capacity4dev.eu is the European Commission’s primary online knowledge sharing platform on development, external cooperation and policy. Launched in 2009, it now has over 11,500 members including staff from EuropeAid and other European Commission directorates, the European External Action Service, EU member states, partner governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.
Created and managed by EuropeAid, capacity4dev.eu aims to improve capacity development through knowledge sharing by:
- Consolidating knowledge and building an institutional memory
- Supporting thematic expertise
- Enabling cross-learning among practitioners from the EU institutions and other organisations
- Consolidating knowledge sharing tools and communities of practice around a common environment.
capacity4dev.eu was originally set up to support a comprehensive reform promoting capacity development: the Backbone Strategy on "Reforming Technical Cooperation (TC) and Project Implementation Units (PIU)." The platform has since expanded to incorporate a host of topic areas relevant to the development community, including but not limited to: agriculture and rural development; aid effectiveness; children and youth; education; energy; food and nutrition security; fragile and crisis situations; gender; governance; migration; private sector; justice; and urban development.
Find out more about capacity4dev.eu and how to get involved here.