The consultation was held in preparation of the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework – as regards the External Financing Instruments – and the European Development Fund (EDF). The objective of the consultation was to gather feedback from the broadest possible range of stakeholders, including those in beneficiary countries and in the EU Member States, on the emerging conclusions from the evaluations, as well as preliminary ideas on the future external financing instruments.
In general, CONCORD would like to see increased EU investment in people-centered development including gender equality, democratic governance and human rights, climate resilience and environmental rights, social security and well-being of all women, men, girls and boys. This is particularly important regarding the design of new programmes which address migration and development where the human rights of refugees and migrants should be front and center.
Here are some of the main recommendations formulated by CONCORD Europe to revise the current instruments and prepare for beyond 2020: