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CoE EaP Facility   Council of Europe Eastern Partnership Facility

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/03/2011 - 31/12/2014
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Office of the Director General of Programmes
4 800 000
Documents/Links:
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (55 Activities) Narrative
    To provide support to the reform processes in the EaP countries through a multilateral approach and to bring them closer to Council of Europe and EU standards in core areas covered by the Eastern Partnership Platform 1 “Democracy, good governance and stability”.

     

     

     
    Project Purpose 1      2011/DG I/JP/2632   Enhancing judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries 923 995 
    To support and enhance the on-going process of reform of the judiciary with a view to increasing the independence, efficiency, transparency, accountability and accessibility of the judicial systems of the participating beneficiary countries, through intensive information exchange and best practice sharing. Gaps in legislation and practice are identified for each of the beneficiary countries;
    Best practices and recommendations are formulated and presented to the authorities;
    The obstacles to an effective reform of the judiciary are discussed and solutions are formulated.
     
    CoE reports, including CEPEJ, Venice Commission;
    Experts’ feedback and Secretariat mission reports;
    IGO, Media, NGO reports;
    Ministries of Justice reports.
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to legal reforms;
    Availability of funds;
    Availability of national and international experts.
     
    Expected Result 1.1 Legal and practical obstacles to the implementation of the applicable European standards as regards judicial reform in the beneficiary countries are identified through intensive information exchange and best practice sharing.
    3 Working Groups (WGs) are established;
    Meetings of the WGs are held for each subject;
    Reports are prepared, including findings, best practice examples and recommendations for each country;
    Reports are approved by the WGs.

    Minutes of the WG meetings;
    List of participants in WGs;
    Experts’ feedback and Secretariat mission reports;
    Reports by participants in the WG meetings
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to legal reforms;
    Availability of funds;
    Availability of national and international experts.
    Expected Result 1.2 Dissemination of the project’s recommendations and best practice among key national authorities and stakeholders at the national level with a view to adjusting national judicial reform policies in the identified areas of concern.
    The reports are translated, published and disseminated;
    Policy round tables and conferences are held;
    The follow-up to the recommendations is discussed and national authorities take them on board.

    Translations, publications and records of distribution;
    Experts’ feedback and Secretariat mission reports;
    IGO, Media, NGO reports;
    Ministries of Justice reports
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to legal reforms;
    Availability of funds for activities and further reforms;
    Availability of national and international experts;
    Recommendations are effectively distributed.
    Project Purpose 2      2011/DG I/JP/2523   Eastern Partnership - Cooperation against Cybercrime (Cyber@EAP) 724 040 
    to strengthen the capacities of criminal justice authorities of Eastern Partnership countries to cooperate effectively against cybercrime in line with European and international instruments and practices - The standards and practices of Eastern Partnership countries are more in line with international standards, including in particular the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime  - Assessment reports prepared for each country   
    Expected Result 2.1 Eastern Partnership countries have defined strategic priorities regarding cybercrime and assessed measures taken
    - Document (declaration or similar) on regional and domestic priorities regarding cybercrime adopted by Eastern Partnership countries
    - Assessment reports adopted for each Eastern Partnership country

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
     
    Agreed priorities and recommendations of assessment reports are implemented by governments
    Expected Result 2.2 Eastern Partnership countries are provided with the tools for action against cybercrime
    - 6 regional workshops on specific tools against cybercrime carried out
    - Recommendations adopted regarding steps to be taken in each country
    - Country-specific advice provided and progress assessed

     
    The tools and knowledge provided are translated into action by governments
    Expected Result 2.3 Eastern Partnership countries participate more actively in international cybercrime efforts
    - Level of participation of Eastern Partnership countries in international activities on cybercrime

     
    Participants feed knowledge back into their work and exploit the opportunities provided by international events
    Project Purpose 3      2011/DG I/JP/2524   Strengthen Good Governance and Fight against Corruption in EaP 1 126 365 
    To enhance good governance and strengthen the capacities of the public administration and criminal justice sector in order to effectively prevent and fight corruption in line with the Council of Europe Conventions and other international treaties The standards and practices of Eastern Partnership countries are in line with international standards, including in particular the Council of Europe Conventions against Corruption and other treaties and instruments

     
    Assessment reports prepared for each country:

    Final result reports/activity synopsis


    Final evaluation report and final project report
     
    Political will and cooperation with all relevant institutions supports actions as agreed and committed by EaP partner countries.

    Agreed priorities and recommendations of assessment reports are implemented by governments

    The tools and knowledge provided are translated into action by governments

    Countries feed knowledge/technical advice received into their specific reform
     
    Expected Result 3.1 Eastern Partnership countries have defined and are committed to apply policy and prevention measures concerning enhancement of good governance and the fight against corruption
    3 regional workshops and 2 Regional Conferences on specific tools on good governance and Fight against corruption are carried out

    Methodologies in identifying the underlining causes of corruption presented and finalised through a regional conference and published for wider dissemination

    Document (declaration or similar) on regional and domestic priorities regarding good governance and the fight against corruption adopted by Eastern Partnership countries

    Assessment reports on actions adopted for each Eastern Partnership country

    Project reports

    External evaluation report
     
    Agreed priorities and recommendations of assessment reports are implemented by governments
    Expected Result 3.2 Eastern Partnership countries are provided with the tools for effective law enforcement and implementation of legal frameworks when fighting economic crime
    2 regional workshops and 1 regional Conference on Analysis and Typologies on laundering the proceeds of corruption carried out

    Recommendations on Typologies on laundering the proceeds of corruption adopted

    Country-specific advice provided and progress assessed

    3 Specialized Trainings provided and training manuals made available for each country to be used and specially tailored

    Project reports

    External evaluation report

    Typology Reports

    List of recommendations / adopted
     
    The tools and knowledge provided are translated into action by governments
    Expected Result 3.3 Pilot: Eastern Partnership countries efficiently apply and implement European and international standards on good governance and the fight against corruption when addressing their specific needs.
    Level of specific reforms in each Eastern Partnership countries improved due to specially tailored advice (through each Pilot Country activity)

    Pilot Activity Report/Result

    Assesment Reports and Recommendations/Advice
     
    Countries feed knowledge/technical advice received into their specific reform
    Project Purpose 4      2011/DPA/JP/2466   Support to free and fair elections in the EaP countries 935 900 
    To support electoral standards especially in pre-electoral periods.

    More specifically,
    to provide training to the electoral administration on specific issues;
    to create a platform among national NGOs for the training of national observers;
    to raise voters awareness of the electoral process and participation in it.

    The electoral process are organised and run smoothly
    The number of electoral disputes decreases
    Participation rates increase, especially among young voters.
     
    National and international election observers reports;
    Statistics on electoral disputes
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to reforms;
    Availability of funds;
    Availability of national and international experts.
     
    Expected Result 4.1 NGOs are better prepared to fulfil their role as observers and provide constructive criticism on the electoral process.
    A platform is created and an exchange of experiences and skills is set up.

    National and international election observers reports;
    Statistics on electoral disputes
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to reforms;
    Availability of funds;
    Availability of national and international experts.
    Expected Result 4.2 Voters are better aware of their role in the functioning of democratic elections and increase their participation.
    Participation is increased and phenomena such as family voting are reduced

    National and international election observers reports.

    Statistics on electoral disputes
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to reforms;
    Availability of funds;
    Availability of national and international experts.
    Project Purpose 5      2011/CDL/JP/2652   CoE Facility - capacity building of electoral administrations 300 000 
    To ensure the implementation of the principles of the European electoral heritage, especially in pre-electoral periods The electoral process is organised and run in conformity with European standards.
     
    National and international election observers reports.  The authporities of the targeted countries are willing to co-operate on issues of common interest 
    Expected Result 5.1 Electoral administrations are better prepared to fulfil their tasks (training on specific issues provided)
    European standards are better implemented and the electoral process runs smoothly

    National and international election observers reports;
    Statistics on electoral disputes
     
    Political stability in the beneficiary countries;
    Wide policy support and commitment to reforms;
    Availability of funds;
    Availability of national and international experts.
    Project Purpose 6      2011/DG PROG/JP/2634   Transversal component: co-ordination and visibility 289 700 
    Co-ordination: Transversal activities will aim at ensuring an overall co-ordination in the implementation of the thematic components, as well as at giving appropriate visibility to CoE and EU action under the Facility as a whole. Such activities would notably include kick-off, mid-term and wrap-up transversal Steering Committee meetings combined with media events. Other visibility actions, notably creation and updating of the Facility’s website, are also envisaged.      
    Expected Result 6.1 Transversal Steering Committees: to enable all main partners involved (CoE, EU & national authorities) to be provided with updated information on progress in projects’ implementation and to assess impact of projects in targeted areas. The mission of the Steering Committee is to assess and to guide the Facility’s projects’ implementation: ensuring that the deliverables meet the requirements which were set, advising on decisions on the requirements for the Facility’s projects, assessing the monitoring and audit results and supervising a communication campaign following the visibility guidelines concerning, notably, acknowledgement of EU financing.

     
    Expected Result 6.2 Visibility actions: The proposed Facility will follow the latest visibility guidelines concerning acknowledgement of EU financing.
    Key results will be communicated to all governmental, non-governmental and other stakeholders. All reports and publications produced shall be widely disseminated. For this purpose, a website will be created and regularly updated. All activities will adhere to the European Union requirements for visibility on EU-funded activities, as described in the published “EU Visibility Guidelines” . This shall include, but not be limited to, press releases and briefings, reports, seminars, workshops, events, publications, websites and any promotional items.


     



     
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