TWINNING CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Issued by the European Commission
- Publication reference
2. Programme and Financing source
Project title: Strengthening the Information and Privacy Agency in Kosovo - KS 15 IPA JH 02 16 R
Programme title: IPA 2015/038-065/Annual Action Programme IPA 2015 for Kosovo1 - Objective 1 – Further Support to Judicial Reform in Kosovo / under direct management.
3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project duration
- Short description (5 lines) of planned objectives: Specific objective is to improve the performance of the Information and Privacy Agency (InPrA), by strengthening institutional capacities, legal and regulatory framework and public awareness on data protection and access to public
- Geographical area: Kosovo
- Maximum project duration: 30 months
4. Overall amount available for this Call for Proposals
- Eligibility: Who may apply?
Only Public Administrations and Mandated bodies as per Twinning Manual of European Union Member State may apply through European Union Member States’ National Contact Points.
For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 12.2 of the General Conditions to the grant agreement.
- Provisional notification date of results of the award process2
SELECTION AND AWARD CRITERIA
- Selection and award criteria
Selection criteria consider the operational capacity of the Component leaders mentioned in the proposal: Member State Project Leader, Resident Twinning Adviser and Component Leaders; the assessment is expressed on a Yes/No basis and a single negative evaluation of one criterion disqualifies the proposal.
Award criteria consider the merit of the main qualifying aspects of the proposal and are evaluated applying a scoring system (1 to 5):
Selection and award of the Member State will be based on an evaluation of several qualitative aspects including but not limited to the proposed methodology, the experience of the proposed RTA and PL, the experience of the administration in cooperation projects and the Member State presentation. etc.
See Annex C6 of the Twinning Manual: Administrative compliance and Eligibility grid and Annex C7 of the Twinning Manual.
- Twinning proposal and details to be provided
Twinning proposals must be submitted by the Lead Member State Administration to the EU Member States National Contact Points for Twinning following the instructions of the Twinning Manual which must be strictly observed (including the use of the template).
Only one Twinning proposal for Member State can be submitted by the Member State National Contact Points for Twinning to the Contracting Authority within the deadline for applications.
The MS application should be submitted to the Contracting Authority via the email address of Member State National Contact Points for Twinning.
9. Deadline for applications
Deadline for submission of Twinning proposals by the National Contact Points to the Contracting Authority: Tuesday, 17 September 2019.
The deadline for submission of Twinning proposals by the EU Member State Public Administrations to the corresponding National Contact Point is decided by the latter.
Any application received by the Contracting Authority after this deadline will not be considered.
2 The Contracting Authority communicates the choice of the selected Twinning partner at the latest within two weeks after the date of the selection meetings", as per page 40 of the Twinning Manual
10. Detailed information
Detailed information on this Call for Proposals is contained in the Twinning Manual and the specific project Twinning Fiches, which are available at the European Union Member States National Contact Points for Twinning.
The tentative date(s) envisaged for starting the evaluation committee meetings is: Monday, 1 October 2019.
The Member State delegation should always include the proposed PL and RTA(s)
More information is available here.