Indicators of a successful European External Action Service (EEAS)

Working and discussion papers
July 2010
Simon Maxwell and Mikaela Gavas

The House of Lords' sub-committee C conducted an inquiry into the creation of the European External Action Service in July 2010.  The sub-committee asked ODI's  European Development Cooperation Strengthening Programme to submit written evidence to the inquiry.  

The submission comments briefly on two questions: (a) have the right decisions been taken? and (b) how will success in implementation be judged?  It proposes indicators the authors believe will demonstrate success or otherwise when a ‘status report’ on the EEAS is prepared in 2012, and a full review carried out in 2014.