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What funding for EU external action after 2013?


What funding for EU external action after 2013?


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This document was prepared by the Commission services, and in particular the Directorates-General responsible for Development and Co-operation/EuropeAid, External relations, Humanitarian aid and Civil protection, and Enlargement.

Target group(s)
We welcome contributions from all citizens, organisations and public authorities in Europe and third countries: Member States, EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, international financing institutions, academia, social partners and civil society organisations etc...
Period of consultation
29/11/2010 - 31/01/2011

The objective of this public consultation is to gather ideas and opinions on the future of the financial instruments that the European Union has at its disposal to fulfil its worldwide responsibilities.

Responses are requested on a range of issues. These include the added value of EU financial intervention in several areas, the options for new forms of cooperation and delivery mechanisms with partner countries, as well as the efficiency, impact and visibility of EU external cooperation.

The online consultation, which is open to all stakeholders, is preparing the ground for the Commission legislative proposals to be presented in 2011 on the financial perspectives after 2013.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

Answers to the questionnaire should normally be completed online on the webportal 'Interactive Policy-Making'. Before answering the questionnaire, it is highly recommended to read the background document explaining the objectives of the consultation, giving general information on EU external action financial instruments and setting out the challenges ahead.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, you will be requested to introduce some information allowing us to know who you are and how to contact you. It is important for us to be able if need be to contact the contributors to continue the dialog or ask for complementary information.

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

- If you are a Registered organisation, please fill in the name and address of your organisation and your Register ID number in the first page of your online contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.
- If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now. Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a Registered organisation.
Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately

The questionnaire must be completed in one session, as it is not possible to save comments and responses entered, and return to them later. Please note that you will have 16 questions to answer and that for each question you will be automatically disconnected after 90 minutes of inactivity. Therefore if you would like to take time completing the questionnaire, it is recommended that you prepare your answers using a separate working document.

The questionnaire and background document are now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and  Portuguese. (you can print the questionnaire as a PDF document in the link below to prepare your answers).

View the consultation document

Public Consultation: What funding for EU external action after 2013? Background document

Quels instruments financiers pour l’action extérieure de l’UE après 2013?

¿Qué financiación queremos para la acción exterior de la UE a partir de 2013?

Que financiamento para a acção externa da UE após 2013?

Finanzierung des auswärtigen Handelns der EU nach 2013

Quali strumenti finanziari per l'azione esterna dell'UE dopo il 2013?  

View the questionnaire
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Last update: 17/02/2012 | Top