From among the many cooperation mechanisms developed by the European Union, Twinning has been one of the most extensively and successfully applied institution-building programmes over the past years. It has assisted the new Member States and the (potential) candidates in preparing for EU accession, and in the full adoption of the acquis communautaire. Since 2005, Twinning has also been applied in the countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
The objectives of the seminar are:
- to bring together public officials and other persons involved (or planning to be involved) in Twinning projects, both from the Member States and the beneficiary countries, so that they can share their knowledge and practical experiences, identify essential cooperation issues and extend their network;
- for participants to achieve an in-depth understanding of all components of the process of preparation and implementation of a Twinning project;
- to discuss and analyse from the practical point of view the main opportunities and challenges of the Twinning project as an effective cooperation tool within the context of the EU integration process;
- to develop and enhance practical skills in drafting the necessary documents linked to the preparation of a Twinning project (Fiche/Logframe, Twinning proposal, Twinning contract).