EC Framework Contract BENEF 2013 LOT 7 -Governance & Home Affairs

Place Category: ideaborn slPlace Tags: Peacebuilding and Good Governance and Rule of law

  • Dates (start/end) : 2013-2017
    Name of client: European Commission
    Name of consortium members: ARS Progetti
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    Ideaborn is partner of one of the awarded consortia of the EC Framework Contract BENEF 2013 (for the 2014-2016 period)

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    minimum expertise required

    As a minimum, the expertise is required to cover the entire project cycle:

    programme or project design and implementation,

    preparation of Terms of Reference (services) and technical annexes (works, supplies) and evaluation of offers (Procurement),

    evaluation of grant proposals

    evaluations (ex-ante, interim, ex-post etc.), monitoring

    horizontal aspects

    as well as a number of horizontal aspects:

    (Cross-) sectoral policy analysis and reforms,,


    Public financial management

    legislation, regulations and law enforcement, approximation of legislation,

    institutional capacity development,

    training and research,

    awareness-raising, (incl. information and communication).

    2. Governance

    Promotion and protection of human rights

    A.1. Promotion and protection of human rights

    In the context of the human rights approach to poverty reduction, inclusive focus on people’s participation and empowerment, linkage to national and international human rights norms and standards, equality and non-discrimination, monitoring and accountability.

    Promotion and protection of fundamental human rights, social, economic and cultural rights, political and civil rights (women rights, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, children, minorities, indigenous peoples, migrants…)

    Support to democratisation

    A.2. Support to democratisation

    1. Democratisation processes (incl. civic education), citizenship in terms of inter alia the representative legitimacy, participation and political accountability
    2. Social and political roots of conflicts (conflict prevention)
    3. Electoral processes (excluding exploratory mission for election observers and election observers’ missions)
    4. Political society: role and functioning of the Parliament and political parties
    5.   Free, independent and economically viable media and freedom of expression

    Type of services provided

    Reinforcement of the rule of law

    A.3. Reinforcement of the rule of law and administration of justice

    1.   Reinforcement of the rule of law, prevention of corruption
    2. Reform of judiciary (legal reform, justice and protection of human rights, capacity building, training of magistrates and prosecution officers…)
    3. Penal regime (sentencing and detention, pre-trial, juvenile detention…), police reform and security sector reform (including exercise of civilian control over the military)

    Public administration reform

    A.4 Public administration reform, and civil service reform

    1. Public administration reform and organisational development of public institutions (including policy formulation, planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation…)
    2. Civil service reform (including legal code, human resources management – recruitment, training, salaries…)

    Decentralisation and local development

    A.5. Decentralisation and local development

    1. Decentralisation (subsidiarity, legislation, accountability), support to local authorities (local and regional levels including municipalities)
    2. Community based development (empowerment and participatory approaches, gender issues, micro-projects) and local development strategies (social, economic, multi-sector)

    Enhancement of the role of civil society

    A.6. Enhancement of the role of civil society

    1. Organisations (Non Governmental organisations, Community Based Organisations, media, trade unions…), roles (service delivery and advocacy) and recognition (legal framework). Including participatory organisation analysis and needs diagnostics
    2. Capacity building (development of strategies, management and human resource development) (including design and delivery of training/mentoring/tutoring and other forms of support in all aspects of organisation at strategic and functional level, advocacy, internal governance, decision-making processes, accountability and transparency, fund raising ) and networking (networking at local, national, regional and international level, coalition building, intermediary organisations, dialogue with government institutions)
    3.   Home Affairs, the fight against organised crime (incl. drugs) and terrorism
    4. Home Affairs, the fight against organised crime (incl. drugs) and terrorism