Convention with the Luxembourg MEFA

The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA)

EIPA Luxembourg has been a key partner for the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA), providing various institution and competence-building assistance to countries that have applied for EU Membership and/or have association agreements with the EU. Under the 2023 Convention entered between the MFEA and EIPA Luxembourg, the latter is providing such assistance to the six Western Balkan countries, Turkey, Moldova and Ukraine. EIPA has a long-standing cooperation with the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs since 1998.

In 2023, we are delivering nearly 13 online seminars, 8 seminars on location and one consultancy project. These activities focus, among other topics, on European intellectual property law, the judiciary’s role to protect fundamental rights, the right to property, EU Consumer Rules in the Digital Single Market, the digitalisation of criminal and civil justice, and much more. Around 50% of the training targets members of the judiciary while the other 50% addresses the needs of civil servants in ministries and specialised agencies. All training activities are developed and delivered in close cooperation with governmental partners in each of the beneficiary countries, and are tailored to meet the needs of each of the partner countries and the agreed target group(s).

When delivering training activities, EIPA pays particular attention to ensuring the transfer of practical and up-to-date knowledge and know-how on a number of EU legal, institutional and policy issues, and strengthening the capacity to transpose, apply and/or enforce the rules or policies covered by the respective activities. The evaluations from the participants of the various training activities show that EIPA experts’ ability to maintain the high quality of training and their efforts to introduce a high degree of interaction in the online training, are much appreciated.

Albania

  • Common Assessment Framework (CAF) Seminar

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Financial services (Insurance)
  • Waste Management
  • Climate Change

Kosovo

  • EU Online information tools
  • Strengthening of administrative capacities in Data Protection and Cyber Security

Serbia

  • Strengthening of administrative capacities on Chapter 28 matters ‘Consumer and Health Protection’
  • Strengthening of administrative capacities in Chapter 27 matters ‘Environment’

Albania

  • EU Decision-Making Procedures

Montenegro

  • Introduction to EU environmental affairs for municipal authorities – EU Waste Framework Directive

Serbia

  • Representing Serbian national interest in EU decision making fora – EU negotiations and lobbying
  • Strengthening of administrative capacities in EU selected policy – Artificial Intelligence

Albania

  • Strengthening of judicial enforcement capacities on Chapter 5 matters “Public Procurement”
  • Strengthening of judicial enforcement capacities in ‘Freedom of expression and protection of personality

Montenegro

  • In cooperation with AJPP North Macedonia: Module 5 – EU Law Curriculum – Judicial Cooperation in civil and commercial matters
  • In cooperation with JA Serbia: ‘Judicial action against Financial crime” (i.e., anti-money laundering, organized crime, fight against financial corruption)
  • HRMA’s EU Law Curriculum for Court Staff

North Macedonia

  • In cooperation with the JTC of Montenegro: Module 5 – EU Law Curriculum – Judicial Cooperation in civil and commercial matters
  • Train the Trainers on EU law
  • Presentation of Reference Book on EU law for the use of Academy’s trainers

Serbia

  • Strengthening of judicial enforcement capacities in a selected EU matter as part of the Academy’s training programme
  • In cooperation with the JTC of Montenegro: ‘Judicial action against Financial crime” (i.e., anti-money laundering, organised crime, fight against financial corruption)

Turkey

  • Introduction to EU legal affairs of the Directorate’s recently recruited junior experts
  • Strengthening of administrative capacities in Chapter 23 matters ‘Judiciary and Fundamental Rights’
  • Strengthening of administrative capacities in Chapter 24 matters ‘Justice, Freedom and Security’

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