The new EU Global Strategy (EUGS) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda provide an opportunity for the EU to refresh its global approach to development cooperation. The EUGS could promote resilience through coherence between internal and external policies, in line with the 2030 Agenda. The EUGS could establish a new EU approach to development combining resilience, development and conflict sensitivity. As a multi-diplomacy umbrella document fostering policy coherence, the EUGS will have to acknowledge and encourage a series of adjustments to be made in EU development diplomacy and cooperation to contribute to the universal and transformative SDG agenda.
Paper prepared in the framework of the review of the EU Global Strategy by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, May 2016.
1. Harnessing development diplomacy and resilience in the EU Global Strategy
1.1 An EU approach to development?
1.2 The resilience and development nexus in the EU Global Strategy
1.3 Development in fragile contexts: conflicts and security
2. Reviewing EU development diplomacy and international cooperation in response to the 2030 Agenda
2.1 The 2030 Agenda and what it will mean for all EU policies
2.2 What does the 2030 Agenda mean for EU development diplomacy and international cooperation?
2.3 What does the 2030 Agenda mean for EU migration and development policies?
2.4 How compatible are ACP-EU relations with the 2030 Agenda?
Concluding remarks: EU multi-diplomacy in the EU Global Strategy looking towards the 2030 Development Agenda