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Online discussion groups for the development community is the European Commission’s primary platform for the development community to exchange ideas on development, external cooperation and policy.

Launched in 2009, it now has over 20,400 members, including staff from the Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA) 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 INTPA, aims to improve capacity development through knowledge sharing by:

  • consolidating knowledge and building an institutional memory
  • supporting thematic expertise
  • helping practicioners from the EU institutions and other organisations learn from each other
  • consolidating knowledge sharing tools and communities of practice around a common environment