Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Public Conference: The future of EU development policy

The past decade has witnessed times of existential crisis: the world is getting more complex, connected and contested. In a changing world, the EU has to change its development policy framework. For what goals and priorities? With what means?

A new European Consensus on Development is about to be laid out by EU institutions, drawing on the outcomes of an open public consultation. Will EU development cooperation necessarily focus more on poorer countries and on the immediate neighbourhood, for example? Will it have to spend more on humanitarian assistance? What are the conceivable sustainable development pathways in vulnerable poor countries? How can EU development cooperation address climate change and green energy? These are some of the important questions for the new European Consensus on Development and for the review of financial instruments in 2017.

The conference will provide the opportunity for policymakers, civil society, and academia to debate on and map out the possible options for updating EU development policy so as to meet the challenges of our time.


The conference will be held in English without interpretation.

24.10.2016 / 10:30 - 12:30 
Sciences Po, Amphi Leroy Beaulieu
27, rue Saint Guillaume
75006 Paris

Revision of the EU consensus on development: towards a new consensus for fair and sustainable global common good policies, Contribution of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) to the EU public consultation on the “UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and revising the European Consensus on Development”

ECDPM submission to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development, Contribution of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)