Tuesday, 22 October 2013

CONCORD Conference: EU Development Aid to 2020

CONCORD will organize a public Conference on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 in the afternoon of the 13th of November, including the launch of its new MFF report and a panel with key representatives from different EU institutions that have been involved in the MFF and programming process.

Over the last 3 years, CONCORD has closely followed and influenced the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020, the discussion on the financial allocations and the design of the development related instruments. At the end of 2013, the inter-institutional negotiations are expected to come to an end. The programming process will approach its final yet decisive stage during which all EU institutions are expected to engage in a Strategic Dialogue on country, regional and thematic programmes, before they will be adopted and implemented for a 7-year period and help shape the Post-2015 development framework.

For this reason, CONCORD would like to assess the extent to which EU development commitments have been implemented in the final outcome documents as well as the programming process and formulate key recommendations for the EU institutions to further improve this implementation in the near and longer term future. In addition, CONCORD wants to inform development actors about the main changes, strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities for the period up to 2020.

On the 14th, a capacity building workshop will be organized for CONCORD members only, where we would assess more in-depth the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in the final outcome documents and the programming process. Deadline for registrations: Friday 25th of October 2013 Please note that seats are limited so register as soon as possible.

More information and registration here: http://www.amiando.com/TVZWWTM.html

Contact person in CONCORD is Claire Guénon des Mesnards at Claire.desmesnards@concordeurope.org

Source: CONCORD Member to Member newsletter, 1 October 2013

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