Successful Preparation and Implementation of Twinning Projects


21 Sep 2017 to 22 Sep 2017


European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE  Maastricht


Global Europe

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Event Description

What is this course about?
From among the many cooperation mechanisms developed by the European Union, Twinning has been one of the most extensively and successfully applied institution-building programmes over the past years. It has assisted the new Member States and the (potential) candidates in preparing for EU accession, and in the full adoption of the acquis. Since 2005, Twinning has also been applied in the countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). 

How will it help you?
This seminar will help you to plan and implement successful Twinning projects. In particular, you will be able to:

  • deepen your knowledge about the Twinning instrument and share practical experiences with colleagues from other countries;
  • get all the relevant tools and insights for analysing Twinning fiches and become more aware of the risks and opportunities associated with any given Twinning project;
  • acquire practical skills to prepare both a written proposal as well as the oral selection procedure (the ‘beauty contest’), thus enhancing your chances of winning a Twinning project;
  • strenghten your capacities to manage and implement a Twinning project.

Who will benefit the most?
The seminar is intended for civil servants of the EU Member States and of the beneficiary countries, including representatives of the ‘mandated bodies’, involved into the preparation and implementation of Twinning projects.


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