Roundtable: the EU development agenda

Counter Balance, Eurodad, ALOP and MEP Ivailo Kalfin

would like to invite you to the roundtable

The EU development agenda:

The external lending mandate of the European Investment Bank and the rise of blending mechanisms


Thursday 7 November 2013, 12:00-15:00

Room ASP 5G 305

European Parliament, Brussels

As negotiations on the next external lending mandate of the European Investment Bank (EIB) continue, and progress is made by the EU platform for blending in external cooperation (EUBEC),this high-level roundtable will analyse the role played by the EU development agenda, the role of the EIB outside Europe and the rise of blending mechanisms. Civil society organisations have been monitoring this agenda closely and we believe the time has come for CSOs and decision-makers to debate these issues. MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and financial institutions, together with civil society representatives, will draw lessons from the current situation and discuss perspectives on the future



 — Introductory remarks
By MEP Ivailo Kalfin (S&D)
Debate moderated by Gie Goris, editor-in-chief at Mo* Magazine


Session 1: The External Lending Mandate of the EIB:

What role for the European Investment Bank outside of the EU?

 Panel discussion with MEP Ivailo Kalfin, Alessandro Carano (EIB), Andrea Mogni (EEAS), Kay Parplies (EC-DG ECFIN) and Xavier Sol (Counter Balance), followed by a Q&A session, and interventions from the audience

 — Lunch break                                                                                  

Session 2: Implications and challenges of the EU’s blending agenda

Panel discussion with MEP Ska Keller (Greens/EFA), Jean-François Arnal (Agence française de développement (AFD), Jaime Reis Conde (DG DEVCO, TBC), Andrea Mogni (EEAS) and María José Romero (Eurodad) followed by a Q&A session, and interventions from the audience.

Presentation of Eurodad report “A Dangerous Blend? The EU’s agenda to blend public development finance with private finance”

 To register, please contact Mathieu Vervynckt ( before Tuesday evening 5 November.

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