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Estonian Development Cooperation Projects in 2006 - descriptions

4. Increasing the institutional capacity and legitimacy of the Georgian Parliament, implemented by the Riigikogu Chancellery

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of law making and democratic institutions in Georgia. In the framework of the project, the Chancellery of the Riigikogu (the Estonian Parliament) will carry out two study programmes in the field of law making. Furthermore, a digital voice recording system will be procured and installed in the Georgian Parliament. The project is co-funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

 

5. Scholarships for young officials from the foreign services of Georgia and Moldova to support their studies in the fields of European integration and international relations in the academic year 2006/2007, implemented by the Estonian School of Diplomacy

The Estonian Foreign Ministry has decided to continue to support the studies of young Georgian and Moldovan diplomats in Estonia in the fields of international relations and European integration. The scholarship programme will last for one academic year and the studies will take place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy.

6. Training in EU and NATO issues for Georgian, Moldovan and Ukranian civil servants, implemented by the Estonian School of Diplomacy

In the framework of the project, the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) will carry out a European Union themed training programme for Georgian, Ukrainian and Moldovan civil servants in Estonia. The project is to support Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova in increasing their integration with the European Union. The courses are run by lecturers from the ESD, Estonian universities, experts/specialists from the Foreign Ministry and other state institutions.

10. Support for projects in the field of economic development in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone and adjacent areas, implemented by the OSCE

On 14 June 2006, an OSCE led donors conference was organised in Brussels. The conference was organised to obtain funding for a package of infrastructure and economic rehabilitation projects in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone and adjacent areas, based upon the results of a needs assessment study implemented by the OSCE Mission to Georgia. According to the OSCE experience, economic rehabilitation is an effective instrument for confidence building and conflict settlement. Estonia has decided to contribute 50 000 EUR to the OSCE projects in the field of economic development.

 

16. Support for prison reforms in Georgia

The Georgian prison system is in the process of being reform and the prison authority is making efforts to bring the Georgian prison system into conformity with international norms and standards for treatment of prisoners. In the framework of the reform, new prisons have been established, old prisons renovated and a need to improve the educational system of the staff working in the penal system has been established. The founding of a training centre for systematic training of basic penitentiary staff at the Ministry of Justice forms one part of the reform project.

In the framework of the project, the training of trainers in the penitentiary field will be organised, the Estonian prison system and the recent reform experiences in this field will be introduced. The project is based on a request from the Georgian Deputy Minister of Justice that Estonia and Sweden jointly support a training of trainers project in the prison sector. The project is carried out in co-operation with Sweden and Lithuania. Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 7 500 EUR.

 

17. Supporting the Moldovan Ministry of Education in implementing the project "Leap"

In the framework of the project, the e-Governance Academy will help the Moldovan Ministry of Education in implementing the “Leap” programme (in Moldavian “Salt”). Estonia will support the training centre established in the framework of the “Leap” programme by providing computers and respective equipment for a computer class. In addition, the project supports the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Estonian and Moldovan teachers and trainers in the area of ICT and education, focusing on supporting Moldovan teachers in implementing the “Leap” programme in Moldova. Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 47 230 EUR

 

18. Training of Georgian law enforcement officers

In the framework of the project, a training course will be organised for instructors of the Georgian Police Academy and for civilian police officers from the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone at the Estonian Public Service Academy. In 2005, two similar training programmes were carried out. The third one will take place in January/February 2007.

The project as a whole aims at supporting the development of a democratic police organisation in Georgia. Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 24 000 EUR.

 

21. Support in Preparing Ukraine’s Shatsk District Development Strategy

The aim of the project is to share Valgamaa County’s reform experience with the Shatsk region in Ukraine and assist Shatsk in generating their development strategy. The project is implemented by the Valgamaa Omavalitsuste Liit (The Association of Valgamaa Municipalities). Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 25 511 EUR

 

22. Supporting the Development of Environmentally Friendly Small Businesses in Municipalities in Ukraine.

The aim of the project is to assist the Ukrainian town Kozelets in the development of environmentally friendly small businesses and to share the reform experiences of the Estonian town Saue. The project is implemented by REC Estonia (the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe – REC) in cooperation with Saue town. Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities:  24 957 EUR

 

23. The continuation of training and consulting of employees from Ukrainian municipalities (based on Estonian experiences')

In the framework of the project, OÜ Aquatilis in cooperation with Põlva County Government will organise project management training in the Kulikovka region for the employees of municipalities and consult the Ukrainian group in preparing a water management project. This project is a continuation of projects implemented in 2005. Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 21 954 EUR

 

24. Promoting cooperation in Dniestr river management through public participation and raising environmental awareness.

The main aim of the project, implemented by the Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, is to raise the capacity of Moldavian water management experts in effectively promoting cooperation in border area water bodies, also increase public awareness of the environmental conditions and problems of the Dniestr river. Objectives of the project are: to map the Dniestr river’s environmental problems, to introduce good practices with public participation in policy-making processes, to introduce Estonian water management experiences based on the Lake Peipsi example, to compile and distribute environmental education materials and to create and develop a geoinformation system. Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 32 074 EUR.

 

26. Support for the Georgian "Deer Leap" Programme in 2007-2008

The Georgian Ministry of Education and Science with the assistance of Estonian experts launched the Georgian state schools computerization programme “Deer Leap” in March 2005. The main aim of the programme is to facilitate the modernization of the education system in Georgia by creating a country-wide school-based ICT infrastructure and building capacity in modern information technology.

The Estonian Foreign Ministry continues its support of the implementation of the “Deer Leap” programme in 2007-2008. In the frame of the project, attention will be paid above all to the establishment of a sustainable training system for teachers with the aim of increasing the readiness and capacity of teachers to use new information technologies in education, including digital web-based training materials. One of the project activities will concentrate on the monitoring of the “Deer Leap” programme in general.

Estonian state funding allocated for the implementation of project activities: 122 300 EUR.

Last updated: 13 November 2012

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