Policy positions

No Comprehensive Strategy with Africa without local and regional governments

“Decentralised cooperation between Africa and Europe – city-to-city and region-to-region exchang...
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How towns, regions and their associations can speed up the 2030 Agenda

After two studies with CEMR presenting the overview of the implementation of the Sustainable Develop...
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PLATFORMA presents its 6 recommendations for the post-2020 Eastern partnership framework

While the Eastern Partnership (EaP) celebrates its 10th anniversary, PLATFORMA has just published a ...
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PLATFORMA 2nd Position paper on the NDICI

The future Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) will bring im...
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PLATFORMA Position Paper on the future Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)

On the 14th of June, the European Commission’ released its proposal for the “Neighbourhood and t...
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PLATFORMA position paper on the Future of the CSO-LA instrument

In a policy position adopted at the April PLATFORMA's Political Council, local and regional governme...
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PLATFORMA position paper on the future MFF

While the European Parliament is preparing its position on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)...
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PLATFORMA’s perspective on the New European Consensus on Development

A new Consensus on Development replacing a previous development framework in place since 2005 was si...
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Public Consultation External Financing Instruments of the European Union: our answer

PLATFORMA made some suggestions to the European Commission Public Consultation on External Financing...
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Towards efficient External Financing Instruments serving a multi-stakeholder development policy

In view of the mid-term revision of the External Financing Instruments, as well as in view of the fu...
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Our 5 recommendations to strengthen the local dimension in the revised EU Consensus on Development

The European Commission presented at the end of November a communication on the new European Consen...
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PLATFORMA’s contributions: Fighting inequalities with the local and regional perspective

from 30 November -1 to 26 September 2016 PLATFORMA calls on the European Union to base the new Europ...
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Amendments to the European Parliament draft report on “increasing the effectiveness of development cooperation”

Local and regional governments (LRGs) are key actors for development, democratic governance as well ...
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PLATFORMA position on the Revision of the European Consensus on Development

In a document based on PLATFORMA's contribution to the European Commission Public Consultation on th...
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PLATFORMA position on the EU’s New Partnership Framework with third countries

PLATFORMA calls on the European Union to: Remove the link between development aid and partner countr...
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PLATFORMA position on the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

PLATFORMA calls on the European Union and its Member States to adopt the following recommendations ...
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PLATFORMA declaration on the Habitat III process and the new Urban Agenda

KEY MESSAGES: In view of the new Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, ...
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PLATFORMA declaration on the revision of the EU-ACP Cotonou Partnership Agreement in 2020

KEY MESSAGES: In the position adopted, PLATFORMA members: remind that the 2000 EU-ACP Partnership Ag...
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PLATFORMA declaration on the EU Global Strategy and the 2030 Agenda

KEY MESSAGES: In view of the upcoming presentation of the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Po...
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Comments to the European Commission’s non-paper on forced displacement and development

DG ECHO will soon publish a communication on a new approach to forced displacement which better inte...
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