It is my pleasure to invite you to a breakfast event of Citizens for Financial Justice that I will be hosting at the European Parliament in Brussels.
How can the European Parliament fight for global financial justice?
Thursday 14 November 2019, 8 – 9.30am
European Parliament, Members’ restaurant, ASP zone G level 0
Please, join us, for an opportunity to meet members of Citizens for Financial Justice – a coalition of civil society organisations from across Europe – and to discuss the new Spotlight on financial justice report. The event will include a short presentation, Q&A, discussions, and time for networking over breakfast and coffee.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th October 2019
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Background information on Citizens for Financial Justice
The Citizens for Financial Justice project aims to inform and connect citizens to act together to make the global finance system work better for everybody. It is supported by the EU through the Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme.
We believe that we need a financial system that works for all and is democratically controlled.
To achieve this, we need to give greater power to the people. 43 civil society organisations from 15 EU countries are currently working together to educate, campaign and raise awareness of development finance issues. We work across Europe to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilising EU citizens to support effective financing for development (FfD).
The work we do focuses primarily on the increasing privileging of private finance over public finance as a source of finance for development towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on the new debt crisis in developing countries and on the link between these two trends.
Our Spotlight on financial justice report illustrates how the process of global financialization is having an impact on social struggles in different areas (food, health, environment, housing, etc.) and different countries (particularly in the global South), the role of EU members states and institutions in this and what we believe needs to change.
Find out more: citizensforfinancialjustice.org