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Commission Decision on Annual Action Programme 2012 on a Budget Support Measure in favour of Barbados to be financed from the 10th EDF

Europaid - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:55

Budget Support Measure in favour of the Barbados Human Resource Development Programme, constituted by the 10th EDF contribution to Barbados Human Resource Development Programme.

Sunday, 1 January, 2012 aap-financing-barbados-commission-decision-2012_en.pdf
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Frequently Asked Questions - Infopoint

Europaid - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 18:01

Find a collection of the answers to the most common questions people ask about/to the Infopoint staff.

 

Do we need an ID card to enter the External Cooperation Infopoint?

No, the External Cooperation Infopoint is a space open to everyone willing to know more about external cooperation. Opening hours are from 10 am to 4pm on weekdays.

 

Is the External Cooperation Infopoint open all year round?

The External Cooperation Infopoint is open all year round on weekdays, excepted in August and on European Commission's holidays.

 

Are there public group visits sessions organised to the main building of the European Commission, Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europeaid? 

It is not possible to organise group visits to the main building of the European Commission, Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europeaid without special authorisation.

It is however possible to spontaneously visit the External Cooperation Infopoint, without prior appointment, as it is a space open to the external public.

It is also possible to organise visits à la carte, if you have made a formal request and if you are a group of at least 10 people. Organised Visits are presentations on one or several subjects related to external cooperation delivered by European Commission's staff. 

 

Can the External Cooperation Infopoint provide us with a list of contacts/names within the European Commission?

The external cooperation Infopoint staff can direct you to the most relevant contact/s but is not allowed to give you their details. If you wish to find the contact details of someone within the European Commission or within the Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europeaid, the best thing to do is to make a search through the official directory of the European Union "EU Whoiswho".

 

What can we do in order to be kept informed of your activities?

If you would like to be regularly informed of our activities, we can add you to our mailing list in order to receive invitations to our conferences.

 

What type of information can we receive at the External Cooperation Infopoint?

The External Cooperation Infopoint staff is available to answer your questions related to development and cooperation policies and identify for you documentation in line with your specific interest. All publications at the Infopoint are available to pick up for free. However, the External Cooperation Infopoint is not allowed to send any publications to personal addresses. 

The Infopoint regularly organise conferences and can give you information on upcoming conferences. If you are interested, you can be added to our database, in order to be kept informed by email.

The Infopoint also organise visits for of groups of at least 10 people, which are presentations on external cooperation tailored to your group's needs.

The Infopoint is not allowed to give you any contact details of the European Commission staff and does not have the capacity to answer your queries regarding specific calls for proposals/procurement notices. 

(Please note that the Infopoint does not provide touristic information about Brussels and as such does not have maps of the city. Toilets are not available at the Infopoint.)

 

What should I do if I want to receive publications directly at home?

If you wish to receive publications related to European Union External Cooperation directly at home, you have the possibility to order it through the EU Bookshop, providing that they are available in paper copy.

 

Where can I find information regarding calls for proposals/procurement notices?

The External Cooperation Infopoint cannot provide you with any information regarding calls for proposals/procurement notices, such as contact points, deadlines for application, eligibility criteria's, confirmation of receipt and results of a specific call.

If you want to have a look at the current calls for proposals/procurement notices, you can do it through the relevant page of the European Commission, Development and Cooperation – Europeaid website and look at the latest publications.

If you are looking for information regarding a specific call for proposal/procurement notice, you can make a search by reference or make an advanced search by type of programme and geographical zone.

If you want to apply or have applied to a specific call/procurement notice, you must only refer to the documents related to the call/tender. They contain all the information you need, such as eligibility criterias, contact point, guidelines, deadline for application, contract notice/ term of reference etc…

 

What do I need to do in order to respond to a call for proposal/procurement notice?

In order to respond to a call for proposal/procurement notice, you must first register through Potential Applicant Data On-Line Registration (PADOR). It is an on-line database in which organisations register as potential applicants to calls. Organisations are invited to regularly update their information, and EuropeAid uses it to evaluate their operational and financial capacity, as well as their eligibility to participate in calls for proposals.

 

How can I apply to European Commission job openings?

There are a number of ways in which people can come to work in the European Commission. You will learn more through the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) Website.

If you are interested in a traineeship within the European Commission, you can also apply through the European Commission Traineeships office.

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Conferences and Events

Europaid - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:04

The Info Point organises conferences on European external cooperation.

Their aim is to tie in with topical events (visit to Brussels by a well-known figure in the field, International Days) by organising conferences that will engage our partners in development and stimulate debate and different points of view. The conferences are aimed both at the general public, the development community and the staff of the European institutions. Interaction and exchange are key objectives of these sessions.

 

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Visit the European Commission - External Cooperation INFOPOINT

Europaid - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:53

Interested in the European Commission's external cooperation, we can organise a visit for you. A visit consists of a presentation on one or several subjects related to external cooperation delivered by European Commission's staff.  Presentations are held mainly in English and French, but can also be held in other EU languages. Duration of the visits varied between 45 minutes and 3 hours.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Everyone who would like to know more about the European Commission's external cooperation is welcome! Groups should count at least 10 people. Most regular visitors are universities or high-school students, company representatives and NGOs, as well as groups of officials and regional representatives from partner countries.

PROCEDURE TO REQUEST A GROUP VISIT

As the visit/information session is tailored to your group's needs, please send a request at least one month in advance, with the following info:

  • The topic you would like to have presented during the visit
  • The preferred date, time and duration of your visit
  • Preferred language of presentation
  • Characteristics of the group: number of participants, their previous knowledge about the subject and any other detail that might seem relevant to make your visit more interesting. You can expect our official confirmation within 15 working days.

Since the opening of the InfoPoint in 2006, around 700  groups participated in an organised visit at the Info Point.

 

 

Examples of presentation topics: *General presentation on EuropeAid and EU Development Policies ; *EU Policies in specific thematic related to development and cooperation ; *EU relations with specific regions and countries… Of course, any other topic related the European Commission's external cooperation is open to request.

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Action Fiche for Trinidad and Tobago: Environment Programme for Trinidad and Tobago. Annex 1 to AAP 2012

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:27

The overall objective of the Environment Programme is to support the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue a low-carbon development path through the implementation of the National Environment Policy, the Forest Policy, the Protected Areas Policy and the National Climate Change Policy.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013 aap-financing-trinidad-and-tobago-af1-20130314_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Trinidad and Tobago: Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol Countries, Trinidad and Tobago 2011-2013. Annex 1 to AMS AAP 2012

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:51

This programme builds on past EU projects in T&T under the 8th and 9th EDF (poverty reduction, SME support) and is consistent with the 10th EDF programmes on Support to Enabling Environment for Competitive Businesses and the Environment programme. It is the continuation of the AMSP 2007 – 2010.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012 aap-financing-trinidad-and-togago-af1-AMS-20121120_en.pdf
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EU announces new support for Ukraine's transition

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:45

In response to the urgency of mobilising assistance contributing to the stabilisation and development of Ukraine, the European Commission has today adopted a special support package worth €365 million.

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Speech: 'Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries, destabilisation of eastern Ukraine'

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:45

Speech by Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy to European Parliament

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'Time to show stronger, more resolute and determined Eastern Partnership'

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:45

Speech by Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood at the International Expert Conference on Eastern Partnership in Prague

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Civil Society from the Southern Neighbourhood and the EU launch structured dialogue

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:45

Representatives of more than 150 civil society organisations, academics, media, government representatives and international organisations from the Southern Neighbourhood and Europe, from the Southern Neighbourhood gathered in Brussels to launch, with the EU, a major new initiative for the Southern Mediterranean, aimed...

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'Human rights and fundamental freedoms – the silver thread running through our actions'

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:45

Speech by Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy at the 'One World Documentary Film Festival' in Brussels

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Commission Implementing Decision of 20.11.2012 on the 2012 Annual Action Programme in favour of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the Accompanying Measures for Sugar (AMS) to be financed under the general budget of the European Union. C(2012) 8537

Europaid - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:35

The Annual Action Programme "Accompanying Measures for Sugar protocol countries – AMS 2012" in favour of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is approved. The objectives pursued by the Annual Action Programme are: to support the national food security and economic diversification; to support economic diversification and alternative use of the former sugar areas and its assets and to support the protection of the environment.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012 aap-financing-trinidad-and-tobago-commission-implementing-decision-AMS-20121120_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Guyana: Technical Cooperation Facility II. EDF/2013/024-779. Annex 1 to AAP 2013

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:53

The Technical Facility Cooperation II is a project whose purpose is to ensure the effective implementation of the National Indicative Programme (NIP) and other EU programmes in favour of the Guyana's development strategy.As stipulated in the NIP 2008-2013, the Technical Facilities will provide funding for the provision of consultancies to assist in identifying, preparing, implementing evaluating, monitoring and auditing projects under the EU Programme of development co-operation.

Friday, 13 December, 2013 aap-financing-guyana-af1-20131213_en.pdf
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Commission Decision of 13.12.2013 on Annual Action Programme 2013 on a Technical Cooperation measure in favour of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana - C(2013) 9457

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 13:22

Adoption of the Individual measure: The Technical Cooperation Facility II in favour of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to be financed from the 10th European Development Fund.

Friday, 13 December, 2013 aap-financing-guyana-commission-decision-20131213_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Guyana: Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) - FED/2010/022-408. Annex 2 to AAP 2013

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 13:00

This specific contribution is based on an agreement between the Government of Guyana and the European Commission, enabling the use of up to € 30,200,000 from the National Indicative Programme (NIP) (2008-2013) of Guyana, through the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) mechanism, for projects benefitting the country.

Friday, 25 October, 2013 aap-financing-guyana-af2-20131025_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Guyana: Sea and River Defence Sector Budget Support Programme – 2008/21401. Annex 1 to AAP 2013

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:53

The overall objective of the Sea Defence Policy is to reduce the risk of flooding and the loss of land in the coastal zone. The purpose of the EDF sector budget support (SBS) is to provide additional funding to support the sea defence investment and maintenance programme of Guyana through the implementation of the rolling five year plan and to improve implementation capacity.

Friday, 25 October, 2013 aap-financing-guyana-af1-20131025_en.pdf
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Commission Decision of 25.10.2013 on Annual Action Programme 2013 in favour of Cooperative Republic of Guyana to be financed from the 10th European Development Fund. C(2013) 7085

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:45

The Annual Action Programme 2013 in favour of Cooperative Republic of Guyana to be financed from the 10th European Development Fund, is approved. The actions, the description of which is set out in the attached Annexes 1 to 2, respectively, shall be: (i) Sea and River Defence Budget Suppport; and (ii) Caribbean Investment Facility.

Friday, 25 October, 2013 aap-financing-guyana-commission-decision-20131025_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Argentina: Erasmus Mundus – Action 2 - External Cooperation Window DCI-ALA/2010/22277. Annex 5 to AAP 2010

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:34

The overall objective of the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window - Argentina (EMECW) is to contribute to social cohesion in Argentina through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level, with a view to fostering sustainable development and reform in line with the Millennium Development Goals.

Friday, 1 January, 2010 aap-financing-dci-ala-2010-22277-argentina-af5_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Argentina: Improvement of Regional Economies and Local Development DCI-ALA/2010/021-961. Annex 4 to AAP 2010

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:26

The purpose of the project is to make technology available to the most neglected regions in the country, increasing INTI’s presence in those areas and implementing action lines that may help solve community problems by contributing to a social transformation with equity.

Friday, 1 January, 2010 aap-financing-dci-ala-2010-021-961-argentina-af4_en.pdf
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Action Fiche for Argentina: Argentinean - European Policy Dialogue Programme DCI-ALA/2010/22370. Annex 3 to AAP 2010

Europaid - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:19

The General Objective of the Programme is to contribute to social cohesion in Argentina by strengthening institutional capacities in implementing public policies. The Specific Objective is to strengthen policy dialogue and cooperation between Argentina and the European Union by implementing joint activities in several formats and pilot projects in areas covered by the policy dialogues.

Friday, 1 January, 2010 aap-financing-dci-ala-2010-22370-argentina-af3_en.pdf
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