JOINT TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT, OPERATING STRUCTURE AND EU DELEGATION/ OFFICE STAFF PARTICIPATES IN THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR IPA II JTS STAFF ORGANIZED BY CBIB+ TEAM

The regional workshop for IPA II JTS staff was organised on 23rd  and 24th of  May 2017 in Durrës, Albania by CBIB+2 project and under the auspices of the European Union.

The main goal of this event was to bring together the IPA CBC community to take stock of the implementation challenges of the IPA II CBC programmes and discuss topics of a common interest. These include the implementation of technical assistance service contract, the JTS manual of procedures, ex-post monitoring and impact assessment, a monitoring system, etc.

The workshop was organized for all Western Balkans JTS and Antenna office staff of the new IPA 2014-2020 programme with participants coming from Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the workshop also participated the Operating structures and the Delegations/ Offices of the EU in Western Balkans as well as from DG NEAR (Directorate General for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations) from Brussels. The meeting gathered 44 participants. The technical working group on strategic projects was also organized back-to-back with this event, as well as several bilateral meetings (on IPA II CBC programme level).

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