Cooperation 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 2021 Convention entered between the MFEA and EIPA Luxembourg, the latter is providing such assistance to six West Balkan countries and Turkey.

In 2021, we are delivering nearly 30 webinars focusing 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.

EIPA has a long-standing cooperation with the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs since 1998. The current 2021 Convention with the Ministry also provides for initiation of a targeted consultancy project, where EIPA will support the Albanian School of Public Administration in its institutional reform efforts.

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