Institution: EU Funds
UPDATE 2: The devil is in the implementation - Experiences from the partnership principle in central and eastern European practice
Briefing | March 19, 2014 | Download PDF
At the peak of EU funds’ programming, experiences from CEE countries reveal deficiencies in the application of the Code of Conduct and a flawed implementation of the partnership principle. This undermines the credibility of the programming process and leaves benefits of a comprehensive involvement of all stakeholders untapped.
The sometimes even entertaining list of partnership shortcomings brings us to the conclusion that a purely voluntary partnership without common standards much too often continues to end up being a purely formal exercise, and that the promotion of best practices alone is not sufficient to ensure quality partnership.
Location: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia