The SWG delegation participated on IPA 2013 Conference organized by the European Commission – DG Enlargement. The IPA 2013 Conference aimed at presentation of the preparations for IPA II so far and the way forward, addressing important aspects such as priorities for the future assistance and the sector approach, partnership and ownership of the beneficiary countries, coordination and consultation with stakeholders.
Over four hundred participants had the opportunity to discuss and understand the key issues and the arrangements on assistance for the period 2014-2020.
As underlined during the conference, ownership will be the key success factor for IPA II programming, therefore the IPA Conference 2013 provided the participants an opportunity to take active role in discussing and addressing the key issues to be addresses during the implementation of IPA II.
More information about the Conference could be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/instruments/donor-coordination/aid-effectiveness/index_en.htm