CIDSE

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Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité
AbbreviationCIDSE
FormationSeptember 14, 1967;54 years ago (1967-09-14)
Type INGO
PurposeInternational umbrella organization or Catholic development agencies
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Membership
18 member organisations
Secretary General
Josianne Gauthier
President
Lieve Herijgers
Website www.cidse.org

CIDSE, which is short for "Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité" (French for "International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity"), is an umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America.

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Areas of work

The CIDSE Secretariat ensures communication between the CIDSE member agencies and the overall coherence of CIDSE's work by facilitating working groups, platforms and fora on the issues defined in the strategic plan. The CIDSE secretariat represents CIDSE at the EU and UN level, undertakes advocacy activities and other initiatives in collaboration with members. CIDSE is registered in the European Transparency Register. [1] CIDSE also has general status on the UN Economic and Social Council.

The Secretariat is organised into teams that coordinate various working groups in order to achieve its objectives:

  1. Societal and ecological transformation;
  2. Communities regaining control over the commons;
  3. Facing climate change: just and sustainable food and energy models;
  4. Change starts with us.

Apart from the themes of the working groups, CIDSE manages an international campaign for sustainable lifestyles titles Change for the Planet - Care for the People. The campaign encourages living simply by reducing overall energy consumption and making sustainable food choices in order for individuals to minimize their environmental impact, allow producers to gain fair livelihoods, and respect human rights. [2]

History

CIDSE was founded in 1967. CIDSE was founded to coordinate tasks identified by the Second Vatican Council as important tasks for the Catholic Church, namely, to care for the poor and the oppressed and to work for more justice on a global level. Since 2008, CIDSE has been expanding its approach to global justice. The 2010-2015 Strategic Framework supported a process of 'paradigm shift' with which CIDSE embarked on new work streams in a dialogue with several partners and allies to rethink development, critique systemic failures in the economy and society and look at alternatives to promote. [3] In the 2016-2021 Strategic Framework, CIDSE redefined itself in this framework as an international family of Catholic social justice organisations working for transformational change to end poverty and inequalities, challenging systemic injustice, inequity, destruction of nature and promoting just and environmentally sustainable alternatives. [4]

Principles

The work of CIDSE is motivated by:

Membership

CIDSE currently has 18 member organisations from Europe and North America. CIDSE also works within a varied group of broader coalitions and alliances such as Climate Action Network, CONCORD and the European Laudato Si Alliance.

CountryName
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Broederlijk Delen
Flag of England.svg  England / Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales CAFOD
Flag of France.svg  France CCFD - Terre Solidaire
Flag of the United States.svg  USA Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Cordaid
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Development & Peace
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Entraide et Fraternité
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia eRko
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Fastenaktion/Action de Carême (formerly Fastenopfer)
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Fundação Fé e Cooperação (FEC)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy FOCSIV
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Partage.lu (formerly Fondation Bridderlech Deelen)
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria KOO
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Manos Unidas
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany MISEREOR
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland SCIAF
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Trócaire
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Vastenactie

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