Bulgaria

Summery Sheet

Title:
Improving of the administrative capacity of “Monitoring and coordinating of Paying Agency activities"; Twinning light

EU Twinning Project Number: BG/07/IB/AG/03/TL 

Beneficiary Instituion:
Unit for monitoring and coordination of Paying Agency activities (MCPAA) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply (MAFS) of Bulgaria

Member States:
Austria

Memer State Instituions:
Agrarmarkt Austria in cooperation with
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Project Start: 7 April 2009

Duration: 6 month

Budget: 150,000 EUR

Short Term Expert Input: 110 working days

MS Project Leader:
Mr. Friedrich Schabauer

Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Contact: friedrich.schabauer@lebensministerium.at

RTA: NA

Overall project objective:
To contribute to effective management of funds granted to Bulgaria under EAGF and EAFRD through achieving full compliance with Council Regulation (EC) 1290/2005 and Commission Regulation (EC) 885/2006.
 
Project purpose:
Improvement of the administrative capacity of “Monitoring and coordination of Paying Agency activities” Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply to perform its responsibilities related to audit, monitoring and coordination of the Paying agency activities.
 
Result I
Revised staff need analysis and workload analysis with the objective to give an assessment of the MCPAA Unit performance and to make recommendations for its improvement

Result II
Revised Procedures manual for the MCPAA Unit work organization and implementation

Result III
Developed audit methodology related to the activities performed by MCPAA Unit

Result IV
At least 15 officials of MCPAA Unit trained to implement their activities in accordance with the legislation requirements
Result V
At least 15 officials of MCPAA Unit acquainted with the best practices