Successful Preparation and Implementation of Twinning Projects

21-22/Sep/2017  •  Maastricht  •  EIPA members' fee: €900

Project Leader
Wolfgang Koeth
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From among the many cooperation mechanisms developed by the European Union, Twinning has been one of the most extensively and successfully applied institution-building programmes over the past years. It has assisted the new Member States and the (potential) candidates in preparing for EU accession, and in the full adoption of the acquis. Since 2005, Twinning has also been applied in the countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

The new Twinning manual which will be applicable as of 1 July 2017 has brought a number of significant changes, which will be explained in detail.

How will it help you?
This seminar will help you to plan and implement successful Twinning projects. In particular, you will be able to:

  • deepen your knowledge about the Twinning instrument and share practical experiences with colleagues from other countries;
  • be informed in detail about the changes in the 2017 Twinning manual
  • get all the relevant tools and insights for analysing Twinning fiches and become more aware of the risks and opportunities associated with any given Twinning project;
  • acquire practical skills to prepare both a written proposal as well as the oral selection procedure (the “beauty contest”), thus enhancing your chances of winning a Twinning project;
  • strenghten your capacities to manage and implement a Twinning project

Who will benefit the most?
The seminar is intended for civil servants of the EU Member States and of the beneficiary countries, including representatives of the “mandated bodies”, involved into the preparation and implementation of Twinning projects.