• Austrian Development Agency
  • Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
  • Agence Française de Développement
  • British Council
  • Belgian development agency
  • Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P.
  • Czech Development Agency
  • Europe Aid
  • Expertise France
  • Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • Luxembourg Development Cooperation
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation
  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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Members and Observers

ADAAECID - AFD - British Council - BTC - Camões - CZDA - Expertise France - FIIAPPGIZ - LuxDev - SIDA - Slovakaid - SNV  - EuropeAid Co-operation Office

The Practitioners’ Network is comprised of fourteen Members and one Observer (tbc). The Practitioners’ Network is open to all European non-profit national bodies with a public service mission which directly implement European or bilateral development assistance and which agree to the objectives, values and commitments of the Practitioners’ Network.

The status of Observer is open to all European non-profit intergovernmental bodies with a public service mission which implement European development assistance and which agree to the objectives, values and commitments of the Practitioners' Network, as stipulated in this Charter.

Members commitments

Members agree:

  • to the objectives and values of the Practitioners’ Network, as mentioned in this Charter;
  • not only to benefit from the experience and opportunities offered by the Practitioners’ Network but to contribute by means of their own experience;
  • to appoint a contact person and ensure an adequate degree of representation in the activities of the Practitioners’ Network;
  • to participate in the meetings of Members (e.g. the annual meeting or any other meeting of the General Assembly) and in Thematic Working Groups, as appropriate;
  • to be prepared to participate effectively in the Practitioners’ Network´s activities;
  • agree that their participation in the Practitioners’ Network and its activities is free of charge to the Practitioners’ Network, unless the General Assembly decides otherwise.

Members pay an annual membership fee to the Practitioners’ Network.

Members Benefits

Members are mainly entitled to:

  • participate in and contribute to all activities of the Practitioners' Network;
  • within the Thematic Working Groups, but not exclusively, organise events of interest to other Members or submit proposals for studies to be conducted on behalf of the Practitioners’ Network, in coordination with the President and the Coordinator;
  • vote at meetings of the General Assembly, including in writing;
  • become a Steering Committee member or a Thematic Working Group leader, in accordance with the procedure established in this Charter;
  • receive all reports produced by the Practitioners’ Network. 

Observers' rights and obligations

Observers may participate in and contribute to the Practitioners' Network's activities, subject to Steering Committee approval, without incurring all obligations set out in this Charter. However, Observers subscribe to the Member commitments set out in Article 12 of this Charter. Observers may make voluntary financial contributions to the Practitioners' Network. Observers may be invited to attend all meetings of the organs of the Practitioners' Network but do not have voting rights.

List of Members

ADA Austrian Development Agency

Austrian Development Agency logo

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation and Cooperation with Eastern Europe (ADC). The ADA is responsible for the implementation of all bilateral programmes and projects in the ADC partner countries and administrates the corresponding budget.
Contact person: Mrs Luitgard Hammerer


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The Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID) is placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation through the State Secretariat for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America. It is the entity in charge of promotion, management and execution of the Spanish international cooperation policy for development. Thus, its objectives, beneficiaries and finalities are those of the Spanish cooperation : poverty reduction, promotion of durable human development in the developing countries, particularly those designated in the Master Plan established every four years.

Contact person: Mrs Teresa Gonzàlez Montero

Agence Française de Développement AFD

Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a public financial institution that implements the policy defined by the French Government, works to combat poverty and promote sustainable development. AFD operates on four continents via a network of 75 offices and finances and supports projects that improve living conditions for populations, boost economic growth and protect the planet. In 2016, AFD earmarked EUR 9.3bn to finance projects in developing countries and for overseas France.

Contact person: Mrs Quevedo-Solares & Mrs Laferrere

British Council

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UK “British Council is a non-profit entity that operates in the field of development assistance to developing countries under a public mandate by the British State, promoting the advancement of education and educational cooperation (through cultural, scientific and technological exchanges with other countries). It operates this task in developing countries, and it is a European Union assessed organization.
Contact person: Mrs Louise Kallora-StimpsonMr Krys Jurek


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The Belgian development agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world.

Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State and other development partners to international solidarity. They support more than 300 cooperation projects and programmes in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Contact person: Mr Jean-Yves Saliez


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Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, is a public institute, integrated in the indirect administration of the State, with administrative and financial autonomy and its own assets, pursuing duties of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under its supervision.
Camões, I.P., mission is to propose and implement the Portuguese cooperation policy and to coordinate activities undertaken by other public entities involved in implementing that policy and also to propose and implement the educational policy, to disseminate the Portuguese language and culture in foreign universities and to manage the foreign Portuguese teaching network at primary and secondary levels.
Contact person: Mr Antonió Pedro Santos de Oliveira

The Czech Development Agency

Czech Development Agency

The Czech Development Agency (CzDA) was established in 2007 by a decision of the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs. It has taken over the activities of the Czech Development Center which ceased to exist at the end of 2007. The newly established Agency is in charge of implementing the Czech development cooperation. CzDA is responsible for identifying, evaluating and implementing projects in priority countries. It finances investments as well as capacity enhancement, with subsidies from the MFA.

Contact person: Mr Martin Náprstek & Michal Kaplan

Expertise France

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France “In 2015, FEI and ADETEF, two PN Members merged together with 4 other agencies to become Expertise France (EF) a structure that stays in the Network Expertise France is the French international technical expertise agency. It is the product of the merger of 6 public agencies: ADECRI, Adetef, FEI, GIP Esther, GIP International and GIP SPSI. The aim of the agency is to increase the mobilization capacities of the various areas of public technical expertise in the international arena, in order to better respond to the growing needs of developing or emergent countries in terms of assistance to public policies. Under the joint tutelage of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economy, the new agency fully bases its action within the framework of French foreign policy in the areas of development, solidarity, and influence. The agency intervenes in over 80 countries in this regard.
Contact persons: Ms Anne-Elisabeth Gautier-Budai 


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The Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP) is a public Foundation governed by the Spanish Vice-Presidency of Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, together with other line Ministries and public bodies. As part of the Spanish international cooperation system (cooperación española), it manages the participation of public administrations in international technical cooperation projects. FIIAPP supports the improvement of public systems by promoting peer-to-peer exchanges, capacity building and research on public policies. Geographical and sectorial priorities are aligned with foreign and development policies. The Foundation supports the implementation of bilateral Spanish development cooperation and manages projects funded by international organizations and third countries. FIIAPP is the Spanish management unit for the EU Twinning program and eligible for indirect management of EU funds.
Contact person: Mrs Castillo


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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports people and societies in developing, transition and industrialised countries in shaping their own futures and improving living conditions. Under one roof it unites the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German development service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ is are also engaged in international education work around the globe.

Contact person: Mr. Forster


Lux Dev

LuxDev is the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation. Its mission is to translate Luxembourg's official bilateral development policy, targeting poverty eradication, into concrete achievements. In the developing countries, LuxDev supports its partners' efforts towards sustainable development.

Contact person: Mr. Mayaux

SIDA - Sweden

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The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through its work and in cooperation with others, SIDA contributes to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development. Another part of its mission is conducting reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, which is financed through a specific appropriation. The third part of SIDA’s assignment is to distribute humanitarian aid to people in need of assistance. SIDA carries out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, which selection is based on political decisions made by the Swedish government. SIDA’s mission is to allocate aid and other funding.
Contact person: Mr. Erik Illes


Slovak Aid

Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC) is in charge to manage and control development activities under Slovak Aid, which is official development assistance program under umbrella of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs. SAIDC was established in 2007 and is focused on development activities in partner countries, global education and public awareness initiatives.

Contact person: Mrs. Letkova

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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SNV Netherlands Development Organisation was founded in the Netherlands more than 50 years ago. Since then we have built a long-term, local presence in 38* of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Contact person: Mr. Heijdra

List of Observers

EuropeAid Co-operation Office

EuropeAid Co-operation Office

The Commission’s EuropeAid co-operation office is the Directorate-General of the European Commission that is responsible for implementing external aid programmes and projects across the world. EuropeAid's main mission is to implement the Commission’s external aid instruments, both those funded by the Union’s budget and the European Development Fund. It works closely with EU neighbouring countries, Russia, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions, Latin America and Asia. EuropeAid aims to deliver development aid in an efficient and effective way. The focus is on maximising the value and impact of aid funding by making sure support is provided in a speedy and accountable fashion.

Contact person: Mrs Ana Gallo-Alvarez