The European Commission adopted a Green Paper whose purpose was to gather views from stakeholders regarding the objectives and use of EU budget support, building on the joint experience of the last 10 years. The consultation of the Green Paper included several events to consult targeted stakeholders. One of the key events was the conference organised in December 2010 in partner countries. In accordance with programmes supported by EC, the three conferences were organised in Morocco, Mali and Rwanda with representatives from government, local authorities, parliaments, Supreme Court institutions and civil society. The objective was to gather views from relevant stakeholders regarding opportunities and challenges on which we can act, and to gather ideas and evidence as to how improve our approach to budget support.