Kehys - The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU
The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU Kehys offers services to NGOs on EU development policy issues. Kehys also follows and promotes debate about EU development policy.
Kehys has 40 member associations which are Finnish NGOs working on development issues.
Advice and training on EU funding
Kehys provides Finnish NGOs with information on EU funding opportunities for development cooperation and development education projects. Kehys also offers various forms of training and advice.
Advocacy on EU development policy
Kehys actively engages in the debate on EU development policy and support Finnish NGOs in understanding and influencing the EU policies by distributing information and facilitating policy activities. Kehys focuses especially on policy coherence for development.
Kehys promotes development education in Finland and acts as a link to European development education forums. Kehys is acting as a leading organisation in the European development education programme DEEEP for 2013-2015.
Kehys supports its members in networking with other NGOs in Europe and int he developing countries. Kehys encourages NGOs to take up development policy issues, to find new partners and to collaborate with different stakeholders in the enlarged EU.
Kehys is the Finnish national platform within the European NGO confederation for relief and development CONCORD. CONCORD has 27 national associations, 18 international networks and 2 associate members that represent over 1,800 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. Through Kehys the Finnish NGOs are represented in the CONCORD working groups and can affect actively on European development cooperation debate.