Bunch of practical solutions and practices for micro-scale, cost-effective on-farms climate change adjustments, supporting on-farm biodiversity and favouring landscape conservation effort, provided by Visegrad 4 experts. 

Material prepared in frame of the project supported by International Visegrad Fund.

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Restoration of the La Nihalcea area for the preservation of biodiversity and strengthening its ecotourism potential

Collection of snapshots regarding impact of Climate changes on Moldova’s agriculture sector and rural development, based on insights of experts and farmers from the Republic of Moldova. Stories were gathered during seminar conducted within a project Restoration of the La Nihalcea area for the preservation of biodiversity and strengthening its ecotourism potential, aiming to define the problems of Moldovan farmers and producers and collect good practices regarding adjusting agriculture to climate changes.

Publication financed in frame of the project supported by the by Global Environmental Facility: GEF/UNDP.

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EURO-AQUA: Local Water Management in Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Azerbaijan

A Collection of Local Water Management Insights from across the EaP

The publication is a collection of local water management and policy related field stories from throughout the Eastern Partnership. The volume brings together a number of cross-checked case-studies, insights and testimonies of the genuine local water management problems, along the brief country relevant background introductions.

The publication is a result of EURO AQUA: AA-driven Integrated Local Water Governance in EaP project, leaded by Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, Estonia, and implemented in partnership
with: EcoContact (Moldova), International Charitable Organization “Environment-People-Law” (Ukraine), Foundation Caucasus Environment (Georgia), NGO “Ecohome” (Belarus), Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Azerbaijan), Development Policy Foundation (Poland).

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors: Wojtek Szpociński, Łukasz Skoczylas, Sylwia Szparkowska, Margit Sare, Igor Katsiura and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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Local Tastes of Association Agreements

The local food & wine in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: A savoury guidebook

An easy ready & see collection of the testimonies and field-stories on how the ubiquitous trend to eat locally and drink bio or by micro-wineries, along the EU driven modernization eff ort, have started to leave its tangible, fairly encouraging, still micro-scale, mark on rural economies and landscape of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, to a certain extent, following the path of rural upswing and revival witnessed in Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The Visegard best practices and cases studies are provided for further reference and inspiration. Publication financed in frame of the project supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

The contributions by: Wojciech Szpociński, Sylwia Szparkowska, Judit Rácz, Petra Supakova, Monika Jakubowska.

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Regional products in Moldova

What you should know about EU Protected Food Schemes

What you should know about successful process of registration of the first geographic indicators? Regional products in Moldova and EU Protected Food Schemes in line with AA/ DCFTA – publication financed in frame of the project supported by Polish Aid 2015.

Texts by: Wojtek Szpociński, Agata Koziej, Ilona Linczowska, Marcin Pilarski.

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Tunisian model of economic and social development

Needs assessment for the Kairouan Community Foundation

Our organizations representatives, as well as our partners NGO Pressclub Foundation, were elected members of the board of Kairouan Community Foundation – the first Tunisian law institution, which brings together representatives of local authorities, local NGO and local entrepreneurships. It was established to emphasize true community needs: being essentially grass-root and bringing a genuine change, as well as finding answers to social and infrastructural needs reported by platform.
We provide with an internal working paper, to be treated as a basis of knowledge for everybody who is developing project proposals for local Tunisian beneficiaries.

Text by: Wojciech Szpociński

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European Union support implementation practice in the Eastern Partnership countries

Development Aid Effectiveness

The analysis reviewing the current, especially western, literature on the subject indicates the imperfections and simplifications of the widely disseminated science par excellence of the political discourse on ‘EU support for the Eastern Partnership countries’. The author postulates that the political science workshop, including the specific scope of research, should be complemented with the perspective of development studies, which refer to categories such as project, coordination, cost effectiveness, final beneficiary and impact on it, and finally humanitarian and development aid. It seems that the scientific reflection on EU Eastern Policy does not sufficiently address the issues of the real impact of EU policy on the societies and economies of partner countries, its durability and effectiveness. Analysis prepared in frame of the project supported by Norway Grants and Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Poland. Publication available in Polish language.

Text by: Wojciech Szpociński

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Cross-border cooperation for biodiversity and sustainable development of environmentally sensitive & protected areas

environmental cooperation & participative acquis enforcement formulas

The volume investigates agenda setting and evaluates implementation of EU assistance & cooperation tool kits in ENPI EAST/ Eastern Partnership area, focusing on cross-border cooperation (CBC) frameworks. The volume is primarily devoted to the sustainable development & environment oriented activities.

Range of newly tested environment cooperation & participative acquis enforcement formulas are examined. Joint, problem oriented, result driven, multi-level & network governance tools in environment management and sustainable development on EU Eastern border-area are being investigated basing on up-to date, field-based, first-hand evidences, convoyed in easy and concise manner. The book combines sound understating of the local backgrounds, needs & constrains, the projects technicalities, its implementation cycles and sustainability with the wider ENPI EAST strategic considerations. Publication available in English and Polish languages.

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Belarus: local entrepreneurship

Business Environment analysis for Vysokoje district, Kamieniec region

‘Good municipality management as a way to support local entrepreneurship. Transfer of Polish good practices to Belarus’ analysis report based on the field research conducted in June and July 2010 prepared for the project financed by the Polish Aid 2010. Publication available in Polish and Russian languages.

Text by: Wojciech Szpociński

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How to write a successful ENPI CBC proposal?

Belarus Focus

This paper is an attempt to bring together a number of useful hints and tips: suggestions and concepts on what makes a good CBC project. The text, struggling to provide ready to use knowhow, sticks to the standard ENPI CBC application form and follows its structure in sections and headings in line with so called PRAG (Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EC External Actions). The publication constitutes an essential part of the project: Trans-border cooperation for biodiversity and sustainable development of environmentally sensitive/protected areas implemented within Trans-border Partnership Programme. Project supported by Norway Grants and Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Poland.

Text by: Wojciech Szpociński

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