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5 August 2016 to 10 June 2017
in (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Security and Defence College (EEAS/ESDC)

The overall aim of the CSDP High Level Course (HLC) is to prepare selected
senior individuals from EU Member States and EU Institutions for leadership
positions in the application and development of the CSDP policy, crisis
management and capability development, which are able to cooperate
effectively with the various actors in this field. The course aims to broaden
course participants’ knowledge and understanding of the EU security and
defence architecture, the comprehensive nature of the CSDP as a key tool of
CFSP, current and anticipated policy, missions and operations, as well as to
increase their awareness of human rights and gender, freedom security and
justice and horizontal issues.

The training delivered both via the eLearning platform and during the
residential Modules promotes a common European security culture and aims to
foster the network of future leaders involved in the strategic aspects of the

21 March 2011 to 24 March 2011
in Amman (Jordan)

*Objective - *The objective of the seminar is to share experience on support
programs to the water sector and discuss the applicability of various tools
that have been developed. The expected outcome is that delegation staff will
be well positioned to take up the dialogue with the national partners and
engage with other development partners.

*Participants - *The participants will be staff from EU delegations that are
in the process of formulating support programmes to the water sector or
involved in water where it is not a focal sector as well as officials from
AIDCO/ DG DEV, Member States and their aid agencies and International
Finance Institutions.  A total of 25- 30 participants are expected. An
active participation by delegation staff through presentation of case
studies will form the backbone of the seminar. 

*Outline Agenda - *The event will take place over 4 days in Jordan 
(21-24th March inclusive). An outline agenda is attached. Seminar topics
will include: Policy; IWRM and sector finance.

*Day 1 – Policy *

* Case study on Jordan
* Case study on Post conflict (potentially Palestinian territories, Lebanon,
* Case study on Other countries (potentially Israel, Syria, Yemen,

*Day 2 – Field Trip to Jordan River*

*Day 3 IWRM*

* Case study on EUWI – MED, (transboundary – DEVCO)
* Sub-regional cases : (Project Jordanie-Israel/Palestine )
* Case study on SBS  (potentially Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Moldova, Tunis)
* Case study on countries where water is not  a focal issue: (Potentially
Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine)

*Day 4 Finance*

* How EIB works (EIB). The Syria example
* Sustainable finance – (utility manager in Amman)

*Preparation work required by delegations - *Preparation of case studies
within 3 themes will be a key to the success. A 10-15 slide presentation
will be expected (10-15 minutes) – where relevant this can also be backed
up by a short page written report. The default structure is flexible and
could include:

* Brief history of EC support to the water sector in the particular country,
including current process of programming
* Summary of the national sector framework: across the 7 assessment
factors: (policy; budget; coordination; institutional capacity;
performance monitoring; macro-economic environment; public financial
management) – here the presentation can be tailored according to the
theme chosen.
* Other development partners active, donor coordination mechanisms – this
part could be expanded for the coordination theme.
* Major challenges/ opportunities facing the water sector in the country
* Major challenges / opportunities in the provision of external support to
the water sector
* Areas of uncertainty and doubt in programming
* Lessons learnt and avoidable errors

10 October 2011 to 15 December 2011

The authors of a background note, ‘Using Political Economy Analysis to
Improve European Union Development Effectiveness’,  are posting a draft
version of their findings in The Political Economy in Practice working group
and invite interested capacity4dev members to offer their feedback. The
discussion begins on the 10th October.

From31 August 2016
in Stockholm (Sweden)
Organised byCo-convened by European Commission and SIWI

The Seminar is organised as the annual Multistakeholder Forum of the EU Water
Initiative (EUWI), and constitutes a contribution to the 2016 'EU Year of
Development'. The Seminar will present and discuss the new initiatives being
launched and developed in the different partnerships established in the EUWI
framework, enhancing the role of water as a driver for sustainable

14 May 2014 to 25 June 2014
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Applications NOW being accepted for a 6 week "Improving Forest Governance"
course in May - June 2014 (delivered in French and English). The course is
focused on 3 core modules covering governance, trade, communication and
planning processes, with up to 2 optional modules on Forests and Climate
Change, Training of Trainers, Proposal writing/ Project design and Developing
Communication strategies. 18 core funded places for key stakeholders in VPA
processes, self funded applications welcomed.

For details, please see [1].


23 February 2016 to 25 February 2016
in Jakarta (Indonesia)
Organised byDG DEVCO – Unit B2 Civil society, Local Authorities

The seminar has three major goals:  1) Clarify the concept of Territorial Approach to Local Development as an analytical framework that can be understood as the missing link between decentralization reforms and development outcomes. 2) Sharpen the understanding of the participants of the political economy of decentralization reforms (DR) in the region, and the conditions under which the reforms may lead to improved local governance (LG) and genuine local development (LD). 3) Recognize the opportunities and constraints that EU delegations may face in promoting Territorial Approach to Local Development (TALD), because of the context in which they operate, the demands of the EU aid management cycle and the aid modalities available to them.

8 June 2016 to 6 July 2016
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton

The Improving Forest Governance course is a 4-week, UK-based residential
course that covers a variety of forest governance issues. The course is
conducted in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation
and is taught by experienced tutors from the Centre for International
Development and Training, as well as leading international experts and
practitioners on forest governance, climate change, REDD+ and
multi-stakeholder processes from the UK and abroad. Participants are immersed
in training and benefit from high quality field trips, including visiting a
Chatham House Illegal Logging update meeting in London.

From19 March 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byMadariaga - College of Europe Foundation

In the framework of the World Water Day, The Madariaga - College of Europe
Foundation is organising a conference on "Water management and supply: the
biggest threat to China and Asia's security?".

From27 August 2015
in Stockholm (Sweden)
Organised byEU Water Initiative

The Seminar is organised as the annual Multistakeholder Forum of the EU Water
Initiative (EUWI), and constitutes a contribution to the 2015 'EU Year of
Development'. The Seminar will present and discuss the new initiatives being
launched and developed in the different partnerships established in the EUWI
framework, enhancing the role of water as a driver for sustainable
development, with a special focus on the water-energy-food security nexus. It
will present experience and good practice from the ongoing work and debate on
further actions.

From9 October 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byYannik Jadot, Fiona Hall and FERN

 **Exploring a decade of achievements and challenges in the EU Forest Law
Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme**


** llegal logging costs developing countries US$15 billion in lost revenues
each year (World Bank), and has helped to fund national and regional
conflicts.  In March next year, the EU Timber Regulation will place
restrictions on timber legally allowed to enter the EU.**








**This timely conference will examine the ten year history of the EU Forest
Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and explore any
lessons for the future. EU FLEGT has emerged as a uniquely inclusive,
innovative approach to  protecting forests and the livelihoods of the people
who use them.**

***Speakers will include:* MEPs Yannick Jadot and Fiona Hall, Goldman
environment prize winner Silas Siakor, former Guardian Environment Journalist
of the year Fred Pearce, civil society representatives from forest producing
countries, the EU Timber Trade Federation, and International NGOs. More
speakers will be announced later.**

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