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Dearr eader s, Fr om 2006t i l l201 1i twasal ongj our ney. . .Whowoul d evert hi nkt hi swaspossi bl e?Cr ossbor dercooper at i onwashar dl yknowni nt heRegi onandf ort heEur opeanCommi ssi oni twasonl yat estt oseei fBal kans coul dmakei t . Wehaveal lputi nt oCBCourbel i evesandourhear t . Wehavewor kedhar dandt r i edt odoourbestt opr ove t hatBal kanscanmanageandt oshow t ot heECt hat CBCi nt heWBshoul dbemor et hanonl yat est . Suppor t er shavegr owni nnumberovert heseyear s andevent hosewhoar est i l lskept i calhavet oadmi t t hati nt heendwecanal lt oget herbeonl ypr oudof whatwasachi evedandt hateachofusgaveasmal l cont r i but i onwhi chhasmadepossi bl et hatt heWest er nBal kanswor kt oget heragai nf ort hesamegoal .

Nat asaGospodj i nacki CBI BTeam Leader

CBI BI Ii si nt hel astmont hoft hi ssecondphaseand t henew CBI B+wi l lst ar tsoon.Idon’ tknow i fIwi l lbe t her e,butI ’ m sur et hatal lt heseef f or t shavebui l tsol i d gr oundsf orl ongl ast i ngr esul t s.Fr om t hi spoi nton, I ’ m convi ncedt hatCBCwi l lonl ygr ow asmor eand mor epeopl eandi nst i t ut i onswi l lbenef i tf r om i t .I twi l l mor eandmor econnectt hebor der i ngar eas,butal so t heRegi oni t sel f . Ther ei smuchmor et osay,andI ’ m sur eyouwi l lf i nd manyi nt er est i ngar t i cl est or eadi nt hi snumberof ConnectWB,butImustuset heoppor t uni t yt ot hank al lwi t hwhom wehavewor kedi nt hesel astf i veyear s f r om t heBenef i ci ar yCount r i esandspeci f i cal l yal l t hosei nt hej oi ntst r uct ur eswhosedai l yl i f ei sCBC,t o t heEur opeanCommi ssi onandi t sser vi ces,t ot heEU Del egat i onsandespeci al l yt oal lt hosewhower edevel opi ngt hei rpr oj ect sandhaveputgr eathopei nour capaci t i est ot eacht hem how t odoi tsuccessf ul l y. I nt heendIwoul dl i ket ot hankal lmyt eam whohas of t enf or gott hei rpr i vat el i vesandt hei rf ami l i est o makesur et hatCBCi nt heWest er nBal kanswoul dget t hemaxi mum at t ent i on.I ti sf unny,butf oral lofusi t wasnotonl ywor kt odel i ver ,butami ssi ont oaccompl i sh.Wel eavei tupt oyout odeci dei fwehavesucceededi nt hi s.ConnectWB! ! !

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I nt er vi ewswi t hMs.NevenkaSavi candMr .Kj ar t anBj or nsson ( p.81 1)

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Pr ovi di ngaRegi onalPl at f or m f orShar i ngExper i ence ( p. 1215)

TACSO –Techni calAssi st ancef orCi vi lSoci et y Or gani sat i ons ( p. 16&17)

SWG –St andi ngWor ki ngGr oupf orRegi onalRur al Devel opment( p. 18&19)

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YearofVol unt eer i ng

Re gi ona l Me e t i ng onDe c e nt r a l i s e d Ma na ge me nt

Soundsoft heWest er nBal kans( p.20&21)

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CBCUPDATES I nt er vi ewswi t hHeadsofJoi ntTechni calSecr et ar i at s ( p.2737)

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CBI BPhaseI IEndi ng! ( p.46&47)

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Communi cat i onon EUPol i ci esand Vol unt eer i ng I n a key pol i t i calachi evementoft he Eur opean YearofVol unt eer i ng 201 1, t heCommuni cat i ononEUPol i ci esand Vol unt eer i ngadopt edon20th Sept ember201 1,t he Commi ssi on out l i nes a r angeofmeasur est hatwi l lhel pf ost er vol unt ar yact i vi t i esi nt heEU,i ncl udi ngt hecr eat i onofaEur opeanVol unt ar y Humani t ar i anAi d Cor ps and t he devel opment of a ' Eur opean Ski l l s Passpor t ' . Vol unt eer i ngt akespl acei nmanysect or s.Thebi ggestar eaf orvol unt eer i ng i sspor t ,f ol l owedbysoci alcar e,wel f ar eandheal t h.Vol unt eer i ngal sohas a gr eati mpactbeyond nat i onalbor der s.Cr ossbor dervol unt eer i ng has gr eatpot ent i alf oreducat i on,empl oy mentand ci t i z enshi p.I tcan al so i mpr ovemut ualunder st andi ngandcont r i but et ot hedevel opmentofast r ongerEur opeani dent i t y. Vol unt eer i ngcont r i but est ot heEur ope 2020gr owt h st r at egy,i n par t i cul art o t he EU’ s empl oymentr at et ar getof 75% by2020,byhel pi ngpeopl el ear n new ski l l sandadaptt ochangesi nt he l abourmar ket . Yout hvol unt eer i ngal so suppor t st he' Yout hont heMove'f l agshi pi ni t i at i ve,put t i ngyoungpeopl eat t he cent r e oft he EU' s vi si on ofa knowl edgebasedeconomy. The EU i s commi t t ed t o ensur i ng a l ongt er mf ol l owupt ot he201 1Eur opeanYearofVol unt eer i ngandt ocont i nui ngt hedi al oguewi t ht her el evant st akehol der si ndi f f er entpol i cyar eas. The Commi ssi on wi l lgi ve t he f or t hcomi ng Eur opean Year of Ci t i z ens ( 2013)anappr opr i at evol unt eer i ngdi mensi on,pr omot i ng not abl y cr ossbor dervol unt eer i ng. page4

201 1: Eur opean Yearof Vol unt eer i ng TheEUhasdes i gnat ed201 1ast he" Eur opeanYearofVol unt eer i ng" .Vol unt eer i ng, anac t i v eex pr es s i onofc i v i cpar t i c i pat i on, pl ay sani mpor t antr ol ei ns ec t or sasv ar i ed and di v er s e aseduc at i on,y out h,c ul t ur e, s por t ,env i r onment ,heal t h,s oc i alc ar e, c ons umerpr ot ec t i on,humani t ar i anai d,dev el opmentpol i c y ,r es ear c h,equaloppor t uni t i esandex t er nal r el at i ons .

Obj ect i vesofEYV201 1 TheEUhasus edt heYeart owor kt owar ds f ourmai nobj ec t i v es : 1.T oc r eat eanenabl i ngandf ac i l i t at i ngenv i r onmentf orv ol unt eer i ngi nt heEU; 2. T oempowerv ol unt eeror gani s at i onsand i mpr ov et hequal i t yofv ol unt eer i ng; 3.T or ewar d and r ec ogni s ev ol unt eer i ng ac t i v i t i es ; 4.T or ai s eawar enes soft hev al ueandi mpor t anc eofv ol unt eer i ng.

Act i vi t i es

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Manyev ent s ,ex hi bi t i ons ,l i v edemons t r at i ons and ot her ac t i v i t i es hav e al r eady t ak enpl ac et hr oughoutEur opedur i ngt he y ear .TheEYV 201 1TOUR wasdes i gned wi t hav i ew of‘ get t i ngupc l os eandper s onal wi t hv ol unt eer s ’ i nal l members t at es . Eac hs t age oft he t ourl as t sf orappr ox i mat el yt enday s ,andpr ov i desv ol unt eer s wi t h an oppor t uni t yt o ex hi bi tt hei rwor k , meetone anot her ,engage wi t h pol i c y mak er s and t he gener alpubl i c ,c onv ey t hei rener gyandent hus i as m,anddi s c us s k eyi s s uesf ort hef ut ur eoft hei rwor k . c onnec tWB i s s ueNo3/ 201 1


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EuropeanYouth Week201 1

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Ms.Pat r i sHi da Di r ect or , Mi ni st r yofI nt egr at i on, Al bani a

Pr ov i di nga Re gi ona l Pl a t f or m f orSha r i ng Ex pe r i e nc e

Ms.Ver aLet i ca Assi st antMi ni st er , Mi ni st r yofFi nance andTr easur y , Bosni aandHer zegovi na

Ms. Mj el l ma Mehmet i St at eCounci l or , Mi ni st r y of Local Sel f Gover nment , t he f or merYugosl avRepubl i cofMacedoni a

Upon t he r equestofWest er n Bal kanbenef i ci ar i esandi ncl osecooper at i onwi t ht heEur opeanCommi ssi on,CBI B or gani sed t he r egi onal meet i ng on decent r al i sed managementunderI PA ComponentI Ii nt he West er n Bal kans.The meet i ng t ook pl acei nPodgor i caon12Apr i l201 1, gat her i ng mor et han 60 r epr esent at i ves ofnat i onalst r uct ur es and EU Del egat i onsf r om t heRegi on. Gi vent hatCr oat i ai st heonl ycount r y i nt he West er n Bal kans oper at i ng under decent r al i sed set up f or I PA cr ossbor dercooper at i on,whi l eot her count r i esar ei nvar i ousst agesoft hei r ef f or t st owar dsachi evi ngt heconf er r al ofmanagement ,aneedf orar egi onal pl at f or m whi chwoul dal l owf orconsul t at i onswi t ht heCommi ssi onand

amongbenef i ci ar i esbecameobvi ous. I naddi t i on,t hepossi bl ei mpactont he managementand i mpl ement at i on of pr ogr ammes underI PA once count r i esswi t cht odecent r al i sedmanagemental so needed t o be di scussed andexpl or ed. Whenpr epar i ngt hemeet i ng,al lt hi s wast akeni nt oconsi der at i onbyCBI B and t he Eur opean Commi ssi on and t heAgendawasst r uct ur edar oundt he need t o exchange exper i ence and j oi ntconcer ns,aswel last o ext r act val uabl el essonsl ear nedf r om t heexper i enceofCr oat i a. Themeet i ngwasopenedbywel come addr essesf r om Mr .Ni col a Ber t ol i ni , HeadofOper at i onsi nEUD Podgor i ca,andMs.Rat kaSekul ovi c,Headof

Mr .Bor i sBuskovi c Assi st antMi ni st er , Mi ni st r yofFi nance, Mont enegr o

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Mr .Ni col aBer t ol i ni ,HeadofOper at i ons,EUDel egat i on,Podgor i ca Ms.Rat kaSekul ovi c,HeadofCBCSect or ,Mi ni st r yofFor ei gnAf f ai r sandEur opeanI nt egr at i onofMont enegr o Mr .Gi annat oni oBal l et t e,Deput yHeadofUni tD1Fi nanci alI nst r ument sandCont r ac t s, DG Enl ar gement ,Eur opeanCommi ssi on

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Sec t orf orCBC i nt he Mont enegr i n Mi ni s t r yofFor ei gnAf f ai r sandEur opeanI nt egr at i on.Mr .Gi annat oni oBal l et t e,Deput yHeadofUni tD1,Fi nanc i alI ns t r ument sand Cont r ac t s ,and Mr .Ves aPek k a Pout anen,Head of Sec t or ,Sy s t em audi t s ,Uni tE4,DG ELARG,c oc hai r edt hemeet i ngand pr ov i dedgui danc eandans wer st ot he ques t i onsoft hepar t i c i pant s . Af t erEC r epr es ent at i v espr es ent eda br i efr emi nderonECr equi r ement sr egar di ng dec ent r al i s ed management and i t ss pec i f i c as pec t s underI PA ComponentI I ,t hemeet i ngc ont i nued wi t hs t at eof pl ay pr es ent at i ons by r epr es ent at i v es ofbenef i c i ar yc ount r i es .Thi swasf ol l owedbyal i v el ydi s c us s i onont her ol esands et upofv ar i ousbodi esunderdec ent r al i s edmanagementand pot ent i als ol ut i onsappl i edac r os st heRegi on.

onI PACBCpos t 2013,c ont i nui ngdi s c us s i onst hatf i r s tt ookpl ac e dur i ng t heSpec i al i s tmeet i ngonI PACBCbet ween WB c ount r i es i n Dec ember 2010i nBr us s el s .Pot ent i almodi f i c at i ons t ot he pr ogr ammi ng,management and i mpl ement at i on mec ha ni s msi nt henex tf i nanc i al per s pec t i v e ( 20142020)wer edi s c us s ed. Meet i ngpar t i c i pant sagr eedt hatar egi onalT ec hni c alWor k i ng Gr oup on Dec ent r al i s edManagements houl dbe es t abl i s hedasapl at f or mf orex c hangi ngv i ewsanddi s c us s i ngal lr el ev ant as pec t sofs wi t c hi ngt ot hi smanagementmode f or I PA ComponentI I f unds ,i nv ol v i ngr epr es ent at i v esf r om nat i onal aut hor i t i esaswel l asf r om EU Del egat i onsf r om t heRegi onandf r om t heEur opeanCommi s s i on.

Cr oat i an Oper at i ng St r uc t ur e, t he Mi ni s t r y of Regi onalDev el opment , For es t r yandWat erManagement ,and t heI mpl ement i ngAgenc y-Agenc yf or Regi onal Dev el opment , pr es ent ed t hei rex per i enc eandl es s onsl ear ned i nt he pr oc es s ofac c r edi t at i on and c onf er r alofmanagement .Thi s was c ompl ement edbyt hepr es ent at i onof t he EUD Zagr eb on t he s pec i f i c sof management of I PA CBC pr ogr ammesunderDI S.

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Ms.Zel j kaKovaci c Di r ec t or , Agenc yf orRegi onal Dev el opment , Cr oat i a

Ms.Josi paHer ceg HeadofDepar t ment , Agenc yf orRegi onal Dev el opment , Cr oat i a

Ms.Andr eaHor vat Kr amar i c, T as kManager , EUDel egat i onZagr eb

The r egi onalmeet i ng waspr ec eded by a c oor di nat i on meet i ng bet ween t he EC,EUDs and CBI Bt hatt ook pl ac ei nt hepr emi s esofEUDPodgor i c aon1 1Apr i l201 1ands er v edast he oc c as i on t o di s c us st ec hni c alpoi nt s r el at edt ot hemanagementandi mpl ement at i onofongoi ngpr ogr ammesi n t heRegi on. Fur t her mor e,i nor dert omak eus eof t hepr es enc eofal lWB benef i c i ar i es , t he Eur opean Commi s s i on i ni t i at ed andhel dc ons ul t at i ons

Mr .Besi m Kamber aj Di r ec t orofDepar t mentf or Regi onal Dev el opmentand Eur opeanI nt egr at i on, Mi ni s t r yofLoc al Gov er nmentAdmi ni s t r at i on,Kos ov o ( underUNSCR1244/ 1999)

Mr .VesaPekkaPout anen,HeadofSec t or Oper at i onal Audi tandEv al uat i onUni t ,DG Enl ar gement ,Eur opeanCommi s s i on

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T ec hni c al As s i s t anc e f orCi v i l Soc i et y Or gani s at i ons

TheEU hasgr ant ed6, 7mi l l i on Eur os t ot he TASCO pr oj ect , r ecogni si ng t hesi gni f i canceof t her ol eper f or med byt heci vi l soci et yi nf ur t her democr at i c pr ocesses i nt he r egi on.The Pr oj ecti si mpl ement edbySI PU I nt er nat i onalAB Sweden i n cooper at i onwi t hconsor t i um par t ner s: Ci vi lSoci et y Pr omot i on Cent r eBosni aandHer zegovi na, Human Resour ce Devel opment Foundat i on Tur key ,Foundat i on i nSuppor tofLocalDemocr acy Pol and and Par t ner s Foundat i onf orLocalDevel opmentRomani a.

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Theei ghtot herTACSO of f i cesar ei n Al bani a, Bosni a and Her zegovi na, Cr oat i a, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/ 99,t heFor merYugosl avRepubl i cofMacedoni a,Mont enegr o,Ser bi a andTur key .Thr ough t hei rhel p desk f unct i on t hese l ocalof f i ces ar er espondi ngt onumer ousr equest sever y dayf r om CSOsand ot heror gani sat i ons.I nt hef i r stt woyear s,t hehel p Techni calAssi st ancef orCi vi lSoci et y deskshavesuppor t edover800i ndi Or gani sat i ons ( TACSO) i s an I PA vi dual sandi nst i t ut i ons.Gi vent hesucmul t i benef i ci ar y EUf unded pr oj ect cessoft hi sassi st ance,t hosebenef i t t hatbegani n2009andwasext ended i ng f r om t hi sf unct i on wi l lsur el y f oranot hert woyear si nAugust201 1. cr easedur i ngTACSO 2. TACSO i scomposed off i ve consor t i um member st hatl eadt hepr oj ect ,an Each l ocalof f i ce i saddi t i onal l ysupEUPr ogr ammi ngCommi t t eepr ovi di ng por t edandgui dedbyt hei rl ocaladvi suppor tt ot he EU aswel last ot he sor ygr oup( LAG)member s.TheLAGs pr oj ect ,oner egi onal of f i cei nSar aj evo var yi nnumber si neachcount r ybut andei ghtl ocalof f i cesi nt heWest er n ar ecomposedofr epr esent at i vesf r om Bal kansandTur key .Thepr oj ect ’ spur CSOs,t heEU anddonorcommuni t y , posei st ost r engt hent heover al lcagover nmenti nst i t ut i ons,t hebusi ness paci t i esandaccount abi l i t yofCi vi lSo andmedi asect or .TheLAGsser veas ci et yOr gani sat i ons( CSOs)i nor dert o r esour cegr oupsf orci vi l soci et ydevel guar ant ee t he qual i t y ofser vi ce of opment ,pol i cymaki ng,st r at egi cpl anCSOsandasust ai nabl er ol eofCSOs ni ngandadvocacy ,t onameaf ew. i nt hedemocr at i cpr ocess. On t he occasi on ofTACSO’ s ext ensi on,Mr .YngveEngst r öm,Headoft he Uni tr esponsi bl ef ort her egi onalsuppor tt oCSOswi t hi nt heEnl ar gement Di r ect or at eGener aloft he Eur opean Commi ssi onst at ed:“ Iam pl easedt hat t heTechni cal Assi st ancet oCi vi lSoci et y Or gani sat i ons ( TACSO) Pr oj ect hasbeenext endedwi t hanot hert wo year s.I ti s one oft he f ew pr oj ect s whi ch hasi t sbenef i ci ar i es( t he l ocal CSOs)i nt hedr i vi ngseat ;i ti sal soa mai nel ementoft heCi vi l Soci et yFaci l i t yf undedwi t hEU pr eaccessi onas si st ance.Iam sur et hati nt he next phase we can enhance t hi swor ki n par t ner shi pwi t hevenmor eCSOsand t hei rnet wor ks.TACSO 2wi l lf ocusi n par t i cul aroncooper at i onbet weent he CSO and gover nmenti nst i t ut i onsas wel lasoncapaci t ybui l di ngandadvocacyf orCSOs” .

Ont her egi onall evel ,TACSO hasor gani sed t hr ee r egi onalconf er ences: Qual i t yAssur anceSyst emsf orCSOs i nt heI PARegi oni nOct ober2010,i n Zagr eb,Cr oat i a;Cooper at i onbet ween LocalSel f Gover nment sandCi vi lSoci et y Or gani sat i ons i nt he West er n Bal kansandTur key ,Febr uar y201 1,i n Beči ći ,Mont enegr oandCSO Sust ai nabi l i t yi nt heI PA Count r i es,i nMar ch 201 1i nBel gr ade,Ser bi a.Theseconf er encespr ovi dedaf or um f orCSOst o

CSO Sust ai nabi l i t yi nt heI PACount r i es, i nMar ch201 1i nBel gr ade,Ser bi a

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s har et opi c r el at edk nowl edge,aswel l asi nf or mat i onandex per i enc eamong t he s t ak ehol der sf r om t he I PA c ount r i es .A numberofc r os s bor dernet wor k i ngandpar t ner s hi pev ent swer e al s os uppor t edbyTACSO. I nt er msofc apac i t ybui l di ng,dur i ngi t s f i r s tt woy ear s ,TACSOc onduc t edov er 200l oc alt r ai ni ngst oCSOsonv ar i ous t opi c sofi nt er es t ,r eac hi ngov er4500 par t i c i pant s .Fi v er egi onal t r ai ni ngs es s i onswi t h90par t i c i pant sf r om TACSO c ount r i eswer eor gani s edi nt hes ame per i od on t he t opi c s CSO Management ,Fundr ai s i ngandAc c es s i ngEU Funds ,Dev el opi ngandManagi ngEU FundedPr oj ec t s ,Adv oc ac yandPol i c y I nf l uenc i ng and CSOs and Ci t i z ens ’ par t i c i pat i on.Onc et het r ai ni ngswer e c ompl et edatt her egi onall ev el ,t hes e par t i c i pant s , i n c ooper at i on wi t h TACSO, wer e abl et os pr ead t he k nowl edge, i nf or mat i on and ex per i enc eev enf ur t herbydel i v er i ngt r ai ni ng t oCSOsatt hel oc al l ev el .

and now i ti spl anned t o cont i nue wi t h addi t i onal el ear ni ng c our s es av ai l abl et oCSOsf r om t heI PAr egi on. TACSO’ smos tr ec entac hi ev ementi s t hec r eat i onoft hef i r s tdat abas ewhi c h i sopent oal lCSOsi nt heI PAr egi on and i sav ai l abl ef oral lor gani s at i ons wor l dwi dewhowantt oc ont ac torc ooper at ewi t hCSOsi nt heWes t er nBal k ansandTur k ey .Byr egi s t er i ngi nt he TACSO Dat abas e,t he CSOsar ei nc r eas i ngt hei rv i s i bi l i t y ,andar er eac hi ngoutt opot ent i alpar t ner s ,i nc l udi ng ot herCSOsandgov er nment ali ns t i t ut i ons .TheTACSO Dat abas ewi l l as s i s t t hem i nac c ompl i s hi ngt hei rgoal s . Dur i ngt hes ec ondphas e,TACSO wi l l c ont i nuewi t ht hebas i cac t i v i t i es ,whi l e al s opl ac i ngmor ef oc usons uppor t i ng t hedi al ogueandc ooper at i onbet ween t hegov er nment ali ns t i t ut i onsandt he CSOs ,c apac i t ybui l di ngf orCSOsr egar i di ng publ i c and medi ar el at i ons , ands uppor t i ngt heCSOsi nbec omi ng s t r ongeri nmanagementandappl y i ng f orf unds .

Themat er i alf r om t her egi onalt r ai nl lal s oi nc r eas ei t swor ki n i ngswascompi l ed i nt of i vemanu- TACSO wi CSO net wor k i ng and par t ner s hi p al s: mak i ng atal ll ev el s and s uppor tt o t udyv i s i t sac r os st hebor der sandt o •CSO Management – Pr act i cal s heEU,aswel laspl ac egr eat eremTool sf orOr gani sat i onalDevel op- t phas i sonpol i c yar east hatar edef i ned mentAnal ysi s; hc ount r y ’ supdat edNeedsAs •Fundr ai si ng and Accessi ng EU byeac s es s ment .I nt hi s way ,TACSO wi l l Funds; kt o pr omot ei nc r eas ed c ooper a•Devel opi ng and Managi ng EU wor t i onandmut ual under s t andi ng. FundedPr oj ect s; •Advocacyand Pol i cyI nf l uenci ng f orSoci alChange; •CSOsandCi t i z ens’Par t i ci pat i on. Themanual s ,av ai l abl eont heTACSO webs i t e,ar ebei ngt r ans l at edt oal lt he TACSO c ount r i es ’l oc al l anguages . Al s oav ai l abl eont heTACSO webs i t e ar eGui desf orTr ai ner sonFundr ai s i ng andAc c es s i ngEU Funds ,Dev el opi ng andManagi ngEUFundedPr oj ec t s ,as wel lasCSOsandCi t i z ens ’Par t i c i pat i on.

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s pot l i ght “ SWG RRD”St r uct ur e andMember s

Mr .BobanI l i c SWG Secr et ar y Gener al

Cur r ent l yt heSWG consi st soff our bodi es: The Assembl y:c ons i s t s ofdel egat es nomi nat edbyt heSWGmember s ;i ti st he pr i nc i paldec i s i onmak i ng body oft he SWG. ThePr esi dentoft heSWG Assembl y: r ot at ed annual l yt ot he c ount r y / t er r i t or y hol di ngt hePr es i denc y . The Secr et ar i at :i san oper at i onal ,admi ni s t r at i v e,c oor di nat i v e and or gani z at i onal bodyofSWG. The Secr et ar y Gener al :appoi nt ed by t heGener al As s embl ywi t hamandat eof 3y ear swi t hpos s i bl eex t ens i on.Res pons i bi l i t i esi nc l udeov er al lmanagement ,c oor di nat i on and r epr es ent at i on ofSWG andi t sbodi es .TheSec r et ar yGener al r epor t st ot heAs s embl yannual l yf oral l per f or med ac t i v i t i es ,i nc l udi ng f i nanc i alr epor t i ng.

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St andi ng Wor k i ngGr oup f orRegi onal Rur al Dev el opment TheSWG hi st or yst ar t si n Lei pz i g, 2004,dur i ngt heAgr i cul t ur alPol i cy For um on“ I mpl ement at i onofAgr i cul t ur al and Rur al Devel opment Pol i ci esi nSout hEast er nEur opean St abi l i t yPactCount r i es” .Whenf ew ent husi ast s f r om t he Bal kans br oughtup i n pl enar yt hei rvi si onar yi deaaboutt heest abl i shmentof an or gani z at i on t hatwi l lempower andpr omot esust ai nabl epr i nci pl es onr ur aldevel opment ,t hr oughnet wor ki ng and per manentcooper at i on bet ween al lst akehol der s of r ur aldevel opmenti n SEE r egi on, mostoft he par t i ci pant s di d not consi deri tasaser i ousandr eal i st i c pr oposal .

So,whatdoest hi sor gani z at i onact ual l ydoandhow t he“ SWG RRD” i ssetup? Pr ac t i c al l yev er y t hi ngwhi c hi sf oc us edon t hei s s uesr el at edt ot her ol eanddev el opmentofr ur al ar easi ns out heas t er nEur ope ( SEE) ,andt hei nf l uenc eofl oc al andgl obal f ac t or sofdev el opmentandc hange,par t i c ul ar l ywi t hi nt hec ont ex tofas pi r at i onst owar dss us t ai nabi l i t yandEUappr ox i mat i on i swi t hi nt hes c opeofwor koft he“ SWG RRD” .

Ac t i ngaspert hec onc l us i onsoft heLei pz i g Agr i c ul t ur alPol i c yFor um andt headopt ed Agenda 2004 and t he Dec l ar at i on oft he Mi ni s t er sRes pons i bl ef orAgr i c ul t ur eand Rur al Dev el opmenti nSEEs i gnedi nDr es den ( Nov ember2007) ,t hi s nonpol i t i c al bodyi swor k i ngi nas pi r i toff r i ends hi pand T oday ,7 y ear sl at er ,t he “ SWG RRD” good nei ghbour l i nes s and enhanc es s t ands f orRegi onalRur alDev el opment mut ualr es pec tand c onf i denc e,di al ogue St andi ngWor k i ngGr oupi nSout hEas t er n andc ooper at i onamongt heMemberI ns t i Eur opeandi sanI nt er nat i onal I nt er gov er nt ut i ons . ment alOr gani z at i on,c ons i s t edofgov er nment ali ns t i t ut i onsr es pons i bl ef orr ur aldeI ni t sVi s i onandMi s s i ons t at ement s ,“ SWG v el opmenti nr es pec t i v ec ount r i esandt er r i RRD”emphas i z esi t sc ommi t ment st ot he t or i es .I t smanagi ngandc oor di nat i v ebody c ooper at i oni nSout hEas t er nEur opei nt he i st heSWG HeadOf f i c e/ Sec r et ar i at ,bas ed f i el dofagr i c ul t ur eandr ur aldev el opment . i nSk opj e,t hef or merYugos l avRepubl i cof TheSWGc onf i r msi ni t sGener al Obj ec t i v e Mac edoni a. t odot hi sbybr i ngi ngt heaut hor i t i es ,i ns t i t ut i onsandal ls t ak ehol der si nv ol v edi nt he Mor eov er ,t heor gani z at i oni spr ogr es s i v el y agr i c ul t ur eandr ur aldev el opmenti nSEE f unc t i oni ngs i nc eJ une2005,f i r s tasapl at i naf unc t i onalnet wor kwhi c hwi l lf ac i l i t at e f or mf ornet wor k i ngandr egi onalc ooper aandeas et hepr oc es sofEU i nt egr at i onof t i on,f oundedont hebas i sofac ommon t her egi on.SWG wi l lc ont r i but et ot hi spr owi s ht oes t abl i s hanor gani z at i onf ors us c es sbyac hi ev i ngi t sSpec i f i cObj ec t i v esof t ai nabl er ur aldev el opmenti nSEE dur i ng i mpr ov ementofunder s t andi ngofEU agr i t heAgr i c ul t ur alPol i c yFor um 2005( “ Rur al c ul t ur e and r ur aldev el opment ,c r os s Dev el opmentOppor t uni t i esf orCooper abor derc ooper at i oni nr ur alar easandex t i oni nt heSEE” )andl at er ,s i nc eSept emc hangeofi nf or mat i onandk nowl edge. ber2009,t heSWG i sr egi s t er edasI nt er nat i onal I nt er gov er nment al Or gani z at i on Theac t i v i t i esar emos t l yunder t ak eni nc oac c or di ngt ot heI nt er nat i onalAgr eement s oper at i onwi t hv ar i ouspar t ner s ,or gani z aandt heLaw ons t at usandac t i v i t i esoft he t i onsandi ns t i t ut i ons( EC,GI Z,FAO,Regi SWG. c onnec tWB i s s ueNo3/ 201 1


onalCooper at i onCounc i l ,et c ) ,whi c h hav es i mi l arv i ew f ort hedev el opment ofSout hEas t er nEur opeanagr i c ul t ur e and r ur aldev el opmentand wi t ht he memberi ns t i t ut i ons . Thef i v ek eyf unc t i onsoft heor gani z at i on:net wor k i ngandenhanc i ngr egi onal c ooper at i on,c apac i t ybui l di ng,adv oc ac yandr es our c emobi l i z at i on,pol i c y anal y s i sandI nf or mat i onex c hangeand ac c es st o k nowl edge ar e r eal i z ed t hr ough numer ous pr oj ec t s and pr o gr ammes .

Pr omi s i ngs uc c es s s t or y :“ Dr i na-T ar a pi l otar ea” Suppor t i ng t he act i vi t i es r el at ed t o ar eabased devel opment appr oach i n r ur alcr ossbor derar easoft heWest er n Bal kans

i nc r eas e ov ert he bor derc ooper at i on oft hel oc alpopul at i onandt her ef or ea s t r ongerc ooper at i onbet weenl oc ali ns t i t ut i ons and gr eat eroppor t uni t yf or f ur t herj oi ntwor kondev el opmentpr ogr amsi nt hef r amewor kofI PAf unds .

Whataboutt hef ut ur eoft heseact i vi t i es? AsMr .BobanI l i c ,SWG Sec r et ar yGener al s t at edi nhi sc l os i ngr emar k satt heDonor ’ s Conf er enc er ec ent l y hel di n Bel gr ade: Ther ear emanyot herdi s adv ant agedr ur al ar easofc r os s bor dernat ur ei n Wes t er n Bal k answhi c hr equi r ei mmedi at eat t ent i on, ar easwi t hgr eatpot ent i albutl ac kofs uppor t .I nt hatr es pec t ,t heSWG wi l ldoal li n i t spowert oc ont i nuewi t hpus hi ngf or war d and addr es s i ng t he mat t erofneedsas s es s mentand s uppor tf ort he di s adv ant aged c r os s bor derar easi nt he Wes t er n Bal k ans and hopef ul l y ot her i nt er es t ed bodi eswi l lal s ogeti nv ol v edi nt hi sadv en t ur e

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The“ Dr i na–Tar api l otar ea”asanex ampl ef oranar eabas eddev el opmentappr oac hi nr ur alc r os s bor derar eas i sa pr omi s i ngs uc c es ss t or ywher ef ort hef i r s t t i mei nt heWes t er nBal k ans ,t hepr obl ems der i v i ngf r om t hef r agment at i onhav ebeen addr es s edatr egi onal l ev el andac r os sbor der si nani nt egr at edway . Thi spi l otpr oj ec twhi c hwasi mpl ement edi n t heDr i na-T ar aar eai nt hepas tmont hs wass uppor t edbyt heEC andSWG and bac k ed by 14 par t i c i pat i ng muni c i pal i t i es wi t h popul at i on ov er410 000 i nhabi t ant s andt hegov er nment soft het hr eec ount r i es i nv ol v ed:Bos ni aandHer z egov i na,Mont enegr o and Ser bi a.Ac t i v ei nv ol v ementof nat i onalac t or sf r om t her es pec t i v ec ount r i eshasf ac i l i t at eds y ner gi esbet weennat i onalandl oc alper s pec t i v esf ordev el opment . Ther es ul t sf r om t hes t udys howedt hatt he pr i or i t i es f ordev el opmenti nt he Dr i na T ar ar egi onmos t l yf oc usont our i s m,agr i c ul t ur eandr ur al dev el opment ,s mal l medi um ent er pr i s es and env i r onmentpr ot ec t i on.The s t udy has i dent i f i ed t hatt hes e ar eas / s ec t or sar el i k el y ,i nc onj unc t i onwi t h nec es s ar y as s i s t anc e,t o pr oduc e max i mum ef f ec tf ort he ov er al lec onomi cand s oc i al dev el opmentoft hi sr egi on. Asc onc l udedbyt heMi ni s t r i esandot her s t ak ehol der si nv ol v ed i nt he i mpl ement at i on oft hi spi l otpr oj ec t-t hes e ac t i v i t i es l eadt onotonl yeas i erandf as t erec onomi c dev el opmentoft her egi on,butal s ogr eat l y c onnec tWB i s s ueNo3/ 201 1

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Soundsoft heWes t er nBal k ans Qi f t el i a Thenameqi f t el i a( of f i c i al l ywr i t t enç i f t el i a,ands omet i mes c i f t el i )means" t wos t r i ngs "i nAl bani an.Theqi f t el i ai sc ar v ed f r om one pi ec e ofwood,wi t h a pi ne s oundboar d.I thas ( br as s )i nl ay edf r et s ,i nas pec i al di at oni cs c al ewi t h7f r et si n anoc t av e.Pl ay i ngt heqi f t el i ai ss t r ummi ngwi t ht hef i nger s , andf i nger i ngmai nl yt hef i r s ts t r i ng,wi t ht hes ec ondasdr one. Theqi f t el i ai sc ommonl yus edbyAl bani anf ol kmus i c i ans ,as wel l asot hermoder nmus i c i ansandi spl ay edbyAl bani ansat weddi ngs ,c onc er t s ,nat i onalev ent s ,and ot heroc c as i ons . Es pec i al l yi mpor t anti si t sr ol ei nt heac c ompany i ngt heAl bani anepi cbal l ads .

Saz Tr adi t i onalf r et t edi ns t r umentofTur k i s hor i gi n,“ s az ” means“ mus i c ali ns t r ument ”i nTur k i s handPer s i an. Thi smemberoft het anburf ami l yi sal s oc ons i der ed t hegr andf at herofgr andf at heroft heGr eekbouz ouk i . I t spears haped r es onat ori sc ar v ed f r om a s i ngl e pi ec eofwood,wi t h610met als t r i ngsands oundhol esbot hi nf r ontandont hes i desoft hebody .I ti s us edpr i mar i l ybyur banmus i c i anst oac c ompanyl y r i c s ongss uc hast heBos ni ans ev dal i nk a.

Gaj de Thegaj de( bagpi pe)i samus i c ali ns t r ument , aer ophone,us i ngenc l os edr eedsf edf r om a c ons t antr es er v oi rofai ri nt hef or m ofabag.I t i ss ai dt hatt hi si st he i ns t r umentwhi c hi ns pi r edt hef amous( wel l ,f amousamongpi per s atl eas t )s ay i ng" Aweddi ngwi t houtabagpi pe i sl i k eaf uner al . "Thegaj def l our i s hesi nt he r egi onandhasal way smai nt ai nedi t sac t i v e pl ac ec ul t ur al l y ,t o an ex t entnots een el s ewher eex c epti nSc ot l and.Theangl ed" beak " att heendoft hec hant er ,madeofhor n,i sa v es t i gi alr emi nderoft heear l yhor npi pef r om whi c ht hi spi pepr obabl ydes c ended. page20

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Fr ul a Af r ul ai st heSer bi annamef oramusi cali nst r ument whi chr esembl esasmal lr ecor derorf l ut e.I ti sanendbl own aer ophone. Si mi l ar i nst r ument s ar e pl ayed t hr oughoutEast er nEur opeandt heBal kans.I ti st ypi cal l ymadeofwoodandhassi xhol es.Thef r ul ai sat r adi t i onal i nst r umentofshepher ds,whowoul dpl ayi twhi l e t endi ngt hei rf l ocks.Knownasoneoft heol destSer bi an musi cali nst r ument s,t hef r ul adat esbackt omedi eval t i mes,asseeni nt hepai nt edf r escoesofSer bi a' smedi evalmonast er i es.

Tambur i ca The" t ambur a"i sani nst r umentwi t hst r i ngs,r el at edt ot he Russi anbal al ai ka,t heUkr ai ni anbandur a,t heI t al i anmandol i na,t heSpani shgui t arandot hersi mi l ari nst r ument s.Al l t hesei nst r ument sor i gi nal l ycomef r om t her egi onoff or mer Per si a( t odayI r an) ,wher et heAssyr i ansal r eadyhadaver y si mi l ari nst r ument5000year sago.Thenumberofst r i ngson at ambur i cavar i esandi tmayhavesi ngl eordoubl ecour sed st r i ngsora mi xt ur e ofbot h.Doubl ecour sed st r i ngsar e t unedi nuni son.Thebasi cf or msoft ambur i caar esami ca, pr i m orbi ser ni ca,br acs,bugar i j aandbas.

Gusl e Thegusl ei sat r adi t i onalMont enegr i nmusi cali nst r ument .I tor i gi nat esf r om t heEast ,butovert i met heyhaveundi vi dedl ybecome af ol kl or eel ementofSout hSl avs.I ti sast r i ngi nst r umentmadeby exper tcr af t smenusual l youtofmapl et r eewhi chi ssui t abl ef orpr ocessi ngandachi evi nggoodqual i t yt one.Overawooden,r ound soundboxagoat ’ sorl amb’ sski ni sst r et chedandst r i ngsar emade ofhor sehai r .Gusl epr oduceaspeci f i csound,nott oover sat i l ei ni t s r ange,butwi t hdr amat i cst r engt hwhi chi ncombi nat i onwi t ht he l yr i cspr oducesast r ongi mpactont hel i st ener . c onnec tWB i s s ueNo3/ 201 1

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AL EUR 6mi l l i onofEC as s i s t anc et oi mpr ov eAl bani a’ s bor dermanagementhav er es ul t ed i n 10 newl yc ons t r uc t ed bor derc r os s i ng poi nt s and 17 r ef ur bi s hed bor derpol i c es t at i ons .Thei mpr ov edi nf r as t r uc t ur ei s ex pec t edt of ac i l i t at et hewor koft heAl bani anaut hor i t i esi nf i ght i ngor gani s edc r i meandi l l egalt r af f i c k i ng andenabl i ngt hem t of oc usons t r engt heni ngpr oc e dur esf oref f ec t i v ebor derc ont r ol . Al ongs i det hec ons t r uc t i onandr ef ur bi s hmentofbor der pol i c es t at i onsandc r os s i ngpoi nt s ,t heEU t hr oughi t s €7mi l l i onPol i c eas s i s t anc epr oj ec t( PAMECA)hasex pos edt heAl bani anpol i c et oEur opeanbes tpr ac t i c es andi sc ur r ent l ywor k i ngt oget herwi t hAl bani anaut hor i t i es t of ur t heral i gn t he wor k i ng pr oc edur es oft he Bor derandMi gr at i onPol i c et ot hos eoft heEU,andt o i mpr ov ei nt el l i genc ewor ki nbor derc ont r ol ,aswel las i nt er i ns t i t ut i onal c ooper at i on. I nSept ember ,ont heoc c as i onoft hes t ar toft heAl bani anPar l i ament ' snew s es s i on,headoft heEur opean Par l i amentdel egat i onf orSout hEas tEur opeEduar d Kuk an,c al l edonal l Al bani anMPst oac t i v el yt ak epar t i nac ons t r uc t i v edi al ogueaboutt hec ount r y ' sf ut ur e. Mr .Kuk ans t at edt hatal l pol i t i c al f or c ess houl di nt ens i f y t hei ref f or t st oi mpl ementt het wel v epr i or i t i ess etupby t heCommi s s i oni nt hel as tEnl ar gementSt r at egy .Asa pr i or i t y ,al lpar t i ess houl dwor kef f i c i ent l yonel ec t or al r ef or mi nor dert oguar ant eeac ommonl yagr eedand ef f ec t i v eel ec t or al f r amewor ki nt hef ut ur e.

BI H On5th Oc t ober201 1t heEU Enl ar gementCommi s s i oner , Mr .St ef anFul e,hasc onf i r medt hat€96mi l l i onofI PA201 1 as s i s t anc ef undswi l lbe al l oc at ed t o Bos ni a and Her z egov i na.Thes ef undswer epr ev i ous l ys us pendedasBos ni a andHer z egov i napol i t i c all eader swer eunabl et or eac han agr eementonhow t hef undswi l lbeal l oc at ed.Thef unds ar eapar tofal ar ger€498mi l l i ons etas i dei nt heI ns t r ument f orPr eAc c es s i onAs s i s t anc e,I PA,anai dpac k ageai medat hel pi ng c ount r i es s eek i ng member s hi pi nt he Eur opean Uni onunder t ak enec es s ar yr ef or ms . Pr ogr es shasbeen made i nt he EUBos ni a and Her z egov i nas t r uc t ur eddi al ogueonj us t i c e. As etofdet ai l edi nf or mat i onont hej udi c i ar ywass ubmi t t edbyBi Haut hor i t i eson 31Augus tt ot heEC asar epl yt ot her eques thandedov er byCommi s s i onerŠt ef anFül eatt hei naugur almeet i ngof t heSt r uc t ur edDi al oguei nBanj aLuk a( 67J une) .Fur t her mor e,t he EC and Bi H aut hor i t i eshav e agr eed t hatt he s ec ondmeet i ngoft heEUBi HSt r uc t ur edDi al ogueonJ us t i c ewi l l behel dont he101 1Nov ember201 1i nSar aj ev o. As t r uc t ur eddi al ogueamongs tal lr el ev antdomes t i cs t ak ehol der sr epr es ent st hebes tpos s i bl epl at f or mt oaddr es s i s s uesnec es s ar yt ot hedev el opmentandent r enc hmentof ani ndependent ,c r edi bl e,ef f ec t i v e,i mpar t i alandac c ount abl ej udi c i ar yi nBos ni aandHer z egov i na.Thi si sf undament al f ort hef ut ur ei nt egr at i onofBos ni aandHer z egov i nai nt o t heEU.

I nSept mber ,i nt hef r amewor koft heEur opeanHer i t ageDay sev ent sor gani s edj oi nt l ybyt heEur opeanUni on,t heCounc i lofEur opeandt he Mi ni s t r yofCul t ur e,Yout handSpor t s ,t hef i r s tRegi onal Cul t ur al Her i t ageCent r ei nt heBal k answasi naugur at edi nt heBel edi j ebui l di ngi nPr i z r en. TheCent r e,whi c hhasbeenr ef ur bi s hedwi t hEUf unds ,wi l lof f erac c r edi t edt r ai ni ngpr ogr ammesi nt hef i el dofc ul t ur alher i t age,f oral lt y pesof pr of es s i onal sac r os st her egi on( publ i candpr i v at eex per t s ,pr ac t i t i oner sands t udent s ) ,i nl i newi t hEU andi nt er nat i onals t andar dsandbas ed onamul t i di s c i pl i nar yappr oac h. Pr es entatt hec er emonywer er epr es ent at i v esf r om t heECLi ai s onOf f i c et oKos ov o,t heCounc i lofEur opeandt heMi ni s t r yofCul t ur e,aswel l asc ount er par t sf r om t her egi on.Ont hi soc c as i on,Mr .Chr i s t ofSt oc k ,HeadofOper at i onsatt heECLi ai s onOf f i c es ai d: " Ast heEur opeanUni on,weat t ac hgr eati mpor t anc et ot hepr ot ec t i onandt hepr omot i onoft hec ul t ur alher i t ageandwewi l ls uppor tKos ov oi n ac hi ev i ngt hi sEur opeanv al ue.Thi si nv es t mentwi l l pr ov i deeduc at i onandt r ai ni ngoppor t uni t i esf orpr of es s i onal sac r os sKos ov oandt her egi on, aswel l asc r eat emanyempl oy mentoppor t uni t i es .Wear eawar et hates t abl i s hi ngac ent r ewi t hr egi onal c har ac t eri sanambi t i ousgoal ,butwe r emai nc onv i nc edt hatt hi sc or r es pondst ot heneedsofpr of es s i onal sandpr ac t i t i oner st hatar ec ommont oal l c ount r i esi nt heWes t er nBal k ans . Thi spr oj ec ti sat r emendousoppor t uni t yf orKos ov oandPr i z r eni npar t i c ul arandwehopet haty ouwi l l s ei z et hi soppor t uni t y . "

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Af t ers uc c es s f ul negot i at i ons ,openedi n2005,t heEUMemberSt at esdec i dedt oc l os et heac c es s i onnegot i at i onswi t hCr oat i aon30J une201 1.The f i nal t ex tofCr oat i a' sAc c es s i onTr eat ywasagr eedi nmi dSept ember .On17Sept ember ,Pol i s hPr i meMi ni s t erDonal dTus k( Pol andhol di ngt hec ur r entEUPr es i denc y )v i s i t edZagr ebt ohandt hedoc umentt ot heCr oat i anof f i c i al s .Cr oat i awi l ls eali t sEUac c es s i oni nat r eat ys i gni ngc er emonyi n War s awon19Dec ember . Howev er ,t hes i gni ngc er emonyi snott hef i nal s t ept oac c es s i on.Cr oat i a' sac c es s i ont r eat yment i onst hedat e1J ul y2013f ort hec ount r yt obec ome t heUni on' s28t hmember .Theac c es s i ont r eat yal s oneedst ober at i f i edi nal l EUMemberSt at es . Cr oat i ai t s el fwi l l hol dar ef er endum oni t sac c es s i oni nt heweek sf ol l owi ngt hes i gni ngoft heac c es s i ont r eat y .Nor ef er endaar epl annedi not herEU c ount r i esont heoc c as i onofCr oat i a' sac c es s i on,howev er ,ac c or di ngt oar ec entopi ni onpol l ,publ i cs uppor tf orCr oat i a' sEUac c es s i oni ss t r ong.

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The of f i c i al si nt he For merYugos l av Republ i c of Mac edoni aar eex pec t i ngt hatt he201 1Enl ar gement St r at egyandPr ogr es sRepor twi l lgi v eapos i t i v eas s es s menti nt he s ec t i on ofmeet i ng pol i t i c alc r i t er i a andhar moni z at i onoft hec ount r y ' sl egi s l at i onwi t ht he EUl aw.Remar k sar eex pec t edi nt hepar tofj udi c i ar y andadmi ni s t r at i onr ef or ms ,poi nt i ngoutt henec es s i t y f orac c el er at i onofr ef or m pr oc es s esandi mpl ement at i onofadopt edl aws . Meanwhi l e,i nOc t ober ,t heFor merYugos l avRepubl i c ofMac edoni ahos t edat wodayEUWes t er nBal k ans f or um whi c hwasor gani z edbyt hec ount r y ’ sMi ni s t r i es ofI nt er i orandJ us t i c ei nc ooper at i onwi t ht hePol i s h EU Pr es i denc y .EC r epr es ent at i v esandI nt er i orand J us t i c eMi ni s t er sf r om t heRegi onengagedi ndebat es onv i s al i ber al i z at i on,mi gr at i oni s s ues ,bor dermanagement and enhanc ement of c ooper at i on wi t h FRONTEX,f i ghtagai ns tor gani z edc r i meandc ooper at i onwi t hEUROPOL,f i ghtagai ns tc or r upt i on,j udi c i ar yandpr os ec ut i oni ndependenc e,l egalc ooper at i oni nc r i mi nalandc i v i ldi s put es ,aswel lasenhanc ementofc ooper at i onwi t hEUROJ US Al s oi nOc t ober ,EUDel egat i oni nSk opj eal s ohos t ed t hepr es ent at i onoft her egi onalWes t er nBal k ansI nv es t mentFr amewor k pr oj ec tand i t s ac hi ev ement s andr es ul t si nt hepas tt woy ear s .

Ex pec t i ngt hef i ndi ngsoft heupc omi ngPr ogr es sRepor tt opr ov i def ur t hergui danc eont her ef or m pat hf orMont enegr o,s ev er alnat i onalc onf er enc esandev ent swer eor gani s eddur i ngSept emberal l owi ngt heoppor t uni t yf orEUDel egat i onof f i c i al st oex pr es st hei rv i ewsonMont enegr or oadt oEU. Speak i ngatt hec onf er enc eon“ t headmi ni s t r at i v epr oc edur esf orademoc r at i cs oc i et y ” ,t heHeadof t heEUDel egat i ont oMont enegr o,Ambas s adorLeopol dMaur er ,s ai dt hatt heGov er nmentofMont enegr oi sf ac i ngt hec hal l engeofmoder ni s i ngi t ss y s t em ofadmi ni s t r at i v epr oc edur es .TheGov er nmentadopt edaPol i c yPaperonMaj orEl ement sofaNewLawonGener al Admi ni s t r at i v ePr oc edur e whi c hc anbes eenasami l es t oneonMont enegr o’ spat ht oi mpl ementt hePubl i cAdmi ni s t r at i on Ref or m St r at egy201 1–2016. Speak i ngatt heNat i onal Conf er enc eonpr ogr es si nf ul f i l l i ngt heEC’ sr ec ommendat i ons ,t heHeadof t hePol i t i c alSec t i onoft heEU Del egat i ont oMont enegr o,Al ber t oCammar at a,s ai dt hatt hec onf er enc ei sanex c el l entoppor t uni t yf ora' s el f as s es s ment ' ,bec aus er epr es ent at i v esofbot ht heaut hor i t i esandc i v i ls oc i et yar epr es ent .Hebel i ev est hatt her ec ommendat i onsmadei nt hel as ty earEur opeanCommi s s i on’ sOpi ni onar ebei ngl ar gel yr ec ogni s edbyMont enegr i ns oc i et yasi t sownpr i or i t i es , addi ngt hatt hi sappr oac hi senc our agi ngandneedst obef ol l owedwi t hdet er mi nat i on.

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Dur i nghi smeet i ngwi t ht heSer bi anPM,Mr .Boz i darDj el i c ,i nSept ember ,t heEUCommi s s i onerf orEnl ar gement ,Mr .St ef anFul e,ac k nowl edgedSer bi a’ sc ommi t mentt ot heEU i nt egr at i onpr oc es sandi mpor t antr es ul t sac hi ev edpr i mar i l yi nf ul f i l l i ngobl i gat i onst owar dst heI CTY,adopt i ngk eypi ec esofl egi s l at i oni nc or por at i ngEur opeans t andar dsi nt hear easofel ec t or all aw,r el at i onsbet weenpar l i amentandi ndependentr egul at or ybodi esandf i nanc i ngofpol i t i c alpar t i es .I mpor t ants t epswer eal s ot ak eni nt hej udi c i ar ywher ear ev i ew pr oc es sont her eappoi nt mentpr oc edur eofj udgesandpr os ec ut or si songoi ng. Mr .Ful eenc our agedSer bi at ous et hi smoment um t oi nt ens i f ywor konr ef or ms ,i npar t i c ul ari nt headopt i on oft henewmedi as t r at egyandi nt hepos i t i v eout c omeoft hepubl i cdebat eont heLawonRes t i t ut i onandt he LawonPubl i cPr oper t y ,aswel lasf i ghtagai ns tc or r upt i on.AsRegi onalc ooper at i oni sani mpor t antel ement oft heSt abi l i s at i onandAs s oc i at i onpr oc es s ,Mr .Ful eac k nowl edgedSer bi a' si mpr ov edbi l at er al r el at i onswi t h i t snei ghbour sandi t sac t i v eef f or t st of os t err ec onc i l i at i onandf ur t herdev el opr egi onal c ooper at i on. Ser bi ai sex pec t i ngapos i t i v eopi ni ononobt ai ni ngt hec andi dat es t at uswi t ht hi sy ear ’ sEnl ar gementSt r at egy andPr ogr es sRepor t . c onnec tWB i s s ueNo3/ 201 1

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Equaloppor t uni t i esf oral lyoungpeopl e!i sapr oj ec tf ori nc r eas ed s oc i al i nc l us i onofmar gi nal i z edy out ht hr oughi ns t i t ut i onal c ooper at i on bet weenpubl i caut hor i t i esandCSOs .I ti sbei ngi mpl ement edbyt he I ns t i t ut ef orYout hDev el opment' KUL T' f r om I l i dz a,Bos ni aandHer z egov i na.Pr oj ec tpar t ner s ar et he Cr oat i an Yout h Net wor k( Zagr eb, Cr oat i a) ,Res our c eCent erf orDev el opment' ALFA' ( Nov iSad,Ser bi a) andt heEur opeanI nt er c ul t ur alFor um e.V.( Ber l i n,Ger many ) .Thi s pr oj ec ti sbei ngi mpl ement edi nBos ni aandHer z egov i na,Cr oat i aand Ser bi aandi sf undedbyt heEur opeanCommi s s i on. The goaloft he pr oj ec ti st o enc our age t he y out h popul at i on f r om Bos ni aandHer z egov i na,Cr oat i aandSer bi at ot ak et hel eadi npr ot ec t i ngt hei rr i ght s ,i nf l uenc i ngdec i s i onmak er sandi mpr ov i ngqual i t y ofl i f ebyac c ept i ngdemoc r at i cpr i nc i pl esofc i v i ls oc i et yandhuman r i ght sast hei rwayofl i v i ng. T ar getgr oupsar et hey out hpopul at i onagedbet ween1825wi t ht he f oc usony out hf r om r ur alar eas ,y oungwomen,di s abl edper s onsand under r epr es ent edgr oups ,publ i caut hor i t i es ,CSOs ,andt hebus i nes s c ommuni t yf r om t het ar getc ount r i es . 12 l oc alc ommuni t i es f r om Bos ni a and Her z egov i na,Cr oat i a and Ser bi aaswel las12l oc alpar t neror gani s at i onsar ei nv ol v edi nt he pr oj ec t .Communi t i esandor gani s at i onsar ec ooper at i ngont hei mpl ement at i onofpr oj ec tac t i v i t i esandhenc es t r enght eni ngpar t nerr el at i onsandbui l di ngbet t erands t r ongerl oc al c ommuni t i es .

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Att he begi nni ng ofpr oj ec ti mpl ement at i on,a Net wor kf ort he pr omot i onofs oc i ali nc l us i onofy out h wasf or med,c ons i s t i ngofor gani s at i ons and l oc alc ommuni t i es f r om t ar getc ount i r es .The goaloft he Net wor ki sdi s s emi nat i ngEU s t an dar dsand c ommon v al uesi nt he f i el d ofs oc i ali nc l us i on pol i c i es , r ai s i ngawar enes sons oc i ali nc l us i onpol i c i esandt hei ri mpor t anc ei n pr oc es sofEU i nt egr at i ons ,aswel l asi nf or mi ngy out honpos s i bi l i t i es ofs oc i al engagement . Aspar tofpr oj ec tac t i v i t i es ,as t udy t r i pt oGer manywasor gani s edi n J une 201 1.Loc alaut hor i t i es and CSOr epr es ent at i v esv i s i t edor gani s at i onsdeal i ngwi t hy out handt hei r i nc l us i on.Vi s i t i ng r epr es ent at i v es al s ohadt heoppor t uni t yt ov i s i tt he Ger manMi ni s t r yf orFami l yAf f ai r s , Seni or s ,WomenandYout handt o be i nt r oduc ed t oy out h wor k pr ogr ammes .

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Ther es ear c hons oc i ali nc l us i onof y out hi sbei ng c onduc t ed i nl oc al c ommuni t i esi nv ol v edi nt hepr oj ec t . Bas ed on r es ear c h and s t udy v i s i t f i ndi ngs ,pol i c yr ec c ommendat i ons wi l lbedev el opedandbui l ti nl oc al y out hs t r at egi es . Yout hf r om t hr eec ount r i eswi l l hav e t heoppor t uni t yt opar t i c i pant ei nt he t r ai ni ngc our s ef orYout hLeader s . Dur i ng t he t r ai ni ng,y out h wi l lac qui r ek nowl edgeands k i l l sneeded t omak et hem mor ec ompet i t i v ei n t he j ob mar k etand mak et he j ob s ear c heas i er . One oft he pr oj ec tac t i v i t i es i sa c ompar at i v es t udyons oc i ali nc l us i onpol i c i esi nBos ni aandHer z egov i na,Cr oat i a,Ser bi aandt heEU. Thes t udywi l lr es ul ti nr ec c omendat i ons f or c onc r eat e meas ur es t hatneedt obeunder t ak eni nor der t o har moni s et he s oc i ali nc l us i on pol i c i esi nt hes ec ount r i esandt he EU.

I nst i t ut e f or Yout h Devel opment ' KULT'wasf ounded i n 2002under t henameof' Associ at i onKULT' .I t s vi si oni st odevel opanopensoci et y f r om t hemuni ci palt ot hest at el evel i nwhi chci t i z ensar ei nvol vedi nal l deci si onmaki ngpr ocesses.Today , t her ear e3act i veof f i cesi nBosni a and Her z egovi na - i n Sar aj evo, Gr adačacandBr čko–Di st r i ct . Si nce t he ' KULT' I nst i t ut e was f oundedhasi tpr ovi dedassi st ance t o yout h, associ at i ons, i nf or mal gr oupsandot heri nt er est edpar t i es t obecomer ecogni sedmember sof t he soci et yt hr ough var i ous i nf or malt r ai ni ng,advi si ng,moni t or i ng, upbr i ngi ng, cour ses, semi nar s, pl anned games and wor kshops ai med at addr essi ng pr obl ems, r oundt abl edi scussi on,br ochur es, wor ki ngmat er i al s,et c. ' KULT'i s al so t he f ounderoft he Educat i onalandLei sur eCent r ef or Yout h cal l ed SPAJALI CA ( Engl . paper cl i p) . I ti si mpor t antt onot et hei ronst r eet campai gn on t hei ssueofpar t ner shi p bet ween yout h and muni ci pal aut hor i t i es,i nt hef or m ofani nf or malper f or mance,whi chwaspl ayed outcount l esst i mesnotonl yi nSar aj evo,buti n ot herci t i es as wel l . Thi s per f or mance became ' KULT' s r egul aract i vi t y ,and i ti si mpr oved and adj ust ed t or el evantci r cumst ancesannual l y .

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cbcupdat es TaskManager :AndiÇekaj CBI B:Thei mpl ement at i onoff i r stcr ossbor derpr oj ect s underyourpr ogr amme beganatt heendofl astyearandi ti snow i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lus somet hi ng mor e aboutt heongoi ngact i onsandt hei rf i r st r esul t s. A. C. :I nt hef r amewor koft heCBCPr ogr ammeAl bani a–Mont enegr o,6CBC pr oj ec t shav ebeens el ec t edf ori mpl ement at i on,f ora t ot alamountofEUR993, 241. 37.Undereac hpr ogr ammemeas ur e t wopr oj ec t sar ebei ngi mpl ement ed. Undermeas ur e1. 1,ec onomi cdev el opmentwi t hemphas i sont our i s m pr omot i on,onepr oj ec ti sdeal i ngwi t ht hepr omot i onoft r adi t i onalar t i s anpr oduc t i oni nt hec r os s bor derar eaandonewi t ht he pr omot i on oft r adi t i onalgas t r onomy ar ound t he Shk odr a Lak e. Undermeas ur e 1. 2,env i r onmentpr ot ec t i on and pr omot i on,one pr oj ec tf os t er st hepr es er v at i onoft hebi os pher eofShk odr aLak e, whi l et heot heri sf oc us edonawar enes sr i s i ngonenv i r onmentpr o t ec t i onamongt hel oc al popul at i on.Undermeas ur e1. 3,s oc i al c ohes i on,onepr oj ec tbr i ngi ngt oget herAl bani anandMont enegr i naut hor sandl i t er at ur e,whi l et heot herc onnec t sAl bani anandMont enegr i ns c ul pt or s . Dur i ngt hef i r s tphas eofpr oj ec ti mpl ement at i ont her ewer emany j oi ntmeet i ngsandev ent si nt hepr ogr ammear ea,s uc hask i c k of f ev ent s ,medi apr es ent at i ons ,di s c us s i onf or ums ,s t udyv i s i t sand wor k s hops ,ens ur i ngwi demedi ac ov er ageandr es ul t i ngi nahi gh v i s i bi l i t yofI PACBCi nt hear ea. Manyoft he pr oj ec t shav e al r eadyy i el ded c onc r et er es ul t sand pr oduc t sasadi r ec tout c omeofi mpl ement edac t i v i t i ess uc haswebpages ,l eaf l et sandbr oc hur es ,s c ul pt ur es ,s t udi esal mos tf i ni s hed, r egul arj oi ntc ommuni c at i onandex c hangi ngofex per i enc e.

aswel last hef ac tt hati nbot hc al l sf orpr opos al st hef undsr eques t edex c eededt hef undsav ai l abl eby300%,s howst hehi ghi nt er es tofpot ent i al appl i c ant s . Al s ot hef ac tt hatt henumberofappl i c at i onsundert hes ec ondc al lf orpr opos al si n2010wasal mos tdoubl et hanwhatwasr ec ei v edundert hef i r s t c al lf orpr opos ali n2009,s howst hepos i t i v er es ul t soft heef f or t sunder t ak enbyt hepr ogr ammes t r uc t ur est opr omot et hepr ogr amme,enabl et he c r eat i onofpar t ner s hi psandi nc r eas epr oj ec twr i t i ngc apac i t i est hr oughi nf o ev ent s ,par t ners ear c hf or umsandt r ai ni ngsonpr epar at i onofpr oj ec tpr opos al s . CBCpr ogr ammespr es entagr eatoppor t uni t yf orpot ent i alappl i c ant st of i nanc et hei rpr oj ec ti deas ,t oi nc r eas et hei rc apac i t i esi n pr epar i ng and i mpl ement i ngpr oj ec t sf undedbyt heEU,t obemor ec ompet i t i v eandpr of es s i onal ,t or ai s et hel ev elofc ol l abor at i onandex c hangeex per i enc ewi t h t hei rnei ghbour s ,andt ogetmor ef ami l i arwi t hEU pr oc edur esands t r uc t ur esasourc ount r i esar eai mi ngt obec omeEUmembers t at es . CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai nchal l engesyouseef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PACBCpr ogr ammesi nt heWest er nBal kans? AC:Des pi t et hepos i t i v ef ac tt hatappl i c at i onswer er ec ei v edf r om al lr egi ons i nt he el i gi bl e ar ea and f r om a wi de s pec t r um of el i gi bl e or gani z at i ons / i ns t i t ut i ons ,t her ei sanot i c eabl edi f f er enc ei nc apac i t i esbet weenor gani s at i onst hathav el ongex per i enc ewi t hdonorf undedpr oj ec t s , mai nl ywel l es t abl i s hedNGOs ,ande. g.publ i ci ns t i t ut i onsands pec i al i s ed as s oc i at i onst hatar er el at i v el ynewi nt hef i el d.Thi si sal s or ef l ec t edi ndi f f er enc esbet weendens eur banar easandr emot er egi ons ,es pec i al l yi nt he nor t her npar toft hepr ogr ammear ea.Fos t er i nghi ghc apac i t i esofal l pot ent i alappl i c ant sandt hr oughoutal lpar t soft hepr ogr ammear ear emai nsa f ut ur ec hal l engef ort heAl bani a–Mont enegr opr ogr amme.

CBI B:JTSandAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntofcont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyourmai nact i vi t i es andsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. A. C. :Cur r ent l yt hemai ns uppor tpr ov i dedi sf ort hei mpl ement at i on oft heongoi ngpr oj ec tac t i v i t i es .Pr oj ec ti mpl ement at i onac c or di ng t ot heECr ul es( PRAG)i si nf ac ts omet hi ngnewf oral l ourbenef i c i ar i esandt her ef or ec hal l engi ngf orbot hbenef i c i ar i esandpr ogr amme s t r uc t ur es .I npar t i c ul ar ,wepr ov i des uppor tont enderpr oc edur es f ors ec ondar ypr oc ur ement ,s t af fhi r i ng,r epor t i ng,pr oj ec tv i s i bi l i t y andbudgetr ev i ew anddi s bur s ement .Al s o,i mpl ement at i ont r ai ni ngswer eor gani s edf ort hebenef i c i ar i es .

AL-MNE

Thes ec ondmai nac t i v i t yc ar r i edoutbyt heJ TSi st her egul armoni t or i ngoft hepr oj ec t s .Fi el dmoni t or i ngv i s i t swer eor gani z edaf t er t hef i r s t4mont hsofpr oj ec ti mpl ement at i onwi t ht heai m ofi dent i f y i ngpos s i bl ei mpl ement at i onobs t ac l esatanear l ys t ageandens ur i ngs moot hi mpl ement at i onf r om t hebegi nni ng.Thef eedbac kf r om t hebenef i c i ar i esont hev i s i t swasv er ypos i t i v e,ast heyhadt heoppor t uni t yt odi s c us spr oj ec ti s s uesper s onal l yandi ndet ai lwi t hal l pr ogr ammes t r uc t ur esi nv ol v ed. CBI B:Cr ossbor dercooper at i on i st aki ng pl ace f ort he f i r st t i mei nt heel i gi bl ear eaofyourpr ogr ammeunderI PAanddedi cat edf undi ngi savai l abl et ot hel ocalcommuni t i es.Whatar e youri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownbypot ent i alappl i cant s andt hei rcapaci t i est osuccessf ul l yappl yf orgr ant s?

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cbcupdat es HeadofJTS:Snež anaTomaševi ć CBI B: The i mpl ement at i on of f i r st cr ossbor derpr oj ect sunderyourpr ogr ammebeganatt heendofl astyear and i ti s now i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lus somet hi ng mor e aboutt he ongoi ng act i onsandt hei rf i r str esul t s. S. T. :Wi t hi nt hef i r sCal lf orpr opos al sundert heCBP BI H– MNE,12pr oj ec t shav ebeenc ont r ac t ed.Thef i r s tpr oj ec twas c ont r ac t edon27th Dec ember,201 1,andt hel as ton1stApr i l , 201 1,t hedat eoft hel aunc hi ngoft he2ndCal lf orPr opos al s . I mpl ement at i onoft hegr ant edpr oj ec t si sr unni ngv er ys moot hl y ,wi t houtanybi ggeri s s ues .Thr eepr oj ec t sar eal r eadyi nt he l as tmont hof ,i fImays ays o,as uc c es s f uli mpl ement at i on, whi l et hemaj or i t yofot her sar ei nt hemi ddl ephas eofi mpl ement at i on.Thec r os s bor derc ooper at i oni sbet t ert hani twas ex pec t ed,andi nc onv er s at i onal lappl i c ant semphas i z edt he good c ooper at i on wi t ht hei rpar t ner sf r om t he nei ghbor i ng c ount r y. CBI B:JTS andAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntof cont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyour mai nact i vi t i esandsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. S. T. :Bas edont hef ac tt hatt hepr oj ec t sf i nanc edundert he Fi r s tCal lf orPr opos alwer es t i l li nt hei ni t i alphas edur i ngt he Apr i l201 1,weus edt hi sper i odt ol aunc ht heSec ondCal lf or Pr opos al s .The2ndCal l wasl aunc hedon1stApr i l ,201 1andt he deadl i nef ors ubmi s s i onofpr oj ec tpr opos al swas1stJ ul y ,201 1. Dur i ngt hepr epar at i onoft heSec ondCal l ,weor gani z edt wo Par t nerSear c hFor ums ,onei nNi k š i ćandonei nBl agaj .Al s o, af t ert hel aunc h,weor gani z ed6I nf oSes s i onsi nHer c egNov i , Podgor i c a,Moj k ov ac ,T omi s l av gr ad,Gor až deandPal e.The pur pos eoft hos eev ent swast opr es entt hemai npr opos i t i ons oft heGui del i nesf orAppl i c ant sandAppl i c at i onFor mt opot ent i alappl i c ant s ,aswel last omak eabr i efov er v i ewoft hebudget i ng.I nt hef ut ur eper i od,al ongwi t hmoni t or i ngofal r eady c ont r ac t edpr oj ec t s ,J TSwi l l pr ov i deat ec hni c al s uppor tt ot he pr oc es soft heev al uat i onofappl i c at i onss ubmi t t edundert he 2nd c al lf orpr opos al s .Bes i det hos eac t i v i t i es ,c ons t antc ont ac t wi t hpot ent i al appl i c ant sr epr es ent sourc or eac t i v i t y .

CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai n chal l engesyouseef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PACBC pr ogr ammes i nt heWest er nBal kans? S. T. :Ahar moni z eddev el opmentoft hepr ogr ammear eaandani nc r eas ei ni t sempl oy mentl ev elandc ompet i t i v enes s ,r es ul t i ngi nan i nc r eas eoft hequal i t yofl i f ei nt hepr ogr ammear eai st hegr eat es t c hal l enget hati si nf r ontofus .Theenc our agi ngf ac ti st hatt heEur opeanex per i enc es howst hatt hec ur r entpr obl ems ,s uc hasi ns uf f i c i entdev el opment ,l ac kofs t r ongec onomi cc ent er sorc ent er sof k nowl edge,c anbemi ni mi z edorev enel i mi nat edt hr oughs t r engt h eni ngofabs or pt i onc apac i t i esofbor derar eat hr ought hes ebi l at er al pr ogr ammes .Weex pec tt hatt hei mpl ement at i onofnotonl yt hi s CBC Pr ogr amme,butal s ot hebi l at er alpr ogr ammeswi t hCr oat i a andSer bi awi l l r epr es entagoodf oundat i onf ors t r uc t ur al f undst hat ex pec tusi nt hef ut ur e.

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BI H-MNE

CBI B:Cr ossbor dercooper at i on i st aki ng pl ace f ort he f i r stt i mei nt heel i gi bl ear eaofyourpr ogr ammeunderI PA anddedi cat edf undi ngi savai l abl et ot hel ocalcommuni t i es.Whatar eyouri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownby pot ent i alappl i cant sand t hei rcapaci t i est o successf ul l y appl yf orgr ant s?

S. T. :Cons i der i ngt hef ac tt hatt hear eai nc l udedi nt hi sCr os s Bor derPr ogr amme l agsbehi nd t he nat i onaland Eur opean s t andar ds ,38s ubmi t t edappl i c at i onswi t hi nt heFi r s tCal lf or Pr opos al s and r eques t ed gr antamountal mos tf ourt i mes hi ghert hanav ai l abl e,aswel las400par t i c i pant satt het wo Par t nerSear c hFor umsandar ound230par t i c i pant satI nf o Ses s i onss how t hati nt er es tf ort hi sCr os s Bor derPr ogr amme ex i s t sandt hati ti sgr owi ng.I fwec ons i derappl i c antc apac i t i es ,i ti ss omet hi ngt hathast obec ont i nuous l ys t r engt hened, bec aus er egar dl es soft hel ev eloft hei rc apac i t i es ,t her ei s al way sr oom f ori mpr ov ement . page28

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CBI B:Thei mpl ement at i on off i r stcr ossbor der pr oj ect s under your pr ogr amme beganatt heendofl astyearandi ti snow i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lussomet hi ngmor eabout t heongoi ngact i onsandt hei rf i r str esul t s

N. R. :Pr oj ec t sawar dedundert hef i r s tCf Par ei nt hei rf i r s ty earand i nt hes t ageoff ul l i mpl ement at i on.Ourt eam hases t abl i s hedr egul ar c ommuni c at i onwi t hal lgr antbenef i c i ar i esi nbot hc ount r i esandwe moni t orpr ogr es sv i aemai l c or r es pondenc eandt hr oughdi r ec tc ont ac t s . Ourpr oj ec t sc ont r i but et ot heov er al l pr ogr am obj ec t i v espr es ent i ng 4s ec t or s :t our i s m,ent r epr eneur s hi p,pr ot ec t i onofenv i r onmentand nat ur eandac c es s i bi l i t yt oc ommuni t ybas eds er v i c es .Fi r s tpr ogr es sr epor t sr ec ei v edr ec ent l ys how t hatmos tofac t i v i t i espl anned ar ei mpl ement edandnomaj ordel ay sar ei dent i f i eds of ar . Theov er al lr es ul t sofi mpl ement at i onc oul dbeex pec t edatt hebegi nni ngof nex ty earwhens omeoft hepr oj ec t swi l l endandwhenf i r s tmoni t or i ngv i s i t sofJ TSt as kmanager sar ec ompl et ed. I ti si mpor t antt onot et hatt hec ont r ac t edpr oj ec t sar el i mi t edbyt he av ai l abi l i t yoff undi ngundert hePr ogr ammeand1stCal l ,ast hef i nanc i alenv el opeav ai l abl ewasmor et han8t i mesl owert hanwhat wasac t ual l yr eques t ed.Mor eov er ,maj or i t yofourgr antbenef i c i ar i eshav eal r eadyex per i enc edpr oj ec ti mpl ement at i ont hr ought he CBC/ t r ans nat i onal / nat i onalpr ogr ammesi nbot hc ount r i esandno s er i ousl ac kofc apac i t yi ni mpl ement at i oni sex pec t ed. CBI B:JTSandAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntofcont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyourmai nact i vi t i es andsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. N. R. :TheJ TSi st headmi ni s t r at i v ebodyoft hepr ogr ammedeal i ng wi t hi t sday t odaymanagement .I ti sbas edi nt heOper at i ngs t r uc t ur epr emi s esi nZagr eb( Cr oat i a)wi t ht woAnt ennaont heBi Hs i de, i nMos t arandBanj aLuk a.Bes i dess uppor tt ot woOper at i ngSt r uc t ur esandt hepr ogr ammeJ oi ntMoni t or i ngCommi t t ee,t heJ TS i s hi ghl yc ommi t t edt oas s i s t i ngbot hpot ent i alappl i c ant sandgr ant benef i c i ar i es . J TSandt woAnt ennaof f i c esar eac t i v el yengagedi nac t i v i t i eswi t h benef i c i ar i esc ov er i ngt hewhol epr ogr ammear eawhi c hi ss t r et c hed f oral mos t1000k m al ongt hebor der .Wehav eor gani z ednumer ous ev ent st hr ought hepr ogr ammec y c l er es ul t i ngi nanex haus t i v edat abas eofpr ogr ammebenef i c i ar i es .

ForGr antBenef i c i ar i es ,J TSdev el opedt heI mpl ement at i onpac k ageand annex esandhel dorpar t i c i pat edi nI mpl ement at i onwor k s hopsc ar r i ed outi nMar c h201 1.Cur r ent l ywear ei nt hepr oc es sofdet ai l edpl anni ngof moni t or i ngv i s i t st ogr antbenef i c i ar i esi nbot hc ount r i es . CBI B:Thesecond Cal lf orPr oposal sunderyourpr ogr ammehas beenpubl i shedon5th Sept ember2011.TheJTShasor gani z edt he i nf or mat i onsessi ons.Canyout el lusmor eont hescopeandcont entoft heCal landyouri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownbypot ent i alappl i cant ssof arandt hei rcapaci t i est osuccessf ul l yappl yf or gr ant s? N. R. :Hav i ngi nmi ndt heex per i enc ef r om t he1stCal landnumer ouspr epar at or yac t i v i t i esbef or et hepubl i c at i onoft he2ndCal l ,weex pec tal ar ge numberofappl i c at i ons .Het er ogenei t yofpr ogr ammear eaf ac esdi f f er ent t hemat i cpr obl emsandi ti sex pec t edt hatav ar i et yofi nt er es t i ngpr oj ec t s wi l l bet headdi t i onal c hal l engef ort heJ oi ntSel ec t i onCommi t t ee. Res pec t i ngt hehi ghi nt er es tandqual i t yofpr oj ec tpr opos al sf r om t he1s t Cal l ,Pr ogr ammemanagements t r uc t ur esdec i dedt omer get hr eeI PA annualal l oc at i ons( 20092010201 1)andenabl eev enmor ef undst obe av ai l abl e( EUR5, 4mi l l i onc ompar edt oEUR3, 6mi l l i on)whi c hwi l lr es ul t wi t hmor eawar dedpr oj ec t s .Al s o,t heex t ens i onoft hepr ogr ammear ea i n Bi H( adj ac entCent r alr egi on wi t h 16 muni c i pal i t i es )and i nt er es t s howedi npr epar at or yac t i v i t i esmi ghtal s oc aus et hei nc r eas ednumber ofov er al l pr oj ec t spr opos al s . CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai nchal l engesyou seef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PA CBC pr ogr ammesi nt he West er nBal kans? N. R. :I nt hec ont ex tofc ooper at i onbet weenCr oat i aandBos ni aandHer z egov i na,ex pec t at i onsf r om pr ogr ammebenef i c i ar i esar ef oc us edt oan i nc r eas eoff undst os uppor tahugei nt er es tf orpr oj ec t s .Hav i ngi nmi nd t hebenef i c i ar i es ’ex per i enc eandgoodc ooper at i onbet weent woc ount r i es ,t he f ut ur e wi l lr es ul twi t h ev en bet t erc apac i t i est o pr epar e and i mpl ementCBC pr oj ec t sandac t i ons .I ni t i at i v esi nenv i r onmentpr ot ec t i on,i mpr ov ementofj oi ntt our i s tof f er ,c ooper at i onbet weeni ns t i t ut i ons andc i v i ls oc i et yor gani z at i onswi l lhav et heoppor t uni t yt obeex t ended andi mpr ov et hes oc i o-ec onomi cdev el opmentoft ar get edpopul at i oni n t hepr ogr ammear ea( 5, 8mi l l i onpeopl e) .

CRO -BI H

Par t ners ear c hf or umsar ef oc us edonc r os s bor dermat c hmak i ng es pec i al l yf ort hos ebenef i c i ar i est hathav eapr oj ec ti dea,buts t i l l don’ thav eapar t nerac r os st hebor der .Fours uc hf or umswer eor gani z edf ort hepr epar at i onoft he1stand3f ort he2nd Cal l .Bes i des t hes eev ent s ,ourbenef i c i ar i eshav eanonl i nef or um av ai l abl eon t hepr ogr ammewebs i t e,whi c hgi v est hem anoppor t uni t yt opubl i s h t hei rc ont ac t s ,pr oj ec tf i c he,ex per i enc ei npr ev i ouspr oj ec t sand t y peofpar t neri ns t i t ut i ont heywi s ht omat c hwi t h.

oppor t uni t yt o at t end onedayLes s onsl ear ned wor k s hopswher et he ac c entwasputonmos tc ommonmi s t ak esandgener alweak nes s esof t hei rpr oj ec tpr opos al s .

I nor dert os uppor tPAswi t hpr oj ec tpr epar at i on,J TSor gani z edt wodaywor k s hopsf oreac hCal l f orpr opos al s .Theemphas i soft hef i r s t t r ai ni ngswason dev el opmentofl ogi c alf r amewor kand budget , whi l ef ort hes ec ondCal lmor eat t ent i onwasputt ot hepar tofpr oj ec tpr opos al st hatwer egener al l ynotwel l pr es ent edbyPAs . J TSal s oor gani s edas er i esofI nf or mat i ons es s i onswi t ht heai mt o pr es entt hec r i t er i af ors i ngl eCal l f orpr opos al andappl i c at i onpac k . Ar oundof7I nf or mat i ons es s i onswasor gani z edf ort he1s tand6 f ort he2ndCf P.

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cbcupdat es HeadofJTS:Dr aganĐur i ši ć CBI B: The i mpl ement at i on off i r stcr ossbor derpr oj ect s underyourpr ogr amme beganatt heendofl astyearandi ti snow i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lus somet hi ng mor e aboutt heongoi ng act i onsand t hei rf i r st r esul t s. D. Đ. :Mos tpr oj ec t sf undedundert hef i r s tCal l l as t18mont hs andmor e,s oc ur r ent l yt heyar ei nt hef i r s tt hi r doft hei ri mpl ement at i on.Si nc et heJ TSc onduc t sr egul armoni t or i ngv i s i t s , wec ans ayt hatal lpr oj ec t sar ei mpl ement edi nac c or danc e wi t ht hei rac t i onpl ans . J oi nteduc at i onpr ogr ammesar ec ar r i edoutt hr ought hepr oj ec t s ;c r os s bor derc ul t ur e net wor k s ar e es t abl i s hed;new t our i s tpr oduc t sar edev el opedorunderdev el opment ;j oi nt mar k et i ng i ni t i at i v es ar ec onduc t ed and mos ti mpor t ant l y , c r os s bor derc ooper at i oni si nc r eas edt hr oughj oi nti ni t i at i v es andac t i ons .

t r ai ni ngsf orpr epar at i onoft hepr oj ec tpr opos al sor gani z edbyJ TS andCBI Bc ont r i but edt ot hei mpr ov ementoft hec apac i t i esofpot ent i al appl i c ant s . CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai n chal l engesyouseef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PACBC pr ogr ammes i nt heWest er nBal kans? D. Đ. :Mai nex pec t at i onsar et oc ont i nuet hepr oc es sofac c ompl i s hi ngt hemai npr i or i t yoft hepr ogr amme:c r eat i onoff av our abl eenv i r onment alands oc i oec onomi cc ondi t i onsi nt hepr ogr ammear ea byi mpr ov ementoft hec ooper at i oni nt hej oi nt l ys el ec t eds ec t or s andgoodnei ghbour l yr el at i onsi nt heel i gi bl ear eas . Themai nc hal l engeswoul dbet obui l dt hec apac i t yoft hebenef i c i ar i est obeabl et oabs or bal l t hef undsav ai l abl eunderPA,whi c hwi l l beus edt oac hi ev et heobj ec t i v esoft hepr ogr amme.I naddi t i on,c apac i t ybui l di ngi nmanagi ngEU pr oj ec t si sv er yi mpor t antf ort he f ut ur easapr epar at i onf ort heus eofs t r uc t ur al f unds .

CBI B:JTSandAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntof cont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyour mai nact i vi t i esandsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. D. Đ.Suppor tt ot hepot ent i al appl i c ant si sr ef l ec t edi nt heas s i s t anc ei nes t abl i s hi ngc r os s bor derpar t ner s hi ps ,i nt r oduc t i ont ot hepr ogr amme,i t spr i or i t i esandmeas ur esandoppor t uni t i est hatar epr ov i dedwi t hi ni t .Al loft heabov eac t i v i t i es ar ei mpl ement edt hr ought hei nf oday s ,( 12i nf oday sor gani z edi nMont enegr oandCr oat i a) ,Par t nerSear c hFor ums ( onei nMont enegr o,onei nCr oat i a)andPCM t r ai ni ngs( one i nCr oat i a) .Suppor ti sal s opr ov i dedt hr ought hei ndi v i dual meet i ngsoft heJ TSs t af fandt hepot ent i alappl i c ant si nt he J TS of f i c e and t hr ough t he phone and emai lc or r es pondenc e.

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Si nc emos tofourgr antbenef i c i ar i esar enotex per i enc edi n i mpl ement i ng pr oj ec t sus i ng EU pr oc edur es ,t heyneeded J TS s uppor tf r om t hebegi nni ngoft hepr oj ec ti mpl ement at i on.Suppor ti nt hi sf i el di nc l udes :f ami l i ar i s i ngwi t hEUr ul es andpr oc edur es ,hel pi npr epar at i onoft henot i f i c at i onl et t er s andaddendums ,hel pi npr epar at i onoft hepr oc ur ementf i l i ng s y s t em,pr oj ec tmoni t or i ng,et c . CBI B:Cr ossbor dercooper at i oni st aki ngpl acef ort he f i r stt i mei nt heel i gi bl ear eaofyourpr ogr ammeunder I PAanddedi cat edf undi ngi savai l abl et ot hel ocalcommuni t i es.Whatar e youri mpr essi ons oft he i nt er est shown by pot ent i alappl i cant s and t hei rcapaci t i es t o successf ul l yappl yf orgr ant s?

JTS Skal j ar ibb 85330Kot or ,MNE Tel :+382( 0) 32322215 of f i ce@cbccr omne. or g Ant enna Br ani t el j aDubr ovni ka41 20000Dubr ovni k,CRO Tel :+385( 0) 20638456 t m@cbccr omne. or g

D. Đ. :Thei nt er es tofpot ent i alappl i c ant st os ubmi tpr oj ec t pr opos al sont henex ts ec ondCal li sgr eat .Mor et han350 par t i c i pant s att he I nf or mat i on Day s and Par t nerSear c h For umsor gani s edbef or et hepubl i c at i onoft heCf Par et he c onf i r mat i onoft hi s .Al s o,al ar genumberofv i s i t st ot heJ TS of f i c eandt henumer ousphonec al l si ndi c at et hegr eati nt er es toft hepot ent i al appl i c ant s .Thec apac i t i esofpot ent i al appl i c ant st os uc c es s f ul l yappl yf orgr ant swer enotpr of i c i entat t hebegi nni ngoft hepr ogr ammei mpl ement at i on,butc ons i der abl epr ogr es sc anbenot i c edatt hi ss t age.Manyoft he page30

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cbcupdat es HeadofJTS:Emi naŠt ef i či ć andt hei rcapaci t i est osuccessf ul l yappl yf orgr ant s? CBI B: The i mpl ement at i on of f i r st cr ossbor derpr oj ect sunderyourpr ogr ammebeganatt heendofl astyear and i ti s now i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lus somet hi ngmor eaboutt heongoi ngact i onsandt hei rf i r str esul t s. E. Š. :UnderCBPCr oat i a–Ser bi a1 1pr oj ec t swer es el ec t edf or f i nanc i ngand22c ont r ac t swer es i gnedbyr el ev antCont r ac t i ng Aut hor i t i es .Outof1 1pr oj ec t sc ont r ac t ed5s t ar t edwi t hi mpl ement at i oni nmi dJ anuar y ,4att hebegi nni ngofFebr uar yand t woi nMar c h201 1. J TSper f or med22pr el i mi nar ymoni t or i ngv i s i t sonbot hs i desof t hebor deranddr af t ed1 1pr el i mi nar ymoni t or i ngv i s i tr epor t sas wel las1 1r i s kas s es s ment s .Bas edont hos er epor t sandr i s k as s es s ment sgener al l ywe c an s ayt hatal lpr oj ec t sar e pr ogr es s i ngwel l .Foreac hpr oj ec tt eamsf r om bot hs i desoft he bor derar ees t abl i s hed,pr oj ec t smanager sar ec apabl eofmanagi ngt heac t i v i t i esandf unc t i onall eadpar t ner sar edev ot edt o t heov er al lr eal i z at i onoft hepr oj ec t swhi c hi sagoodpr ec ondi t i onf orens ur i ngs moot hi mpl ement at i onandr eal i z at i onofal l pr oj ec tobj ec t i v es ,r es ul t sandout c omei ndi c at or s CBI B:JTS andAnt ennaof f i cear eof t en t hef i r stpoi ntof cont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai n your mai nact i vi t i esandsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. E. Š. :Fort hepot ent i alappl i c ant s ,t heJ TS,wi t hs uppor tofbot h Oper at i ngSt r uc t ur es ,i sor gani s i ngdi f f er entev ent sandpr epar i nganddi s t r i but i ngbr oc hur esandpubl i c at i onsc ov er i ngs pec i f i c t opi c ss uc has“ t hemos tf r equentmi s t ak esi npr epar at i onof pr oj ec t s ” ,aswel lasdi s s emi nat i ngpr ogr ammel eaf l et st hatpr ov i degener al i nf or mat i onaboutpr ogr amme. Fort hepur pos eoft hes ec ondCal l ,J TShasor gani z ed2Par t ner Sear c hFor umsi nJ ul y :i nOs i j ekf or180par t i c i pant sandi nNov i Sadf or206par t i c i pant sf r om bot hSer bi aandCr oat i a.J TSs t af f hasf ac i l i t at edeac hoft he3s ec t or al wor k s hopswhi c hwer ehel d asapar toft hef or ums .

Wi t hi nt woweek saf t erpubl i c at i onofCf P6i nf or mat i ons es s i onswer e or gani s edi nCr oat i aandSer bi awi t ht hemai nai mt opr es entt opot ent i alappl i c ant st heGf A andt heAppl i c at i onpac k age.Al lev ent s wer eor gani z edbyt heJ TSi nc ooper at i onwi t hoper at i ngs t r uc t ur es andc ont r ac t i ngaut hor i t i es .I nt ot al al mos t600pot ent i al appl i c ant sat t endedt hei nf or mat i ons es s i onswhati ndi c at est hatt her ei shugei nt er es tf orc r os s bor derc ooper at i onbet weent het woc ount r i es .

CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai n chal l engesyouseef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PACBC pr ogr ammes i nt heWest er nBal kans? E. Š. :Cr os s bor der/ r egi onal c ooper at i oni sofk eyi mpor t anc ef ores t abl i s hi ngr egi onals t abi l i t y ,andec onomi cpr os per i t yi nWB Count r i es . Val uess uc haspr omot i nggoodnei ghbor l yr el at i onsac r os s bor der ,i mpr ov i ng c ol l abor at i on and s har i ng ex per i enc e bet ween l oc al ,r egi onalandnat i onals t ak ehol der s ,i nt ens i f y i ngc r os s bor der di al ogue,pr omot i ngandi mpr ov i ngec onomi cdev el opmenti nas oc i al l yandenv i r onment al l ys us t ai nabl ewayar ees s ent i alf orr egi onal c ooper at i onandar eal r eadyc ons t i t uent sofI PACBP. Thec hal l engewear ef ac i ngi st hatt hei nt er es tf orI PACBPCr oat i aSer bi aex c eedst hef undsav ai l abl e.99outof1 10pr oj ec ti deass ubmi t t edaspr oj ec tpr opos al sundert he1stCf Pc oul dnotber eal i z eddes pi t et hef ac tt hatmanyoft hem wer eas s es s edashi ghqual i t ypr oj ec t s .I ts houl dbeofut mos ti mpor t anc et os ec ur emor ef undsf orour pr ogr amme,whi c hwoul dbedi r ec t edt owar dsi mpr ov ementofmanagementc apac i t i esandi nt ur nc aus et hatev enmor el oc aland gi onalac t or s hav et he oppor t uni t yt o ex per i enc et he benef i t s of c r os s bor derc ooper at i on

JTS Mi ni st r yofRegi onalDevel opment , For est r yandWat erManagement Tr gkr al j aPet r aKr esi mi r aI Vbr .1 10000Zagr eb,CRO Tel :+38516391972 cbc. hr ser @mr r svg. hr

CRO -SRB

J TSal s oor gani s ed6t wodayPCM t r ai ni ngsf orpot ent i alappl i c ant swhi c hwer ehel di naut umnl as ty earandwer eat t endedby at ot alof366par t i c i pant s .Thes ewer ef ol l owedbyf ourwor k s hopson“ Mos tf r equentmi s t ak esundert he1stCf P” ,ai medat appl i c ant sf r om bot hc ount r i eswhos eappl i c at i onswer enots el ec t edf orf i nanc i ng.

Theov er al l Obj ec t i v eoft he2ndCal l i st opr omot et hes us t ai nabl edev el opmentoft hec r os s bor derr egi ont hr oughef f ec t i v eus eoft he r egi on’ sec onomi cpot ent i al ,i ns y ner gywi t hf r i endl yandappr opr i at e us eofnat ur alr es our c esens ur i ngt hepr es er v at i onofr egi onalbi odi v er s i t y .Theov er al l ,i ndi c at i v e,amountoft he2ndCal l f orPr opos al si s €5, 350, 165.

Ours uppor tt ogr antbenef i c i ar i ess t ar t edwi t hdev el opi ngt he i mpl ement at i on pac k age and or gani s at i on ofi mpl ement at i on wor k s hopsonr epor t i ng,pay mentr eques t s ,s ec ondar ypr oc ur ement ,v er i f i c at i onofex pendi t ur eandowner s hi p,VAT ex empt i on,c ommuni c at i onandv i s i bi l i t yandpr oj ec tmoni t or i ng.J TS al s opr ov i dest ec hni c al s uppor tt obenef i c i ar i esdur i ngt hei mpl ement at i onofpr oj ec t s ,i npar t i c ul arwi t hr egar dt os ec ondar ypr o c ur ement .

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CBI B:The second Cal lf orPr oposal s underyourpr ogr ammehasbeenpubl i shedon15August201 1.TheJTS hasor gani z ed t hei nf or mat i on sessi ons.Can you t el lus mor eont hescopeandcont entoft heCal landyouri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownbypot ent i alappl i cant ssof ar

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CBI B: The i mpl ement at i on of f i r st cr ossbor der pr oj ect s under your pr ogr amme beganatt heendofl astyearandi ti snow i n f ul lswi ng.Tel lussomet hi ngmor eaboutt he ongoi ngact i onsandt hei rf i r str esul t s. G. T. :1stCf Pgr antbenef i c i ar i eshav es i gnedt hei rc ont r ac t satt he endofMar c h201 1. Theyar ec ur r ent l yi nt hemi ddl eoft hepr oc es sof i mpl ement at i onoft hei rpr oj ec t s .Moni t or i ngoft hepr oj ec t sunder ourpr ogr ammei sbei ngc ar r i edoutbyEU Del egat i onf r om Sk opj e i nt hef or merYugos l avRepubl i cofMac edoni a.J TSf r om St r ugawas s uppos edt oc ar r youts omemoni t or i ngv i s i t swi t hAl bani anbenef i c i ar i esonbehal fofEU Del egat i onf r om Ti r anadur i ngJ ul y201 1, howev er ,duet oc er t ai ni s s uesr el at edt ot heTApr i or i t yf undst hes e v i s i t shav ebeenpos t poned. CBI B:JTSandAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntofcont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyourmai nact i vi t i es andsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. G. T.J TSSt r ugahass uc c es s f ul l yl aunc hedt hef i r s tCal l f orPr opos al si n2009andhel d7i nf or mat i ons es s i onsandpar t ners ear c h f or umsf oral mos t350par t i c i pant s .The2nd Cf P wasl aunc hedi n Apr i l2010andJ TS or gani z ed9I nf or mat i ons es s i onsandpar t ner s ear c hf or umswi t hal mos t500par t i c i pant s .Whi l ebot hCal l swer e open,t heJ TS c ol l ec t edques t i onsf r om Pot ent i alAppl i c ant sand pr ov i dedappr opr i at eans wer swi t ht heas s i s t anc eofCBI B. Af t ert hegr antc ont r ac t swer es i gned,J TSSt r ugahaspr ov i dedl ogi s t i cs uppor tf ort heor gani z at i onofaonedayt r ai ni ngf orgr ant benef i c i ar i es ,hel di nt heJ TSpr emi s eson4May201 1,i nt heor gani z at i onoft heEUD Sk opj e.Thi swasanoppor t uni t yf orgr ant eest o obt ai nans wer st omanyt ec hni c alques t i onsr el at edt ot hepr oj ec t i mpl ement at i on s uc h as :pr oc ur ement ,v i s i bi l i t y oft he pr oj ec t s , budgetr eal l oc at i ons ,el i gi bi l i t yofc os t s . J TSSt r ugahasal s opr ov i dedl ogi s t i cs uppor tt ot heor gani z at i onof t wot hr eedayt r ai ni ngs es s i onsonGr antI mpl ement at i onandSec ondar y Pr oc ur ementdel i v er ed by CBI B on 1618 May 201 1i n St r uga,and1921May201 1i nTi r ana.I naddi t i on,agai nt oget her wi t hCBI B,J TSSt r ugapar t i c i pat edi nt heor gani z at i onoft wot hr eedayt r ai ni ngs es s i onsonPr oj ec tPr epar at i onhel df orPot ent i al Appl i c ant si nJ uneandJ ul y201 1i nSt r ugaandBi t ol a.

Hav i ngi nmi ndt hatwer ec ei v ed60appl i c at i onsf ort he1s tCf Pand83appl i c at i onsi nt he2ndCal l wec ans ayt hatt her ewasbi gi nt er es tf orf undi ng oppor t uni t i es av ai l abl e undert he I PA CBC pr ogr amme bet ween t he f or merYugos l avRepubl i cofMac edoni aandAl bani a.Ther ei sal s oabi g i nt er es tf ort henex t ,t hi r d,Cal l f orPr opos al s . CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai nchal l engesyou seef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PA CBC pr ogr ammesi nt he West er nBal kans? G. T. :Thel aunc hi ngoft he3rdCf Pi sc l os e,andt heJ TSwi l lhav et oc ar r y outal lnec es s ar ypr epar at i onsr el at edt ot hi s–f i nal i s et heAppl i c at i on Pac k age,aswel laspr epar el ogi s t i c al l yandi mpl ementt hei nf or mat i on s es s i onsandt hepar t ners ear c hf or ums . Whati sobv i ousf r om t hef i el di st hatpot ent i alappl i c ant sneedmor ec apac i t ybui l di nges pec i al l yr el at edt os pec i f i cas pec t sofgr antappl i c at i on– l ogf r ame,budgetandi ndi c at or s ,i nor dert ober eadyt omeett hec hal l engesoft he upc omi ng Cal l s .Fur t her mor e,a l ar gernumberofj oi nt , c r os s bor derev ent si sneededi nor dert os uppor tt hec ooper at i onbet weenbenef i c i ar i es . I naddi t i on,pr oj ec ts us t ai nabi l i t yal s oneedst obef ur t hers uppor t edas t hi sr epr es ent s ,i ngener al ,oneoft heweak es tpoi nt si nal l pr oj ec tpr opos al s .Someor gani s at i onshav ei deasonhowt oanc hort hepr oj ec t si ns t i t ut i onal l y ,butmos thav enoc l eari deaofwher et hef i nanc i ngi sc omi ngf r om andt heyar eal l hopi ngf oranot herpr oj ec t .Thi si sanot herc hal l enget hat needst obeaddr es s edbyal l I PACBCpr ac t i t i oner s . Oneoft hei mmedi at ec hal l engesf orJ TSSt r ugawi l l bet oc opes uc c es s f ul l y wi t ht hemoni t or i ngoft hegr antbenef i c i ar i esonbot hs i desoft he bor der .EUDSk opj epl anst oc ont i nuet or unt hemoni t or i ngmi s s i onswi t h s uppor toft heJ TSandev ent ual l yhandt hemoni t or i ngov erc ompl et el yt o t heJ TSwhenourc apac i t i esar es t r ongenough.J TSwi l lc ar r youtmoni t or i ngont heAl bani ans i deoft hebor deraswel l ,andwear ec ur r ent l ypr epar i ngt hes c hedul ef ort henex t moni t or i ngmi s s i ons . Wewi l l al s odev el op amoni t or i ngs t r at egyf ori mpac tas s es s ment . Weex pec tt hatt hei s s uesr el at edt ot hef ul loper at i onalc apac i t yoft he J TSwi l l bes ol v edass oonaspos s i bl e( 2007TAf undst obec omer eadi l y av ai l abl eandAnt ennai nEl bas an,Al bani a,t ober es t af f ed)s ot hatJ TS wi l l ber eadyf oral l t hec hal l engesi nt heupc omi ngper i od.

Themai nr ol eofJ TSSt r ugaatt hi smomenti st oc ol l ec tques t i ons f r om t hegr antbenef i c i ar i esr egar di ngpr oj ec ti mpl ement at i onandt o pr ov i deans wer st oget herwi t ht heEUD Sk opj e,aswel last oc ar r y outal lt henec es s ar ypr epar at or yac t i v i t i esf ort hel aunc hi ngoft he 3rdCal l f orPr opos al s .

MK-AL

CBI B:Cr ossbor dercooper at i on i st aki ng pl ace f ort he f i r st t i mei nt heel i gi bl ear eaofyourpr ogr ammeunderI PAanddedi cat edf undi ngi savai l abl et ot hel ocalcommuni t i es.Whatar e youri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownbypot ent i alappl i cant s andt hei rcapaci t i est osuccessf ul l yappl yf orgr ant s?

G. T. :Themai nr ol eofJ TS dur i ngt hi sper i odwast or ai s eawar enes soft hepot ent i al appl i c ant sr egar di ngt heoppor t uni t i esav ai l abl e t oappl yf orGr ant st hr ought heor gani z at i onofi nf os es s i ons ,par t ner s ear c hf or ums ,t hepr oc es sofc ol l ec t i ngandans wer i ngr eques t sf or addi t i onali nf or mat i ondur i ngt heCal l s ,aswel last hr ought r ai ni ng s es s i onsor gani s edf orbot hpot ent i alappl i c ant sandgr antbenef i c i ar i es .

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cbcupdat es HeadofJTS:Lj i l j anaRťumovi ć CBI B: The i mpl ement at i on of f i r st cr ossbor derpr oj ect sunderyourpr ogr ammebeganatt heendofl astyear and i ti s now i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lus somet hi ng mor e aboutt he ongoi ng act i onsandt hei rf i r str esul t s. Lj . R. :Undert heCBC Ser bi a-Bos ni aandHer z egov i na,18 pr oj ec t shav ebeenc ont r ac t ed.Si nc et wopr oj ec t shav eended dur i ngAugus tandSept ember ,att hi smoment16pr oj ec t sar e i nt hei mpl ement at i onphas e.Theawar dedAc t i onsundert he CBCSer bi a-Bos ni aandHer z egov i naar emai nl yf oc us i ngon s ol v i ngt hec ommonpr obl emsi nt hev ar i ousar eass uc has : t our i s m,env i r onment ,ec onomy ,peopl et o peopl e ac t i v i t i es . Thebenef i c i ar i eshav es hownagr eatc ommi t menti ni mpl ement i ng t heAc t i onsand ac hi ev i ng t he pl anned r es ul t s .T oget herwi t ht hei rpar t ner sf r om ot hers i deoft hebor dert hebenef i c i ar i esar es uc c es s f ul l ymanagi ngt hei mpl ement at i onr ul es andpr oc edur esandt hef i r s tr es ul t swi l lbes oonv i s i bl ei nt he Pr ogr ammi ngar ea. CBI B:JTS andAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntof cont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyour mai nact i vi t i esandsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. Lj . R. :TheJ TSof f i c ei nUz i c eandt heAnt ennai nTuz l aar et he f i r s tc ont ac tpoi nt sf ort hepot ent i alappl i c ant sandt hebenef i c i ar i es f r om bot hs i des oft he bor der .Dur i ng t he pr ev i ous per i od,t he J TS t eam wi t ht he s uppor tf r om t he Oper at i ng St r uc t ur es and t he Del egat i ons has or gani z ed i nf or mat i on s emi nar s ,wor k s hopsandt r ai ni ngsf ort hepot ent i alappl i c ant s andbenef i c i ar i es .Themai ngoal wast opr ov i det hes uppor tt o t he pot ent i alappl i c ant s and benef i c i ar i es and t or ai s et he awar enes sr egar di ngt hePr ogr ammeandt heCBC r ul esand pr oc edur es .Al s obyor gani z i ngt hePar t nerSear c hFor ums , t hepar t i c i pant shadac hanc et omeetpot ent i alpar t ner sf r om t heot hers i deoft hebor derandt opr es entt hei rpot ent i alpr oj ec ti deas . Asapar toft heday t odayi mpl ement at i onoft hePr ogr amme, J TS/ Ant ennai spr ov i di ngt hes uppor tt ot heappl i c ant sandt he benef i c i ar i es . TheJ TS/ Ant ennas t af far eans wer i ngquer i esr ec ei v edf r om t heappl i c ant s ,benef i c i ar i esandr el ev ants t ak ehol der sonadai l ybas i s .

I nor dert opr ov i det henec es s ar yi nf or mat i onr egar di ngt heSec ond Cal l f orpr opos al st heJ TShasor gani z edf ouri nf os es s i ons .Thei nf or mat i ons es s i onshav ebeenor gani z edi nSabacandUz i c ei n Ser bi aandi nLuk av acandI s t oc noSar aj ev oi nBos ni aandHer z egov i na. Thepar t i c i pant shadanoppor t uni t yt oheart hei mpor t anti nf or mat i onr egar di ngt her ul esandpr oc edur esf orappl y i ngundert he s ec ondCal lf orPr opos al s .Repr es ent at i v esoft heEUDel egat i ons , t heOper at i ngSt r uc t ur es ,aswel l ast heJ oi ntT ec hni c al Sec r et ar i at ans wer edt heques t i onsaboutt hes ec ondCal l .TheJ TSi sv er ys at i s f i edwi t ht henumberoft hepar t i c i pant sont hes eev ent sandi fwe j udgeont hebas i soft hi swec anex pec tal ar genumberofpr oj ec t pr opos al sundert hes ec ondCf P. CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai n chal l engesyouseef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PACBC pr ogr ammes i nt heWest er nBal kans? Lj . R. :Al t houghc r os s bor derc ooper at i oni sv er yc hal l engi ngi ti s al s oar eal s at i s f ac t i ont obeapar toft heCBCf ami l y .Suppor t edby t heOper at i ngSt r uc t ur esandt heDel egat i on,It hi nkt hatwehav e managedt oov er c omeal lpot ent i alpr obl emsandobs t ac l es .The J TSs t af fi sv er yc ommi t t edt opr ov i det hes uppor tt ot hepot ent i al appl i c ant sandbenef i c i ar i esandasaHeadoft heJ TSIam gr at ef ul f ort hi s .Iam ex pec t i ngt os eeal ar genumberofpr oj ec tpr opos al s r ec ei v edundert hes ec ondCf P andmanygoodpr oj ec ti deasi n f ut ur e.

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SRB-BI H

The numberoft he par t i c i pant s pr es entatt he ev ent s or gani s ed,and t he numberoft he pr oj ec tpr opos al sr ec ei v ed undert hef i r s tCal lar es howi ngt hegr eati nt er es tf ort hePr ogr ammeamongt het ar getgr oupsi nt hepr ogr ammi ngar ea.

TheConf er enc ewasat t endedby130gues t swhower eaddr es s ed byt her epr es ent at i v esoft heDel egat i onsoft heEur opeanUni ont o Bos ni aandHer z egov i naandt ot heRepubl i cofSer bi a,byt heOper at i ngSt r uc t ur esandal s obyt heMi ni s t erAdv i s eroft heEmbas s yof t heRepubl i cofSer bi at oBos ni aandHer z egov i na.Thegues t shad anoppor t uni t yt oheart wos uc c es ss t or i est ol dbyt wobenef i c i ar y or gani z at i onswhos epr oj ec t sar ef i nanc edundert hef i r s tCal lf or Pr opos al s .

CBI B:Cr ossbor dercooper at i on i st aki ng pl ace f ort he f i r stt i mei nt heel i gi bl ear eaofyourpr ogr ammeunderI PA anddedi cat edf undi ngi savai l abl et ot hel ocalcommuni t i es.Whatar eyouri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownby pot ent i alappl i cant sand t hei rcapaci t i est o successf ul l y appl yf orgr ant s? Lj . R. :Uponl aunc hi ngandpubl i s hi ngt hes ec ondCal lf ort he pr opos al st heOper at i ngSt r uc t ur ess uppor t edbyt heJ TSor gani z edak i c k of fc onf er enc ei nBi j el j i na,i nBos ni aandHer z egov i na.Thi swast heoppor t uni t yt oannounc et heCf P. c onnec tWB i s s ueNo3/ 201 1

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cbcupdat es HeadofJTS:Deni sSl at i na CBI B: Thei mpl ement at i onoff i r stcr ossbor derpr oj ect s underyourpr ogr amme beganatt heendofl astyearandi ti snow i nf ul lswi ng.Tel lus somet hi ng mor e aboutt heongoi ngact i onsandt hei rf i r st r esul t s. D. S. :Thi si sc or r ec t .Thef i r s tr oundofmoni t or i ngv i s i t swasc onduc t edbyt heJ TSdur i ngMar c handApr i lof201 1andwear ev er y s at i s f i edwi t ht hef i r s tr es ul t spr oduc edbypr oj ec tt eamsonbot h s i desoft hebor der .Cooper at i onbet weenpar t ner si sv er ygoodand mos toft hem wi l l c ont i nuec ooper at i oni nt hef ut ur ebot hbyappl y i ng j oi nt l yf orCBC pr oj ec t sandbydev el opi ngot hert y pesofc ooper at i on. Ac t i v i t i est hathav ebeeni mpl ement edt hr ought hepr oj ec t si nc l ude: or gani s at i onofwor k s hops ,t r ai ni ngs ,v i s i bi l i t yev ent s ,pr oc ur ement ofs er v i c esands uppl i es ,per f or mi ngwor k s ,pr i nt i ngofpr omot i onal mat er i al s ,et c . ,meani ngt hat ,v i r t ual l yal lac t i v i t i est hatwer eel i gi bl e undert hec al lar ebei ngi mpl ement edi nt hear eabyt hebenef i c i ar i es ,s uppor t edbyt heJ TS,whi c hs i gni f i c ant l yi nc r eas edl oc alc apac i t i esf ori mpl ement i ngEUf undedpr oj ec t s . I naddi t i on,I PAComponentI Ihasdef i ni t el ybeeni dent i f i edasani mpor t anti ns t r umentf ors oc i oec onomi candenv i r onment aldev el opmentoft heent i r ear eaatv ar i ousc onf er enc est hathav ebeenor gani s ed i nt he c r os s bor derr egi on ofSer bi a,Mont enegr o and Bos ni aandHer z egov i naandat t endedbyt hepr ogr ammes t af f . CBI B:JTSandAnt ennaof f i cear eof t ent hef i r stpoi ntofcont actf orbot hpot ent i alappl i cant sandgr antbenef i ci ar i esf r om yourcr ossbor derRegi on.Pl easeexpl ai nyourmai nact i vi t i es andsuppor tyoupr ovi dei nt hef i el d. D. S.J TS ( i nc l udi ngt heAnt ennaof f i c e)pr ov i dest ec hni c alas s i s t anc et o gr antbenef i c i ar i es dur i ng i mpl ement at i on ofpr oj ec t s t hr oughev er y dayc ont ac tov erphone,emai l ,ori nper s on,r egar di ngv ar i ousi s s uest hatr equi r eat t ent i on( i ns t r uc t i onsr egar di ngpr oc ur ementpr oc edur esandr el at eddoc ument s ,EU v i s i bi l i t yr equi r ement s ,VATex empt i on,modi f i c at i onsofpr oj ec t st hr oughnot i f i c at i on l et t er s ,oraddenda,c oor di nat i ngpr oj ec tac t i v i t i eswi t hpr oj ec tpar t ner s ,t ak i ngc ar et hatpr oj ec tdoc ument sar eadequat el yf i l edi n, et c . )

CBI B:Whatar eyourmai nexpect at i ons,aswel laswhatmai nchal l engesyou seef ort hef ut ur eoft heI PA CBC pr ogr ammesi nt he West er nBal kans? D. S. :CBCpr ogr ammeswer eal r eadyi dent i f i edasoneoft hemos ti mpor t ants our c esoff undi ngf oral ldev el opmentpr oj ec t si nt hear ea.Compar edwi t ht heper i odoft hr eey ear sagowhent hei mpl ement at i onofCBC pr ogr ammess t ar t edandwhenv er yf ewpeopl ewer eawar eoft hei rex i s t enc e,nowt her ei sal mos tnoi ndi v i duali nt hear eat hathasnothear dof CBCpr ogr ammes .Wec anex pec tt hatawar enes sr ai s i ngwi l l c ont i nuei n t hef ut ur eandr es ul ti nani nc r eas i ngnumberofgoodqual i t yappl i c at i ons i n eac hs ubs equentc al lf orpr opos al s .Thus ,i ti sl i k el yt hatt he pr ogr ammeobj ec t i v eswi l lbeac hi ev edbyt heendofper i odofi mpl ement at i on. Capac i t i esofgr antbenef i c i ar i est oi mpl ementpr oj ec t sc oul dbec hal l engedt oac er t ai npoi nt ,s i nc enumberofpr oj ec t sgr ant edundereac h c al l wi l l r emai nl owandnott oomanyor gani s at i onswi l l hav et heoppor t uni t yt odealwi t hpr oj ec ti mpl ement at i onandgetac quai nt edwi t hpr oc edur esandr ul esappl i c abl e. I naddi t i on,eac hpr oj ec tc ons i s t soft woc ont r ac t ss i gnedwi t ht woDel egat i onsoft heEur opeanUni on( i nt wopar t i c i pat i ngc ount r i es )t hatof t en hav e di f f er entr equi r ement sand ex pec t at i onsf r om gr antbenef i c i ar i es and t hi sc oul dc aus es ome c onf us i on among benef i c i ar i es .Howev er , t hes ei s s ueshav e been deal twi t hs uc c es s f ul l ybybenef i c i ar i ess uppor t edbyt heJ TSandwec anex pec tt hes amei nt hef ut ur e.

SRB-MNE

Asf araspot ent i alappl i c ant sar ec onc er ned,s uppor tf r om t heJ TS i spr ov i dedbygi v i ngaddi t i onali nf or mat i onr egar di ngpr ogr amme obj ec t i v es ,pr i or i t i esandmeas ur es ,el i gi bl eac t i ons ,c os t s ,t y pesof i ns t i t ut i ons ,ei t hert hr oughdi r ec tc ont ac twi t hpot ent i al appl i c ant s ,or t hr ought hepr ogr ammewebs i t e:www. c bc s r bmne. or g.I naddi t i on, c apac i t i esofpot ent i alappl i c ant st opr epar equal i t ypr oj ec tpr opos al shav ebeens t r engt henedt hr oughf ourwor k s hopsonPCM and LFA,or gani s edbyJ TS/ A.Thi swasf ol l owedbyt wopar t ners ear c h f or umswhi c hgat her edov er200r epr es ent at i v esofpot ent i alappl i c ant sf r om t hear ea.

Dur i ngf i r s tt hr eeweek sofSept emberweor gani s ed5ev ent sr el at edt o l aunc hi ngoft hes ec ondCal l–anOpeni ngCer emonyi nKol aš i n,Mont enegr oandf ouri nf os es s i ons–t woi nMont enegr o,i nŽabl j akandPl av , andt woi nSer bi a,i nKr al j ev oandUž i c e.J udgi ngbyt het ur noutwehad att hes eev ent s–mor et han300peopl eat t ended,andi fwet ak ei nt oac c ounti nt er es ts hownf r om c ur r entbenef i c i ar i eswho,wi t houtex c ept i on, ex pr es s edt hei rwi l lt opar t i c i pat ei nt he2ndCal l ,i ti sv er yl i k el yt hatt he r at i oofal mos t5: 1ofr eques t edagai ns tav ai l abl ef undsundert he1s tCf P wi l l beex c eeded.

CBI B:ThesecondCal lf orPr oposal sunderyourpr ogr amme hasbeenpubl i shedon15August2011.TheJTShasor gani z ed t heki ckof fconf er enceandt hei nf or mat i onsessi ons.Canyou t el lusmor eont hescopeandcont entoft heCal landyouri mpr essi onsoft hei nt er estshownbypot ent i alappl i cant ssof ar andt hei rcapaci t i est osuccessf ul l yappl yf orgr ant s?

D. S. :The whol ei dea ofCBC pr ogr ammesi si mpl ement at i on of l ear ni ngbydoi ngpr i nc i pl eandi ts eemsl i k et hatt hi shaspr oduc ed goodr es ul t ss of ar .I nt er es ts hownbypot ent i al appl i c ant shasbeen i nc r eas i ngatahi ghr at edur i ngpr ogr ammei mpl ement at i on–es pec i al l ys i nc et hepr oj ec t sf r om t he1s tCf Ps t ar t edi mpl ement i ng.

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cbcupdat es Thecer emonyoft hesi gnat ur eoft heFi nanci ngAgr eementf or t he I PA Cr ossBor der Cooper at i on Pr ogr amme bet ween Kosovoandt heFor merYugosl avRepubl i cofMacedoni at ook pl acei nSkopj e,onJul y262011.

I PACr ossBor derCooper at i on i nKosovo* Si nce2010Kosovo*hasbeenpr epar i ngf ort heEUf unded and nat i onal l y cof unded cr ossbor dercooper at i on pr ogr ammes t oget her wi t hi t s nei ghbour sf r om t he For merYugosl av Republ i c ofMacedoni a,Al bani a and Mont enegr o.Al lt hr eepr ogr ammeswi l li nt hei rf i r styear haveat ot albudgetof€1. 2mi l l i onannual l y .Sohow have pr epar at i onsbeengoi ngsof arandwhati scomi ngup? Thi sar t i cl epr ovi desabr i efover vi ew ont hest at eof pl ay oft heCBCpr ogr ammescomi ngupf orKosovo.

The For mer Yugosl av Republ i c of Macedoni aKosovo Pr epar at i onoft hi spr ogr ammi ngdoc uments t ar t edi n2010, out l i ni ngt hes c opeandf oc usoft hi sc r os s bor derpr ogr amme. Byt heendof2010t heEur opeanCommi s s i onappr ov edt hi s doc umentandt hent heFi nanc i ngAgr eementbet weent heEC andt wobenef i c i ar yc ount r i eswasc ount er s i gnedi nJ ul y201 1 i nSk opj e. I nt hef i r s ty earoft hi sCBC pr ogr amme,budgetwi l lbeal l oc at edt oapr edef i nedpr oj ec tt oc r eat eanewbor derc r os s i ng poi nt .Att hemomentpr epar at i onsar eunder wayf oraf eas i bi l i t ys t udyandapr el i mi nar ydes i gnofhow t hepr emi s esc oul d l ookandofwhi c hf ac i l i t i est heywoul dc ons i s t .Lat eri n2012 t her ewi l l al s obeaCal l f orPr opos al s ,i nv i t i ngel i gi bl eor gani s at i onsi nt hebor derr egi ont os ubmi tt hei rpr opos al sf orc onc r et e c r os s bor derc ooper at i onpr oj ec t s .

Al bani a-Kosovo Thedev el opmentoft hi spr ogr ammel ar gel yf ol l owedt hes ame t i mepat h as t he dev el opmentoft he pr ogr amme wi t ht he For merYugos l avRepubl i cofMac edoni a,wi t hpr ogr ammi ng s t ar t i ngatt hebegi nni ngof2010andwi t ht heECappr ov i ngt he r es ul t i ngCBCPr ogr ammedoc umentbyt heendof2010.The Fi nanc i ngAgr eementwi t ht he Eur opean Commi s s i on was c ount er s i gnedbybot hc ount r i esi nSept ember201 1.

Mont enegr o-Kosovo

TheCBC Pr ogr ammedoc umentwass ubmi t t edt ot heEC i n Febr uar y201 1andi sex pec t edt obeappr ov edbyt heendof t hey ear .Subs equent l y ,i nt hef i r s thal fof2012t heFi nanc i ng Agr eementc anbes entands i gned,af t erwhi c hpr epar at i ons f ori mpl ement i ngt hi sCBCpr ogr am c ans t ar tal s o,r es ul t i ngi n aCal l f orPr opos al si nt hes ec ondhal fof2012. *UnderUNSCR1244/ 1999

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Thecer emonyoft hesi gnat ur eoft heFi nanci ngAgr eementf or t he I PA Cr ossBor der Cooper at i on Pr ogr amme bet ween KosovoandAl bani at ookpl acei nPr i z r en,Sept ember92011. Kos ov oandAl bani aex pec tt ol aunc ht hef i r s tCal lf orPr oj ec tPr opos al si nl at ef al l oft hi sy ear ,i nv i t i ngpar t neror gani s at i onst os ubmi t t hei ri deasandpl ansf orc r os s bor derc ooper at i oni ni t i at i v es .Thi si s nowmadepos s i bl ebyt heFi nanc i ngAgr eementwi t ht heEur opean Commi s s i on,c ount er s i gnedonSept ember9t h,byt heMi ni s t er sf or Eur opeanI nt egr at i onofKos ov oandAl bani a.Thi smak esEUR 1. 2 mi l l i onav ai l abl eannual l yf orf undi ngt heI PACBCpr ogr ammei nt he bor derar eas bet ween t he t wo c ount r i es .Mi ni s t erVl or a Ci t ak u ( Kos ov o)andMi ni s t erMaj l i ndaBr egu( Al bani a)bot hwel c omedt he Cr os s Bor derCooper at i oni ni t i at i v easac onc r et eandv er ypr ac t i c al s t epf or war di nt hepr oc es sf orEur opeani nt egr at i on. I nc har ge oft he dev el opmentand i mpl ement at i on ofKos ov o Cr os s Bor derCooper at i on wi t hi t snei ghbour si st he Mi ni s t r yof Loc alGov er nmentAdmi ni s t r at i on( MLGA) .Deput yPr i meMi ni s t er andMLGAMi ni s t erSl obodanPet r ov i cs t r es s edi nhi ss peec ht he i mpor t anc et hatCr os s Bor derCooper at i onhasf ort hes t abi l i t yand pr os per i t yofpeopl el i v i ng i nt he bor derr egi onsi n and ar ound Kos ov o. TheEC Li ai s onOf f i c et oKos ov owasr epr es ent edbyAc t i ngHead Khal dounSi nno.Heunder l i nedt hei mpor t anc eofCr os s Bor derCooper at i onandhi ghl i ght edt hepr ogr es st hathasbeenmadei nt he pas tdec adei nAl bani aandKos ov oi nt hei rmut ual r el at i onsaswel l asi nt hei rr el at i onswi t ht heEur opeanCommi s s i on.

KOS

Thef i r s tgr ants c hemei sex pec t edt obel aunc hedt hr ougha Cal l f orPr opos al sbyt heendof201 1.Thi smeanst hatunt i l t he endoft hey earar angeoft r ai ni ngandi nf or mat i ondi s s emi nat i onac t i v i t i esar epl annedi nor dert opr epar epot ent i alappl i c ant sonbot hs i desoft hebor der .Meanwhi l e,pr epar at i ons hav et ak enpl ac ef orc r eat i ngt her equi r edor gani z at i onal s t r uc t ur es( e. g.a J oi ntMoni t or i ng Commi t t ee,a J oi ntT ec hni c al Sec r et ar i atont heAl bani ans i deoft hebor derandanAnt enna Of f i c ei nKos ov o) .

Thef i r s tpr oj ec tt obef i nanc edundert hi spr ogr ammewi l lbet he new j oi ntbor derc r os s i ngpoi ntBel anov c eSt anc i c ,whi c hwi l li nv ol v et hebui l di ngofanent i r el ynew i nf r as t r uc t ur e.Thef undsf or t hi sbor derar eaar ewor t h1, 2mi l l i onEUR,av ai l abl ef ort heper i od 201 12012.Thi ss t eppav est hewayf ort hef ul li mpl ement at i onof t heCBC i ni t i at i v esbet weent het woc ount r i es .Gr eet i ngt heev ent as a “ v er y pos i t i v e dev el opment ” ,Edon Cana,I PA Coor di nat or v owedt hec ommi t mentoft heKos ov oaut hor i t i esf oras uc c es s f ul i mpl ement at i onoft hepr oj ec t ,whi l eJ ov anAndonov s k i ,St at eSec r et ar yoft heMac edoni anSec r et ar i atf orEur opeanAf f ai r sdes c r i bed t heac tasa“ newer ai nourc ooper at i on,whi c hwi l l enabl et hec ommenc ementoft hei mpl ement at i onoft hej oi nts t r at egi cpr oj ec tand t hes ubs equentgr ants c heme,bot hoft r uebenef i tf orourc i t i z ens ” .

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„ Ras pber r i esOv ert heBor der “i soneoft hepr oj ec t s i mpl ement edi nt hef r amewor koft heI PACBCpr ogr amme bet ween Ser bi a and Bos ni a and Her z egov i na.Pr oj ec tpar t ner sar emuni c i pal i t i esofAr i l j e andCaj et i naf r om Ser bi aandI s t oc ni St ar i Gr adand Sok ol acf r om Bos ni aandHer z egov i na.T ot alpr oj ec tbudgeti sEUR394. 180, 00,andpl annedpr oj ec t dur at i on i sf r om 1 Dec ember2010 unt i l31 May 2012. Thepr oj ec tobj ec t i v ei st oi mpr ov ec ooper at i onbet weenf ar mer sf r om t hef ourmuni c i pal i t i es ,aswel l as t oi mpr ov et he s i t uat i on wi t h ber r yf ar mi ng t hr ought hec r eat i onofanex per i ment alpi l otber r y pl ant at i on. Pr oj ec tac t i v i t i ess t ar t edwi t ht r ai ni ngs emi nar son t het opi c sofi nt ens i v eandec ol ogi c al ber r yf ar mi ng, hel di nApr i l201 1,pr ov i di ng ex per tgui danc et o f ar mer si nt endi ngt ot ak epar ti nt hepr oj ec tandgi v e t hei rl andf ort hepur pos eofs t ar t i ngt hepi l otber r y pl ant at i ons .Ex per tl ec t ur er s pr es ent ed moder n t r endsi nber r yf ar mi ng,modal i t i esandt ec hnol ogy f ors et t i ngupex per i ment alpl ant at i onsofr as pber r i es( s el ec t i onofl and,pr epar at i on,pl ant i ng,i r r i gat i onandc ul t i v at i on) . Af t ert het r ai ni ng,i nt er es t edf ar mer sr egi s t er edf or hav i ngt hei rl andi nc l udedi nt heex per i ment al ber r y pl ant at i on ac t i v i t y .30 l and pl ot si n Ser bi a and Bos ni a and Her z egov i na eac h,s howi ng gr eat es t pot ent i alf ors uc c es s f ulc ul t i v at i on ofr as pber r i es , wer es el ec t edbyt heex per t sf r om t hepr oj ec t . Ex per i ment alber r y pl ant at i ons wer ec r eat ed i n Bos ni aandHer z egov i naatt heendofApr i lus i ng t heVi l ametr as pber r i es .I nSer bi a,ex i s t i ngpl ant at i onshav ebeeni mpr ov edandc ondi t i onsex pl or ed f ors t ar t i ngber r ypr oduc t i oni nc l os eds pac es .Pr oj ec tex per t shav ev i s i t edt hepl ant at i onsi nAugus t andSept ember ,gi v i ngr ec ommendat i onst of ar m er sonf ur t hermeas ur esandac t i onsi npr operc ul t i v at i onofr as pber r ypl ant s .

Fr om 16 Nov ember2010 t o 16 Nov ember 201 1,t heFoundat i onf ort heDev el opmentof Nor t her nMont enegr o-FORS Mont enegr oi s i mpl ement i ng a pr oj ec tT oget herf orNat ur e, f undedbyt heEur opeanUni on,wi t hi nt heI PA c r os s bor derc ooper at i onpr ogr ammeSer bi aMont enegr o.Thepr oj ec ti sbei ngi mpl ement ed i nt he muni c i pal i t i es ofBer ane,Ni k s i c and Pl j ev l j ai nMont enegr o,andt hemuni c i pal i t yof Kr al j ev oi n Ser bi a.T ot alpr oj ec tv al ue i s€ 273, 000.The par t ner si nt he pr oj ec tar et he Ut i l i t yI ns pec t i onofNi k s i candt heAgenc yf or Env i r onment alPr ot ec t i on ofNi k s i c ,whi l ei n Ser bi a,t he pr oj ec ti si mpl ement ed by t he Publ i cUt i l i t yEnt er pr i s e“ Ci s t oc a”f r om Kr al j ev o.Thepr oj ec ti si mpl ement edi nc l os ec ooper at i onwi t ht heut i l i t yi ns pec t i onsandl oc alaut hor i t i esf r om Ber aneandPl j ev l j a,aswel l . Theov er al lobj ec t i v eoft hepr oj ec t“ T oget her f orNat ur e“i st oc ont r i but et ot hepr ot ec t i onof l i f e env i r onmentbyr emov i ng i l l egalgar bage dumps ,es t abl i s hi ngoft hemoni t or i ngs y s t em andr ai s i ngt heawar enes sofpeopl eaboutc or r ec twas t edi s pos al . Thet ar getgr oupoft hepr oj ec tar ec i t i z ensof t hemuni c i pal i t i esofKr al j ev o,Ni k s i c ,Ber ane andPl j ev l j a,whol i v ei nt hev i c i ni t yofi l l egal gar bage dumps t hatwi l lbe c l eaned dur i ng pr oj ec ti mpl ement at i on,bec aus et hei rheal t h hasbeendi r ec t l yendanger edbyi l l egal dumps . Thef i nal benef i c i ar i esoft hepr oj ec tar epeopl e i nt het ar getmuni c i pal i t i esandc i t i z ensi nbot h Ser bi a and Mont enegr ot hatwi l lbe r eac hed t hr ought hec ampai gn“ T oget herf orNat ur e“ . Themai nac t i v i t i esoft hepr oj ec tar et hec l eani ngofi l l egalgar bagedumpsi nal lf ourmuni c i pal i t i es ,es t abl i s hmentoft hemoni t or i ngs y s t emsf orc l eaneds i t es ,pr oc ur ementofv ehi c l es f ort he Publ i c Ut i l i t y Ent er pr i s e“ Ci s t oc a”i n Kr al j ev o,pr omot i onof“ gr een”phonenumber s whi c hc i t i z ensc anc al landr epor ti r r es pons i bl e behav i ourt owar dsenv i r onment ,andt hec ampai gn “ T oget herf orNat ur e” ,whi c hi nc l udes c r eat i on and br oadc as t i ng ofTV and r adi o c l i ps ,pr i nt i ng and di s t r i but i on ofpos t er s ,Ts hi r t s ,l eaf l et sand br oc hur es ,r ent i ng ofbi l l boar ds ,pr es sc onf er enc es ,par t i c i pat i oni nTV andr adi os hows .

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Asapar tofpl annedac t i v i t i esoft hec r os s bor der pr oj ec tBui l di ngPat hway sf orT our i s m Cooper at i on t hr ought heDev el opmentofHandi c r af tPr oduc t s , i mpl ement edundert heI PA CBC pr ogr ammebet weenAl bani aandMont enegr o,pr oj ec tpar t ner sor gani s edaCr af t sBaz aaron1718Sept ember201 1 i nPodgor i c a,Mont enegr o.Thi swasanoppor t uni t y f or about 100 c r af t s men f r om Podgor i c a and Shk odr ar egi onst oex hi bi tandof f ert hei rpr oduc t s , br andsand s er v i c esand geti nt ouc h wi t ht hei r t ar getgr oups ,s t r engt hent hei mageofc r af t s mans hi pandi mpr ov et hemar k ets i t uat i onf ort hei rpr oduc t s . Twent yt hous and peopl et hatv i s i t ed t he baz aar wer eabl et ol ear naboutt hec r af t sandhowt ot ur n t r adi t i onalc r af t s mans hi pi nt oi nc omegener at i ng ac t i v i t i es ,bui l dapos i t i v eat t i t udet owar dsdomes t i c pr oduc t s ,ex pr es st hei rc r eat i v enes st hr oughc ompet i t i ons ,aswel lasenj oyi nc onc er t s ,per f or manc esandf as hi ons hows . Pr of es s i onals k i l l edc r af t sas s oc i at i onshadt heoppor t uni t yt opr es entt hei rwor kandt oputanemphas i son t hei rs oc i ali mpor t anc e and s er v i c est hey of f er .Ent r epr eneur shad di r ec tc ont ac twi t h new t ec hnol ogi eswhi c hopennew wor k i ngpl ac esand t heygotmot i v at ed t oi nc r eas et hei rc ompet i t i v enes st hr ough mar k etni c hes .Bes tpr ac t i c e ex ampl esoff ul l ypr of es s i onal l ydev el opedandf i nanc i al l yi ndependentc r af t s menwer edemons t r at edt o t hey oungpeopl e,gi v i ngt hem as ens eofdi r ec t i on andamot i v at i ont oc hoos eas i mi l arpr of es s i onf or t hems el v esaf t ert heygr aduat e. The mos ts uc c es s f ul ent r epr eneur s , dec i s i on mak er sandper s onswhos uc c es s f ul l yc ont r i but et o t hei mpr ov ementofbus i nes sf r amewor ki nMont enegr owi l l beawar deddur i ngourwi del yr ec ogni s ed mani f es t at i on" Manageroft hey ear " . TheMont enegr oChamberofSk i l l edCr af t sandEnt r epr eneur s hi por gani s edt hebaz aart oget herwi t h Capi t alPodgor i c aandt heAl bani anpar t ner sf r om Shk odr a,c ont r i but i ng t ot he f ul f i l l i ng oft he mai n pr oj ec tobj ec t i v e–dev el opi ngandpr omot i ngar t i s anbus i nes si nt hec r os s bor derar eat hr ought he pr es er v at i onandr ev i t al i s at i onoft r adi t i onalar t i s an pr oduc t i on.I ti s ex pec t ed t hatt he baz aarwi l l bec ome a r egul arev ent .The Capi t alPodgor i c a i t s el fwi l lex per i enc enew t r ans f or mat i on,c r eat ea not i c eabl ebr andandwehopet hatourc r os s bor der par t ner s hi pwi t hi nt heI PApr oj ec twi l lbec omet he ex ampl eofgoodpr ac t i c e.

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On1Dec ember2010,t heMuni c i pal i t yofBi j el o Pol j e,Muni c i pal i t yofPr i boj ,Cent erf orChi l dr en and Fami l y Suppor tf r om Bi j el o Pol j e and Cent erf orSoc i alWor kf r om Pr i boj ,begant he i mpl ement at i on of t he c r os s bor der pr oj ec t „ Wi t houtBor der sBec aus e ofChi l dr en” .Thi s pr oj ec ti si mpl ement edundert heI PACBCpr ogr ammebet weenSer bi aandMont enegr o. Thegoal oft hepr oj ec ti st oi mpr ov et hequal i t y ofl i f eofc hi l dr enandy oungpeopl eatr i s kof pov er t yand s t r engt hen c ooper at i on bet ween t he t wo par t nerc i t i es t hr ough ex c hange of peopl e,ex per i enc e,pr omot i onofmul t i c ul t ur al i s m ands t r engt heni ngt hei dent i t yofmar gi nal i z edgr oups . Thepr oj ec thasal r eadyhel dt wos t udyv i s i t s bet weent hepar t i c i pat i ngi ns t i t ut i ons ,enabl i ng t hec r os s f er t i l i s at i onofex per i enc ei nt hef i el d ofs oc i alc ar ef orel der l y ,v i c t i msofdomes t i c v i ol enc e,di s abl edc hi l dr en,andment alheal t h c ar e.Fur t her mor e,t woex c ur s i onsi nt heel i gi bl ear eaofbot hSer bi aandMont enegr ower e or gani s edf or50c hi l dr enf r om par t i c i pat i ngmuni c i pal i t i eswhower ei nt r oduc edt oi mpor t ant nat ur al ,c ul t ur al andhi s t or i c al her i t ages i t uat ed ac r os st hebor der . Two“ Oas i sofPeac eandT ol er anc eCamps ” wer eal s oor gani s edi nApr i l201 1f or60c hi l dr enand20adul t swi t ht heai m ofc onnec t i ng t he c hi l dr en f r om t wo c ount r i es ,es t abl i s hi ng f r i ends hi ps and s t r engt heni ng t hei rs k i l l si n nonv i ol entc ommuni c at i on,ac t i ngandv i s ual ar t s ,phy s i c al f i t nes sandenv i r onment al pr ot ec t i on.20ex per t sf r om v ar i ousf i el dswer eengagedbyt hepr oj ec tt owor kwi t ht hec hi l dr en dur i ngt het woc amps . I n Sept ember201 1,a t wo day mani f es t at i on “ Fr i endt oFr i end”wasor gani s edf or80c hi l dr enf r om Pr i bojandBi j el oPol j eal ongwi t hal l educ at or s , ps y c hol ogi s t s and doc t or s who hav ewor k edwi t hc hi l dr endur i ngt hepr oj ec t .A par ade was or gani s ed t hr ough down t own Bi j el oPol j eont hef i r s tdayoft heev ent ,f ol l owedbyanex hi bi t i onofc hi l dr en’ sar twor kdes i gneddur i ngt het woc ampst hathav et ak en pl ac epr ev i ous l y .Af or malpr ogr amme,gat her i ngt heMuni c i pal i t yPr es i dent sofBi j el oPol j e andPr i boj ,r epr es ent at i v esofEUDel egat i ons , t he J oi ntT ec hni c alSec r et ar i atoft he pr ogr amme,ot herdonor sand c i t i z ens ,was gani s edont hes ec onddayoft heev ent . Ac t i v e par t i c i pat i on ofc hi l dr en i n al lt hes e ev ent spr ov i dedt hem wi t ht heoppor t uni t yt o s har eex per i enc ewi t hpeer s ,t oc onduc tar ev i s i on oft hei rex i s t i ng at t i t udes ,pr ej udi c e and v al ues ,t ogai nabr oaderunder s t andi ngofc onf l i c t sandway sofov er c omi ngt hem,aswel las t odev el opanawar enes sofqual i t yofl i f et hat c r os s bor derc ommuni t i esc anof f er .

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FORS Mont enegr o–t he Foundat i on f ort he Dev el opmentofNor t her nMont enegr o,i nc ooper at i onwi t ht heT er r i t or i al Fi r eBr i gadeTr ebi nj e and Pr ot ec t i on and Res c ue Ser v i c e oft he Ni k s i cMuni c i pal i t y ,i sc ur r ent l yi mpl ement i ng t hepr oj ec t“ BeReady “f undedbyt heEur opean Uni on,wi t hi nt he I PA CBC Pr ogr amme bet weenBos ni aandHer z egov i naandMont enegr o.Thepr oj ec ti si mpl ement edi nt hemuni c i pal i t yofNi k s i ci nMont enegr oandt hemuni c i pal i t yofTr ebi nj ei nBos ni aandHer z egov i na. T ot al pr oj ec tv al uei s166. 960, 00€. Theov er al l obj ec t i v eoft hepr oj ec ti st oc ont r i but et of or es tf i r epr ev ent i onac t i v i t i est hr ough t hec ooper at i onoft heT er r i t or i alFi r eBr i gade Tr ebi nj eandPr ot ec t i onandRes c ueSer v i c eof Ni k s i cMuni c i pal i t y ,aswel lasl oc alpopul at i on f r om t ar getmuni c i pal i t i es .Ani nt egr at edpl an f ort hemanagementofnat ur aldi s as t er swi t h t hef oc usonf i r eswi l l bepr epar edandadopt ed ast hemai nout c omeoft hepr oj ec t . Dur i ng pr ev i ous mont hs ,i n addi t i on t ot he Agr eementon pr ev ent i ng f i r esi nt he c r os s bor derar eat hatwass i gnedbet weent heT er r i t or i alFi r eBr i gadeTr ebi nj eandt hePr ot ec t i on andRes c ueSer v i c eofNi k s i cMuni c i pal i t y ,def i ni nggoal soft hei rc ooper at i oni nt heper i odof oney ear ,t wot r ai ni ngswer eor gani s edf ort he empl oy eesoft he pr oj ec tpar t neri ns t i t ut i ons . Dur i ngt hef ol l owi ngmont hs ,t hepr oj ec tpar t ner swi l lpr oc ur eequi pmentf orpr ot ec t i onand r es c ui ng,aswel lasor gani s e wor k s hopsf or l oc alpopul at i on whi c h ar ev er yi mpor t anti n educ at i ngc i t i z ensonhowt obehav ei nc as eof f i r es .A c ompr ehens i v e medi ac ampai gn wi l l al s obec ar r i edout ,aswel lasl ec t ur eshel di n pr i mar yands ec ondar ys c hool sonf i r epr ev ent i onandpr ot ec t i on. On7J ul y201 1,pr oj ec tpar t ner sor gani s eda c r os s bor derf i r e ex er c i s e ent i t l ed " Gr ahov o 201 1" .Theex er c i s ei nv ol v edt hepar t i c i pat i on oft hePr ot ec t i onandRes c ueSer v i c eofNi k s i c Muni c i pal i t y ,T er r i t or i alFi r e Br i gade Tr ebi nj e and2v ol unt eerf i r ef i ght i ngas s oc i at i onsf r om Ni k s i c .I twasai medatt r ai ni ngandc oor di nat i ngac t i onsofpr of es s i onalandv ol unt eerf i r e f i ght i nguni t sf r om t het er r i t or yoft hemuni c i pal i t i esofNi k s i candTr ebi nj e,t es t i ngt hec ommands y s t em andal ar ms ,aswel l asbet t eroper at i ngwi t hf i r ef i ght i ngequi pmentandt ec hni ques .Thedr i l li nv ol v ed45f i r ef i ght er s ,6f i r e engi nesandt woai r pl anes .

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TheNauT ourpr oj ec t ,i mpl ement edundert he I PA CBC pr ogr amme bet ween Cr oat i a and Mont enegr o,ai mst oi mpr ov et het our i s tpot ent i alofDubr ov ni k Ner et v aCount yandt heMont enegr i nc oas tbypr omot i ng t hem asa j oi nt t our i s tdes t i nat i on and mor es pec i f i c al l yf oc us esont hei mpr ov ementoft hequal i t yofs er v i c esands af et yl ev el si nnaut i c al t our i s mi nt he c r os s bor derar ea. Af t ert hek i c k of fmeet i ngbet weenpr oj ec tpar t ner shel di nFebr uar yi n201 1,pl annedac t i v i t i es hav e been i mpl ement ed t hr ough s t udy v i s i t sand t r ai ni ng s es s i onshel d,aswel las t hr oughc onduc t i ngr oundt abl edi s c us s i onsf or s er v i c eands af et ypr ov i der sf r om t hec r os s bor derar ea.Tr ai ni ng c our s e( l ec t ur es and pr ac t i c alwor k )t ookpl ac eont hepr emi s esof t he Hy dr ogr aphi cI ns t i t ut e oft he Republ i cof Cr oat i a and onboar d t hei rs ur v ey v es s el " Hi dr a" ,whi l et wor oundt abl est ookpl ac ei n J uneandJ ul y ,i nKot orandDubr ov ni kr es pec t i v el y . Thes ewer ec ompl ement edbydi s c us s i onson t hec ur r ents i t uat i oni nnaut i c al t our i s m,r egul at i onsgov er ni ngt hes ec t or ,bor derc r os s i ngpr oc edur es ,ber t hsr equi r edf ormegay ac ht s ,t he pr obl em ofl ar gedi s t anc esbet weent heex i s t i ngmar i nas ,s hor edev as t at i on,r equi r ement s wi t hr es pec tt of ac i l i t i esi n mar i nasand s er v i c esof f er ed,aswel last he i s s ue ofi l l egal c har t er s . Oneoft heex pec t edr es ul t soft hepr oj ec ti st he pr epar at i onoft wot our i s tgui des-f orl ei s ur e mar i ner sandf ormegay ac ht st hatwi l lv i s i tt he c r os s bor derar eabet weenCr oat i aandMont enegr o.Thes c opeandt opi c st obec ov er edby t hegui deswer edi s c us s edwi t handpr es ent ed t ot he t ar getgr oupsand t he publ i cdur i ng a meet i nghel di nApr i l i nSpl i t . Thegui deswi l lc ont ai ngener ali nf or mat i onon geogr aphy ,hi s t or yand c ul t ur ei nt he c r os s bor derar ea,r el ev antmapsandc har t s ,c hapt er f oreac ht our i s tpor tandmar i nawi t hphot os , pl ans ,naut i c ali nf or mat i on,t our i s tandgener al s er v i c ei nf or mat i on,aswel lasi mpor t anti nf or mat i onr el at edt omar i t i mes af et y . Thepr oj ec tex pec t st oac hi ev et hes us t ai nabl e ac c es st oi nf or mat i on f ort hos ei nt er es t ed i n naut i c al t our i s m,s ett hebas i sf ort hec oor di nat i onofs er v i c epr ov i der sands af et yaut hor i t i es and bui l dc apac i t i es f or c onduc t i ng hy dr ogr aphi cmeas ur ement sand pr epar i ng of f i c i al hy dr ogr aphi cpubl i c at i ons .

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