Civil society dialogue
Over the past decade there has been a general shift towards increased interaction and collaboration of governments with civil society organizations worldwide extending beyond development NGOs to include partners such as community groups, trade unions, faith-based organizations, foundations and universities.
The Commission has encouraged this evolution: the "European Consensus on Development " adopted in December 2005 makes it clear that the EU supports the broad participation of all stakeholders in a country's development and encourages al parts of society to play an active part in shaping the futures of their countries. The EU will maintain its support to developing internal capacity of various non-state actors in order to enable their wider participation in the developing process as well as their promotion of a political, social and economic dialogue.
The 10th EDF allocation for the Turks and Caicos Islands amounts to € 11,85M and work is underway on programming it, a process which will include consultations of non-governmental organisations.