On Friday 12 December, ESPO organises a seminar on 'Partnership diplomacy: The alliances and strategic partnerships of major powers' with the kind support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Speakers inc... MORE
The EU and its partners on development: how strategic on the ground?
Most of the EU’s strategic partnerships include dialogues on development, and in some cases commitments to collaboration. This policy brief examines whether such dialogue and commitments are reflected in EU-strategic partner interaction on the ground in two developing countries – Nepal and Mozambique. In both countries, the space for EU engagement with strategic partners is highly limited and largely determined by strategic partners’ economic, security or political interests. The EU needs to enhance dialogue with its partners at capital level and EU delegations require support to adapt to the new context created by the presence of emerging powers and to use the strategic partnership framework to engage with them.
This new ESPO report edited by Clare Castillejo brings together a number of international experts on development issues, with a view to explore the EU's cooperation with some of its strategic partners... MORE
On Thursday 11 December, ESPO organised a seminar to launch its new report entitled 'New donors, new partners? EU strategic partnerships and development'. Report's authors discussed their findings wit... MORE
This policy brief reviews South Korea's development policies, and how synergies are being developed with European donors. The partnership between the EU and South Korea in development contains a numbe... MORE