Service for foreign policy instruments (FPI)

Key documents

Key documents

FPI Annual Activity Report 2017
Year: 2017
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2016
Year: 2016
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

2016_aar_annexes_en.pdf

FPI Annual Activity Report 2011 Annexes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
Year: 2011
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2011 Annex 3 – Financial Reports
Year: 2011
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2011
Year: 2011
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2012 Annexes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Year: 2012
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2012
Year: 2012
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2013
Year: 2013
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2014
Year: 2014
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

FPI Annual Activity Report 2015 and Annexes
Year: 2015
Service/DG: FPI Annual Reports
Type of report: FPI Annual Activity Report and Annexes

Legal basis
REGULATION (EU) 2017/2306 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 December 2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace
Year: 2017
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Legal basis

REGULATION (EU) No 230/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2014 establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace
Year: 2014
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Legal basis

Archive
REGULATION (EC) No 1717/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 15 November 2006 establishing an Instrument for Stability
Year: 2006
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Legal basis (IcSP) / Archive

Annual Reports
2016 EU annual report on the EU's development and external policies and their implementation
Year: 2016
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual Reports

2015 EU annual report on the EU's development and external policies and their implementation
Year: 2015
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual Reports

Archive
The Instrument for Stability Annual Reports and annexes
Year: 2007-2011
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual reports (IcSP) / Archive

The Instrument for Stability Annual Reports and annexes
Year: 2012 - 2013
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual reports (IcSP) / Archive

Strategy Papers and Multiannual Indicative Programmes
IcSP Strategy Paper 2014-2020 and Multiannual indicative Programme 2014-2017 - Annex
Year: 2014-2020
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Strategy Papers and Multiannual Indicative Programmes

IcSP Strategy Paper 2014-2020 and Multiannual indicative Programme 2014-2017 - Commission Decision
Year: 2014-2020
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Strategy Papers and Multiannual Indicative Programmes

Archive
Strategy Paper of the Instrument for Stability
Year: 2012-2013
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Strategy papers (icSP ) / Archive

Strategy Paper of the Instrument for Stability
Year: 2007-2011
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Strategy papers (icSP ) / Archive

Annual Action Programmes
IcsP Annual Action Programme 2014 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2014
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

IcSP Annual Action Programme 2015 – Crisis Preparedness Component (Article 4)
Year: 2015
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace: Commission adopted 2016 Annual Action Programme (Article 4)
Year: 2016
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

Annual action programme 2017 for the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace - Conflict prevention, peace-building and crisis preparedness component
Year: 2017
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

Archive
IfS Annual Action Programme 2007 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2007
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual action (icSP ) / Archive

IfS Annual Action Programme 2008 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2008
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual action (icSP ) / Archive

IfS Annual Action Programme 2009 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2009
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual action (icSP ) / Archive

IfS Annual Action Programme 2010 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2010
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual action (icSP ) / Archive

IfS Annual Action Programme 2011 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2011
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual action (icSP ) / Archive

IfS Annual Action Programme 2012 – Crisis Preparedness Component
Year: 2012
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Annual action (icSP ) / Archive

Civil Society Consultations
2015 Consultation with Civil Society under the IcSP
Year: 2015
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Civil Society Consultations

Civil Society Dialogue Network Meeting – Minutes
Year: 2016
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Civil Society Consultations

Civil Society Dialogue Network Meeting – Minutes
Year: 2016
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Civil Society Consultations

IcSP evaluations
IcSP Midterm Evaluation (2014-mid 2017) Report
Year: 2017
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IcSP evaluations

IcSP Midterm Evaluation (2014-mid 2017) Annex
Year: 2017
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IcSP evaluations

IfS evaluations and impact assessments
Evaluation of the Instrument for Stability Crisis Preparedness Component (2007-2013), Final Report, June 2014
Year: 2014
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IfS evaluations and impact assessments

Evaluation of the Instrument for Stability Crisis Preparedness Component (2007-2013) – Executive Summary, March 2014 – ES version
Year: 2014
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IfS evaluations and impact assessments

Evaluation of the Instrument for Stability Crisis Preparedness Component (2007-2013) – Executive Summary, March 2014 – FR version
Year: 2014
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IfS evaluations and impact assessments

Evaluation of the Instrument for Stability Crisis Preparedness Component (2007-2013) – Executive Summary, March 2014 - EN version
Year: 2014
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IfS evaluations and impact assessments

Evaluation of the Instrument for Stability – Crisis Response Component (2007 - 2013)
Year: 2016
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IfS evaluations and impact assessments

20161115_evaluation_final_report_vol2.pdf

The objective of this instrument evaluation is to provide stakeholders in the European Union and the wider public an independent assessment of the overall implementation of the IfS Crisis Response Component (IfS CRC).

 

Evaluation of the Instrument for Stability – Crisis Response Component (2007 - 2013) - Executive Summary, September 2016 – ES version
Year: 2016
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: IfS evaluations and impact assessments

Archive
Impact assessment accompanying IfS 2006 regulation, December 2011
Year: 2011
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: ifs (icSP ) / Archive

Thematic Evaluation of European Commission Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building
Year: 2011
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: ifs (icSP ) / Archive

Evaluation of the Crisis Response and Preparedness Components of the European Union’s Instrument for Stability, July 2011
Year: 2011
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: ifs (icSP ) / Archive

2009 stocktaking and scoping of the Peace-building Partnership
Year: 2009
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: ifs (icSP ) / Archive

Manual of Indicators for the IcSP
Manual of Indicators for the IcSP
Year: 2018
Service/DG: The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)
Type of report: Manual of Indicators for the IcSP

manual_of_indicators_annex.pdf

Annual Action Programmes
Decision under Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2018
Year: 2018
Service/DG: Partnership Instrument
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

decision-2018-aap-annexes.zip

Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2018
Year: 2018
Service/DG: Partnership Instrument
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

Individual Measures

 

Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2017
Year: 2017
Service/DG: Partnership Instrument
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

ann_1_-_action_fiche_for_eu-china_energy_cooperation_platform_ececp.pdf
ann_2_-_action_fiche_for_energy_efficiency_in_argentina.pdf
ann_3_-_action_fiche_for_support_to_the_india_eu_clean_energy_and_climate.pdf
ann_4_-_action_fiche_for_support_to_urban_action_planning_eu_international_urban.pdf
ann_5_-_action_fiche_for_support_to_covenant_of_mayors_initiatives_cooperation_with_the_jrc.pdf
ann_6_-_action_fiche_for_promoting_biodiversity_and_sustainability_in_the_agriculture_and_food_sector.pdf
ann_7_-_action_fiche_for_environmental_diplomacy_in_g7g20.pdf
ann_8_-_action_fiche_for_responsible_business_conduct_in_latin_america_and_caribbean.pdf
ann_9_-action_fiche_for_promoting_economic_empowerment_of_women_at_work_through_rbc_latin_america_and_caribbean.pdf
ann_10_-_action_fiche_for_promoting_economic_empowerment_of_women_at_work_through_responsible_business_conduct_g7_countries_.pdf
ann_11_-_action_fiche_for_strengthening_the_eu_india_cooperation_and_dialogue_on_migration_and_mobility.pdf
ann_12_-_action_fiche_for_schuman_fulbright_fellowships.pdf
ann_13_-_action_fiche_for_support_to_civil_society_participation_in_the_implementation_of_eu_trade_agreements.pdf
ann_14_-_action_fiche_for_public_and_cultural_diplomacy.pdf
ann_15_-_action_fiche_for_eu-_china_partnership_facility.pdf
ann_16_-_action_fiche_for_eu-_mexico_sector_dialogues_support_facility.pdf
ann_17_-_action_fiche_for_support_to_project_cycle_management.pdf
ann_18_-_action_fiche_for_policy_support_facility_psf.pdf
ann_19_-_action_fiche_for_technical_assistance_and_information_exchange_taiex.pdf

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/20021, and in particular Article 84 (2) thereof

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action2, and in particular Article 2(1)thereof

Whereas:

(1) The objectives pursued by the annual action programme to be financed under the Partnership Instrument3 are to advance and promote Union and mutual interests through cooperation with third countries. The Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision on the first Multiannual Indicative Programme for the Partnership Instrument for the period 2014-20174. In line with the Multiannual Indicative Programme, this annual action programme includes measures in the following areas: support for the Union's cooperation partnership strategies, cooperation on global challenges, implementation of the international dimension of the "Europe 2020" strategy and promotion of the Unions internal policies abroad, support for economic and trade relations as well as promotion of the Union's values and interests;

(2) TThe action entitled "EU-China Energy Cooperation Platform (ECECP)" aims to promote and enhance the cooperation between EU and China on clean energy by supporting the implementation of the EU China Roadmap on Energy Cooperation signed in 2016. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(3) The action entitled "Energy Efficiency in Argentina" aims to support Argentina in its effort to shape a more sustainable, environment-friendly and efficient energy sector. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(4) The action entitled "Support to the India – EU Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP)" aims to reinforce cooperation between EU and India on climate change and energy with a view to ensure a secure, clean, affordable and reliable energy supply for all and to progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(5) The action entitled "Support to Urban Action Planning – EU International Urban Cooperation Programme" aims to strengthen the impact of international city-to-city cooperation on sustainable urban development. The action will be implemented in direct management via the direct award of a grant to the Agence Nationale pour la Rénovation Urbaine;

(6) The action entitled "Support to Covenant of Mayors initiatives – cooperation with the European Commission Joint Research centre (JRC)" aims to contribute to the achievement of the EU's external climate and energy policies through the provision of scientific, technical and methodological support for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy initiative and the Covenants of Mayors supported through the EU's International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Programme. The action will be implemented in direct management via an administrative arrangement with the JRC;

(7) The action entitled "Promoting biodiversity and sustainability in the agriculture and food sector through economic valuation" aims to protect biodiversity and contribute to a more sustainable agriculture and food sector in selected EU partner countries. The action will be implemented in indirect management with an international organisation, notably UNEP;

(8) The action entitled "Environmental Diplomacy in G7/G20" aims to enhance the engagement of the EU in the G7/G20 on key EU priorities in the field of environment, in particular on resource efficiency and circular economy, marine litter, and green finance. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(9) The action entitled "Responsible business conduct in Latin America and Caribbean" aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by supporting CSR/RBC practices in line with internationally agreed upon principles in this area. This will help move towards a level playing field by limiting unfair competition driven by low CSR/RBC standards. The action will be implemented in indirect management with international organisations, notably OECD and ILO;

(10) The action entitled "Promoting economic empowerment of women at work through Responsible Business Conduct – Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)" aims to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth by promoting economic empowerment of women in LAC countries. This project will ultimately contribute to promote EU and international shared principles and values such as gender equality and women empowerment. The action will be implemented in indirect management with international organisations, notably UN Women and ILO;

(11) The action entitled "Promoting economic empowerment of women at work through Responsible Business Conduct – G7 countries" aims to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth by promoting economic empowerment of women in public and private sector in G7 countries. This project will ultimately contribute to promote EU and international shared principles and values such as gender equality and women empowerment. The action will be implemented in indirect management with international organisations, notably UN Women and ILO;

(12) The action entitled "EU-India cooperation and dialogue on Migration and Mobility" aims to contribute to a better management of mobility and legal migration between the EN 4 EN EU and India, as well as to prevent and address the challenges related to irregular migratory flows. The action will be implemented in indirect management with international organisations, notably ICMPD and ILO;

(13) The action entitled "Schuman Fulbright Fellowship" aims to support the EU agenda for new skills and jobs under Europe 2020, through the exchange of mid-career professionals using the framework of the US Fulbright programme. The action will be implemented in direct management via a the direct award of a grant to the BelgiumLuxembourg Fulbright Commission;

(14) The action entitled "Support to civil society participation in the implementation of EU trade agreements" aims to contribute to increased transparency and accountability of Sustainable Development (SD) chapters of Trade Agreements through increased and standardised participation of civil society. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(15) The action entitled "Public and Cultural Diplomacy" aims to build trust and support the EU become a stronger global actor. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services, calls for proposals and the direct award of a grant to the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum;

(16) The action entitled "EU-China Partnership Facility (ECPF)" aims to contribute to the strengthening and enlargement of EU-China relations in line with the strategic framework represented by the EU Global Strategy, the EU Strategy for China, the EUChina 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation and other relevant bilateral agreements. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(17) The action entitled "EU- Mexico Sector Dialogues Support Facility (SDSF)" aims to contribute to strengthening and further enlarging the strategic partnership between the EU and Mexico by supporting the implementation of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement and the EU-Mexico Strategic Partnership Joint Executive Plan, as well as other relevant agreements concluded between the EU and the Mexican Government. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(18) The action entitled "Support to project cycle management" aims to support the identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and audit of actions under the Partnership Instrument. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(19) The action entitled "Policy Support Facility (PSF)" aims to provide targeted, flexible and tailor-made support to specific EU’s policy priorities. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services and calls for proposals;

(20) The action entitled "Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX)" aims to facilitate the implementation of EU bilateral Cooperation Agreements or similar agreements, with a focus on regulatory convergence in partner countries. The action will be implemented in direct management via the procurement of services;

(21) It is necessary to adopt a financing decision the detailed rules of which are set out in Article 94 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/201255;

(22) It is necessary to adopt a work programme for grants in accordance with Article 128(1) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Article 188(1) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012. The work programme is set out in Annexes 4, 12, 14 and 18;

(23) The action "Academic outreach through Jean Monnet activities", which is part of the action "Public and Cultural Diplomacy" should be implemented by the "Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)" in accordance with Decision No. 2013/776/EU of 18 December 2013;

(24) The Commission should entrust budget-implementation tasks under indirect management to the entities specified in Annexes 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 to this Decision, subject to the conclusion of delegation agreements. In accordance with Article 60(1)(c) and (2) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012, the authorising officer responsible needs to ensure that these entities guarantee a level of protection of the financial interests of the European Union equivalent to that required when the Commission manages European Union funds. Entities specified in Annex 8, 9, 10 and 11 to this Decision comply with the conditions set out in points (a) to (d) of the first subparagraph of Article 60(2) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and the supervisory and support measures are in place as necessary. The entity specified in Annex 6 to this decision is currently undergoing the assessment provided for in Article 61 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012. In anticipation of the results of this review, the authorising officer responsible deems that, based on the entity’s positive assessment prior to the entry into force of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and on the long-standing and problem-free cooperation with it, budget-implementation tasks can be entrusted to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);

(25) The authorising officer responsible should be able to award grants without a call for proposals only in the exceptional cases set out in Article 190 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012;

(26) It is necessary to allow for the payment of interest due for late payment on the basis of Article 92 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Article 111(4) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012;

(27) The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Partnership Instrument Committee established under Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 234/2014;

  1. OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1
  2. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 95
  3. Regulation (EU) No 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries (OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 77).
  4. C(2014) 4453 final of 3 July 2014
  5. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 of 29 October 2012 on the rules of application of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union (OJ L 362, 31.12.2012, p. 1).

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Adoption of the programme

The Annual Action Programme 2017 (Phase 1) for the Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries, as set out in the Annexes, is adopted.

The programme shall include the following actions.

Article 2

Financial contribution

The maximum contribution of the European Union for the implementation of the programme referred to in Article 1 is set at EUR 87,600,000 and shall be financed from budget line 19.0501 of the general budget of the European Union for 2017.

The financial contribution provided for in the first paragraph may also cover interest due for late payment.

Article 3

Methods of implementation

Budget-implementation tasks under indirect management may be entrusted to the entities identified in the Annexes 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11, subject to the conclusion of the relevant agreements.

The elements required by Article 94(2) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 are set out in the Annexes to this Decision.

Grants may be awarded without a call for proposals by the authorising officer responsible in accordance with Article 190 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.

Article 4

Non-substantial changes

Increases or decreases of up to EUR 10 million not exceeding 20% of the contribution set in the first paragraph of Article 2, or cumulated changes to the allocations of specific actions not exceeding 20% of that contribution, as well as extensions of the implementation period shall not be considered substantial within the meaning of Article 94(4) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2

The authorising officer responsible may adopt such non-substantial changes in accordance with the principles of sound financial management and proportionality.

Done at Brussels, 22.5.2017

For the Commission
Federica MOGHERINI

Vice-President

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Annexes amendement AAP 2017 (November 2017)

Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2014
Year: 2014
Service/DG: Partnership Instrument
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

20160426_aap_2014_1st_amendment_en.zip

 

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 16.10.2014 on the 2014 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries to be financed from the general budget of the European Union

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) no 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and in particular Article 2 thereof1,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002, and in particular Article 84 (2) thereof2,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries3,

Whereas:

  1. The Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishes a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries to advance and promote Union and mutual interests;
  2. The Commission shall adopt Annual Action Programmes, based on the Multi-annual Indicative Programmes referred to in the in Article 4 of the Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries;
  3. The Action programmes shall specify for each action the objectives pursued, the expected results and main activities, the methods of implementation, the budget and an indicative timetable, any associated support measures and performance monitoring arrangements;
  4. The Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision on the first Multiannual Indicative Programme for the period 2014-2017 under the Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries4;
  5. In line with the Multiannual Indicative Programme for the period 2014-2017, this Annual Action Programme includes measures in the following areas: support for the Union's cooperation partnership strategies, cooperation on global challenges, implementation of the international dimension of the "Europe 2020" strategy and promotion of the Unions internal policies abroad, support for economic and trade relations as well as promotion of the Union's values and interests
  6. It is appropriate to acknowledge that grants may be awarded without a call for proposals by the responsible authorising officer who ensures that the conditions for an exception to a call for proposals according to Article 190 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 are fulfilled. The reasons for and potential beneficiaries of such award should be identified, where the direct award is based on points (c), (d) or (f) of Article 190(1) of Delegated Regulation (EU) no 1268/2012".This Decision constitutes a financing decision within the meaning of Article 84 of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council;
  7. The Commission is required to define the term "non-substantial change" in the sense of Article 94(4) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 to ensure that any such changes can be adopted by the authorising officer by delegation, or under his or her responsibility, by sub-delegation (hereinafter referred to as the 'responsible authorising officer');
  8. The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Partnership Instrument Committee.

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Annual Action Programme, constituted by the actions identified in the second paragraph and laid down in the Annex to this Decision, is adopted: 2014 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries.

The actions constituting this Annual Action Programme are:

Article 2

The maximum contribution of the European Union authorised by this Decision for the implementation of the 2014 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries is at EUR 107.000.000 to be financed from budget line 19.0501 of the general budget of the European Union for 2014.

The financial contribution referred to in Article 2 shall also cover any possible interests due for late payment.

Article 3

Technical amendments such as extensions of the implementation period, reassignment of funds between actions contained in this Annual Action Programme, or increases or reductions of the budget of the Annual Action Programme by not more than 20% of the initial budget and not exceeding € 10 million shall not be considered substantial, provided that they do not significantly affect the objectives of the measure. The responsible authorising officer may adopt these non-substantial changes in accordance with the principles of sound financial management and proportionality.

Done at Brussels, 16.10.2014


  1. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 95
  2. OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1
  3. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p 77
  4. C(2014) 4453 final of 3 July 2014
Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2015
Year: 2015
Service/DG: Partnership Instrument
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 22.6.2015 on the 2015 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries to be financed from the general budget of the European Union

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) no 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and in particular Article 2 thereof1,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002, and in particular Article 84 (2) thereof2,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries3, Whereas:

  1. The Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishes a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries to advance and promote Union and mutual interests;
  2. The Commission shall adopt Annual Action Programmes, based on the Multi-annual Indicative Programmes referred to in the in Article 4 of the Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries;
  3. The Annual Action Programmes shall specify for each action the objectives pursued, the expected results and main activities, the methods of implementation, the budget and an indicative timetable, any associated support measures and performance monitoring arrangements;
  4. The Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision on the first Multiannual Indicative Programme for the period 2014-2017 under the Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries4;
  5. In line with the Multiannual Indicative Programme for the period 2014-2017, this Annual Action Programme includes measures in the following areas: support for the Union's cooperation partnership strategies, cooperation on global challenges, implementation of the international dimension of the "Europe 2020" strategy and promotion of the Unions internal policies abroad, support for economic and trade relations as well as promotion of the Union's values and interests;
  6. Budget-implementation tasks under indirect management may be entrusted to the entity identified in the attached Annex 11, subject to the conclusion of the relevant agreement.
  7. Grants may be awarded without a call for proposal by the authorising officer responsible in accordance with Article 190 of Delegated Regulation (EU) no 1268/2012;
  8. This Decision constitutes a financing decision within the meaning of Article 84 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council;
  9. The Commission is required to define the term "non-substantial change" in the sense of Article 94(4) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 to ensure that any such changes can be adopted by the authorising officer by delegation, or under his or her responsibility, by sub-delegation (hereinafter referred to as the 'responsible authorising officer');
  10. The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Partnership Instrument Committee.

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Annual Action Programme, constituted by the actions identified in the second paragraph and laid down in the Annex to this Decision, is adopted: 2015 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries.

The actions constituting this Annual Action Programme are:

Article 2

The maximum contribution of the European Union authorised by this Decision for the implementation of the 2015 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries is at EUR 91.470.000 to be financed from budget line 19.0501 of the general budget of the European Union for 2015.

The financial contribution referred to in Article 2 shall also cover any possible interests due for late payment.

Article 3

Increases or decreases of up to EUR 10 million not exceeding 20% of the contribution set by the first paragraph of Article 2, or cumulated changes to the allocations of specific actions not exceeding 20% of that contribution, as well as extensions of the implementation period shall not be considered substantial within the meaning of Article 94 (4) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012, provided that they do not significantly affect the nature and objectives of the action. The authorising officer responsible may adopt such non-substantial changes in accordance with the principles of sound financial management and proportionality.

Done at Brussels, 22.6.2015

For the Commission
Federica MOGHERINI Vice-President


  1. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 95
  2. OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1
  3. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p 77
  4. C(2014) 4453 final of 3 July 2014
Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2016
Year: 2016
Service/DG: Partnership Instrument
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

decision_amendment_aap_2016.pdf
decision_amendment_aap_2016_annexes.zip

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the 2016 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries to be financed from the general budget of the European Union

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) no 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and in particular Article 2 thereof1,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002, and in particular Article 84 (2) thereof2,

Having regard to the Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries3,

Whereas:

(1) The Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishes a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries to advance and promote Union and mutual interests.

(2) The Commission shall adopt Annual Action Programmes, based on the Multi-annual Indicative Programmes referred to in Article 4 of the Regulation (EU) N° 234/2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries.

(3) The Annual Action Programmes shall specify for each action the objectives pursued, the expected results and main activities, the methods of implementation, the budget and an indicative timetable, any associated support measures and performance monitoring arrangements.

(4) The Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision on the first Multiannual Indicative Programme for the period 2014-2017 under the Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries4.

(5) In line with the Multiannual Indicative Programme for the period 2014-2017, this Annual Action Programme includes measures in the following areas: support for the Union's cooperation partnership strategies, cooperation on global challenges, implementation of the international dimension of the "Europe 2020" strategy and promotion of the Unions internal policies abroad, support for economic and trade relations as well as promotion of the Union's values and interests

(6) Budget-implementation tasks under indirect management may be entrusted to the entity identified in the attached Annex 7, subject to the conclusion of the relevant agreement.

(7) Grants may be awarded without a call for proposal by the authorising officer responsible in accordance with Article 190 of Delegated Regulation (EU) no 1268/2012.

(8) This Decision constitutes a financing decision within the meaning of Article 84 of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

(9) The Commission is required to define the term "non-substantial change" in the sense of Article 94(4) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 to ensure that any such changes can be adopted by the authorising officer by delegation, or under his or her responsibility, by sub-delegation (hereinafter referred to as the 'responsible authorising officer').

(10) The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Partnership Instrument Committee.

ANNEX 14:

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Annual Action Programme 2016 (phase 1), constituted by the actions laid down in the Annexes to this Decision: 2016 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme (phase I) for cooperation with third countries, is hereby approved.

Article 2

The maximum contribution of the European Union authorised by this Decision for the implementation of the 2016 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme (Phase I) for cooperation with third countries is at EUR 73 450 000 to be financed from budget line 19.0501 of the general budget of the European Union for 2016.

The financial contribution referred to in Article 2 shall also cover any possible interests due for late payment.

  1. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 95
  2. OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1
  3. OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p 77
  4. C(2014) 4453 final of 3 July 2014

Amendment to the Annual Action Programme 2016 (November 2016)

Amendment to the Annual Action Programme 2016 (May 2017)

Annexes amendement AAP 2016 (May 2017)

Background documents
Overview of Election Observation Missions
Year: 2013
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Background documents

Overview of Election Observation Missions
Year: 2013
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Background documents

Handbooks
Handbook for EU Election Observation AR
Year: 2016
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Background documents

Handbook for EU Election Observation ES
Year: 2016
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Background documents

Handbook for EU Election Observation FR
Year: 2016
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Background documents

Handbook for EU Election Observation EN
Year: 2016
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Background documents

Reports
Election Expert Mission To Papua New Guinea
Year: 2017
Service/DG: Election observation missions (EOM)
Type of report: Reports

Guidance note on the implementation of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures
Year:
Service/DG: Restrictive measures
Type of report:

The consolidated list of EU restrictive measures in force, regularly updated to take account of the most recent legislative developments, is available here.

In order to facilitate the task of economic operators and national authorities, the Commission has published the above Guidance Note on the implementation of certain provisions of Regulation 833/2014.


Previous versions of the guidance note

Regulation (EU) No 1338/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 December 2011 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1934/2006
Year: 2011
Service/DG: Instrument for Industrialised Countries (ICI)
Type of report: Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) 1934/2006 of 21 December 20016 establishing a financing instrument for cooperation with industrialised and other high-income countries and territories
Year: 2006
Service/DG: Instrument for Industrialised Countries (ICI)
Type of report: Regulation

Multi-annual programme for cooperation with industrialised countries and other high-income countries and territories 2011-2013
Year: 2011-2013
Service/DG: Instrument for Industrialised Countries (ICI)
Type of report: Multi-annual Indicative Programme

ICI - ANNEX to the Annual Action Programme 2013
Year: 2013
Service/DG: Instrument for Industrialised Countries (ICI)
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

ICI Annual Action Programme 2013
Year: 2013
Service/DG: Instrument for Industrialised Countries (ICI)
Type of report: Annual Action Programmes

Consolidated version of Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002 of December 2002
Year:
Service/DG: The Kimberley Process
Type of report: Consolidated version of regulation

Consolidated version of Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002 of December 2002 implementing the Kimberley Process certification scheme for the international trade in rough diamonds (including upadates and amendments).

Consolidated version of Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 of 27 june 2005
Year:
Service/DG: Anti-torture measures
Type of report: Consolidated Regulation version 2011-12-21

Consolidated version of Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 of 27 june 2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (including upadates and amendments).