The experience of new EU Member States NGOs. A perspective from the EC and challenges ahead

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Presentation by Nicoletta Pusterla and Martine van Wassenhove, EuropeAid - Sector "Non State Actors and Local Authoriries" at TRIALOGs central training in Brno (Czech Republic) on February 19 and 20, 2008.

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The experience of new EU Member States NGOs. A perspective from the EC and challenges ahead

  1. 1. EuropeAid The Experience of New Member States’ NGOs in DE/AR Calls for Proposals A perspective from the EC and challenges ahead Nicoletta Pusterla DG EuropeAid, Unit F3, Sector « Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development » TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  2. 2. Outline of the Slide Show: EuropeAid Under the Co-financing with European NGOs: Participation of NMS in Calls for Proposals Project Implementation Under the NSA/LA in Development: 2007 Call (process ongoing) What challenges ahead? TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  3. 3. Co-financing with European NGOs EuropeAid Historical background: Former Co-financing with NGOs Programme (1976- 2006) DE/AR component (1979-2006) Enlargement process start DE/AR activities in NMS Capacity building Participation in Calls for Proposals TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  4. 4. Participation in DE/AR Calls for Proposals EuropeAid Former Co-financing with NGOs Programme: 2004 – First CfPs where NMS are eligible 41 projects No selected lead applicant from NMS 6 projects with consortium members from NMS 25 partners from NMS 2005 CfPs 37 projects 2 selected projects with lead applicant from NMS 5 projects with consortium members from NMS 22 partners from NMS TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  5. 5. Participation in DE/AR Calls for Proposals EuropeAid 2006 Global Call for Proposals for DE/AR EUR 10 Mio allocated for actions in NMS (EU-10) Selection process concluded in October 2007 22 selected DE/AR projects taking place in NMS 18 out of 22 with lead applicant from NMS 21 consortium members from NMS: 14 within consortia lead by NMS 7 within consortia lead by OMS TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  6. 6. 2006 DE/AR CfPs: Selected projects per EuropeAid country – NMS lead applicant 6 5 Cyprus Czech Rep. 4 Estonia 3 Hungary Lithuania 2 Poland Slovenia 1 Slovakia 0 Selected TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  7. 7. 2006 ED/AR Call for Proposals: Participation in consortia – selected EuropeAid projects 8 7 6 5 OMS lead 4 NMS lead 3 2 1 0 Estonia Slovakia Slovenia Poland Latvia Czech Hungary Rep. TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  8. 8. Participation in Calls for Proposals EuropeAid Geographic: High participation from Central Eastern European Countries Lower participation from the Baltic and Mediterranean NMS Possible explanations: DE/AR in the respective countries’ development co-operation strategies NGOs traditionally more active in other areas TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  9. 9. Project implementation EuropeAid Thematic focus of selected projects: MDGs & Multi-thematic (9 projects) Fair trade (3 projects) Environment (3 projects) Health (2 projects) Migration (1 project) TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  10. 10. Project Implementation EuropeAid Beginning of 2008: 18 new projects starting with NMS lead! Hints for a successful start: Coherence with project objectives Constant monitoring of results Close co-operation with partners Fostering synergies with other initiatives/actions Strict respect of financial & contractual rules TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  11. 11. NSA & LA in Development Programme EuropeAid Main events in 2007 Approval of strategy paper 2007-2010 (June 07) Approval of 2007 Annual Action Programme (AAP) (Dec 07) Publication of centrally managed CfPs, including DE/AR Call Main challenges for 2008 Annual Action Programme 2008 Dialogue/consultation stakeholders General Evaluation of DE/AR actions Preparation of 2008 CfPs Publication of local CfPs by EC Delegation in third countries TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  12. 12. NSA & LA in Development Programme EuropeAid Actor oriented programme Strengthening capacity of NSA & LA 1 I.1. Main Specific Objectives : 1. Development actions aiming at promoting inclusive and empowered society in partner countries + regions 2. Awareness raising and development education in Europe 3. Coordination and networking in Europe 1. Out of 2007 Annual Action Programme (AAP) TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  13. 13. 2007 DE/AR Call for Proposals EuropeAid Reference: EuropeAid/126341/C/ACT/Multi Priorities: MDG agenda, in part. Sub Saharan Africa Coherence for development Media and development Deadline for Concept Note: 19/02/2008 Budget: +/- 29 m€ TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  14. 14. 2007 DE/AR Call for Proposals EuropeAid Reference: EuropeAid/126341/C/ACT/Multi Special provisions concerning NMS: Eligibility: 2 years of experience (OMS = 3 yrs) Minimum size of the grant: EUR 25 000 (OMS = EUR 100 000) Co-financing up to 90% But: No specific allocation for actions in NMS as in 2006 TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008
  15. 15. EuropeAid What challenges ahead? Main challenges for 2008 Annual Action Programme 2008 Dialogue/consultation stakeholders General Evaluation of ED/AR actions Preparation of 2008 CfPs Local CfPs TRIALOG CENTRAL TRAINING - Brno, 20th February 2008

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