Cooperation

As well as being an umbrella organisation with around 140 of our own members, we are also engaged in numerous networks and partnerships. Here are some examples:

COLOMBIAGRUPPEN (The Swedish Platform for Colombia) is a network of organisations working to promote respect for human rights in Colombia and to support civil society’s efforts to achieve a sustainable peace in the country. Forum Syd is one of a dozen or so participating organisations.

CONCORD is a European network of almost 2,600 European organisations and networks engaged in joint advocacy initiatives on development policy and development cooperation issues vis-à-vis the EU institutions. 

EURODAD (the European Network on Debt and Development) is a network of civil society organisations that works for transformative yet specific changes to global and European policies, institutions, rules and structures to ensure a democratically controlled, environmentally sustainable financial and economic system that works to eradicate poverty and ensure human rights for all.

IDEELL ARENA is a partnership of ideology-driven organisations that was created in 1998 by a group of researchers and leaders from different non-profit organisations. Forum Syd is one of around 70 organisations that run IDEELL ARENA, and all its work is based on the exchange of experience and mutual learning.

SCHYSSTA PENSIONER is a network of organisations advocating for new, ethical rules for the Swedish National Insurance Pension Fund that take human rights, the environment and international climate targets into consideration in the investment of our pension capital.