Members Newsletter - March 2022

28 March 2022

Members Newsletter - March 2022



Dear friend,

After the upheaval of the pandemic and a one-year delay, we are excited to present to you Eurodad’s 2022 Conference - Reboot the system: Defining joint strategies for economic justice.

Taking place at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs in Brussels on 9-10 June, the conference will be a much-needed space for the economic justice movement in Europe and beyond to network, debate, interact in person and be inspired. We are pleased to be co-hosting the conference with our Belgian member organisations 11.11.11 and CNCD-11.11.11.

Due to the constraints of Covid uncertainty, the conference has a reduced capacity this year. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 100, so to ensure that members of our network can attend, we are offering you early access to registrations before tickets are made available more widely on Friday 1 April. The early bird price will then remain until Friday 15 April, with tickets on sale until the end of the month.

Confirmed speakers include Attiya Waris, UN Independent Expert on debt and human rights, and Maria Arena MEP, Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to Brussels this summer.

Best regards,

Jean Saldanha

Register for our conference - open now for Eurodad members and allies

Eurodad Conference in Brussels will take place on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June. In the days leading up to the conference, strategy meetings will take place (Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 June), as well as the Eurodad General Assembly, which will take place in hybrid format on the afternoon of Wednesday 8 June.

Starting from today, Monday 28 March, registration for the Eurodad Conference in Brussels is open for Eurodad members and allies. From Friday 1 April, registration is open to all. Early Bird tickets are available for all until Friday 15 April. Registration for the conference will close on 30 April.

Get your Early Bird conference ticket here.

KMP in the spotlight

Eurodad’s Knowledge Management Platform continues to expand, with new content uploaded weekly. Here are some recent highlights, as well as relevant items you may have missed.

Eurodad's intervention at S&D's Africa Week - On the occasion of the recent African Union - European Union summit, Eurodad made an intervention on climate finance at the Africa Week event of the European Parliament’s Socialists & Democrats group. (Panel featuring Eurodad from 35:30).

Political games while the world burns - As we approach the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, catch up on Eurodad analysis from the 2021 Annual Meetings.

Special Drawing Rights: Saving the Global Economy and Bolstering Recovery in Pandemic Times - At this May 2021 webinar, co-organised by Eurodad, panellists including Jayati Ghosh and Jose Antonio Ocampo discussed the need for substantial financing for developing countries to recover from the pandemic, in the form of IMF SDRs.

If you do not already have access, sign up here.

News from the board

Dominik Gross - new Chair of Eurodad Board

At the meeting of Eurodad's board of directors on 22 March, members elected Dominik Gross as our new Chair. Dominik 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.


New staff at Eurodad

Surayo Yuldasheva

In February, Surayo Yuldasheva joined Eurodad as Senior EU Project Coordinator - Financing for Development. Surayo was previously responsible for overseeing humanitarian operations in Iraq, and prior to that worked in senior management and advisory positions around the world with particular focus on Central Asia and Africa.

Appolinaire Nishirimbere

In March, Appolinaire Nishirimbere joined Eurodad as Intern in Project Management - Tax Justice. Appolinaire is a tax justice campaigner who participated in the launch of the Stop The Bleeding Campaign in Burundi. He also actively participated in launching the African Parliamentary Network on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation-APNIFFT, and he is currently a member of its steering committee.

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