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Title: CARDS and TACIS Implementation of EC Assistance to the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia


1
CARDS and TACIS - Implementation of EC
Assistance to the Balkans, Caucasus and Central
Asia
  • Per Brix Knudsen
  • Director European Commission EuropeAid
    Co-operation Office
  • Thursday, 21 March 2002,Brussels

2
I. Introduction
  • CARDS Community Assistance for Reconstruction,
    Development and Stabilisation 2000 - 2006 to
    Albania, BiH, Croatia, Fyrom and FRY
  • TACIS Technical Assistance to the Community of
    Independent States(13) since 1991

3
II.CARDS - EC Assistance to the Balkans
  • With the Council Regulation (EC) n 2666/2000 of
    5 December 2002, the existing Community
    assistance (Phare, Obnova) was expanded and
    redirected to adjust it to the European Unions
    political objectives for the Balkans gt The new
    programme CARDS (2000-2006) replaces Phare and
    Obnova
  • Wider objective to support the participation of
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the
    Federal Republic of Yougoslavia and the Former
    Yougoslavian Republic of Macedonia in the
    Stabilisation and Association Process, SAP

4
SAP
  • Stabilisation and Association Process is the
    cornerstone of the EUs policy to the region. It
    seeks to promote stability within the region
    whilst also facilitating closer association with
    the EU. Through the SAP, the EU has created a
    framework of new contractual relationship, the
    Stabilisation and Association Agreements (SAA)

5
CARDS Annual Programmes - Who is doing what?
  • CSP for each of the Balkan countries, as well as
    the region as a whole, a Country/Regional
    Strategy Paper provides a strategic framework for
    the assistance.
  • CSP is prepared by DG RELEX
  • CSP sets out EU-co-operation objectives, policy
    response and priority fields
  • MIP the Multiannual Indicative Programme
    included in the CSP highlights programme
    objectives, expected results and conditionality
    in the priority fields 2002-2006
  • Based on the CSP and the MIP, EuropeAid Office HQ
    and Delegation prepare the Annual Programmes

6
CARDS Areas of Co-operation
  • Priorities of the Stabilisation and Association
    process (i.a.Justice and Home Affairs issues,
    strengthening of public administration, internal
    market-related areas, environment, …)

7
CARDS Budget
  • Total EURO 4 650 million has been allocated to
    the implementation of the CARDS Programme for the
    period 2000-2006

8
Past EC Assistance to the Western Balkans since
1991, 6,1 billion euro
  • Overview EU Assistance in Mio
  • 1999-2001 2001 2002
  • Albania 1,098   37,5 44,9
  • BiH 2,271,2 105,23 71,9
  • Croatia 427,058 60,0 59,0
  • FRY 1,888,96 430 320,6
  • FYROM 452,33 54,5 41,5
  • Regional 43,5

9
Management of the assistance
  • The CARDS National Programmes are managed by the
    European Commission Delegations and by the
    European Agency for Reconstruction.
  • The Cards Regional Programme is managed by the
    European Commission Headquarters in Brussels
  • Tempus (Higher Education) and Customs Programmes
    are managed by the Headquarters

10
III. TACIS
  • Technical Assistance to 13 countries of Eastern
    Europe and Central Asia
  • Armenia, Azebaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia,
    Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

11
TACIS - A new regulation
  • Replaces the former legal basis (Council
    Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1279/96, which
    expired on 31.12.1999.
  • The new regulation covers the years 2000-2006
    (Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 99/2000 of
    29.12.1999

12
TACIS Areas of Co-operation
  • Institutional, legal and administrative reform
  • Private sector and economic reform
  • Social consequences of transition
  • Development of infrastructure networks
  • Environmental protection and natural resources
  • Rural economy
  • (Nuclear Safety)

13
PCA
  • Partnership and Co-operation Agreements (in force
    with 9 countries)
  • Legal framework setting out the political,
    economic and trade relationships between the EU
    and the country concerned

14
TACIS Programming Cycle
  • TACIS funding is allocated through
  • National Country Programmes, which include
  • Indicative Programmes(valid 3-4 years)
  • Annual Action Programmes
  • Regional Programmes
  • Small projects programmes to address very
    specific tasks (trade regulation, co-operation
    in higher education, encouraging EU investment)

15
Tender opportunities and Calls for Proposals
  • http//europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/
    tender/index_en.htm

16
Budget 2002
  • TACIS 449 990 000 Euro
  • CARDS 665 000 000 Euro

17
Eligibility for CARDS
  • the EU Member States
  • the recipient States of the Cards
    programme Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia,
    the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and FYROM (5
    States)
  • the recipient States of the Phare programme
    (same as above)
  • the following States of South East
    Europe Turkey, Cyprus and Malta (3 States)

18
Eligibility for TACIS
  • Contracts financed by budgetary commitments of
    2000 onwards (Council Regulation No 99/2000 of 29
    December 1999)
  • the EU Member States
  • the recipient States of the Tacis programme
    (same as above)
  • the recipient States of the Phare programme
    (same as above)
  • On a case by case basis, participation of
    natural and legal persons of the Mediterranean
    Partners

19
Contact European Commission
  • EuropeAid Co-operation Office
  • Directorate A
  • Rue de la Loi 41, 1049 Brussels
  • Per-Brix.Knudsen_at_cec.eu.int
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