Questionnaire: Shaping a new generation of decentralised cooperation

1 febrero 2017


The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) – PLATFORMA’s partner – in collaboration with the Basque Government, Lead Region of its External Cooperation Working Group, is launching a questionnaire with the aim of identifying experiences that can contribute to providing the core elements of a new generation of effective decentralised cooperation partnerships.
The information received from CPMR partners all over the world will be collected and analysed and used as a basis for the study “Shaping a new generation of decentralised cooperation for enhanced effectiveness and accountability”.
CPMR encourages Regional and Local Authorities to share their experiences and those of other decentralised cooperation actors operating within their territories (e.g. cooperation agencies, academia, civil society organisations, etc.) in order to maximise the impact of the study.
The questionnaire is in English. French and Spanish versions will be available soon at the same link.

Deadline: 3 March 2017
The CPMR is a partner in the PLATFORMA Network, which coordinates the voice of European local and regional authorities for development with the European institutions. One of the CPMR’s responsibilities within the Strategic Partnership signed by PLATFORMA with the European Commission is to produce a research study on “Shaping a new generation of decentralised cooperation for enhanced effectiveness and accountability” that will be presented notably during the Assises of Decentralised Cooperation on 10-11 July 2017 in Brussels. The CPMR has appointed an expert, Mr Agustí Fernández de Losada, to undertake this task on its behalf.
Objectives and content of the Research Study
The Research Study aims to provide enhanced understanding on how to adapt decentralised cooperation models by regional and local authorities to meet strengthened standards of effectiveness and accountability, while fostering innovative approaches and partnerships.
It will have a think-tank approach and draw upon the practices and experience by Regional and Local Authorities through development cooperation projects with third country peers. It will outline a set of concrete recommendations.

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