ENoP Position on a Strong Multi-actor Approach in the NDICI Programming
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ENoP Position on a Strong Multi-actor Approach in the NDICI Programming

Considering the lack of multi-actor project opportunities in the last thematic “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities” (CSO-LA) programme, the necessity to assist local authorities in developing EU-funded projects, as well as the unique added value of political foundations in CSO-LA projects, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) stresses the importance of encouraging multi-actor approach in the NDICI programming. The benefits of employing a multi-actor approach are particularly important for an effective impact of projects on sustainable development and thematic priority areas for EU’s external action, such as sustainable growth, climate change and peace and governance.

To ensure multi-actor consortia is allowed, when possible, ENoP recommends:

  • Including Local Authorities as eligible (independent) actors, with restrictions for (semi-) autocratic regimes.
  • Ensuring civil society organisations, including political foundations, are considered eligible actors, instead of limiting them to (thematic) programmes dedicated specifically to them.
  • Allowing joint projects applications for CSOs, LAs and other actors from Europe and partner countries, by removing unnecessary restrictions of eligibility criteria.
Supporting democracy through geographic Global Europe programmes
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Supporting democracy through geographic Global Europe programmes

JOINT STATEMENT

Supporting democracy through geographic Global Europe programmes

In view of the public consultation on the Delegated Regulation on Global Europe programming, and in order to make the geographic Global Europe programmes deliver on sustainable development, with a focus on democracy, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP), and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) have developed the following paper with recommendations.

ENoP joint statement on NDICI October 2020
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ENoP joint statement on NDICI October 2020

In view of the next round of negotiations between the EU institutions on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, ENoP together with 7 civil society organisations and networks, have signed a joint statement, calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to reverse cuts to the NDICI and to reinforce the humanitarian aid budget in the EU budget talks. 
 

The undersigned organisations and networks call on EU Member States and the European Parliament to:

  • Reverse the cuts to the NDICI by bringing it back to the EC’s 2018 proposal of €78.994 billion in 2018 prices;
  • Reinforce the humanitarian aid budget;  
  • Increase substantially the funding for the thematic and rapid response actions pillars of the NDICI by reducing the allocation to the “emerging challenges and priorities cushion”. More specifically, the thematic pillar should be  increased to at least 11.49% of the NDICI budget, while the rapid response pillar should be increased to at least 3.76% of the NDICI budget.
 
The statement is undersigned by:
ENoP Statement on EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy July 2020
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ENoP Statement on EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy July 2020

The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) welcomes the Joint Communication of the European Commission and High Representative to the Council on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024.
 
With the adoption of the Council Conclusions on Democracy in October 2019, the European Union delivered a strong political message about its ambitions for democracy in external relations.
 
We therefore believe that the new EU Action Plan should operationalise these ambitions both by emphasizing democracy and human rights equally in the document and by including the relevant civic and political actors in the process of implementation.
 
Our statement highlights these important issues and provides concrete recommendations to the implementation of the Action Plan.
 
ENoP STATEMENT CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
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ENoP STATEMENT CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) welcomes the positions and contributions of the Council and Parliament on the Conference on the Future of Europe, and encourages next steps towards the adoption of a Joint Declaration with the European Commission that will define the concept, structure and scope of the Conference.
 
With this statement, we would like to share 10 Recommendations that we consider fundamental for the success of the Initiative. We see the Conference as a remarkable opportunity to engage European citizens in an inclusive dialogue about Europe, our core values of democracy, solidarity, tolerance and our common future.