EU budget: joint call by civil society to reverse cuts to the NDICI and reinforce the humanitarian aid budget

06/10/2020
Statement

Joint statement undersigned by 8 thematic networks: Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CONCORD, Cooperatives Europe, European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP), European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), The ONE Campaign, and VOICE calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to reverse cuts to the NDICI and to reinforce the humanitarian aid budget in the EU budget talks.

The networks and organisations call to:

  • Reverse the cuts to the NDICI by bringing it back to the EC’s 2018 proposal of €78.994 billion in 2018 prices;
  • Reinforce the humanitarian aid budget;
  • Increase substantially the funding for the thematic and rapid response actions pillars of the NDICI by reducing the allocation to the "emerging challenges and priorities cushion". More specifically, the thematic pillar should be increased to at least 11.49% of the NDICI budget, while the rapid response pillar should be increased to at least 3.76% of the NDICI budget.

NDICI and Humanitarian Aid MFF October 2020 by FIDH on Scribd

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