Knowledge has an important role to play in addressing development issues, but this requires access to information as well as the availability of relevant and useful knowledge. Knowledge is central to sustainable development. Knowledge is essential for survival and sustainability.
The September 2012 Communication from the European Commission, “The Roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe’s engagement with Civil Society in external relations”, envisages the elaboration of Roadmaps at country level through a joint initiative between the European Union and Membe
Development programmes always strive to be as effective as possible – one way of achieving efficiency is to combine the strengths of all partners working in the sector. A recent evaluation of EU Joint Programming has shown that this policy mechanism offers many advantages.