The main objective of the event was to take stock of the progress made with regard to the negotiations of the NDICI and outstanding issues to be solved, as well as to discuss key principles for the programming of the instrument for the period 2021-2027. This event was the opportunity to facilitate an open discussion between representatives of the EU institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations.
Take stock of progress made on MFF negotiations (overall and NDICI specifically), and on remaining outstanding points – what are the key issues that still need to be sorted out?
Discuss the current state of play and next steps in the operationalisation of NDICI, and particularly the programming process – what are the main novelties, challenges and opportunities (e.g. policy-driven, budgetisation of the EDF, multi-stakeholder partnerships, impact of COVID-19, Team Europe…)
Exchanged views on the importance of a programming process that is:
Moderator – Alexei Jones, Senior Policy Officer European External Affairs Programme, The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
- Felix Fernandez Shaw, Director of International Cooperation and Development Policy – DG DEVCO, European Commission
- Celia Cranfield, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, CONCORD Europe
- Carine Nsoudou, Executive Director at Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT)
- Niels Keijzer, Senior researcher, The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)