Brainstorming Seminar
Rights Based Approach: new approach to development cooperation
07-08 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Brainstorming Seminar on Rights Based Approach (RBA)

On 25 June 2012, the European Union adopted the EU Strategic Framework and the Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy. In this context, the European Commission has been mandated to develop a tool-box for working towards a Rights Based Approach encompassing all human rights (RBA) to EU operational activities for development.

In order to- design this tool-box, th European Commission needs the valuable inputs from all relevant stakeholders involved in Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA).


Therefore, a brainstorming Seminar will be held on 7 and 8 November 2013 in Brussels.

By bringing together all key actors, this Seminar will allow to review their experience, to look at best practices, to put lesson learned in a constructive perspective and to focus on concrete deliveries.

Please note that this is a closed event. Participation is by invitation only.


1) Detailed Agenda

2) Issue Paper

3) Integrating Human Rights Into Development. Donor Approaches, Experiences, and Challenges

4) EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy

5) Council Conclusions "Increasing the Impact of EU Development Policy: an Agenda for Change"

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