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CONCORD PRIORITIES FOR 2006 Presentation for the TRIALOG Central Training Budapest, 9 – 10 March 2006. Overview of the presentation. OVERALL FRAMEWORK OF DEVELOPMENT AID AT EUROPEAN LEVEL CONCORD ADVOCACY WORK KEY ISSUES FOR 2006 CONCORD PRIORITIES FOR 2006.

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Concord priorities for 2006 presentation for the trialog central training

CONCORD PRIORITIES FOR 2006

Presentation for the TRIALOG Central Training

Budapest, 9 – 10 March 2006


Overview of the presentation

Overview of the presentation

  • OVERALL FRAMEWORK OF DEVELOPMENT AID AT EUROPEAN LEVEL

  • CONCORD ADVOCACY WORK

  • KEY ISSUES FOR 2006

  • CONCORD PRIORITIES FOR 2006


Advocate for eu level engagement

Advocate for EU level engagement

  • Is the European Commission more than 26th donor?

  • Member States see mainly two added values of EU: mega infrastructure projects and regional integration

  • EC hardly develops own strategies. No added value.

  • EC has no political role in UN but has channelled 1 bio. € through UN agencies. No added value.

  • If added value of common Development Strategy is not seen, development aid could be re-nationalized in a few years.


Advocate for eu level engagement1

Political interest

Budget

Advocate for EU level engagement

  • -Foreign Policy

  • -Neighbourhood

  • -Accession Countries

  • -Trade

  • -Security and Defence

  • -Migration

  • -Development

If Development is still seen as priority, there is a fight for resources between:

-Southern Governments

-United Nations (and Under-organisations)

-EU Institutions (e.g. EIB)

-Private Sector

-NGDOs / CSO


Advocate for eu level engagement2

Advocate for EU level engagement

  • Added value of European level ???

  • « Potential » added value of European level:

  • 3 C’s: Coordination, coherence, complementary at MS level

  • “Acquis communautaire”

  • Policy dialogue

  • Framework setting

  • Weight as region in international processes (UN, WTO, Cotonou,…)

  • “If we do not participate in this process,

  • others will decide for us. “


Concord priorities for 2006 presentation for the trialog central training

ActionAid

Aprodev

Austrian platform

Belgian platform

British platform

Caritas

Cidse

Czech platform

Danish platform

Dutch platform

Eurodad

Euronaid

Eurostep

Finnish platform

French platform

German platform

Greek platform

IPPF

Irish platform

Italian platform

Luxembourg platform

Malta platform

Portuguese platform

Slovakian platform

Solidar

EU-CORD

Spanish platform

Swedish platform

Terre des Hommes

Forum

Plan

Save the Children

World Vision

Oxfam

Adra

Poland platform

CBMI

Latvia platform

Members of CONCORD

39 members in2006

Hungarian platform

Representing over 1600 European Development and Relief NGOs


Membership

Membership

Development / Relief NGO

National Platform (21)

NGO Network (18)

CONCORD EUROPE

Social, Environmental, …

Civil Society Contact Group


Concord priorities for 2006 presentation for the trialog central training

Why do NGOs choose to join CONCORD’s members?

EU National Level

Main Priorities:

Advocacy (29%)Improve the quality of their activities (26%)Increase access to funding (25%)


Concord priorities for 2006 presentation for the trialog central training

Main sectors of advocacy for EU NGOs

No dominant sector of advocacy – a strength or a weakness?

EU National Level

National Development Policies – most common (8,6%)

Weapons traffic – 0%


Structure

Structure

  • Working groups: Experts from CONCORD members

  • Policy group: Presidency, Gender, Security and Development, Financial Perspectives, Coherence

  • EU Funding for Development and Relief: Deconcentration, Financial regulations, Rationalisation

  • Development Education Forum

  • Food Security, Enlargement, Cotonou, Humanitarian aid, Trade, FFD

  • The Convenors' Forum: Convenors of working groups to ensure coherence

  • The General Assembly / Consultative Assembly

  • Board

  • Secretariat


Objectives

Objectives

  • MAIN OBJECTIVE

  • To enhance the impact of European development NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions by combining expertise and accountability.

  • CONCORD contributes to a responsible and coherent EU Development Policy towards the developing world.

  • CONCORD promotes the role of European development and humanitarian NGOs in defining and delivering European development and humanitarian aid policies.


Activities

Activities

  • Exchange information, analyses and intelligenceWorking groups

  • Define, approve and disseminate common positions

    Civil Society Contact Group: common statement on rationalisation of thematic funding instruments

  • Advocate

    Meetings with European institutions

  • Communicate

    Extranet, news letter

  • Organize trainings, meetings, conferences

    European NGO conference on MDG+5


Concord advocacy

DG TRADE

DG JHA

DG RELEX

DG ADMIN

MINISTERS

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

DELEG.

DELEG.

DELEG.

CONCORD advocacy

GENERAL SECRETARIAT

DG DEV

EUROPEAID

ECHO

COM FOREIGN AFFAIRS

ECON / SOC COMMITTEE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

DEV COM

COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

COREPER

SECRETARIAT

BUDGET COM


Key issues for 2006 i

Key issues for 2006 (I)

  • Coherence

    • GAERC

    • Conference Austrian Presidency

    • Finnish Presidency

    • CONCORD – Evert Vermeer Foundation: Project « EU Coherence »

  • Role of Civil Society

    • Transparency Initiative (Kallas)

    • Plan D (Wallström)

    • Code of Conduct (Frattini)

    • Critics in EP

    • Preparation of German Presidency


Key issues for 2006 ii

Key Issues for 2006 (II)

  • After GCAP 05: Monitoring EU/EC aid commitments

    • Aid Monitoring Report

    • Aid Watcher Seminar

    • Advocacy at national and European level

  • Negotiations on EU-Budgets, Instruments and Programs

    • DCECI – EP document

    • Geographical and thematical Programs

    • Framework of Dialogue with Civil Society

  • European public awareness and development education strategy

  • Deconcentration

  • OECD DAC


Key issues for 06

EU

EU Coherence for Development among EU external policies

Quantity and Quality of Aid

Financial perspectives 07-13, Policy Framework, Programs

Civil Society Engagement, dialogue with EU instit.,

EC-NGO-Partnership, Financial Regulation, Non-State Actors

CONCORD

EU Coherence project with EVF, Austrian & Finnish Presidencies

More and better aid, “Aid-watcher”,

Policy WG

FFD WG

FDR WG, WGE?

FDR WG, “Vision” paper

Role of Civil Society, German Presidency, CSCG

Key issues for 06

Global

Specific


Challenges for concord 2006

Challenges for CONCORD 2006

  • Future of GCAP (Europe)

  • Membership support

  • Reflection on framework for contacts with extra-european NGO-Platforms

  • GAs and Board elections

    And many more…

  • MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT:always there for you !

  • [email protected]

  • +32 2 743 87 72


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