#On Our Watch hackathon!

Are you a dataviz specialist, coder, journalist, activist or policy specialist?
Register for On our Watch hackathon (29 September-1 October 2017, Brussels) to dive into the 2014-2017 EP votes data and try to make sense of it!

What is On Our Watch?
A collective initiative based on co-creation, #OnOurWatchEU project brings together European civil society organisations and offers them a platform to assess the work of the European Parliament on a wide range of issues with the aim of informing citizens and generating debate.

Why a hackathon?
Because apps and visualizations are always more impactful than raw data and lengthy papers!
Fighting poverty, Transparency, Youth participation, Gender equality… The On Our Watch website offers insights of the work of the EP on many topics, as well as analysis of certain votes. With the hackathon and with you, we would like to further scrutinize the work of the EP in a fun and creative way!


European networks’ response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’

Analysing the European Commission’s staff working document taking stock of the implementation of the Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage,[1] many of the partner organisations of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the document recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the…

SDG Watch Europe’s recommendations on the next steps for a sustainable European future

Following the EC Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future, the European cross-sectoral and civil society alliance SDG Watch Europe prepared its recommendations for the Council Conclusions to be adopted in June 2017 under the Maltese EU Presidency. EAPN Europe is a member of the SDG Watch and supports the coalition’s statement. SDG Watch Europe is…


SDG Watch Europe’s Position Paper on how to set up a new EU Platform & contribute to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

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Civil society criticizes “Business As Usual” as Commission publishes its plans for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Watch Europe, a civil society alliance of more than 90 EU NGOs established to ensure the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the EU and its Member States, has criticised today’s publication of the EC Commission’s Communication entitled “Next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability.” “The…

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EAPN with 70 NGOs at SDG Watch Alliance launch

On the 13th October, the SDG Watch coalition held its official launch in Brussels, with a packed audience of over 150 participants. The Alliance is a cross-sectoral NGO alliance involving social, green and development NGOs committed to mobilizing to ensure delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals and agenda. EAPN is an active member, working specifically…