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PLATFORMA position on the Revision of the European Consensus on Development

26 September 2016

In a document based on PLATFORMA’s contribution to the European Commission Public Consultation on the Future of EU Development Policy, PLATFORMA calls on the European Union to base the new European Consensus on Development on 2 pillars.

According to PLATFORMA, the new European Consensus on Development must include stronger support for effective democratic governance at all levels. PLATFORMA calls for:

  • the integration of the local perspective in all sectors and levels of government (territorial, national and regional/global)
  • a new and more comprehensive approach to policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD)

 

This publication provides concrete examples of global challenges (climate change, migrations, economic development, gender inequalities). It also demonstrates how local action and a territorial approach to development can tackle the root causes of inequalities.