Aptitudes para el progreso: el aprendizaje mediante asociaciones

This document aims to reflect on and draws conclusions from experience and developments since the last Advisory Forum plenary meeting in 2003 and to identify the implications of the EU's new external assistance instruments for partner countries with partner country representative, international colleagues and experts. The document focuses on two main dimensions of the concept of skills for progress: firstly, that skills formation through HR development needs to be strongly represented in implementing the new Instrument for Pre-accession, the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument and the Development Co-operation and and Economic Co-operation Instrument; and secondly, that there is a need for further elaboration of policy learning based on developments and experience in partner countries over the past three years.