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1 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 Index I.The thematic programme ‘NSA-LA’ and the ‘Development Education’ and ‘Coordination and Networking’ Objectives (2&3) II.Results on the implementation of Annual Action Programme for 2007 in the field of DE III.Draft evaluation of DE and Awareness Raising actions IV.Future perspectives to enhance participation of Central and Eastern European countries in the NSA-LA programme

3 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 NSA-LA Programme: Budget and Specific Objectives 903 m € for m € in 2008 (above 217 m € in AAP 2009) 1.Development actions aiming at promoting inclusive and empowered society in partner countries & regions (82%) 2. Awareness raising and Development Education in Europe (14%) 3. Coordination and networking in Europe (2%)

5 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 Priorities:  MDG agenda, in part. Sub Saharan Africa  Coherence for development  Media and development Objective 2 – Development Education & Awareness Raising in the EU and acceding countries

6 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 Objective 3 – Coordination & networking activities in the EU and acceding countries Priorities: o Information networks, exchange of best practices between and within organisations o Dialogue and exchange of best practices between different types of actors o Interaction with EU institutions

7 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 ,26% Obj 1. Multi-country ,07% Obj 2. ED ,33% Obj 3. COORD ,04% TOTAL ,91%

8 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March RESULTS: Calls for Proposals (!) Success rate for NSA around 8% and around 30% for LA

9 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March RESULTS – Non State Actors Number of contracts signed Total amount of contracts (€) Average amount per contract (€) Obj 1. In-country ,95 Obj 1. Multi-country ,23 Obj 2. ED ,97 Obj 3. COORD ,42 TOTAL ,16

10 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March RESULTS – Local Authorities Number of contracts signed Total amount of contracts (€) Average amount per contract (€) Obj 1. In-country ,34 Obj 1. Multi-country ,4 Obj 2. ED ,13 Obj 3. COORD TOTAL ,66

11 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 OBJECTIVE 2. Development Education (!) Italian and Belgian LAs, the most pro-active

12 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 OBJECTIVE 2. Development Education

13 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 OBJECTIVE 2. Development Education

14 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 OBJECTIVE 3. Coordination (!) The 2 LA contracts were attributed to a French and a German LA, respectively

15 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 AAP 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 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March centralised calls launched o In Country NSA-LA (7 countries)(DL 3/2/09) o Multi Country NSA(DL 10/2/09) o Multi Country LA(DL 10/2/09) o ED(DL 17/2/09) o Coord(DL 29/3/09) 71 local calls o 39 calls launched by 03/03/09 o 32 calls to be launched by 31/3/09 AAP State of play of Calls for proposals

18 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March siginficant increase in participation of LA - Increased participation of non EU applicants except for IC call AAP Headquarters first results (as of 03/03/2009) # of concept notes received under each call (provisional) NSALA IC NSA-LA EU Non EU MC NSA – MC LA EU Non EU ED EU EU

19 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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.) Increased dialogue and consultation

20 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 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 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions

23 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions

24 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions

25 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions

26 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 General Evaluation of ED/AR actions

27 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 General Recommendations: 1.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 2.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) 3.Promotion and empowerement of strategic pan-European multi- actor initiatives General Evaluation of ED/AR actions

28 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 Specific Recommendations:

29 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 Specific Recommendations:

30 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 Specific Recommendations:

31 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 Specific Recommendations:

32 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 Specific Recommendations :

33 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 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 IV. Future perspectives for an increased participation of Central and Eastern EU countries in the programme

34 EuropeAid Launching event for promoting global development education in the new EU Member States Budapest, March 2009 Thank you very much for your attention! All documents (AAPs, DE Evaluation, etc) are available in our website:


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