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: