Completion of the twinning project "Strengthening the capacities of the European integration process" financed by the EU
October 13, 2016, Thursday, at 13:00 o'clock, in the conference hall of the
Secretariat for European Affairs was held a ceremony to mark the completion of
the twinning project: Further strengthening of the organisational and
institutional capacities for the process of European integration."
the event official addresses had: Mr. Arbër Ademi, Deputy Prime Minister for
European Affairs, Mr. Jaromir Levicek, Head of Economic Affairs, Institution
Building and Cross-Border Cooperation - EU Delegation in Skopje, Mr. Marco
Aquaticci, Deputy Head of Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ms.
Danijela Barisic, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Jacek
Multanowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Wolf-Dieter Plessing, project
leader, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr. Jovan Andonovski,
project leader, State Advisor, Secretariat for European Affairs and Mr.
Wojciech Porchik, Resident twinning advisor.
The project is funded by
the European Union with a budget of € 1.7 million and lasts 22 months from 11
January 2015. 31 October 2016.
of the project is a consortium made up of three countries: Germany, Poland and
Croatia. The key beneficiary of the Twinning project is the Secretariat
for European Affairs (SEA), the Working Committee for European Affairs, as well
as the members of all working groups for NPAA. Other institutions that will be
supported by this project (secondary users) are: the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, the Legislative Secretariat and the General Secretariat.
project aims to support the process of integration into the EU by strengthening
the capacities of the SEA in order to provide more effective inter-ministerial
coordination in the accession process.
aim of the project is through the exchange of experiences with EU member-states
(twinning partners) to strengthen the capacity in terms of compliance with the
EU acquis, better management of the translation process, coordination and
monitoring of EU funds and improved inter-ministerial communication between the
key institutions in the accession process.
Also this twinning project
gave an overview of all work in the past ten years, determining the level of
preparedness of the country for all chapters of the acquis (EU legislation),
and the establishment of areas where additional efforts are required, i.e.
preparation of action plans.
the end of the project, this exercise will involve over 800 civil servants,
members of the NPAA working groups.
terms of capacity building this project implemented: trainings for more than
500 participants, organised study visits to four groups of 15 people, as well
as realising week-long internships abroad for 20 participants and donated 40
hard drives for the working groups of the NPAA.