EU opens negotiations for framework agreement with Armenia
Negotiations on a new, legally binding and overarching agreement with Armenia will be opened by the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini, following a decisionby the Foreign Affairs Council on 12 October.
The new agreement will replace the current EU-Armenia partnership and cooperation agreement, aiming to further develop and strengthen comprehensive cooperation with Armenia in all areas of mutual interest within the Eastern Partnership framework.
The official launching of negotiations is planned before the end of the year. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
Clima East Expert Facility: Announcement of the Round 5 Call for Applications:
31 October 2015 cut-off date
The Clima East Expert Facility (CEEF) remains open for applications for support from eligible organisations involved with climate actions, targeting both mitigation and adaptationin Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The Clima East Expert Facility will close the fifth application window on the 31st October 2015. The Expert Facility is one of the channels through which the European Commission funded Clima East project provides technical assistance to Partner Countries’ stakeholders to facilitate the development, adoption and implementation of effective and appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and actions.
Through this Expert Facility, eligible applicants from Partner Countries are able to request specific and dedicated short term expert support of up to 50 expert man-days per application to assist in defined tasks that will contribute to achieving results on the ground in climate change policy and action.
Applications to the Expert Facility must correspond to one or more of Clima East’s targeted result areas and should be able to demonstrate direct relevance to Climate Policy and its implementation. Guidance on eligibility for support and on the application and approval process is set out in the Expert Facility Application Guide downloadable below, alongside the CEEF leaflet in national languages.
Applications may be submitted through two distinct ‘Tracks’, as follows:
- Track 1 is open to individual eligible organisations.
- Under Track 2 the Expert Facility seeks collaborative applications from two or more beneficiary organisations. This track is aimed at enabling sectoral ministries, other national or local administrative bodies, and in particular civil society organisations, to contribute successfully to the definition, development and delivery of national climate policy and actions.
Regional applications involving more than one country are also welcome.
The Expert Facility will remain open only as long as funds are available. Therefore, we encourage all interested parties to come forward with their applications by the 31 October 2015 cut-off date.