CONCORD, the European Development NGO confederation, is delighted to invite you to the launch of its second report "Spotlight on Policy Coherence for Development".
Following a first report in 2009, the new Spotlight Report assesses different EU policies in the areas of Food Security, Natural Resources, Human Security and Migration against the benchmark of EU Policy Coherence for Development, a Lisbon Treaty provision to ensure that EU policies do not negatively affect the developing world. A number of recommendations to redress coherence are proposed to the EU institutions. The launch event will be organised as a panel debate involving representatives from EU institutions’ and civil society.
11:00-12:15 Presentation and panel discussion
Introduction by Rilli Lappalainen, CONCORD Board member, Kehys NGO/Finland
Opening address by MEP Birgit Schnieber-Jastram, PCD Standing Rapporteur
Presentation of CONCORD Spotlight Report: Laura Sullivan, ActionAid
Reaction of the European Commission: Vincent Grimaud, Head of Unit Coherence of EU policies for Development and EU Aid Effectivenes, DG Cooperation and Development - Europe Aid
Thematic discussion on Food Security
Spotlight chapter on Food Security: Laust Gregersen, CONCORD Denmark
Reaction by a representative of DG AGRI (tba)
Reaction by MEP Ska Keller
Discussion: Moderated discussion and Q/A with audience and journalists
12:15-12:30 Networking drink (Fair Trade beverages will be served)
This event will be held in English.
Registration: email@example.com by 3 November. Places are limited.
Media contact: CONCORD Communications Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full Report here