In October 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark published "Together for a Better World: Strategic Framework for Denmark's participation in EU Development Cooperation".
The development policy landscape has changed radically in recent years, and in the future Denmark’s influence in the world will increasingly manifest itself through a strong and united EU. Despite its size, Denmark is highly respected for its development cooperation and has good experience of exerting influence in the EU. Therefore, Denmark has a great interest in a strong and dynamic EU that can provide an even more effective voice for Danish values and key priorities globally.
Together for a better world focuses on three areas where Denmark can help make a significant difference in the development field through the EU:
The results of EU development cooperation must be made more visible. Denmark will be aware of the EU’s comparative strengths and weaknesses. Stronger focus must be placed on identifying in which areas greater EU cooperation will benefit Denmark. Denmark will seek influence by contributing to policy formulation and implementation at both capital and country level, by strengthening alliances with relevant actors and by strategic placement of Danish staff in Brussels and at EU delegations around the world. In this way, Denmark can be ambitious in its approach to EU cooperation within the development field.
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