IPA CSF Programming Committee Meeting Held in Brussels

IPA CSF Programming Committee Meeting Held in Brussels
December 28, 2012
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On 14th December, the IPA CSF/TACSO Programming Committee was convoked by the DG Enlargement with the aim to inform European networks and seek their comments on the up-coming plans with regards to IPA CSF activities. On the occasion of the meeting, which was attended by around 10 representatives of European networks, organizations were informed that the P2P instrument has been moved to the CSF unit and new person is handling the programmes 2013 until the P2P is taken over by TACSO in Phase 3. The programme 2013 is still open for suggestions, so organization are invited to give proposal for topics of study and exchange visits. TACSO 3 (2013-2015) tendering procedure will start in January, while a feasibility study is current being subcontracted to map out concrete actors who could take over the TACSO functions per country. The feasibility study to be conducted in 1st quarter of 2013 will include wide consultation with local CSOs and stakeholders. Civil society support strategy under IPA II 2014-2020 was also discussed. DG Enlargement will organize a regional consultation in Brussels end of February 2013 in which 5 representatives per country covering 8 sectors will be invited to attend.

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