Decentralized Development Cooperation – European Perspectives

The present publication showcases a number of actions led by European local and regional governments in partnership with their counterparts, and will allow the reader to better comprehend the diversity and quality of the projects undertaken. It has two main aims, reflected in its two parts. The first is to highlight the role played by many of Europe’s local and regional governments in partnership work for development, with their counterparts in lower income countries around the world. The second is to inform readers about the work of PLATFORMA, the Europe-wide platform of local and re- gional government associations, and some of their most active members, which promotes greater awareness of this local and regional contribution to development, and dialogues with the European institutions on develop- ment issues.