ith great effort and motivation, we worked firmly over the last year to achieve our goals. We cooperated with 123 organizations, in short and multiannual partnerships. Our annual report is a testimony of our work.
Two new marine reserves have been designated near Formentera and another near Ibiza. The addition of these protected areas represents another great step towards preserving this valuable marine ecosystem.
Current fishing policies fail to address the unique situation of the Mediterranean with a majority of small-scale fishers. During a High-Level Meeting in Malta a Regional Plan of Action to manage this situation was signed.
Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021
Single use plastic products will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by Parliament on 24 October 2018. These are items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds.
Louise Vet takes first place in the Sustainable 100
The Trouw Sustainable 100 is an annual list of the most influential and inspiring thinkers and doers involved in sustainability and nature in the Netherlands. We congratulate Louise Vet on this first place.
King Willem-Alexander saw how The Time Machine Foundation works with elderly people, healthcare and welfare workers, volunteers and partner organizations to enable people to grow old with dignity in their own way.
UK government violated the freedom of the press, ruled the European Court of Human Rights in a landmark press freedom case, brought by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Privacy International and others.
Campaign to increase victims’ willingness to report sexual exploitation
Most underage victims of sexual exploitation in the Netherlands don’t report their experiences to the police, according to research of CKM. The campaign ‘Make it Visible’ wants to increase victims’ willingness to report sexual exploitation.
Most of the fish on the menu in restaurants is not sustainable. The Good Fish Foundations’ ‘Chefs for Good Fish’ program wants to change this. It raises awareness among hotel and catering businesses, chefs and suppliers.
Hostwriter, an online network platform for journalists, won the Impact Challenge Germany, a competition organized by Google Germany for civil society organizations that use technology to make the world a better place.
IFAW: online wildlife trade in Europe and Russia persistent
IFAW research highlights the vast quantity of live animals and their body parts available for sale online. It also details the challenges and opportunities faced in putting an end to wildlife cybercrime.
World Press Freedom Index: Press freedom deteriorating worldwide
On 3 May, Reporters without Borders launched the Press Freedom Index 2018. The worldwide trend, in Europe too, is one of growing hostility to journalists and media, often openly encouraged by political leaders.
Global Witness and Finance Uncovered – Biggest corruption scandal ever brought to trial
Two of the world’s largest oil companies are on trial: Shell and the Italian oil and gas company Eni. The report by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered initiated the investigations of bribery and corruption.
For the Italian Fondazione Lang, Rogier van der Weerd spoke about Adessium’s points of view, our way of working, and our lessons learned. The aim of Fondazione Lang is to strengthen strategic philanthropy in Italy.
With effect from 1 October, Adessium Foundation’s board of directors is complete again. Earlier this year Rogier van der Weerd became Managing Director and we welcomed Saskia van den Dool as our Director of Programs.
What are the difficulties faced by investigative reporters in pursuing stories that challenge powerful parties? And what are the boundaries of journalism’s role in social change? The views of Ian Urbina and Gerard Ryle.