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February 25, 2021

4th CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Local publication for call for proposals   Call for proposals title: Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Kosovo*- The Republic of North Macedonia under IPA II 2017 and 2018   Publication reference: EuropeAid/171111/DD/ACT/XK     The European Union Office in Kosovo is seeking proposals to foster co-operation among institutions and organization in the cross-border region in order to support sustainable economic growth and strengthen social cohesion. Two thematic priorities of the programme document are selected for this call: Thematic Priority 2: Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage and Thematic Priority 3: Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management   The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet sites: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kosovo_en http://cbc-kosovo-northmacedonia.eu    The deadline for submission of proposals is 13 April 2021 at 12:00 hrs CET.   There will be two information sessions on this call for proposals, on the following dates: - 9th March 2021 at 11:00 – 13:00 hrs - 16th March 2021 at 11:00 – 13:00 hrs   Please note that due to the current circumstances with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, information sessions with be held via WebEx. In order to be able to join the information sessions you should follow these steps: Link for the participants: 9th March 2021 - &...

January 11, 2020

Invitation to Offer – Rental office space

Ministry of Local Government Administration in the frame of IPA II is the implementing body of three Cross Border Cooperation programmes: Kosovo – North Macedonia, IPA II, 2014 – 2020; Montenegro - Kosovo, IPA II, 2014 – 2020 and Albania – Kosovo, IPA II, 2014 – 2020.   These Programmes are implemented by three Technical Assistance (TA) teams, whose Contracting Authority is the respective EU Delegation, while the implementing bodies are the state institutions in the respective countries. In the frame of the three Programmes, three AT teams are contracted and commenced the implementation as follows: TA of the Programme Kosovo – North Macedonia, Contract Nr. 2019/410-322; TA of the Programme Montenegro - Kosovo,  Contract Nr. 2019/403-185 and, TA of the Programme Albania-Kosovo, Contract Nr. 2019/ 411-818.   In the frame of the Technical Assistance programmes, we invite all interested parties to submit their offer for letting of Rental office space in Prishtina, for placing of three offices of the following CBC Programmes:   The Office of Joint Technical Secretariat, CBC Programme Kosovo – North Macedonia Antenna Office of the Joint Technical Secretariat , CBC Programme Montenegro – Kosovo and , Antenna Office of the Joint Technical Secretariat, CBC Programme Albania-Kosovo;   The Rental Office space shall fulfil the following specific conditions:   To possess the construction permit including all required documents in accordance with legislation in force; To be in a regular condition ...

March 15, 2019

Announcement for renting an office space for the needs of the IPA CBC Programme with Kosovo in Kumanovo

Republic of North Macedonia – Ministry of Local Self-government in cooperation with the Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration, in the frame of implementing the activities of the IPA CBC Programme Kosovo – North Macedonia 2014-2020: Ministry of Local Self-Government of Republic of North Macedonia launches PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT For renting an office space for the needs of the IPA CBC Programme with Kosovo in Kumanovo The office space should fulfill the following conditions: The office should be located in the city center in Kumanovo The office should be ready for immediate accommodation The office should have 40-50 m2 working space (toilet not included) with good thermic and noise isolation Fulfill the European Standards for visibility, energy efficiency, easy access and parking space (not a must) Possess access to water, electricity, internet and phone Possess heating and cooling appliances and mini kitchen with fridge Possess functional toilet The offer should include: Price in Macedonian Denars and in Euros WITHOUT VAT Location – Address of the office NOTE: Be INFORMED that the Programme is financed by the EUROPEAN UNION and are exempt from Value Added Tax. Value Added Tax CAN NOT be calculated in the price. Upon our notice for selection of the most favorable bid and before the final procedure for awarding the contract, the bidder will have to submit: Property certificate proving ownership Statement (...

January 16, 2019

REGISTRATION OPEN - Workshop for Potential Applicants

INVITATION FOR A WORKSHOP FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS IPA CBC PROGRAMME KOSOVO – THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 2014-2020   Dear Madam/Sir,   The Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) in Kosovo in partnership with the  Ministry of Local Self Government (MLSG) in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in coordination with the Contracting Authority European Union Office in Kosovo and with the technical support provided by Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) staff within the IPA II Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Kosovo - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020, invites  all interested parties to apply for attending to a two-day workshop for potential applicants.  The workshop will be organized as “project clinics” in preparation of project proposals as per requirement of the CBC Programme Kosovo*-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 2014-2020 within the 3rd call for proposal expected to be launched in forthcoming weeks by the European Union Office in Kosovo as a Contracting Authority. If you are interested to attend the workshop, we do kindly ask you to apply by completing your registration in the following link: PCM Training Registration Form,  no later than 20th of February 2019.     Additional details regarding the date, time and the venue of the workshop will be communicated to all those interested, upon completion of the registration process. Up to ...

August 17, 2018

Info Days for Second Call for Proposals

The EU Office in Kosovo in cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government Administration in Kosovo and the Ministry of Local Self-government in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and with the support of Joint Technical Secretariat organized the info days and partner search forums for the Second Call for Proposals for the IPA CBC Programme Kosovo - the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020 . The info days were organized in Prizren, Kosovo on the 15th of August 2018 and in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the 16th of August 2018 The participants representing civil society organization, regional and local government institutions, chambers of commerce, Regional development centres and agencies had the opportunity to learn in details about the opportunities under the Call for Proposals and application procedures. Representative of EU office in Kosovo initially explained the rules and regulation in details, followed by a session whereby the participants were able to address questions and clarification on the call for proposal. Furthermore, the JTS staff presented the developed tools in order to support all interested parties in establishing potential partnership within both countries. Representing the EU Office in Kosovo in the info days participated Ms. Merita Mushkolaj – CBC Task Manager and Mrs. Arbena Abrashi – EUOK Contracting and Finance Office, while Ms. Lumnije Demaj – CBC Advisor, Trim Berisha – Head of CBC programmes, ...

March 05, 2018

Exchange of best practices in implementation of EU CBC programmes in Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Cooperation with Government Office for Development and EU Cohesion Policy of Republic of Slovenia, IPA CBC Programme Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014 -2020 organized a three day exchange visit in Ljubljana, Slovenia Participants from Operating Structures in Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and representatives of JTS/antenna Office had the opportunity to learn about Slovenian experience in managing and implementing the CBC programmes and other EU financial assistance. The main purpose of the visit was to increase the basic understanding of key factors for successful Programme management, Programme objectives and their definition, monitoring practices, work of the Joint Monitoring Committee and other. During the visit the participants had the opportunity to learn the about the EU programmes Slovenia participates and the Slovenian experience with cross border cooperation, start-up challenges, short term and long term benefits, as well as the challenges Slovenia faced during the managing and implementation of the programmes. The role of the Joint Technical Secretariat and the responsibilities for better implementation of the programme and the increased visibility of the programmes, financed projects and impact of the programme/projects was presented. Also the Electronic Monitoring System and first level control was explained and discussed. In the third day, the participants went for field visit in Stanjel to projects on protection and promoting cultural and natural heritage financed by ...

October 20, 2017

5th Regional CBC Forum

EU-funded multi-beneficiary project ‘Cross-border Institution Building – CBIB+ Phase II’ in close cooperation with the Ministry of Local Self-government, under the auspices of the European Commission (EC), on the 17th  and 18th of October 2017  organized the 5th Regional CBC Forum in Struga, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.  Over 80 representatives of the institutional structures managing the EU-funded cross-border programmes under the Instruments for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA and IPA II) actively participated in this event. The participants came from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, all beneficiary territories of the financial assistance provided by the 2007-2013 IPA and 2014-2020 IPA II. The main topic of the Forum was the Evaluation of the IPA CBC Programmes 2007-2013 and lessons learned through the implementation of these programmes. Also the start of the new IPA CBC Programmes 2014-2020 was part of the discussion and the improvement of the implementation of the programmes, management of the programme, future strategic projects and performance framework was also part of the Forum work. Representing the IPA CBC Programme Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Forum participated the CBC Programme Manager Mr. Dardan Sadriu and Mrs. Aida Rexhepi-Xhemajli from the EU Office in Kosovo, representatives of the Operating Structures: the General Secretary Mrs. Rozafa Ukimeraj and Mr.Trim Berisha from the Ministry ...

August 23, 2017

Public Announcement - Training Expert – CBC Programme

IPA CBC Programme Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in coordination with the Operating Structures: Ministry of Local Government Administration and the Ministry of Local Self-government and approval from the European Union Office in Kosovo Open the following   Public Announcement   Training Expert – CBC Programme     Requested services   The training for staff of the JMC/OS will be based on the Rules of Procedure for Joint Monitoring Committee members that underline duties, obligation and responsibilities of members that are foreseen by the Framework Agreement (Article 78). These programme skills are based on comprehensive training needs analysis of the JMC/OS /JTS members.   The training will: Promote the essential team approach Provide a good working knowledge of key operational and compliance areas governing joint programme management Ensure that the trainees have a full understanding of their roles and responsibilities within the CBC programme implementing arrangements Endow the trainees with the practical skills to fully assume their roles in the various CBC implementation activities Introduce participants to strategies to deal with common programme management challenges.     Envisaged trainings will include topics: I. Communication Skills Training - Effective Communication; II. Leadership and Team Building Training Course III. Programme documents preparation for next period of IPA programme   Application for this vacancy will be open from August 23rd to 6th of September 2017.   Please ...

June 30, 2017

Info days on the Call for Proposals completed

The EU Office in Kosovo in cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government Administration in Kosovo and the Ministry of Local Self-government in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and with the support of Joint Technical Secretariat organized four info days and partner search forums whereby a presentation of the First Call for Proposals under IPA II CBC Programme Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020 has been presented to interested parties. The info days were organized in Gjilan and Prizren in Kosovo on the 20th and 21st of June 2017, while in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Kumanovo and Tetovo on the 28th and 29th of June 2017. The participants representing civil society organization, regional and local government institutions, chambers of commerce, Regional development centres and agencies, business support centres and SMEs had the opportunity to learn in details about the opportunities under the Call for Proposals and application procedures. Representative of EU office in Kosovo initially explained the rules and regulation in details, followed by a session whereby the participants were able to address questions and clarification on the call for proposal. Furthermore, the JTS staff presented the developed tools in order to support all interested parties in establishing potential partnership within both countries. Representing the Operating Structures in the Info Days participated: Mrs. Rozafa Ukimeraj – General Secretary of the Ministry of ...

June 13, 2017

European Union Office in Kosovo LAUNCHED new call for proposal

EU in Kosovo has just launched a call for proposals under the IPA II Cross Border Cooperation Kosovo- the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020 for under IPA 2014 and 2015 allocation. In line with the objectives specified in the Programme Document, the global objective of this Call for Proposals is to foster co-operation among institutions and organization in the cross-border region in order to support sustainable economic growth and strengthen social cohesion. The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome. The deadline for submission of proposals is 28 July 2017 at 16:00 hrs. An information session on this call for proposals will be held on:   Date City Place Time 20th of June 2017 Gjilan/Gnjilane Municipal Assembly (Mayor’s office, 1st floor) 11:00-13:30 21st of June 2017 Prizren Prizren Municipality 3rd floor – Conference room 11:00-13:30 28th of June 2017 Kumanovo Former committee building (Hall of the City Council of Kumanovo) Address: Ilindenska nn 1300 12:00-14:00 29th of June 2017 Tetovo Business Development Center South East European University Address: Ilindenska 335, 1200 11:00-13:30   For any assistance please do contact JTS staff based in JTS office in Gjilan and Antenna office in Kumanovo;   JTS Office Str. Gjergj Sereqi, no. 4 Gjilan, Kosovo +381 280 310538 info@cbc-ks-mk.com   Antenna Office Str. Hristijan Todorovski Karposh, no. 73 Kumanovo, the Former Yugoslav ...

May 29, 2017

On-spot check at of the Project “Prevention of HIV transmissions and drugs among resident population in the cross-border area” in Prishtina

On the 29th of May, the CBC Programme Manager Mr.Dardan Sadriu from the EU Office in Kosovo and the Joint Technical Secretariat team composed of the Head of JTS Mrs. Albertina Binaku and the Financial Manager Mr. Faton Kelmendi completed an on-spot check of the Project “Prevention of HIV transmissions and drugs among resident population in the cross-border area” at the offices of NGO Labyrinth in Prishtina. The project is implemented jointly by NGO Labyrinth in Prishtina and Civil Association HOPS-Healthy Options Project in Skopje and financed by EU Office in Kosovo and Delegation of EU in Skopje through IPA I CBC programme 2007-2013. Overall objective of the project is to contribute to sustainable social cohesion between Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo through establishing cross-border partnership in the area of HIV/drugs prevention.   Specific objectives include the following: raising awareness on prevention of HIV transmission and drug prevention among most-at-risk population in target municipalities; promoting partnership between the civil and public sector in establishing sustainable HIV prevention mechanisms; promoting cross-border co-operation between local institutions and organizations from bordering areas of Macedonia and Kosovo as valuable tool for exchange of best practices and achieving long-term results on regional level   The project was implemented for 24 months with a total budget of 426,244.00 Euro    

May 24, 2017

Joint Technical Secretariat, Operating Structure and EU Delegation/ office staff participates in the Regional workshop for IPA II JTS staff organized by CBIB+ team

On the 23rd and 24th of May 2017, JTS Staff and OS participated in the Regional Workshop for IPA II JTS Staff organized by CBIB+ in Durres, Albania. 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. From the Contracting Authority of the IPA CBC Programme Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020, representing the EU office in Kosovo participated Mr. Dardan Sadriu – Programme Manager. Representing the Operating Structures from the Ministry of Local Government Administration participated Mr. Besim Kamberaj, Mr. Trim Berisha and Mrs. Samire Jaha. Representing the Ministry of Local Self-government from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia participated Mrs. Nita Krliu Harjullai and Mr. Arsim Fidani. The workshop was organized to address several challenges the JTS/Antenna staff are facing during the implementation of the new IPA II programme. The topics of TA contract implementation, preparation of Calls for proposals, evaluation and contracting, the JTS manual and procedures, ex-post monitoring and monitoring systems were discussed during the first session of the workshop. In the second session of the workshop all the bodies related to the implementation ...

April 19, 2017

Cooperative Boundary Learning for Eco-system Management and Sustainable Development

On the 19th and 20th of April 2017, the CBC Programme Manager Mr.Dardan Sadriu from the EU Office in Kosovo and the Joint technical Secretariat Team composed of the Head of the JTS Mrs. Albertina Binaku, Antenna Project Officer Mr. Berat Limani and JTS Financial Manager Mr. Faton Kelmendi organized the 5th monitoring visits for the last implementing project of IPA I CBC Programme 2007-2013 beneficiaries, namely the project “Cooperative Boundary Learning for Eco-system Management and Sustainable Development in Sharr Mountain Region”.   Overall objective of the project is: Establishment of a ‘live’ network of academics and practitioners on cooperative transboundary learning for ecosystem management, aiming on the long term at the sustainable management of the natural resources and securing ecosystem services necessary for a good life in the Sharr mountain cross-border region.   Specific objectives consist of:  • Building up capacity, strengthening cooperation and exchange students and experiences between higher education institutions of Kosovo, Macedonia and further partners in Europe for cooperative transboundary ecosystem management.  • Creating a win-win-situation by enhancing cooperation between universities, conservation authorities, stakeholders and NGOs active in the target region integrating real life examples into teaching.   Target groups of the action are the Universities, conservation management authorities, local governmental authorities, NGOs, private sector, business communities.   The total duration of the project is 24 months ...

February 23, 2017

Fourth regional CBC Forum

EU-funded multi-beneficiary project ‘Cross-border Institution Building – CBIB+ Phase II’ in close cooperation with the European Integration Office of the Government of Serbia, under the auspices of the European Commission (EC), on the 23rd and 24th of February organized the Fourth Regional CBC Forum in Belgrade, Serbia.   Over 80 representatives of the institutional structures managing the EU-funded cross-border programmes under the Instruments for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA and IPA II) took active part in this event. The participants came from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, all beneficiary territories of the financial assistance provided by the 2007-2013 IPA and 2014-2020 IPA II.   The main topic of the Forum was the Evaluation of the IPA CBC Programmes 2007-2013 and lessons learned through the implementation of these programmes. Also the start of the new IPA CBC Programmes 2014-2020 was part of the discussion and the improvement of the implementation of the programmes, management of the programme, future strategic projects and performance framework was also part of the Forum work.   Representing the IPA CBC Programme Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Forum participated the CBC Programme Manager Mr. Dardan Sadriu and Mrs. Arbena Abrashi from the EU Office in Kosovo, representatives of the Operating Structures: the General Secretary Mrs. Rozafa Ukimeraj, Mr. Besim Kamberaj and Mr.Trim ...

October 31, 2016

Workshop for potential applicants In Gjilan and Skopje. Enhancing project preparation capacities.

The Ministry for Local Government Administration (Kosovo) and the Ministry of Local Self-government (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), as operating structures of this CBC programme under IPA II, in close cooperation with the European Union Office in Kosovo (programme Contracting Authority) and with support of the programme’s Joint Technical Secretariat, launched a visibility and publicity campaign, as well as organized two capacity building events in project preparation for potential applicants. Two two-day training events were organized on 31 October - 1 November 2016, at Restaurant Garden in Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo (60 participants), and 3 - 4 November 2016, at Hotel TCC Grand Plaza in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (55 participants). These workshops aimed at enhancing knowledge and skills of the participants to formulate and design project proposals in accordance with project cycle management (PCM) guidelines issued by the EC. The main topics of the training events were an introduction to the IPA II programme, characteristics of the grant scheme and content of the application package; the basics of project cycle management and logical framework approach (LFA), development of the LFA matrix as well as filling in the application form. As a result of the methodology used for these workshops, being a combination of presentations with plenary discussions and group exercises, the group interaction was so dynamic and the participants were so proactive that the latter regarded the events ...