Revision of the EU consensus on development: towards a new consensus for fair and sustainable global common good policies

Revision of the EU consensus on development: towards a new consensus for fair and sustainable global common good policies

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Henökl, Thomas / Niels Keijzer / Christine Hackenesch / Imme Scholz / Clara Brandi / Pieter Pauw
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Contribution of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) to the EU public consultation on the “UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and revising the European Consensus on Development”, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The EU Commission is poised to reform the “European Consensus on Development” of 2005. The rationale for revising the Consensus is obvious: The 'old' Consensus was formulated against the background of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aimed primarily at poverty reduction. Today, the UN 2030 Agenda creates a necessity for Europe to broaden its goals spectrum to address imminent challenges for global development. Tackling existential questions of climate change, poverty and inequality, fragility and conflict or terrorism will require a long-haul effort of cooperation and coordination among the EU and the member states with its partners worldwide. To this end, the revision of the Consensus provides several key opportunities: First, it can and should send a strong signal that Europe is willing to move ahead in better coordinating the development policies between EU institutions and the member states. Second, a new Consensus should make a daring leap forward in strengthening the coherence between development cooperation and a number of connected policy fields. And, the EU could use its institutional experience and its weight to move sustainable development issues into the centre of global governance agendas.
This policy brief therefore argues in favour of a wider and deeper agreement at the EU-level – not only on how to prepare for and implement the SDGs, but also to lay the foundation for a much needed fair and effective global common good policy, able to address the underlying causes of the challenges confronting Europe - and the world - today.

About the authors

Brandi, Clara

Economist and Political Scientist

Clara Brandi

Hackenesch, Christine

Political Scientist

Christine Hackenesch

Keijzer, Niels

Social Scientist

Niels Keijzer

Pauw, Pieter

Environment Scientist

Pieter Pauw

Scholz, Imme

Sociologist

Imme Scholz

Henökl, Thomas

Political Scientist

Thomas Henökl

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