1st Interim Meeting May 2012

The 1st Interim Meeting of the Policy Forum on Development took place in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of May 2012.

Please see here the list of participants. 

In the agenda below you will find links to single documents (PDF PPT) or group of documents (ZIP compressed file) corresponding to background information shared prior the Forum or to presentations held during the Forum.


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Thursday Friday

1st Interim Meeting of the Policy Forum on Development

Brussels, 10-11 May 2012

Centre Albert Borschette, rue Froissart 36, Brussels
(working languages EN/FR/SP)

Thursday 10 May 2012
(Room 0D)

08.15 - 08.45

Registration of participants

09.00 - 10.00

Opening Session

Moderated by Angelo Baglio - Head of Unit, Civil Society, Local Authorities, European Commission, DG DEVCO

Welcome by:

  • Charles Goerens, Member of the European Parliament, Development Committee

  • Trine Rask Thygesen, Deputy Head of Unit, Department for Humanitarian aid, Development assistance and Civil society, Denmark on behalf of the EU Presidency

  • Félix Fernandez-Shaw, Head of Division for Development Cooperation Coordination, The European External Action Service

Words by:

  • Klaus Niederlander, Director Cooperatives Europe, Regional Director International Cooperative Alliance on behalf of CSOs

  • Pierre Schapira, PLATFORMA, on behalf of European Local Authorities

10.00 - 10.45

Session 1: Information Sessions

Joint DEVCO-EEAS presentations and Q&A
Moderated by Angelo Baglio

Multi-Annual Financial Framework (2014-2020)

Questions/Answers (25')

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45

Role and scope of thematic Programmes and Instruments

Questions/Answers (25')

11.45 - 12.30

The OECD DAC Peer Review of the EU ZIP compressed file (357.79 KB) - or download each individual item under background documents

  • Presentation of the main findings of the Review by Peter Craig McQuaid, Head of Unit, International Relations Officer, International Development Dialogue Unit, DEVCO (15')

Questions/Answers (25')

13.00 - 14.30

Coffee Break

14.30 - 14.40

Session 2: Preparing the future policy of the EU with regard to support to CSOs in partner countries (EC Communication on CSOs in Development) PPT (1.46 MB)

Introduction to the session: Virginia Manzitti, Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO D2 – Civil Society and Local Authorities, European Commission

14.40 - 16.00

CSOs in governance-related roles:

Restitution of preliminary results of the online Public Consultation on the Issues Paper on "CSOs in Development"

1. Enabling environment for CSOs

  • Synthesis of the contributions (5') (Beatriz Sanz, Technical Assistant)

  • Mr Katsuji Imata, Acting Secretary General, CIVICUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation (10')

  • Comments from the floor (10')

2. Promoting the participation of CSOs in public policy processes and in domestic accountability

3. CSO Capacity Development and CSO Development Effectiveness

4. Concluding words and way forward

16.00 - 16.15

The role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in social service delivery and in promoting sustainable growth

This session will address issues not covered by the Consultation Paper which represent the second pillar of the EC Policy proposal "An Agenda for Change"

16.15 - 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 - 18.30

Debates in two Working groups

A. The role of CSOs in service delivery in social sectors

B. CSOs and promotion of sustainable growth through jobs and entrepreneurship

  • 16.30–16.40 - Introduction of the topics based on the background note circulated in advance (TA)

  • 16.40–18.00 - Discussion in subgroups

  • 18.00–18.30 - Restitution by each sub-group and general discussion

19.00 - 20.30

Buffet Dinner

Friday 11 May 2012
(Room 0A)

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09.00 - 09.30

Session 3: Aid and Development Effectiveness (Post-Busan) ZIP compressed file (206.63 KB) - or download each individual item under background documents

Moderated by Vincent Grimaud – Head of Unit, DEVCO A3 – Aid and Development Effectiveness and Financing, European Commission

Introduction to the main outcomes of Busan 4th High Level Forum PPT (187 KB)

09.30 - 10.15

Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

10.15 - 11.00

Monitoring after Busan (Plenary - 30')

  • Presentation by Kristiina Kuvaja, DEVCO A3 (15')
    Monitoring after Busan PPT (174 KB)

  • Q&A (15')

  • Presentation by Gideon Rabinowitz, UK Aid Network (15') on the study "Monitoring Implementation of Busan: Why “Global Light” and “Country-Focused” Must Work Together Effectively"

11.00 - 12.00

Debate in 3 Working groups (coffee break in the rooms)
(background note PDF (33.3 KB) circulated in advance)

  1. Working Group 1 on Country Level Monitoring

  2. Working Group 2 on "Inclusive Ownership and Partnership" and "Results";

  3. Working Group 3 on "Capacity Development/country systems" and "accountability"

12.00 - 12.30

Restitution by the facilitators/rapporteurs and debate in plenary (30')

12.30 - 13.00

Information session in Plenary on:

13.00 - 14.30


14.30 - 17.00

Session 4 - Towards setting-up the Policy Forum on Development

14.30-14.45 - Introduction by Angelo Baglio and presentation of DEVCO Workplan
DEVCO Areas of Interest PPT (246 KB)

14.45-15.00 - An example of Global Partnership of CSOs: Presentation of the "Cebu Consensus", Gustavo Hernández, ALOP - Asociación Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Promoción al Desarrollo

15.00-16.10 - Restitution of the comments received on the Working Document & Discussion on the main points
Results of the consultation PPT (3.16 MB)

  • Goals and objectives

  • Working modalities

  • Membership criteria and possible scenarios

16.10 - 16.35

Coffee Break

16.35 - 17.00

Setting the Agenda of the Policy Forum on Development (2012)

17.00 - 17.30

Closing Session
Wrap up & Concluding Remarks


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