Findings

Countdown 2030 Europe explores and promotes knowledge and evidence on how sexual and reproductive health and family planning are included in new funding modalities and mechanisms that contribute to meeting Family Planning 2020 and Sustainable Development Goal targets.


  • COVID‑19 and sexual and reproductive health in low and middle‑income countries

    • March 31, 2022
    • Research
    • European voice
    • Global agenda
    • Quality of aid

    This report takes stock of the current evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on different aspects of sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including through a look at European donor trends related to sexual and reproductive health.


    The report concludes that...

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  • Comprehensive sexuality education is an integral part of education

    • March 28, 2022
    • Factsheets
    • Gender equality
    • Global agenda
    • Youth

    EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Urpilainen has committed to increasing the EU Official Development Assistance (ODA) to education in partner countries to 10% and EU Delegations have prioritised education in their programming. Recognising the impact education can have on promoting gender equality, supporting youth and achieving sustainable development, Countdown 2030...

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  • European Donor Support to SRH/FP - with a spotlight on SRHR: Trends Analysis 2020-21

    • January 27, 2022
    • Research
    • Family planning
    • Funding
    • Policies
    • Financing mechanisms
    • Quality of aid

    The period 2020-2021 was one of the most challenging in recent memory. COVID-19’s fierce sweep across the world has been demanding a bold response that simultaneously safeguards the health, social and economic gains achieved to date.


    The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the critical global challenges that...

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  • Team Europe Initiative on sexual and reproductive health and rights

    • October 29, 2021
    • Factsheets
    • European voice
    • Funding
    • Global agenda
    • Policies

    The Countdown 2030 Europe consortium has been following with great interest, and welcomes the development of a specific Team Europe Initiative (TEI) on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights (SRHR) in Sub-Saharan Africa, co-led by the European Commission and six EU member states. 


    Investing in...

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  • What's new? May 2021

    • May 04, 2021
    • Newsletter
    • European voice
    • Family planning
    • Gender equality
    • Global agenda

    Countdown 2030 Europe puts forward a number of recommendations on the main challenges facing gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) which could bring about real change in the lives of women and girls worldwide. We're talking about the linkages between SRHR and economic justice, digital care...

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  • Economic empowerment goes hand in hand with sexual and reproductive health and rights

    • April 28, 2021
    • Videos
    • Gender equality
    • Global agenda

    The realisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is a necessary precondition for achieving economic justice. A number of different components together form the basis for economic justice. These components include safe and decent work with equal and fair pay, equal access to resources and opportunities, social protection...

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  • The link between sexual and reproductive health and rights and the climate crisis

    • April 15, 2021
    • Videos
    • Family planning
    • Global agenda

    The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It threatens our planet, society, and economy.


    Climate-related emergencies, such as extreme weather conditions are increasing, which tend to hit women and girls harder because of gender discrimination and harmful social norms. In the aftermath...

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  • How sexual and reproductive health and rights can be reflected in the Generation Equality Forum

    • March 24, 2021
    • Factsheets
    • European voice
    • Gender equality
    • Global agenda

    The Countdown 2030 Europe Consortium welcomes the efforts of the government of the French Republic, the government of Mexico and UN Women to convene a high-level conference to advance the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - the Generation Equality Forum (GEF).


    Following the...

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  • Sexual and reproductive health and digitalisation

    • March 23, 2021
    • Videos
    • European voice
    • Family planning
    • Gender equality
    • Global agenda

    Digitalisation offers amazing opportunities for health and empowerment around the world, but ensuring equitable participation in the internet age throws up many challenges, and the stakes are highest in vulnerable and underserved communities, particularly for women and girls.