Development cooperation projects 2005

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DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION WITH MOLDOVA IN 2005

Title

Duration / Venue

Implementer

Description

Budget

Support to Moldova in strengthening the administrative capacity for border guard and control, and surveillance of foreigners

19.06. – 31.12. / Moldova and Latvia

State

Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia

10 missions were carried out to strengthen Moldovan border by transferring Latvian experience and recommendations to the Moldovan Border Guard. Areas of support – legislation and institutional issues, personnel training, drafting of project proposals for applying for EU funding, cynology issues, administering of "green border", organization of border–crossing points, Moldova - Ukraine border monitoring, communication technologies, etc.

Total:

38 121 LVL

MFA – 19 627 LVL;

Co-financing from CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) – 15 929 LVL, and UNDP Moldova – 2 565 LVL

Support to Moldova in enhancing the administrative capacity for managing and reforming the penitentiary system

05.09. – 31.12. / Moldova and Latvia

The Latvian Prison Administration

Within the project, Moldovan experts learned about the organization of the Latvian Prison Administration, visited the Probation Service and several prisons. Issues about prisoners' social rehabilitation and improvement of security of penitentiary institutions were discussed. Special attention was paid to the personnel training of Moldovan penitentiary institutions; with the co-financing of CIDA, the Moldovan Training Centre was provided with computers.

Total:

16 360 LVL

MFA – 8 860 LVL; co-financing from

CIDA – 7 500 LVL

Support to Moldova in collection of customs duties and improvement of transparency of the Moldovan Customs Service

16.07. – 24.08. / Moldova and Latvia

Latvian Logistics and Customs Brokers Association

Latvian experts during two working visits provided recommendations to the Moldovan side regarding the necessary amendments in legislation and practical tasks with the goal to improve transparency of the Moldovan Customs Service, improve the collection of taxes, and develop a Moldovan customs brokers institution in the normative acts and in praxis.

Total:

5 500 LVL (MFA)

Transfer of Latvia's experience in establishing of a coordination model for EU integration matters in Moldova

27.06. - 28.06 / Moldova

Latvian experts on European integration

Seminars and discussions were organized for the Moldovan government officials and NGO sector about EU co-ordination issues both on a level of a ministry, and on a government level.

Total:

1 391 LVL (MFA)

First International Summer School on public administration

25. -29.07. / Latvia

Latvian State Chancellery,

State Administration School, Vidzeme University College, Riga School of Economy

The Latvian MFA supported participation of three Moldovan representatives of public institutions in the Summer School on public administration. The participants were trained on issues of results based budget planning, policy programme planning and management efficiency, human resources, as well as the role of ethics in public administration.

2 515 LVL (MFA)

Strengthening the capacity of the Moldovan municipalities

11.12. -14.12. / Latvia

Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

The Moldovan representatives were informed about Latvia's experience in developing of an authority and fiscal decentralization model. Seminars were delivered on sustainable and efficient existence of municipalities.

Total:

5 490 LVL (MFA)

Conference "Baltic EU Integration: Recommendations for Moldova"

04.07. - 06.07 / Moldova

Latvian experts on European integration

Two Latvian experts participated in the conference with presentations on Latvia's EU integration experience. The conference was organized by the Moldovan MFA and the British embassy to Moldova. The goal of the conference was to promote cooperation between government institutions in Moldova and the Baltic States on issues of European Integration.

2 041 LVL (MFA)

Cost - sharing agreement with UNDP Moldova for project implementation

15.12. /

Moldova

UNDP Moldova,

Latvian Saeima (Parliament)

The agreement was signed to ensure the co-financing of the project of UNDP Moldova - "Institutional capacity building for Moldavan Parliament"

Total:

631 282 LVL

MFA – 14 056 LVL,

UNDP Moldova – 232 000 LVL

DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION WITH GEORGIA IN 2005

Title

Duration / Venue

Implementer

Description

Budget

The Latvian – Georgian NGO Forum

05.10. - 07.10./ Georgia

Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS)

The forum gathered NGO representatives of Latvia and Georgia with the aim to exchange their experience and specify future cooperation projects in the areas of European integration, education and health.

Total:

20 829LVL

MFA – 6 386 LVL

Provision of support to Georgian Municipal Association in capacity building and strengthening local democracy

23.11. – 27.11. / Latvia

Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

The project was organized to share Latvian experience with Georgian representatives in developing its municipal system. Seminars were organized on the implementation of municipal reforms, provision of public utilities services to the society, and development of the municipal election process.

Total:

5 000 LVL (MFA)

Strengthening the mass media sector of Georgia in the process of European integration

12.12. - 19.12./ Latvia

The Latvian Saeima (Parliament)

A delegation of Georgian journalists visited Latvia's institutions, met with Latvian officials and journalists to discuss Latvia's experience in the EU integration process.

Total:

9 707 LVL (MFA)