Mardi 8 novembre 2016
10.30-12.00 (registration from 10.10)
EPC Auditorium (3rd floor), 14-16 Rue du Trône, 1000 Brussels
The European Policy Centre is pleased to invite you to this Policy Dialogue with :
Auditor, European Court of Auditors
Director of Programme, CEP Belgrade
Independent Researcher and Policy Analyst, Prishtina
Head of Unit for Kosovo and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) seeks to help the Balkan aspirants’ reform efforts, preparing them for the rights and obligations affixed to EU membership. The expiry of the 2006 Council regulation covering IPA for the period 2007-2013, and the ensuing need to establish a fresh legal basis, presented the European Commission with the opportunity to upgrade its previous assistance to the Balkans. Hence, the new IPA regulation for 2014-2020 – IPA II – brought a number of changes in order to ensure that the EU pre-accession funds are more closely linked to results on enlargement priorities, such as democracy and governance, rule of law or growth and competitiveness, within the framework of pre-defined sectors in the beneficiary countries and on the basis of a more systematic use of sector budget support. With the IPA mid-term review now coming up in 2017, the time is ripe to revisit the underpinning logic of the IPA II approach. Is the new regulation the right tool to achieve these objectives ? How can the instrument be further fine-tuned ?
Our speakers will address these and other questions, drawing largely, but not exclusively, on the experience of Serbia and Kosovo.
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