The European Commission has developed Framework Partnership Agreements with civil society organisations and associations of local authorities across Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Europe. These partnerships cover a wide array of fields of intervention: anti-corruption, gender, accountability, human rights, political and social inclusion or economic empowerment, decentralisation, and good and inclusive local governance, decentralised cooperation.
Framework Partnership Agreements illustrate the commitment of the European Commission to support civil society organisations and associations of local authorities as actors of governance. The agreements encourage actors to contribute to policy-making at regional and global levels, especially in the formulation and monitoring of policies on the implementation and localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Consensus on Development.
The European Commission is organising the Partnership Forum 2018 in Brussels on 25-26 June 2018.
The Forum's main objectives are:
- Stimulate an open dialogue on how to further strengthen our collaboration towards the implementation and localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and of the European Consensus on Development.
- Enable networking and increase synergies between various stakeholders and the European Commission.
- Offer a platform to share information and good practices.