The letter notes that “While engagement with the EC Delegations in the region is improving in the direction of timely, regular consultation process, these cannot be said for the involvement of local networks and CSOs in the EU multi-beneficiary/regional policy, programming, monitoring and evaluation process.”
The letter calls on the EC to “match the rhetoric of political will more clearly with actions” by pressing the local Governements to involve civil society as real partner. It also calls for improvement of civil society consulation practices under the Partnership principle enabeling civil society actors involvement in IPA programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation through development of consultation plans and mechanisms.
The full letter is available here: 33-3_BCSDN_letter_IPA_Multi-beneficiary_PP__2__2009.pdf .
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