The European Development Cooperation (EDC) 2010 project aims at discussing the challenges to the EU simultaneously in the UK and in other countries across Europe, so as to identify the common ground of the development community in Europe - and thereby putting into practice the idea of 'policy code-sharing' within Europe.
European development cooperation has undergone significant change since the late 1990s, but a new wave of change is on the horizon. A complex timetable of decisions can be seen stretching through the rest of the decade. The issues range from: the relationship between foreign policy and development, through the impact of enlargement and the future of EU-ACP relations, to questions about the role of EU Commissioners and the structure of the Commission.
The timetable includes the following:
- the inter-governmental conference on the Future of Europe,
- the culmination of the current enlargement process,
- the European elections in 2004, the appointment of a new Commission,
- the next Financial Perspectives negotiation, to set the European budget, and
- a variety of trade- and aid-related processes, globally and with different regional groupings.
How can this multiplicity of activities, this pot pourri of issues and complications, be held together? By means, we suggest of a coherent vision of the future.
The EDC 2010 project has identified two main drivers of change with respect to European development cooperation. The first is the degree of commitment to Europe, the second the commitment to poverty reduction. The interaction of these two gives four possible European futures: at one extreme, a strong commitment both to coherent European action and to poverty reduction; at the other, a weak commitment to both Europe and poverty reduction; and, in between, two intermediate positions.
The purpose of this study is to assess the extent to which the European Community’s development policy statement has been put into effect over the four years of its existence, consider what impact it has had and to identify any bottlenecks that might have...
The objective of this report is to analyse the poverty focus of EU assistance to Middle-Income Countries (MICs), EU assistance being understood as comprising both bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the European Unions’ Member States and ODA...
The new EU Commission is currently discussing a revision of the Community's Development Policy of November 2000. Key issues and options for a new statement are outlined in this paper.
The relationship between development policy and foreign policy is at the heart of current debates about the future of Europe. Will development policy become subservient to foreign policy concerns, or will agreement be reached on common principles which lead to...
In this event, Chris Patten spoke on the need to focus on political will rather than on the right institutional architecture to improve effectiveness of the external policy of the EU as a whole.
This event looked at the EU's role in humanitarian assistance, and it relationships with other international organisations, especially the United Nations, and the link to foreign policy and broader development considerations.
The European Commission manages some €10bn of external assistance with only 1900 staff. This event looked at where this could be used to greatest effect to help developing countries.
This event outlined the potential partnerships and future for Europe's relationship with Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
This meeting looked at the EU enlargement process and its effects for development cooperation.
Dans ce document, nous avons voulu décrire les six thèmes de l’agenda auquel l’Europe va devoir s’atteler, et ensuite présenter une ébauche de scénarios de planification.
European development cooperation has undergone significant change since the late 1990s, but a new wave of change is on the horizon. A complex timetable of decisions can be seen stretching through the rest of the decade. The issues range from the...