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ACROPOLIS Call
Information session
January 13, 2014
ACROPOLIS
Academic Research Organisations
for
Policy Support
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Programme
Welcome and programme of the day
Overall context
Objectives of the call
Themes of the call
Organisational structure
How to apply?
Budget
Questions
Informal setting for matchmaking
Overall context
New : joint DGD, VLIR-UOS, CIUF-CUD call
Apologies : Delay
Reform within DGD
Political context (2011-2013) : “usurperende
bevoegdheden”, “compétences usurpées”
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Two “lost” years :
2011-2013
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At last … the budget was
released
What was at risk ?
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Autonomy of the academic sector
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Scientific freedom – right to initiate
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Open calls, competitive peer based selection
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Cooperation model : beyond borders of countries,
institutions, disciplines
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Budget
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VLIR-UOS as organisation
First priority for VLIR-UOS
• Pacification, restauration of confidence within
the entire network
• Return to “normal” cycles of calls, selections
• Return to normal ambition to continuously
optimize concepts, formats and frameworks, …
through consultation, benchmarks, studies,….
Lessons learned
• Diversification of funds
• Communication strategy
Overall formal framework
• 2014-2016 : three-year framework
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Transition period
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Ongoing agreements prolonged; mode of
operation still the same (the same 5
programmes, financial framework, annual
approval of programmes and budgets …)
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Debate on the innovations to launch as of 2017
Formal framework for the
ACROPOLIS call
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DGD will list and evaluate all instruments for policy
support, to feed into the new policy as of 2017
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New structures to be set up
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Overall development cooperation policy structure at
Belgian level, involving also the communities (tbc)
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“ANGS” : “Forum” for exchange of information and
joint context analyses per country, at the level of all
indirect actors
New for this call
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Joint call
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Joint formal framework (budget, mode of operation, …)
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Plea for joint proposals :
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Beyond borders of disciplines, institutions, language
Involving project partners, ANGS, …
Joint management structure (VLIR-UOS, CIUF-CUD)
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Budgets will be pooled
One single contract
Demands from VLIR-UOS and
CIUF-CUD
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Evaluation of existing instruments
Clear country focus, where possible
Approval of research questions by both the
academic coordinator and the DGD focal point
Involvement of DGD “attachés”
Systematic involvement by DGD of ACROPOLIS
groups in all relevant policy related matters
Academic freedom
VLIR-UOS and CIUF-CUD support
partnerships
between universities and university colleges
in Flanders and the South
looking for …
Objectives
Open to researchers of French speaking
and Flemish universities,
and Flemish university colleges
To support the Belgian authorities in their
decision-making regarding Belgian
development cooperation, on three welldefined topics
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From KNOWLEDGE
to APPLICATION
=> evidence-based
POLICY SUPPORT
Themes
1. Financing for development (Pieter
Vermaerke)
2. Integration of the environmental and
climat change themes in the transition
towards sustainable development
(Renata Vandeputte)
3. Aid effectiveness with a focus on fragile
contexts (Johan Debar)
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Financing for Development
Context
• Review Monterrey Consensus
• Post 2015 – Means of implementation
• Modernization of ODA concept
Financing for Development
Areas of work – Why?
• Domestic resources
Taxes, illicit flows and debt
Social protection
• Blending
• ODA concept
• Global Public Goods
Financing for Development
Activities Domestic resources
• Taxes
Training and operational guidance note
Tax administration assessment tool
Contributions to positions
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Illicit flows
Analysis and case studies
Training
Operational guidance policy coherence
Contributions to positions
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Debt
Training
Contributions to positions
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Social protection
Case studies
Financing for Development
Activities Blending
• Research (mapping, SWOT)
• Policy coherence
• Contributions to positions
Financing for Development
Activities ODA concept
• Research (Belgium / emerging countries)
• Contribution to reflection modernization
ODA concept (LIC vs MIC, Global public
goods, concessionality, other flows, etc.)
• Contribution to positions
Financing for Development
Activities Global Public Goods
• Research
(Climate change / Biodiversity/ Finance)
• Policy coherence
• Contributions to positions
Integration of the
environmental and climat
change themes in the
transition towards
sustainable development
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Aid effectiveness
Merge two workstreams, on aid
effectiveness and on fragility.
Previous work:
• GRAPAX (appui aux politiques de paix)
• GRAP-PA Santé
• Research Platform on Aid effectiveness,
Antwerp IOB
Aid effectiveness
Background: 1. the international aid
environment has changed (is changing)
Increasing share of countries in fragile
situations.
Fragility: lack of political commitment and of
capacity to deliver key public goods.
Aid effectiveness
Background: 2. donor hangover from the
Paris Declaration
• Donors naive about their capacity to take
on more fiduciary risks
• The limits to accelerating policy reforms
through incentive systems and policy
dialogue
• Selectivity and changing donor portfolios
Aid effectiveness
Scope
Policy tools on aid effectiveness:
• Plan on Harmonisation and Alignment
• Guidelines on National Execution
• Vademecum on Budget Support
Policy tool on Fragility:
• Strategy on Fragile situations
• Toolbox on fragility (under construction)
Focus mainly on five partner countries:
DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Mali, Niger
Call for proposals launched (mid February)
Finalisation in May (DGD-days)
Aid effectiveness
Possible research topics:
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Test toolbox on fragility
Budget support and corruption
PEFA
EU Joint programming
Flexibility and predictability
Structural and humanitarian aid in protracted
crises
7. Donors compete on labour market
Through mutual beneficial
partnerships
NETWORK
BTC/CTB
SUPPORT
COMMITTEE
Policy
Makers (DGD-
Researchers
BTC/CTB)
Cabinet
VLIR-UOS
CIUF-CUD
BIO, field staff of governmental agencies, media, municipalities,
communities, NGOs, practitioners, partners in the South, …
Timetable
Date
Action
Actor
16 December 2013
Launch of the call
VLIR-UOS/CIUF-CUD office
13 January 2014 (10h),
Information session
VLIR-UOS/CIUF-CUD /DGD
Deadline for submission of list of international experts/
Academic coordinator
Brussels
1 February 2014
referee list to VLIR-UOS and CUD-CIUF
14 February 2014 (16h)
Deadline for submission of proposals to the Institutional
Academic coordinator
Cooperation Offices
17 February 2014 (16h)
Deadline for submission of proposals to VLIR-UOS and
Institutional
Cooperation
CUD-CIUF
Offices
February-March 2014
Referee assessment
Selected referees
By the end of March
Selection by DGD
DGD
Validation of the selection results
Minister
2014
Beginning of April
of
Development
Cooperation
Second
half
of
April
Notification of the selection results to the candidates
VLIR-UOS/CIUF-CUD office
Start of the ACROPOLIS programme
Selected research groups
2014
1 May 2014
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Budget
One budget holder among academics
Mandatory budget proposition
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International travel costs
Operational expenses
Personnel costs
Coordination costs
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University
Name ICOS
Address
Phone
E-mail
Association KU
Leuven
Sylvia Van Walleghem
International Office
016 32 40 57
[email protected]
03 265 44 07
[email protected]
09 264 30 35
[email protected]
011 26 80 14
[email protected]
02 614 80 82
[email protected]
Atrechtcollege
Naamsestraat 63 bus 5001
3000 LEUVEN
Antwerp University
Association
Magali Van Ballaer
Dienst Internationale Samenwerking UA
Gratiekapelstraat 10
2000 ANTWERPEN
Association Ghent
University
Helke Baeyens
Directie Onderzoeksaangelegenheden –
afdeling Onderzoekscoördinatie
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 GENT
Limburg University
Association
Lia Van Hoef
Dienst Internationalisering en
Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (DIOS)
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 HASSELT
University
Association
Brussels
Françoise De Cupere
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
International Relations and Mobility Office
Pleinlaan 2 (mailing)
Pleinlaan 5 (visiting)
1050 BRUSSEL
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Name ICOS
Address
Phone
E-mail
Natacha Mainil
Service des Relations Internationales
065 37 37 25
[email protected]
081 72 40 09
[email protected]
02 211 78 50
[email protected]
010 47 83 55
[email protected]
02 614 80 82
[email protected]
04 366 55 31
[email protected]
University
Université de Mons
Place Warocqué 17 (Bureau n°033 L)
7000 MONS
Université de Namur
Laurence Vieslet
Services d’études du rectorat (relations
internationals)
Rue de Bruxelles 61
5000 NAMUR
Université Saint-Louis
- Bruxelles
Isabelle De Clerck
Service d’appui aux activités CIUF-CUD
Boulevard du Jardin botanique 43
1000 BRUXELLES
Université catholique
de Louvain
Lucie Petillon
Administration des relations internationales
Place de l’Université 1
1348 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
Université Libre de
Bruxelles
Gaëlle Ducarme
Cellule Coopération du Département des
Relations internationales
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50
1050 BRUXELLES
Université de Liège
Pierre Degée
PACODEL
Traverse des Architectes 2 Bât. B3
4000 LIEGE
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Julie Poppe
[email protected]
www.vliruos.be
Fabian Kabashi
[email protected]
www.cud.be
Johan Debar
[email protected]
Pieter Vermaerke
[email protected]
Renata Vandeputte
[email protected]

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