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The EU and middle-income countries today: An odd couple?

18 June 2018 12:30 pm
18 June 2018 2:00 pm

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The European Commission’s recent proposal for the EU budget after 2020 mentions innovative forms of engagement with middle-income and more advanced developing countries. But it gives very few details when it comes to explaining what this means in practice.

While the relationship is not only – but also – about the money, the debate on the future EU budget and the programming process opens the floor for deeper discussions on what these innovative forms of engagement between the European Union and these countries could look like.

  • Is the EU well equipped to cooperate with middle-income and more advanced developing countries on global and regional challenges?
  • What can the EU do to support these countries in their own efforts to reduce poverty, tackle inequalities, modernise their economies and protect the environment?
  • How realistic is to talk about mutually beneficial partnerships?


We have invited four panelists to answer these and more questions topic:

Virginia Mucchi will moderate the debate.

Please note: a buffet will be served between 12:00 and 12:30, discussions will start at 12:30 and will end at 14:00.

Will you join us?

We are looking forward to interesting and informative discussions during what we hope will be a very interactive seminar.

Please let us know if you will join us by filling in this form, or contact Annette Powell at

In addition to structural support by ECDPM’s institutional partners (the Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Austria), this event also benefits from funding by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).


Scotland House
Rond Point Schuman 6

European external affairsMiddle Income Countries (MIC)