Enhancing the capacity of Visegrad states, Romania and Bulgaria to act as ODA donors in the Black Sea region
Period of implementation: July 2012 – November 2013
After their accession to the European Union in 2004 the Visegrad countries (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia) had the obligation to become international donors for development. The same happened with Romania and Bulgaria after their integration in 2007.
This project aims at establishing a network of official development assistance (ODA) stakeholders in the six countries in order to:
- change information and best practices
- develop common proposals and projects to be implemented by the six countries, both among NGOs and state authorities.
In the first phase of the project, CRPE prepares two studies:
a)one describing the ODA institutional framework and practices in each of the Visegrad + 2 countries (Romania and Bulgaria);
b)the second assessing the donor profile for each of the six countries in key ODA recipients states in the Black Sea region.
The second phase of the project will focus on the Romanian ODA development, consisting of an advocacy campaign which will promote internally the lessons learned in the comparative studies in order to promote a better legal framework and good practices, making Romania a credible donor in Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Republic of Serbia.
Donor: Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (German Marshall Fund)