The Rights-Based Approach to 

EU Development Cooperation:

What does it take in practice ?


A Capacity4Change (C4C) event

jointly organised by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH &

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

in cooperation with the European Commission


Wednesday, 03 May 2017, 12:00 - 13:45

GIZ Representation Brussels, Rue du Trône 108, 1050 Brussels


A light lunch will be served after the event.


The event will be live streamed and recorded.

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“To leave no one behind “ is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. This goal cannot be reached without the promotion and protection of human rights and principles such as equality, transparency, participation and non-discrimination. The “Rights-Based Approach (RBA)” in international cooperation combines sustainable development and human rights and focusses on the achievement of both factors. The RBA features prominently in the new draft European Consensus on Development: it stipulates that “the EU and its Member States will implement a rights-based approach to development cooperation”. Sweden and Germany actively support the European Commission in institutionalizing the approach and have years of experience working with the RBA. During the event, Sida and GIZ will share insights into their work.

This edition of the C4C series will:

    • showcase two practical examples from the Philippines and from Uganda on how the RBA has been put into practice in different sectors;
    • discuss the added value of the RBA, as well as challenges encountered during implementation;
    • compare experience of various organisations with regard to incorporating the approach in their operations.


Capacity4Change (C4C) is an event series organized in Brussels by GIZ in cooperation with selected partner institutions and organisations. C4C aims to enrich the Brussels policy debate with practical know-how and implementation experiences. It features innovative approaches, challenging analyses, interesting publications and thought provoking ideas.


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