Global Learning Event on Joint Programming report
The Global Workshop on Joint Programming offered a unique opportunity for discussions and exchange of experiences on how the EU can work better together with the EU Member States at a country level.
Close to 60 European participants representing the EU, 9 Member States and Switzerland, came together in Siem Reap, Cambodia (4-6 December) for a Joint Programming training followed by a 2-day Global Learning workshop to share experiences and ideas on Joint Programming at country level (16 different partner countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, D.R. Congo, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, Vietnam). The event was hosted by the EU Delegation to Cambodia and opened by the EU Ambassador.
Colleagues from the DEVCO and EEAS Joint Programming teams, EU Delegations, Member States Capitals, Member States Embassies, Member States agencies (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain) and like-minded partners (Switzerland) actively participated in the discussions.
The training and workshop involved several complementary activities, namely:
- An update on the framework for Joint Programming and joint implementation and the state of play globally;
- An introduction of the new Joint Programming Guidance and tools to support knowledge sharing;
- Showcasing the value-added and impact of Joint Programming through sharing country experiences and Joint Programming stories;
- A sharing of challenges encountered in taking forward a Joint Programming process and the pragmatic approaches and solutions found at a country level, including challenges linked to Joint Programming in countries transitioning to Middle-Income status, in fragile contexts and cases where ODA is less important;
- Discussions to identify the key enabling conditions needed from peers, headquarters, or external experts to facilitate in-country Joint Programming processes;
- Discussions to identify ways to integrate the 2030 Agenda/SDG and EU policy priorities into Joint Programming.