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1 1 Mr. Giannantonio Ballette Acting Head of Unit ELARG.D.1 Financial Instruments The Instrument for Pre–accession Assistance IPA: an overview

2 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance An integrated pre-accession instrument to assist candidate (Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey) and potential candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244) Replaces Phare, ISPA, SAPARD and Turkey pre-accession instruments, as well as CARDS Financial envelope (2007–13): 11.5 billion (current prices)

3 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 IPA Regulatory framework IPA = Council Framework Regulation No 1085/2006 of 17 July 2006 (OJ L 210 of 31 July 2006) + Commission Implementing Regulation No 718/2007 of 12 June 2007 (OJ L 170 of 29 June 2007)

4 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Structure of IPA: 5 components One framework, a differentiated approach All countries: I.Transition Assistance and Institution Building II.Cross-Border Co-operation In addition, for Candidate countries: III.Regional Development IV.Human Resources Development V.Rural Development

5 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 A 3-level implementation framework: flowchart ENLARGEMENT PACKAGE, including Multi-annual Indicative Financial Framework (MIFF) by country and by component 1.

6 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 A 3-level implementation framework: flowchart ENLARGEMENT PACKAGE, including Multi-annual Indicative Financial Framework (MIFF) by country and by component Multi-annual Indicative Planning Document (MIPD) by country for all relevant components Comp IComp IIComp IIIComp IVComp V 1. 2.

7 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 A 3-level implementation framework: flowchart ENLARGEMENT PACKAGE, including Multi-annual Indicative Financial Framework (MIFF) by country and by component Multi-annual Indicative Planning Document (MIPD) by country for all relevant components Comp IComp IIComp IIIComp IVComp V National or Regional Programmes CBC Programme Operational programmes/ Large projects Operational programme Rural Development programme 1. 2. 3.

8 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 In million, current prices Country20072008200920102011Total Croatia 141.2146.0151.2154.2157.2749.8 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 58.570.281.892.398.7401.5 Turkey 497.2538.7566.4653.7781.93037.9 Albania 61.070.781.293.295.0401.1 Bosnia & Herzegovina 62.174.889.1106.0108.1440.1 Montenegro 31.432.633.334.034.7166.0 Serbia 189.7190.9194.8198.7202.7976.8 Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) 68.3124.766.167.368.7395.1 Multi-beneficiary 109.0140.7160.0157.7160.8728.2 Total1218.41389.31423.91557.11707.87296.5 Multi-annual Indicative Financial Framework (2009-11)

9 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Implementation principles Increased ownership by and responsibility of the beneficiary country As a consequence, decentralised management shall apply wherever possible … … with the ultimate objective of decentralised management without ex–ante control by the Commission

10 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Clear requirements for decentralised management In terms of: Structures and authorities to be put in place by the beneficiary countries Accreditation criteria Accreditation process and conferral of management powers by the Commission on the beneficiary country Monitoring of the accreditation

11 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Component I Scope of the TAIB component: Strengthening of democratic institutions Development of civil society Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms Enhance administrative and judicial capacity Economic reform Reconciliation and reconstruction Economic and social development (in particular in potential candidates)

12 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Component I (TAIB) Programming (1) Annual National Programmes: Prepared by national authorities Approved by the Commission Implemented (tendering & contracting): decentralised management (currently in Croatia and Turkey, soon in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia): by national authorities centralised management (remaining countries): by the EC Delegations

13 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Component I (TAIB) Programming (2) Annual Regional/Horizontal Programmes: Prepared by the Commission (in consultation with beneficiary countries) Implemented (tendering & contracting): Centralised management: by the Commission (HQ) Joint Management: by the Commission together with IFIs

14 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Component II (CBC) Scope of the CBC component: Promote sustainable economic and social development in the border areas Address common challenges in environment, public health and the prevention of and fight against organised crime Ensure efficient and secure borders Promote local "people to people" type actions

15 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Component II (CBC) Programming Multi-annual cross-border programmes Jointly prepared by national authorities Approved by the Commission Implementation (tendering & contracting): EU Member States (shared management) for CBC at EU borders (eg. HR–SI) National authorities (decentralised management) or EC Delegations (centralised management) for CBC between Western Balkan countries (eg. HR–BiH)

16 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Components III, IV and V (Candidate countries) Components III and IV: Precursor of the Structural (ERDF, ESF) and Cohesion funds Component V: Precursor of the Agriculture and Rural Development funds

17 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Components III, IV and V Programming Candidate countries only Multi–annual operational programmes: Prepared by national authorities Approved by the Commission Implementation (tendering & contracting): National authorities (decentralised management required)

18 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 Useful links DG Enlargement, financial assistance: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/how-does-it- work/financial-assistance/index_en.htm EC Delegations: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/who_does_what /delegations/index_en.htm

19 Worshop on "IPA: Its contribution to Civil Society Development", Brussels 18 April 2008 The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance Thank you for your attention


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