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1 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit AGR 24733, Moscow, RUSSIA

2 EU Mechanisms to support non EU countries in the field of animal health, animal welfare and food safety Dr Olga Zorko, DG Enlargement, Taiex

3 DG Enlargement D.4. Institution Building unit- TAIEX ( Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument) DG Enlargement D.4. Institution Building unit- TAIEX ( Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument)

4 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Institutional Building Unit Main purpose: Institutional Building Unit Main purpose:  To support the efforts of the beneficiary countries in understanding, transposing, implementing and applying EU acquis (policies, legislation, rules)

5 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Mandate  Harmonisation - Transposition  Implementation  Enforcement  Information products  Monitoring- assessment missions

6 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Beneficiary Countries  Candidate Countries: Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey IPA  Potential Candidate Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (UNSCR 1244). IPA Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (UNSCR 1244). IPA  2 New Member States from 1.January 2007: Bulgaria and Romania Post-accession assistance – Transition facilities Post-accession assistance – Transition facilities

7 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Beneficiary Countries  10 New Member States: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Post-accession assistance – Transition facilities Post-accession assistance – Transition facilities  Turkish Cypriot community Ad hoc funds Ad hoc funds  European Neighbourhood Countries & Russia Meda and Tacis Meda and Tacis

8 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit New EU Neighbourhood Policy  The aim is to create a ring of friends on the enlarged EU’s borders by enhancing relations with all of the EU's neighbours  The objective is to create a wider Europe, characterised by a single economic and social space, an area of stability and prosperity

9 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit New EU Neighbourhood Policy Partners:  Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia  Mediterranean partners: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,,Syria, Tunisia, as well as the Palestinian Authority  More Information:

10 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit TWO MAIN FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS: TWO MAIN FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS:MEDA: Technical and financial support measures in the Mediterranean partner countries. Technical and financial support measures in the Mediterranean partner countries.TACIS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

11 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Client Groups  Central Administrations  National Parliaments  Judiciary/Law Enforcement Entities  Regional/Local Authorities  Private Sector Associations  Social Partners

12 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Main forms of cooperation  Seminars/Workshops  Expert Missions  Study Visits  Assessment Missions  Documentation

13 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Expertise  Mobilised experts are almost exclusively Member States’ public- sector officials  Commission’s and other EU Institutions’ officials often involved

14 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Activation  Requests are primarily generated by the beneficiary countries  Suggestions from Commission services are also considered

15 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit How to apply  Application forms available via the web- site  Letter, fax, (under the condition that the basic information requested in the application form is provided )

16 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Decision proces 1. Preliminary agreement from competent EC Delegation competent EC Delegation 2. Consultation with other competent Commission Services Commission Services 3. Consideration by TAIEX Unit 4. Organisation and delivery

17 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit How long does it take ?  TAIEX can quickly deliver the requested assistance  From the submission of the application, a minimum of 4-5 weeks for the dispatching of an expert and of about 8-10 weeks for the organisation of a seminar

18 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit How much will it cost you?  TAIEX covers all the costs related to the provision of its assistance  TAIEX can consider the opportunity to co-organise events together with Institutional stakeholders and/or other donors

19 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit TAIEX as instrument for ENP and Russia  Legal basis: Council Decision 2006/62/CE  Aims:  implementation of priorities defined by Action Plans, Association Agreements or Roadmaps  address objectives identified in ongoing structured dialogue on co-operation

20 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit TAIEX activities

21 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Participants

22 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Experts/Speakers

23 Evaluation of TAIEX events Number of participant respondents: = 50% Reference period: 2006

24 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Experts per Member State Reference Period: 2006

25 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit How can I apply? How can I apply?

26 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Application Form for Study visit/Expertise

27 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit TAIEX Databases

28 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit TAIEX Databases - PASSWORD PASSWORDTO AVIS, VET-LEX or PHYTO-LEX? PLEASE CONTACT:

29 European Commission Directorate General Enlargement Institution Building Unit TAIEX Instrument [Unit D.4 ] CHAR 03/146, B Brussels Telephone: Fax:

30 European Commission DG Enlargement Institution Building Unit Thank you Thank you for your attention !


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