Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Romanian Development Camp: Making Development Cooperation Sustainable – Perspectives on 2015 and Beyond

The 7th edition of the Romanian Development camp, an annual event organised by the Romanian NDGO Platform – FOND, in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UNDP – Bratislava Regional Centre, took place this year between 9th and 11th of July 2014, in Sinaia.

This year’s edition took place in connection with two broader processes at the international and EU level: the debates around the Post-2015 Agenda and the European Year for Development 2015.

In this context, the Camp provided the participants with the opportunity to engage in the consultation process at the Romanian level with regards to Romania’s post-2015 position, as well as the National Action Plan for the European Year for Development. Additionally, the topics featured on the agenda, such as Policy Coherence for Development, the role of migration within the future development agenda, mainstreaming gender in development or democracy, governance and human rights, were all discussed from two perspectives: the different related processes at international level and their implementation and recommendations for improvement at the national level, which made the discussions even more relevant for the participants.

These discussions greatly contributed to the overall aim of the Romanian Development Camp, as stated by the organisers, of creating the space for a multi-stakeholder consultation process designed to re-think global development global development policies that are more focused on Romania’s expertise and capacity to deliver development assistance and more adapted to Romania’s partner countries’ needs.

Photo: Romanian Development Camp 

Information provided by Iulia Socea – TRIALOG

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