POLICY – Indagine di Concord sul processo di programmazione della cooperazione europea nei paesi ACP e DCI
Nell’ambito del Gruppo COFIN della CIDSE stiamo seguendo il processo di Programmazione della Cooperazione Europea nei paesi ACP e DCI; sono stati stabiliti i 3 settori prioritari per i diversi paesi e ora si avvia la seconda fase di dettaglio delle misure previste. Condord ha lanciato una indagine per raccogliere indicazioni dalle ONG e quindi influenzare la Commissione, la deadline è il 30 maggio.
Invitiamo tutti i Soci a compilare il questionario, non richiede più di 20 minuti e si può fare direttamente on-line:
- English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CONCORDEUProgrammingPhase1ENG
- French: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CONCORDUEProgramacionFase1ESP
- Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CONCORDUEProgrammationPhase1FR
The first phase of theprogramming process of the EU’s developmentbudget under the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 and 11thEuropean Development Fund (EDF), has finally come to an end in mostpartner countries. During this first phase, EU Delegations had to identify 3priority sectors for each country. Now, the second phase – during whichEU Delegations develop a Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP), detailing theEU’s support for the 3 chosen priority sectors – is about to be launched.
Having said that, CONCORD FDRreports that the EC has now decided to split the programming process betweenEDF (ie ACP countries) and DCI (which includes Asia, including Central Asia,and Latin America). The reason for that is that for DCI countries due to thecurrent delays in the overall MFF process much can change in terms of budgetallocation, priority sectors, etc, and therefore the EC doesn’t want to createexpectations. Therefore for DCI countries the second phase will start later,but it is still unclear when exactly this will be and it could well be wellinto 2014. So do expect an empty year in terms of calls for DCI countries in2014 .
The situation for the EDF isvery different since the 11th EDF budget allocations and contribution key perEU Member State are being decided now – the official approval is expectednext week – and the agreement itself is to be ratified at the next ACP-EU jointParliamentary Assembly in mid-June. So for the EDF guidelines for the secondphase of the programming process will be sent out in the next 10 days and theEC is to launch a CSO consultation to provide feedback. The EC has thenuntil October to draft the Multiannual indicative programmes (MIPs).
I am now attaching fyi apresentation on the programming process that those of you who were at our Marchmeeting will recognise. Do note though that this presentation does include anupdate since our March meeting, so it would be worthwhile going through it oncemore as it further clarifies theprogramming process (incl. how CSOs can get involved in the 2nd phase and whatCONCORD plan on doing at Brussels level)
If there is appetite for it,I’m ready to guide you through it, so just let me know if and how many peoplewould be interested by that.
In addition, CONCORD islaunching a survey on the CSO consultation in the first phase of theprogramming process. The survey, which has been designed to try toinfluence and improve CSO consultations in the second programming phase andother future processes, will help assess whether and how CSOs have beenconsulted in the first phase of the programming process, draw lessons from thisassessment and formulate recommendations. It is therefore important that ifyourselves and/or your partners have been associated to any of the CSOconsultations processes in the first phase you do take the time to answer thissurvey.
In attachment or via theweblinks below you can find the Survey, available in English, French andSpanish, which CONCORD would like us to use to assess the involvement of CSOsin the 1st programming phase and the quality of these consultations. The EU iscurrently developing and implementing new channels for EU Delegations’engagement with CSO’s such as CSO roadmaps, Policy Coherence for Developmentcommitments and Human rights and democracy focal points in Delegations. Thefinal questions of the Survey will also try to assess the status of theimplementation of these commitments.