“How to work with the new European Parliament: a practical approach”
6th Small Grant Facility (SGF) Workshop
23-25 September 2009
Supported by the European Commission and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
The 6th SGF Workshop was organized jointly by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) and the EuroNGOs secretariat. The workshop attracted 29 participants from 15 European countries, representing 14 EuroNGOs member organizations and three partner organizations. The workshop was held in the form of a three days simulation game and facilitated by advocacy experts from EPF.
The new configuration of the European Parliament -following the June 2009 elections- will have a significant impact on how SRHR are handled at the European Union level, requiring building a new set of alliances across political parties. Advocates of the ICPD agenda and more broadly of global health and women’s rights issues will be obliged to take in account this new power dynamics.
Hence, a practical workshop on how to work with the new European Parliament was organized for EuroNGOs member organizations who wished to learn to build a constructive engagement with conservative Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and to get acquainted with the new political realities of the European Parliament. Indirectly, the workshop was also aiming at strengthening the advocacy work of EuroNGOs members at national level and providing support to EuroNGOs members that works at national level in a more conservative environment.
• List of Participants
• Final Report
• Info Kit
Simulation Game Report:
• Report on Women and Girls’ Health and Rights in EU Development Cooperation
• European Parliament 2009
• Political Party Mapping – Strengthening Parliamentary Advocacy in times of Political Change
• How to work with the new European Parliament – a practical approach
Would you like to receive more information on the 6th SGF Workshop? Please contact the SGF project manager.
This workshop was co-funded by the European Union. The contents and documentation of the workshop are the sole responsibility of the EuroNGOs and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.