Practitioners Network

About Us

We are: A Network of European Development Cooperation Practitioners.

Exchange, coordination and harmonization are in the focus of our work. As Practitioners' Network for European Development Cooperation we bring experts from European development cooperation organizations and the EU together. Our members have broad knowledge of the implementation of joint projects worldwide. We aim at sharing information and to discuss experiences and synergies. Operational issues and recommendations arising from our daily work are key to our main activities.

News & events

A dynamic network where members voices matter. Learn more about our upcoming News and Events.

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Steering Committee Meeting 11October 2018 event New

11-10-2018

The Steering Committee met on 11 October 2018 (9h30-16h30, Brussels, Belgium)

WORKING TOGETHER - EU and MS Joint Programming, Joint Results Framework, Joint Implementation news New

17-09-2018

The European Commission (DG DEVCO) invited EU Member States and the Practitioners Network Members to participate to the meeting entitled Working Together - EU and MS Joint Programming, Joint Results Framework, Joint Implementation that took place on 17 September 2018, in Brussels.

Seminar to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) event New

27-06-2018

The IATI introduction meeting, organised by the EC, in collaboration with the Practitioners' Network and IATI the International ive took place on 27 June 2018

Our Activities

Sharing knowledge and experience, engaging in dialogue and improving the operational framework is at the core of our activities.

Effective-Partnership

Effective Partnership

The Effective Partnerships Working Group (EP WG) was created to promote general mutual knowledge, effective coordination and enhanced partnerships not only between Network’s Members and the EC but also between the Members themselves and has produced substantial results.
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Contractual and Financial Framework

Contractual and Financial Framework

The aim of the working group on on Contractual and Financial Frameworks is to assure that simplified and viable contractual frameworks are established under which PN members can collaborate with the EU.
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Crisis-Fragility-Migration

Crisis, Fragility and Migration

The Crisis, Fragility and Migration (CFM) Working group was created to promote knowledge sharing, effective coordination and mutualisation of capacity for analysis and implementation in order to strengthen the collective EU response towards resilience in situations of crisis and fragility, by combining the comparative advantages of European aid actors.
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Cooperation with the Private Sector

Cooperation with the Private Sector

The Private Sector Working Group, founded in 2016, serves as a platform to exchange among PN members but also with the Commission on the ever-increasingly important role of the private sector in development cooperation, as well as fostering a formal private sector in partner countries.
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Mobilisation of Public Sector Expertise

The aim of the Task Force on the Use of the Public Sector Expertise is to analyse the potential for further expanding the participation of public sector experts in international technical cooperation projects. It also aims to raise awareness on the different organisational set-up and legal basis for the EU MS to mobilize public sector expertise into international technical cooperation projects.
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General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main organ of the Practitioners’ Network. The General Assembly is composed of all Members and meets at least once a year.
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