CONCORD engages in the debate around an effective and progressive EU foreign policy as a means of helping to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. In the context of the 2013 review of the EEAS and building on its 2012 report “EEAS: One Year On. Work in Progress for Poverty Eradication”, CONCORD has focused on three main opportunities for the EEAS going forward.
The EEAS and DEVCO need to assume their respective roles as set down in the agreement of 2010
Ensure strategic long-term planning for EU development policy
Sufficient financial and human resources need to be allocated
We need a political commitment from the HRVP on Policy Coherence for Development, with a strong emphasis on the D
At delegation level, there must be a duty to report on PCD which is managed by the appropriate political level
A broader and longer-term view of dialogue with civil society is needed
A qualitative survey and the sharing of good practice with regards to dialogue with civil society during the programming process