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CEE Bankwatch Network

Formally set up in 1995, the CEE Bankwatch Network is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with member organisations currently from 11 countries across the central and eastern European region. The aim of the network is to monitor the activities of the international financial institutions (IFIs) which operate in the region, to prevent the environmentally and socially harmful impacts of international development finance, and to propose constructive alternatives to their policies and projects in the region.
Its website holds studies and informations regarding projects funded by the World Bank or European banks.

European Country of Origin Information Network

Founded by ACCORD (Austria), Informationsverbund Asyl (Germany) and the Swiss Refugee Council (Switzerland), collects and structures country resources with a specific focus on the needs of asylum lawyers, professional and volunteer refugee counsels as well as persons deciding on claims for asylum or other forms of international protection.
Its website proposes many ressources around a dozen of countries of origin of migrants towards Europe, ressources about migration policies in Europe, annual and special reports as well as appeals and news releases.

The European Social Forum began in 2002 with its first forum held in Florence. The forums are an open space for civil society groups and movements to pursue and debate ideas, formulate proposals, share experiences and create networks.
As well as details of the next ESF events, the website is home to ongoing memory projects aimed at cataloguing the discussions and proposals made at previous forums. The website available in German, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Ukranian

Seattle to Brussels Network

S2B was formed in 1999 and is a pan-European network which campaigns to promote a sustainable, socially and democratically accountable system of trade. The network is involved in coordinating events such as The General Council of People at Geneva in October 2005.
The website has details of active groups in most European countries along with a ‘Trade Calendar’, which shows important dates in the world of commerce, regular updates on the negotiations within the World Trade Organisation and information pages on key issues such as Industrial Goods and Natural Resources.

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