CIDSE, which is short for "Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité" (French for "International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity"), is an umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America.
|Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité|
|Formation||September 14, 1967|
|Purpose||International umbrella organization or Catholic development agencies|
|18 member organisations|
The CIDSE Secretariat ensures communication between the CIDSE member agencies and the overall coherence of CIDSE's work by facilitating working groups, platforms and fora on the issues defined in the strategic plan. The CIDSE secretariat represents CIDSE at the EU and UN level, undertakes advocacy activities and other initiatives in collaboration with members. CIDSE is registered in the European Transparency Register. CIDSE also has general status on the UN Economic and Social Council.
The Secretariat is organised into teams that coordinate various working groups in order to achieve its objectives:
Apart from the themes of the working groups, CIDSE manages an international campaign for sustainable lifestyles titles Change for the Planet - Care for the People. The campaign encourages living simply by reducing overall energy consumption and making sustainable food choices in order for individuals to minimize their environmental impact, allow producers to gain fair livelihoods, and respect human rights.
CIDSE was founded in 1967. CIDSE was founded to coordinate tasks identified by the Second Vatican Council as important tasks for the Catholic Church, namely, to care for the poor and the oppressed and to work for more justice on a global level. Since 2008, CIDSE has been expanding its approach to global justice. The 2010-2015 Strategic Framework supported a process of 'paradigm shift' with which CIDSE embarked on new work streams in a dialogue with several partners and allies to rethink development, critique systemic failures in the economy and society and look at alternatives to promote. In the 2016-2021 Strategic Framework, CIDSE redefined itself in this framework as an international family of Catholic social justice organisations working for transformational change to end poverty and inequalities, challenging systemic injustice, inequity, destruction of nature and promoting just and environmentally sustainable alternatives.
The work of CIDSE is motivated by:
CIDSE currently has 18 member organisations from Europe and North America. CIDSE also works within a varied group of broader coalitions and alliances such as Climate Action Network, CONCORD and the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
|England / Wales||CAFOD|
|France||CCFD - Terre Solidaire|
|USA||Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns|
|Canada||Development & Peace|
|Belgium||Entraide et Fraternité|
|Portugal||Fundação Fé e Cooperação (FEC)|
|Luxembourg||Partage.lu (formerly Fondation Bridderlech Deelen)|
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Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
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