The future of EU development policy
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri)
The past decade has witnessed times of existential crisis: the world is getting more complex, connected and contested. In a changing world, the EU has to change its development policy framework. For what goals and priorities? With what means?
A new European Consensus on Development is about to be laid out by EU institutions, drawing on the outcomes of an open public consultation. Will EU development cooperation necessarily focus more on poorer countries and on the immediate neighbourhood, for example? Will it have to spend more on humanitarian assistance? What are the conceivable sustainable development pathways in vulnerable poor countries? How can EU development cooperation address climate change and green energy? These are some of the important questions for the new European Consensus on Development and for the review of financial instruments in 2017.
The conference provided the opportunity for policymakers, civil society, and academia to debate on and map out the possible options for updating EU development policy so as to meet the challenges of our time.
- Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
- Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist, AFD
- Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy-Director General, DEVCO, European Commission
- Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, OECD Development Center
- Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI -- moderator of the panel
The conference was held in English without interpretation
24.10.2016 / 11:30 - 13:30