ANCE takes part in structured EU-CSO dialogue
In Togo, exchanges between European cooperation and civil society organisations (CSOs) will henceforth take place within a much more organised framework. Long called for by CSOs, the first session of structured dialogue between the European Union (EU) and its Member States with civil society organisations was held on Wednesday 14 June in Lomé.
Through this structured dialogue, the European institution now intends to engage with Togolese CSOs in exchanges that are planned, regular, timely, predictable and transparent, unlike the ad hoc consultations that used to take place.
The meeting was chaired by the EU Ambassador, assisted by the German Ambassador and the representative of the French Ambassador, and was attended by about forty CSO representatives, including ANCE, which was represented by its President, Fabrice Kodjo Ebeh, PhD.
Fabrice Kodjo Ebeh welcomed and supported this initiative and said that his organisation intended to play a leadership role in this structured dialogue, in particular by taking the lead of the Public Finance Working Group.