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GWP Central and Eastern Europe

  1. 1. GWP Regional Days Session A: GWP Goal 3 Strengthen Partnerships Legal status and self-hosting challenges Richard Muller, GWP Central and Eastern Europe Port of Spain, Trinidad, 27 June 2014
  2. 2. GWP Central and Eastern Europe Established in 1998 Regional Secretariat rotated to Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in 2003 12 Country Water Partnerships in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine More than 160 Partners
  3. 3. Country Water Partnerships Bulgaria: Global Water Partnership – Bulgaria (NGO) Czech Republic: T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute (Public Research Institute) Estonia: Eesti Veeuhing / Estonian Water Association (NGO) Hungary: Global Water Partnership Hungary Foundation (Foundation) Latvia: BO SIA “Daugavas Fonds” (NGO) Lithuania: Public establishment “Vandens namai” (NGO) Moldova: Center for Strategic Environmental Studies (NGO) Poland: The Polish Committee for the Global Water Partnership (NGO) Romania: Asociatia Parteneriatul Global al Apei din Romania (NGO) Slovakia: Civic Association Global Water Partnership Slovakia (NGO) Slovenia: LIMNOS d.o.o., Company for Applied Ecology (private sector) Ukraine: National Environmental Non-Governmental Organisation “MAMA-86”
  4. 4. Why? Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute is a contributory organization of the Ministry of Environment, established in 1969 Governed by Act 201/2009 on the State Hydrological Service and the State Meteorological Service Financial crisis – more complex administration Changes in host management due to elections and changes in government – 7 Directors General in 11 years! Rules for the institute of 420 employees and 14 MEUR vs 3 employees and 0,2 MEUR IDMP CEE administration 115 agreements in 2013 vs 69 in 2012
  5. 5. What? Civil Association according to Act 83/1990 Legally registered at Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic and the Statistical Office Income tax exempt, according to § 13 paragraph 1 point a) of Income Tax Act 595/2003 as amended Registration number 42270081 Statute update approved by the Regional Council GWP CEE Financial Management Handbook
  6. 6. When? Self hosting discussions started in 2004 Civil Association registered in March 2013 Separate Contribution for GWP CEE Programme Implementation drafted in June 2013 GWP CEE Financial Management Handbook discussions 2013 - 2014 Rent and cooperation agreement between SHMU and GWPO terminated in September 2013 Agreement between SHMU and GWP CEE signed in September 2013 Finance visit in February 2014 Agreement between GWPO and GWP CEE signed in May 2014
  7. 7. Costs Host fee: 25,000 USD from 2003 (21,722€ as of 07/2003) until 2008 (17,730€ as of 12/2008) core funding Host fee: 870 € since 2009 Self host direct costs: 2,790 € (rental fee) plus 12,000 € (Financial Officer) Double entry accounting software, Financial Officer training and computer supported by GWPO
  8. 8. Benefits Support from the Regional Council, continuity, same office and staff Good relations with the former host institute Financial benefits, in case organization pays full host fee New fundraising opportunities Administrative benefits, less administration, lean organization Delivery on the new Strategy 2014-2019 that puts stronger emphasis on implementation Other organizations considering self hosting - European River Restoration Center and European River Prize
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention