Background and objective
FRAME, VOICE, REPORT! is a support facility granted by the European Commission with the objective of strengthening and enhancing awareness and engagement among EU citizens in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals - more commonly known as the Global Goals.
Through two application rounds, the FRAME, VOICE, REPORT support facility will finance communication actions of European civil society organisations in order to raise awareness and increase engagement of EU citizens in the efforts towards realising the Global Goals. The grants also involve a joint learning cycle for grantees.
FRAME, VOICE, REPORT is designed and managed by six European partners - CISU, COP, KEPA, LAFEDE, RESACOOP and WILDE GANZEN plus 11.11.11 as associate - and built on these partners’ previous experiences with development education:
Wilde Ganzen (www.wildeganzen.nl) from the Netherlands and CISU (www.cisu.dk) from Denmark were both part of the EU funded project Reframing the Message that wanted to raise awareness about and question the values and frames used in development communication as well as stressing global interconnectedness and causes and context of poverty and inequality. Reframing the message produced a background and toolbox document as well as a communication toolkit.
KEPA (www.kepa.fi) from Finland has had an initiative called Enhancing Southern Voices in Global Education that stressed that any development approach and communication that serves for global justice and solidarity must built on equal involvement of participants, concepts and expertise from both the global North and global South. Enhancing Southern Voices produced a booklet about the experiences.
COP (www.ongpiemonte.it) from the Piedmonte region in Italy, Resacoop (www.resacoop.org) from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France and Lafede (www.lafede.cat) from Catalonia in Spain have together implemented the EU funded Development Reporter Network that aimed to strengthen collaboration between journalists and NGOs in order to improve the quality and impact of information in the media related to global problems and international development and cooperation. Development Reporter Network has developed a Vademecum on how to communicate about global issues and problems.
These former and current initiatives are all part of the design of the FRAME, VOICE, REPORT support facility – now specifically in relation to the Global Goals.