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(Joint Programmes)
PCF-V.2-LocalDem   V.2. Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
JP Active  
Coordinating DG:
Office of the Director General of Programmes
2 570 000
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    Overall Objectives
    (121 Activities) Narrative
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    Project Purpose 1      2015/DG II/JP/3262   PCF-Enhancing local democracy -Regional (Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance) 1 285 000 
    Support the ongoing process of reform of local government in participating countries Enhanced legal, policy and regulatory framework on local government in general and on inter-municipal co-operation (IMC) and local finance in particular, which is based on European best practice standards, is developed using CoE tools in at least 3 beneficiary countries;
     
    Survey conducted on the LSG functioning by stakeholders and services users;
    Press and NGOs coverage;
    Statistical data;
    Reports from the branches of the central and local authorities; Assessments of the situation as regards LSG reform by national and international organisations;
    Analysis of relevant legislation;
    Meetings reports and experts reports.
     
    Lower priority given to reform as the territorial integrity of the EaP countries is currently at certain risk;

    The national co-ordinators/partners and other beneficiary institutions may not co-operate and co-ordinate their work sufficiently to produce optimal results from the Project activities and publications


     
    Expected Result 1.1 Consistency of the legislative framework is improved and new by-laws are streamlined in at least three beneficiary countries and targeted recommendations are developed for the joint use
    Recommendations on improved provision of services at local/regional level are prepared and submitted to the national authorities in at least 3 beneficiary countries, taking into account efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness, including through improved IMC;
    Representatives of the central and local authorities from the beneficiary countries obtain an in-depth understanding of various steps relevant to improved IMC mechanisms (IMC ladder) and use the knowledge in their daily work;
    Recommendations for municipal territorial consolidation (including IMC) are formulated to at least 3 beneficiary countries;
    New IMC arrangements are created in at least 2 countries.

    Survey conducted on the LSG functioning by stakeholders and services users;
    Press and NGOs coverage;
    Statistical data;
    Reports from the branches of the central and local authorities; Assessments of the situation as regards LSG reform by national and international organisations;
    Analysis of relevant legislation;
    Meetings reports and experts reports.
     
    Halted development of LSG due to multiple actors’ specific interests and lack of political commitment;
    While the interest in the Project’s activities should be strong, there is a risk of insufficient readiness of the participants to take the new methods on board and further implement them
    Expected Result 1.2 European standard local finance benchmarking tool is further developed and the adapted domestic versions are available
    Concrete recommendations on structured benchmarking and bench-learning approaches for all stakeholders, including central and local authorities themselves, are developed at the regional level, namely, as concerns local finance, as well as European standards of local finance benchmarking;
    At least 12 municipalities from 4 countries improve their financial management in the light of on expert appraisals based on nationally adapted versions of the Local Finance Benchmarking

    Survey conducted on the LSG functioning by stakeholders and services users;
    Press and NGOs coverage;
    Statistical data;
    Reports from the branches of the central and local authorities; Assessments of the situation as regards LSG reform by national and international organisations;
    Analysis of relevant legislation;
    Meetings reports and experts reports.
     
    Halted development of LSG due to multiple actors’ specific interests and lack of political commitment;
    While the interest in the Project’s activities should be strong, there is a risk of insufficient readiness of the participants to take the new methods on board and further implement them
    Project Purpose 2      2015/Congress/JP/3263   PCF-Congress - Enhancing Local Democracy - Regional 1 285 000 
    V.2.1. Support the ongoing process of reform of local government in participating countries;

    V.2.2. Promote ethical behaviour by locally elected representatives in the region;
    -Legislation for Local self-government is improved

    -Local authorities co-operate among themselves and voice their interests
     
    Monitoring reports of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities  Continuous commitment of national authorities to further develop and implement decentralisation reforms

    Political commitment and motivation of local authorities involved

    Committed and motivated local stakeholders, including NGOs

    Constructive involvement of civil society

    Readiness of local elected representatives to deal with more responsibilities and to lead for change

     
    Expected Result 2.1 V.2.1.1. Consistency of the legislative framework is improved and new by-laws are streamlined in at least three beneficiary countries and targeted recommendations are developed for the joint use;
    In at least 3 beneficiary countries (GEO, MOL, UKR), the proportion of the Council of Europe Congress recommendations that are implemented is increased, particularly on decentralisation of competences, financial autonomy of local self-governance and citizens’ participation;
    At least 60% of mayors, participants of the leadership workshops, reported that they use the knowledge and skills received during the leadership programme for mayors in their decision-making and daily activities;
    Joint regional projects among municipalities of different EaP countries are initiated through networking of local elected representatives from at least 4 EaP countries (ARM, GEO, MOL, UKR).

    Legal acts
    Policy guidelines
    Beneficiaries’ feedback and active contribution in the workshops
    Project reports
    Peer review reports and recommendations
    Feedback from participants
     
    Continuous commitment of national authorities to further develop and implement decentralisation reforms

    Political commitment and motivation of local authorities involved

    Committed and motivated local stakeholders, including NGOs

    Readiness of local elected representatives to deal with more responsibilities and to lead for change
    Expected Result 2.2 V.2.2.1. More efficient, transparent and ethical governance at local level is developed in at least three EaP countries;
    In at least 5 beneficiary countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), dialogue with citizens and their involvement in public life and local decision-making is developed and set up in several municipalities;

    In at least 50% of municipalities that participated in the programme the compliance with public ethics standards by local elected representatives and staff has increased which results in increased citizens’ confidence in their local elected representatives.

    Reports of piloting municipalities
    Peer review reports and recommendations
    Beneficiaries’ feedback
    Reports of piloting municipalities and feedback of different stakeholders
    Tools introduced and reports on their impacts
    Survey and evaluation documents
    Training documents
    Media reports
     
    Political commitment and motivation of local authorities involved

    Committed and motivated local stakeholders, including NGOs

    Constructive involvement of civil society

    Readiness of local elected representatives to deal with more responsibilities



     
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