Development

07 Jul: International partnerships in a competitive world

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The European Union, through its institutions, are the third largest donors of aid and project funded programmes, after the US and Germany, and the second largest grant aid pool, in terms of volume, after the World Bank. These funds, supplied by European taxpayers, are to shore up the EU’s standing in the world. Despite huge amounts of financing given to third countries, and particularly developing ones, the European Union remains little known or understood. The EU lacks in power and in influence in comparison to certain individual global players such …

14 May: EU TENDER: Support to European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR) Development and Implementation

Deadline: 12-07-2021

(Source: European Defence Agency (EDA))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Support to European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR) Development and Implementation

Reference number: 21.ISE.OP.386

Main CPV code

80600000 Training services in defence and security materials – MA01

Type of contract

Services

Short description:

The framework contract will cover the provision of subject matter expertise deliver training, workshops, studies and specialised advice on military airworthiness matters.

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 440 000.00 EUR

Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

More information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=8396…

12 May: AT A GLANCE : European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027

(Source: EU Parliament)

The European Solidarity Corps is included under Heading 5, ‘Promoting our European way of life’, of the European Commission’s priorities for the current mandate. Initially, the programme suffered from unsuccessful branding and communication as it competed with other long-standing programmes that carried out similar activities. With the current proposed regulation, the programme will become a single one-stop shop for all solidarity and humanitarian volunteering opportunities for young people. The European Parliament is expected to vote at second reading during its May plenary session on the agreed text resulting from interinstitutional negotiations.

Full Report …

12 May: AT A GLANCE : European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027

(Source: EU Parliament)

The European Solidarity Corps is included under Heading 5, ‘Promoting our European way of life’, of the European Commission’s priorities for the current mandate. Initially, the programme suffered from unsuccessful branding and communication as it competed with other long-standing programmes that carried out similar activities. With the current proposed regulation, the programme will become a single one-stop shop for all solidarity and humanitarian volunteering opportunities for young people. The European Parliament is expected to vote at second reading during its May plenary session on the agreed text resulting from interinstitutional negotiations.

Full Report …

11 May: EU TENDER: Supporting the Development of a Roadmap for the Reduction of Whole Life Carbon of Buildings

Deadline: 08-07-2021

(Source: European Commission, DG for Environment)

Scope of the procurement

Title Supporting the Development of a Roadmap for the Reduction of Whole Life Carbon of Buildings

Reference number: ENV/2021/OP/0003

Main CPV code 90700000 Environmental services

Type of contract Services

Short description

A thorough benchmarking exercise is required to understand the current situation (baseline) of whole life carbon of different kinds of buildings, built or renovated with different levels of sustainability ambition, in different parts of the EU, with different building culture, materials and climate. Equally, the potential of different kinds of solutions to reduce whole life carbon needs …

28 Apr: PHILIPPINES – EUROPEAN UNION JOINT PRESS STATEMENT 1st Sub-Committee on Development Cooperation

On 19 April 2021, the Government of the Philippines and the European Union (EU) held the first meeting of the Sub-Committee on Development Cooperation under the Philippines – EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) on a virtual platform. The meeting reviewed ongoing cooperation in areas such as peace and development in Mindanao, sustainable energy, and justice reforms. Both sides discussed the strategic areas of cooperation over the next seven years, with a focus on promoting a green resilient economy, justice and a peaceful society. It was agreed that one immediate priority will be to support the Philippines’ socio-economic recovery from …