Opinion factsheet

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    A Strategic Approach to Resilience in the EU's external action

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    : CDR 3666/2017
    : OCIEPA, Marcin
    : ECR (European Conservatives and Reformists Group)
    : CIVEX
    : Adopted
    : 10/10/2017
    support stepping up work on resilience, in line with the EU Global Strategy (EUGS), with a special focus on relations with the EU's eastern and southern neighbourhood.
    underline the importance of effective cooperation between the European Union and partner organisations such as the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund
    underline local and regional authorities' important role in building resilience, as they constitute the first level at which decisions and responses are formulated when risks or threats arise; they are also the closest level of government to citizens, one that must be distinguished by good governance and democracy.
    call for greater cooperation with local and regional authorities on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Local and regional authorities are the level of governance that is closest to citizens – therefore in addition to knowing their local communities the best, they also play an important role as leaders and representatives of their communities.
    The European Committee of the Regions:



    - Strongly supports stepping up work on resilience, in line with the EU Global Strategy (EUGS), with a special focus on relations with the EU's eastern and southern neighbourhood. Draws attention to the need to develop appropriate and effective financial and technical support instruments, with the greatest possible proportion of funding being used to provide practical support for building resilience, rather than to cover programme management costs.

    - Underlines the importance of effective cooperation between the European Union and partner organisations such as the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund: building resilience is a goal that these organisations share.

    - Agrees with the view that building external resilience is a means, not an end. In this context – and in order to strengthen security and achieve lasting stability – long-term measures are needed involving state, social and community institutions from EU Member States and partner countries

    - Underlines local and regional authorities' important role in building resilience, as they constitute the first level at which decisions and responses are formulated when risks or threats arise; they are also the closest level of government to citizens, one that must be distinguished by good governance and democracy.

    - Calls for greater cooperation with local and regional authorities on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Local and regional authorities are the level of governance that is closest to citizens – therefore in addition to knowing their local communities the best, they also play an important role as leaders and representatives of their communities.
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2017
 

7th Annual Meeting of CORLEAP, Brussels, 12 September 2017

The rapporteur took the floor in the panel on The future of the Eastern Partnership: Going local - aimed to kick off the development of the CORLEAP action plan for the next two years.

Marcin OCIEPA spoke about the question of resilience, which was closely related to local and regional authorities. He referred to their role during crisis situations and the importance of constant dialogue and cooperation to ensure community support, which was essential.

 
12 Sep
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