Security and Development

Why Security & Development?

Since the terrorist attacks in New York and Madrid, the member states of the European Union have become more concerned about the lack of effective action by the EU to combat terrorism. This has prompted a rethink of the EU’s mechanisms for coordination and for foreign and security policy.

The fight against terrorism was one of the key themes for EU policy-making during 2005. The CONCORD network has responded by promoting the Human Security concept, first put forward by Dóchas during the Irish EU Presidency.

In 2005, there were several instances where EU Member States sought to include security concerns in policies and decisions affecting developing countries. Examples include the regional strategies for Africa and the Caribbean and attempts by some member states to make EU development assistance conditional on a country’s cooperation with the EU’s on issues relating to security and migration.



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Company Particulars: Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is a private company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. It is registered in Dublin, Ireland, No: 94384. It has been granted tax exemption by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland and has a charitable tax exemption number: CHY6410. Company Directors are those listed as Board members.