7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Partnering with the Private Sector

Inclusive societies and accountable, democratic institutions are preconditions for sustainable development and stability. An empowered civil society is a crucial component of any democratic system and is an asset in itself. The achievement of most of the Sustainable Development Goals will depend on the active involvement of local authorities. A successful implementation of the SGDs will require forging stronger partnerships beyond governments.

Therefore, the EU and its Member States will deepen their partnerships with all components of civil society organisations (CSOs), and Local Authorities (LAs), so they can play their full role as actors of governance, advocates and implementers. They will promote an open and enabling space for CSOs and LAs, to participate and play a full role, in inclusive approaches and transparency in decision making at all levels.

They will continue to support capacity building of relevant stakeholders. They will support global and multi-actors partnership, including between various CSOs categories such as social partners, or between national, sub-national and local governments. They will support CSOs and LAs commitments to effective, transparent and results-oriented development cooperation.

The EU and its Member States recognise that the success of engagement depends on cooperation with local CSOs and LAs based in developing countries and their ownership of the process. It also depends on addressing in partnership with them the new challenges of crisis, migration and jobs, gender and climate change.

In this respect, the European Commission has signed 29 Framework Partnership Agreements with networks of CSOs and LAs supporting their global strategies and further strengthening cooperation ties.

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16:00 to 17:30
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14:00 to 15:15
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13:30 to 14:45
Partnering with the Private Sector
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14:00 to 15:15
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brainstorming B1
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