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  • 10 Apr

    C20 Summit – Register Now

    Over the past months, representatives from more than 150 organisations from more than 50 countries have been working in the Civil20 across six working groups. The C20 Summit on 18-19 June 2017 will be the highlight of this year’s C20. During the first …

  • 20 Mar

    Globalization – There are a Thousand Alternatives

    At its working group meeting in February, the C20 developed policy recommendations to the G20, as well as a narrative describing how it regards globalisation and the G20.

  • 15 Mar

    C20 Policy Recommendations to the G20

    The C20 has published its policy recommendations to the G20. In seven policy briefs, the C20 Working Groups call among others for substantial space for civil society and civic participation in policy-making, the establishment of a UN intergovernmental …

  • 22 Feb

    C20 Working Groups Developed Recommendations

    On 16 and 17 February, the Civil20 held a work meeting in Berlin. The six C20 Working Groups had intense sessions to work on their recommendations to the G20, which they will now finalise during the following two weeks.

  • 21 Feb

    What Can We Hope for From the G20 Agenda?

    Germany took over the G20 presidency in December last year. As such, the German government has presented an ambitious agenda. It will be rated against the outcomes of this agenda for the coming years.

  • 03 Jan

    Shrinking Space is Top Concern of Civil Society

    Preserving and expanding the political space for civil society in monitoring sustainable development is the top concern of civil society organisations worldwide, according to an online consultation by Civil20 (C20). More than 60% voted for the issue “the role of civil society and participation” to express the concern that civil society space is shrinking in many regions of the world, including in well-established democracies and G20 member countries. Thus, this will become a top demand by the C20 and a cross-cutting issue for the working groups.

  • 01 Dec

    Call for Participation

    It is with great pleasure that we inform you that the C20 2017 consultation process for the priorities and working groups is now open! The objective of this online survey is to identify a limited number of thematic priorities for the C20 2017 in Germany that are of highest priority for international civil society while at the same time relevant to the official G20 agenda.

  • 27 Nov

    About C20

    In the past years, the Group of 20 (G20) has become a key actor in international politics: the G20 are the 20 leading industrial countries and emerging economies. This informal arrangement was created in the wake of the Asian crisis in 1999 to coordinate reform policies on the international financial system such as tighter regulation of financial markets.