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Roundtable Discussion on European "Experts" in Development Cooperation

March 6, 2008 - Vienna

Added Value or Time for Change?

 

panel at the round table

 

View the invitation to the Roundtable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statements made by the podium speakers

 

Ulrike Lunacek
MP, Vice-Preseident Foreign Affairs Committee; Spokesperson for Foreign and Development Issues, Green Parliamentary Group, Austria
Minutes of her statements
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Listen to a quote from her final statement.

 

Petra Navara
Director HORIZONT3000, Austria
Text of her statements
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Listen to a quote from her final statement.

 

Valentin Burdada
Project Manager, Civil Society Development Foundation, Romania
Minutes of his statements
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Listen to a quote from his final statement!

 

Carlos Toledo
Artist and Graphic Designer, Toledo I Dertschei, Austria - Guatemala
Minutes of his statements
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Listen to a quote from his final statement!

 

Anton Mair
Deputy Director General Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria
Text of his prepared statement
 (unmentioned parts in black, mentioned parts in red color).
Minutes of further statements
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Listen to a quote from his final statement!

 

Moderation: Petra Kreinecker, TRIALOG Capacity Building Officer

 

 


 

Read an article about the Roundtable (in German), published in Glocalist Review Nr. 184/2008 on March 17, 2008 (see page 4-6). The title is: "Ab in den Süden": Ist Personalentsendung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit noch zeitgemäß?

 

 


 

This event was part of a TRIALOG study visit on expert sending for NGOs from new EU member states. Read the documentation of the study visit.

 

Read an article by Valentin Burada (Civil Society Development Foundation, Romania) about his impressions from the Study Visit: TRIALOG Information Service.

Some quotes of the study visit group on the Roundtable:

 

... It was interesting to observe the way of keeping the dialogue with the decision makers...
... It was useful to compare the new and old member states perspective on expert sending...
... To invite government representatives and politicians was a good idea but the scope of topics they talked about was too broad...
... It was an excellent opportunity to get more info about the links between development cooperation and policy...
... Small advise: more questions from the audience...
... Generated many ideas, initiatives and networking...
... Spirit of Austrian cafe discussion...
... Interesting but topic was too general...
... It helped to contextualise the information acquired during the previous days. It was very useful to also have a very "political" view on personnel sending programmes....

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