Tuesday, 07 February 2017

EU Public Consultation on the External Financing Instruments (EFI)

An EU Public Consultation on the External Financing Instruments (EFI) of the European Union has opened from 7 February 2017 until 3 May 2017. The consultation is open to all stakeholders in beneficiary and EU countries: public national and local authorities, non-governmental organisations, academics, development agencies and bodies, think tanks, consultancies, private sector organisations, development banks and citizens. The 11th European Development Fund is also an EFI although not funded by the EU budget. It is as such not part of the MFF but it covers the same period and is included in the consultation. The objective of this consultation is twofold: 1. To gather feedback from the broadest possible range of stakeholders, including those in beneficiary countries and in the EU Member States, on the emerging conclusions from the evaluations. 2. To gather preliminary ideas on the future external financing instruments after the current ones have expired by 31 December 2020.

Source: EuropeAid