Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

No Poverty

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems need to be implemented to help alleviate the suffering of disaster-prone countries and provide support in the face of great economic risks. These systems will help strengthen responses by afflicted populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and will eventually help to end extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

European Cooperative for Rural Development

EUCORD Brussels Belgium F

European Cooperative Longo Mai

1973 Basel Switzerland F

European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

ECPGR 1980 Rome Italy E g

European Cooperative Research Network on Sustainable Rural Environmental and Energy

SREN 1981 Braunschweig Germany K

European Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience

1998 Paris France G

European Dignity Watch

EDW Seattle WA USA F

European Esperanto Union

1975 Ostend Belgium D

European External Action Service

EEAS Brussels Belgium E g

European Federation for Freedom of Belief

FOB 2015 Rome Italy G y

European Federation of Funeral Services

EFFS 1994 Düsseldorf Germany D

European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services

EFIEES Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless

1989 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Productivity Services

EFPS 1961 Hamburg Germany D

European Federation of the Community of Sant'Egidio

Brussels Belgium E

European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services

1981 Brussels Belgium D

European Fire Service Colleges' Association

EFSCA 1988 Bucharest Romania D

European Fire Service Sport Federation

ESF 1977 Athens Greece D

European Forestry Commission

EFC 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g

European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services

EUFRAS 2013 Riga Latvia F

European Forum for Animal Welfare Councils

EuroFAWC 2006 Brussels Belgium F

European Foundation for Democracy

EDF 2005 Brussels Belgium F f

European Free Alliance Youth


European Free Scouts

La-Chapelle-Saint-Luc France N

European Implementation Collaborative


European Informatics Market

Eurim 1994 London UK G

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission

EIFAAC 1957 Rome Italy E g

European Institute for Freedom, Security and Justice

EULEC 1997 Berchem Belgium E jv

European Institute for Futures Studies

EIFS 1990 E j

European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies

EIRASS 1992 Eindhoven Netherlands N j

European Institute of Social Security

EISS 1968 Leuven Belgium E j

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

EIOPA 2003 Frankfurt-Main Germany E gy

European Interim Agreement on Social Security other Than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes Relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom

EIFRF 2013 Paris France F

European Interuniversity Association on Society, Science and Technology

1991 Maastricht Netherlands F

European Large Families Confederation

ELFAC 2004 Barcelona Spain D

European Liaison Committee on Services of General Interest

CELSIG 1994 Brussels Belgium G

European Mettray Organisation


European Movement International

EMI 1947 Brussels Belgium D y

European Network for Civil Peace Services

EN.CPS 1999 F y

European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation

ENMESH 1991 Günzburg Germany F

European Network for Qualitative Inquiry

ENQI 2017 Leuven Belgium F

European Network for REsearch on SERvices

RESER 1989 Gothenburg Sweden F

European Network for Research on Supplementary Pensions

ENRSP 1994 Münster F

European Network of Academic Sports Services

ENAS 1997 Brussels Belgium F

European Network of Agricultural Social Protection Systems

ENASP Kassel Germany F

European Network of National Civil Society Associations

ENNA Brussels Belgium F y

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions

ENNHRI 2003 Brussels Belgium E

European network of Public Employment Services

PES network 2014 Brussels Belgium F g

European Network of Social Integration Enterprises

ENSIE 2001 Brussels F