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1 Global Development Education in the ‘Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development’ programme European Commission Europeaid Cooperation Office María González Mata, Unit F1 « Relations with civil society and coordination »

2 Index The thematic programme ‘NSA-LA’ and the ‘Development Education’ and ‘Coordination and Networking’ Objectives (2&3) Results on the implementation of Annual Action Programme for 2007 in the field of DE Draft evaluation of DE and Awareness Raising actions Future perspectives to enhance participation of Central and Eastern European countries in the NSA-LA programme

3 I. The thematic programme ‘NSA-LA’ and the Objectives 2&3: DE and C&N
Overarching objective: Co-financing actions from NSA and LA from the EU in the area of development The DE Objective: “To support small-scale actions in the EU and acceding countries aimed at raising public awareness of development issues and promoting education for development (…)” Annual Action Programme Actor oriented programme Strengthening capacity of NSA & LA Coverage: Worldwide

4 NSA-LA Programme: Budget and Specific Objectives

5 MDG agenda, in part. Sub Saharan Africa
Objective 2 – Development Education & Awareness Raising in the EU and acceding countries Priorities: MDG agenda, in part. Sub Saharan Africa Coherence for development Media and development Eligible actors both NSA and Local Authorities from EU and acceding countries with minimum of 3 years experience (NMS = 2 years) Co-financing rules: max 75%; (NMS = max 90%) Size of projects: EC contribution between € € (NMS = minimum €) Duration 1-3 years

6 Objective 3 – Coordination & networking activities in the EU and acceding countries
Priorities: Information networks, exchange of best practices between and within organisations Dialogue and exchange of best practices between different types of actors Interaction with EU institutions

7 II. Results of 2007 AAP: Planned, launched and contracted
Total amount foreseen AAP (€) Total amount of CfP launched (€) Total amount contracted (€) % Foreseen versus contracted Obj 1. In-country 97,26% Obj 1. Multi-country 101,07% Obj 2. ED 97,33% Obj 3. COORD 97,04% TOTAL 97,91%

8 2007 RESULTS: Calls for Proposals
(!) Success rate for NSA around 8% and around 30% for LA

9 2007 RESULTS – Non State Actors
Number of contracts signed Total amount of contracts (€) Average amount per contract (€) Obj 1. In-country 351 ,95 Obj 1. Multi-country 15 ,23 Obj 2. ED 37 ,97 Obj 3. COORD 7 ,42 TOTAL 410 ,16

10 2007 RESULTS – Local Authorities
Number of contracts signed Total amount of contracts (€) Average amount per contract (€) Obj 1. In-country 38 ,34 Obj 1. Multi-country 10 ,4 Obj 2. ED 8 ,13 Obj 3. COORD 2 TOTAL 58 ,66

11 OBJECTIVE 2. Development Education
Number of projects Amount % Austria 5 ,55 7,81% Belgium 11 ,00 0,69% Denmark 7 ,00 4,11% Finland 1 ,28 1,21% France 52 ,72 23,22% Germany 18 ,00 6,31% Hungary ,27 5,58% Ireland 2 ,97 7,47% Italy 26 ,00 3,51% Latvia ,60 5,94% Luxembourg 57.276,80 0,24% Netherlands (The) ,84 1,10% Norway ,00 3,83% Poland ,60 6,68% Slovenia ,00 1,38% Spain 8 ,34 1,44% Sweden 4 ,72 15,80% United Kingdom 73 ,00 3,69% 231 ,69 (!) Italian and Belgian LAs, the most pro-active

12 OBJECTIVE 2. Development Education

13 OBJECTIVE 2. Development Education

14 OBJECTIVE 3. Coordination
(!) The 2 LA contracts were attributed to a French and a German LA, respectively

15 OBJECTIVES 2 & 3. Conclusions
Very good level of response by NSAs but more limited response by LAs (first year of implementation). New member states are highly represented in partnerships (61) although further efforts need to be made to encourage their participation as main applicants Coordination and networking: of 10 contracts, 3 were signed with New Actors: CCRE (Conseil des Communes et Régions d’Europe) ITUC/CSI (International Trade Union Confederation/ Confédération Syndicale Internationale) ENOP (Fondations politiques/ Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

16 AAP 2008. Indicative budget for Calls for proposals
Total amount foreseen 2007 (€) Total amount foreseen 2008 (€) Total amount of CfP launched (€) As of 03/03/2009 Obj 1. In-country Obj 1. Multi-country Obj 2. ED Obj 3. COORD TOTAL

17 AAP 2008. State of play of Calls for proposals
5 centralised calls launched In Country NSA-LA (7 countries) (DL 3/2/09) Multi Country NSA (DL 10/2/09) Multi Country LA (DL 10/2/09) ED (DL 17/2/09) Coord (DL 29/3/09) 71 local calls 39 calls launched by 03/03/09 32 calls to be launched by 31/3/09

18 AAP 2008. Headquarters first results (as of 03/03/2009)
# of concept notes received under each call (provisional) NSA LA 2008 2007 IC NSA-LA 116 163 EU 73 49 Non EU 43 114 MC NSA – MC LA 603 514 70 32 416 366 40 23 187 148 30 9 ED 381 338 18 13 EU 15 318 283 14 EU 12 63 55 4 siginficant increase in participation of LA Increased participation of non EU applicants except for IC call

19 Increased dialogue and consultation
European Commission Headquarters : Trainings of LA at Aidco Info point Seminars and trainings with NGOs from New Member States Visits to several MS, meetings with NGO Platforms Meetings in Brussels with different stakeholders: Expected informal expert meetings from representatives from Member States Quadrilog (programming exercise): Consultation of a wide range of stakeholders on a continental scale (local and European CSO, local and European members of Parliament, representatives of Member-States, EC Officials, etc.)

20 III. Draft Evaluation of Development Education / Awareness Raising actions
Background: need of a general evaluation of DE/AR programme (former evaluation of 1998 covering only formal education in five countries) Aim: assess relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of DE/AR programme/projects Objective: draw on lessons learnt for future planning, programming and project identification

21 General Evaluation of DE/AR actions
Scope: Last 10 years: ED/AR EC co-financed projects under BL « Co-financing w/ NGO» (+/- 690 projects) Strategy Management modalities

22 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions
1.Preparatory phase: Study of main reference documents, Planning of the evaluation’s time schedule, Questionnaires design, Adaptation of ToR 2.Desk phase: Consultation of project’s documents and files, Interviews to EC personnel (AIDCO, DEV, EAC), EP, CONCORD, DEEEP, TRIALOG, Statistical analysis of list of 690 projects, Pre-selection of 40 projects to be visited 3.Field phase: Visit of 39 projects in 22 countries over a period of 6 weeks Interviews with programme’s stakeholders: 86 interviews with NGOs 39 interviews with national platforms and DE Fora 24 interviews with government ministries and agencies 4. Reporting phase

23 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions
Conclusions Achievements at programme level Right of initiative Importance in countries without strong national AR/DE Catalyst to initiate AR/DE activities in New Member States Growth of NGOs with a specific know how in DE/AR DE Fora within national platforms + link with CONCORD DE Forum

24 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions
Conclusions Achievements at project level Achievement of results Large scope of actors Wide scope of themes Consortia with a thematic focus Campaigning + advocacy + grassroots actions = greater impact Strategic use of targeted projects Strengthening of national platforms through « Presidency projects » Capacity building projects = increased NGO expertise

25 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions
Conclusions The programme has been less successful in Strategic pan-European initiatives Strategic vision at programme level Clear definition of expected results and indicators Systematisation and capitalisation of experiences Formulation of national strategies DE/AR a priority in the political agenda Coordination mechanisms

26 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions
Conclusions Projects faced difficulties in Overall broadening of the target groups Limited scope of advocacy projects More work on advocacy to have DE included in school curricula Establishing strategic mechanisms for sustainability Communicating the lessons learnt to DE Fora Improving NGOs management capacity

27 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions
General Recommendations: Keep the demand driven nature of the programme, but define non thematic priorities: European dimension, partnership between OMS and NMS, multi-stakeholders actions, combination of modus operandi, capacity building Improving the coordination and the strengthening of actors. Focus on: national platforms and coordination and exchange of experiences at European level (dialogue with governement institutions, funds for coordination) Promotion and empowerement of strategic pan-European multi-actor initiatives

28 Specific Recommendations:
European Commission (EC) Standard projects: Broader in-depth study of the projects funded under the « Co-financing with European NGOs » Prioritise funding joint cross-cutting and multi partnership projects Priorities: networking between OMS and NMS, sustainable outputs, stronger DE/AR methodologies, broader target groups, multipliers, links to national framework strategies Coordination projects: Prioritise: 1) setting up coordination mechamisms; 2) pan-European initiatives (specific call for proposals?) Prioritise projects from new eligible actors

29 Specific Recommendations:
Old Member States: Elaboration of national strategies Advisory multi-stakeholders groups at national level Inter-platform strengthening and coordination Extending the eligibility criteria for NMS to weaker OMS New Member States: Keep special eligibility criteria and other advantages (number of years of experience, number of years of registration, special mention among the objectives of the programme More support (training and information) Other: Baseline studies in all 27 EU countries

30 Specific Recommendations:
Member States: Elaborate national strategies for AR/DE Co-fund EC-funded DE/AR projects Favour multi-actor cross-cutting projects Support national platforms (funding) Improve coordination between Ministries and with stakeholders

31 Specific Recommendations:
National platforms: Strengthen networking among DE fora and with other eligible actors Involvement in the elaboration of national strategies Guidelines for the implementation of DE Consensus at national level Prioritise the agenda to raise DE/AR profile Assist large NSA in capacity building of smaller NSA Continue to establish links between OMS and NMS

32 Specific Recommendations :
NSA & LA: Systematise good practices & methodology to feed national strategies Broaden partnerships: OMS+NMS/NSA+LA Include strategically sustainable outputs Better definition of target groups Advocacy projects: inclusive and select highly targeted spheres of influence Education projects: inclusion of DE in teacher pre-service and in-service training Other bodies: Stategic use of co-operation with the North South Centre of the Council of Europe (elaboration of best practices and multi-stakeholders work) Need to deepen cooperation with GENE and the OECD

33 IV. Future perspectives for an increased participation of Central and Eastern EU countries in the programme Study recommendations ED Evaluation and include them in the programming Analyse the profound reasons for the limited participation of Central and Eastern Europe EC: Specific measures in place in the calls Intensify contacts and visits: listen to our partners! Training Governments: to elaborate national strategies for AR/DE and enhance their local NSA and LA platforms

34 Thank you very much for your attention!
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