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14 June Dissemination Seminar on the 3C Evaluations, Brussels News

14 June Dissemination Seminar on the 3C Evaluations, Brussels

Six Posters on the 3C Evaluations' Main Findings and Recommendations

In 2004, the EU Heads of Evaluation Taskforce on the 3Cs initiated a series of six joint evaluations to assess the role played by the Maastricht Treaty precepts of coordination, complementarity and coherence in the European Commission's and the EU Member States' development cooperation policies. Focusing on a wide variety of topics and issues, the evaluations, of which the last one was completed in May 2007, determine to what extent the 3Cs have been applied in practice and with what impact.

On Thursday the 14th of June, a seminar was organised with the aim to discuss the policy general policy implications of the findings of the six evaluation studies. The seminar was hosted by the Joint Evaluation unit of the European Commission’s DGs for External Relations, Development and EuropeAid, and took place at Rue de Genève 12.

The sheer volume of information that had been collected by the six evaluation studies presented a challenge for organising this seminar, a challenge which would not be convincingly solved through six plenary presentations. The consultants were therefore invited to prepare two posters for their respective studies, showing the main findings and recommendations of their respective studies. The forty participants divided in six groups that moved from poster to poster, discussing the study’s results in small groups.

Please click on the study titles below to access the posters:

1: Common Foreign and Security Policy/Development – The use of Cotonou Partnership Agreement’s Article 96 (the Netherlands)

2: Coordination of Trade Capacity Building in Partner Countries (EuropeAid)

3: EU Mechanisms that promote Policy Coherence for Development (France)

4: Coordination and Complementarity of Country Strategy Papers with National Development Priorities (United Kingdom)

5: Coordination and Complementarity of Assistance for Local Development (Sweden)


The full reports of all six evaluation studies can be accessed on this website under 'Ongoing Studies'