On 21 June, European civil society networks CONCORD, EPLO, HRDN, and VOICE sent a second joint letter to the European Heads of the State ahead of the European Council Meeting on 28-29 June.
The civil society organisations urge Heads of State or Government during the upcoming discussions on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) to:
- Increase the budget for the EU’s external actions
- Maintain separate external financing instruments for development aid, humanitarian assistance, human rights and democracy, and peacebuilding
- Increase support for civil society