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Interview with PFD co-chair Jorge Balbis, part 3

What will be a measure of the PFD success for you?

It will be when we can have a real discussion - a political discussion. Also, when we have true and effective participation in the Forum. This means real ownership expressed through concrete and tangible contributions to the Forum agenda. We should evaluate not just the number of participants and meetings, but more importantly, whether we have ideas and positions more clearly elaborated.

How do you think the EU PFD could impact or support regional and national level policy discussions?

We can use the national level contacts. The EU is a known and indispensible actor, and can encourage dialogue on certain issues with the national authorities. The use of this dialogue space is very important.

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25 September 2014

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