4 april, 2017 - kl. 18:00 till 19:30
The European Consensus on Development was agreed upon in 2005 by the European Commission, the Parliament and EU’s member states. It includes common principles, objectives and commitments for EU’s development cooperation. Last year, the Union started discussing how its common external and development policies can be renewed in the light of Agenda 2030. The policy is to be updated later this spring.
What should the objective of a new consensus be, and what is it expected to achieve? Is the European Commission leading the way into a more visionary relationship, or just answering to the day-to-day pressures such as the increasing influx of refugees? And what can Sweden learn from the discussions in Brussels for our bilateral relationships with developing countries?
James Mackie, a specialist on EU development policy from the think tank European Centre for Development Policy Management, will take us through the recent discussions on a new policy. Following an introduction by James Mackie, moderator Anders Rönquist (enhetschef, Sidas Multilaterala enhet) and commentator Peter Sörbom (policychef, CONCORD) will ask questions. There will also be time for questions from the audience.
When: Tuesday April 4, 18.00-19.30
Where: FUF’s office, Karlbergsvägen 66A, Stockholm
How: Register HERE
Refreshments will be served.