PLATFORMA position on the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
11 May 2016
PLATFORMA calls on the European Union and its Member States to adopt the following recommendations in view of the rolling out of the activities of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the upcoming report by the European Parliament on the matter.
- Enshrine local ownership in statutes to ensure effective implementation of the objectives;
- The European Parliament must be given the power to monitor the implementation of projects funded by the Trust Fund;
- Integrate decentralised cooperation as a modality in the Trust Fund;
- The Trust Fund must not use development cooperation sources to carry out security-related projects.