, and advocacy.

Changemaker is a Norwegian youth organisation that empowers youth and gives them the means to work for a more just world. It aims to identify the fundamental causes of global injustice and work to address them through creative and exciting campaigns. Changemaker works on a range of issues, including debt and tax justice.

Welcoming Dominik Gross to the board

The recent General Assembly also saw a new board member elected to a three-year term. Dominik Gross is Policy Adviser for International Finance and Tax Policy at Alliance Sud, Switzerland. He has interests in debt justice, political economy, human rights, media and campaign strategies, journalistic research, organisational development and strategy.

The full list of board members can be found here.

PSI and PPP trainings are now online

As part of the capacity-building programme for new Eurodad members and allies, two recent introduction sessions took place.

On 27 May, a training session on private sector instruments in the context of official development assistance (ODA) featured a presentation of Eurodad’s recent report Time for Action by Nerea Craviotto.

On 15 June, Eurodad’s Océane Blavot and Farwa Sial led an induction session on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), introducing participants to the problems with PPPs and how to join CSO campaigns and joint advocacy activities in the field.

Recordings of the sessions are available to watch on the KMP here

News from the secretariat

Mark Perera - Policy & Advocacy Manager - Debt Justice

Mark Perera, Policy & Advocacy Manager for the Debt Justice Team, is leaving the Eurodad secretariat team after 4 years with us. Mark has worked on preventing and resolving debt crises and on developing civil society capacity to work on debt-related issues. Mark has worked for many years in civil society, including as Lead Researcher and Advocate for the Transparency International EU Office, and in the youth and conflict resolution fields.


Lottie Atkin - Communications Assistant

Our Communications Assistant Lottie Atkin will be leaving the Eurodad Secretariat after two and a half years with us. Lottie worked on the implementation of our communications system, NationBuilder, as well as writing the bi-weekly newsletter and supporting the Communications Team. She has worked in NGO communications for five years with an international background.

Hamdi Benslama - Development Finance Team Policy Assistant

We are excited to announce that Hamdi Benslama will be joining our team as the new Development Finance Team Policy Assistant. A French national, Hamdi most recently worked as an assistant at the European Parliament and in Climate Pact, a French Climate organisation working with youth. He will officially start on 1 September.

You can contact Hamdi at [email protected]

Useful resources

Watch the Eurodad's Debt Wednesday courses online

We've created an exclusive playlist for those who were unable to attend our to catch up with our Debt Wednesday webinar course that's taken place over the past eight weeks. The videos are available in English, French and Spanish.

You can find the playlist here.

CBCR campaign video now available with Latvian subtitles

New Eurodad ally LAPAS has added Latvian subtitles to the campaign video for public country-by-country reporting (CBCR).

You can find the video here.

Video guide to following Eurodad listservs

Short survey on the Knowledge Management Platform (KMP)

Eurodad’s new Knowledge Management Platform (KMP) continues to grow as new content is added each week. Along with reports and briefings from across the network, the KMP features events calendars filtered by topic.

As we continue to develop and improve the platform, we welcome your input on how to best make use of this new tool. Please take a moment to fill in the short survey below to share your thoughts.

Short survey on the KMP - give us your feedback

News from the network

Jubilee Debt Campaign have appointed Heidi Chow as their new Director.

Roos Saalbrink joined ActionAid as Policy Adviser on Economic Justice and Financing for Development.

Also at ActionAid International, the Global Engagement team now includes Jara Henar, who leads on women’s rights and financing with a focus on tax, and Barbara van Paassen, who leads on climate and agriculture.

Christian Aid has appointed Emma Burgisser as their Economic Justice lead.

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