When Lilianne Ploumen became Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in 2012 she announced that she wanted to be the first to implement a coherent agenda for development: “For years we have been talking about coherence, and for years we haven’t done enough. This government has the courage to take up the challenge.”
This conference aims to draw the balance. The current government is halfway through and it is clear that the Minister’s ambitions are still in line with her initial ideas. In cooperation with eleven partners, Partos has published a report that gives an overview of the status quo in the area of policy coherence. The report provides concrete recommendations to Minister Ploumen, to other ministries and to the European institutions for a better coordination of their policies.
At the conference the report will officially be presented to the Minister and she will give a keynote speech on the issue. Partos’ objective is to make sure that policy coherence for development will be ranking high on the policy agenda again, and to foster a dynamic approach to policy coherence.