MMarega 18Oct04

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Published on January 14, 2008

Author: Doride


From illusion to real inclusion an attempt to bridge the gap between inclusive rhetoric and exclusive practice :  From illusion to real inclusion an attempt to bridge the gap between inclusive rhetoric and exclusive practice Milena Marega The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe Recommendations :  Recommendations on EU level - EU should improve standards for consultation of the negotiations for the next round of the Structural Funds; - Community guidelines must be laid down for improving the content of Member States’ reports on their arrangements for consulting the partners; -….several other. Slide3:  on states level: - Member states should set down consultation plans where NGOs are integrated in a full round of consultation from the first to the final drafts of SPDs, CSFs and Ops.   - Member states should establish detailed participation levels in their national law or provisions.   - MS should prepare clear framework of procedural or practical arrangements for the participation of partners in various stages of a programme that allow real involvement. Situation in Slovenia – similar :  Situation in Slovenia – similar Intensive dialogue among civil society and government Compact on the Cooperation of the Government of RS and Non-governmental organisations: - civil dialogue, - system and legal environment, - financing, - employment. Experiences from past programming period - rhetoric inclusion Preparation process for the National Development Plan 2007 – 2013 – an opportunity for putting good theory in practice Different approaches possible: :  Different approaches possible: Expertocratic - carried out by experts, delivered to decision-makers; Consultative - predominantly expert-driven, involving stakeholders; Participative - invite stakeholders comments, generate dialogue, based on strong role of experts; Deliberative - stakeholders driven. (Sam Barlett, Public involvement in SEA) Participative approach::  Participative approach: When appropriate: where significant public interest issues are at stake; where stakeholders have a strong interest and willingness to participate; where stakeholder support and compliance are desirable outcomes. Key procedural / methodological issues: a panel of stakeholder representatives could advise the programming team throughout the programming process; specific issues could be examined at the requests of stakeholders; the programming team will have important analysis and synthesis roles, strong communication, facilitation and conflict resolution skills needed. Participative approach: :  Participative approach: Multilevel inclusion as representatives of interested public at public hearings 2. in political and technical bodies planning bodies – CS members involved as experts in planning teams; management bodies – selected CS representatives represent the CS; monitoring bodies - selected CS representatives represent the CS; evaluation bodies - selected CS representatives represent the CS. Slide8:  3. as promoters of projects: CS organisations independently or in consortiums develop and implement the actions. Escaping the conflict of interest! At all stages of planning process: planning stage, implementing stage, monitoring and evaluation stage. Slide9:  Draft proposal for integrated procedure for implementation of partnership principle in planning / implementation / evaluation of NDP for 07 – 013 I. Preliminary preparations :  I. Preliminary preparations II. NDP Planning :  II. NDP Planning III. Implementation of NDP :  III. Implementation of NDP Slide17:  IV. Monitoring and Evaluation Slide18:  Resourcing for participation of CS representatives in the full cycle of a programming process: - information, - technical assistance, - research and advisory service, - financing. Resourcing for participation

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