1st Regional Training on EU Accession Negotiations on Chapter 27

Date: 10-11.04.2014
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat and EC TAIEX UNIT

Planned regional training represents a logical follow up of the capacity building activities already implemented under the predecessor project (Regional Environmental Network for Accession – RENA) project on preparation of approximation strategies and EU Accession Negotiation Process on Chapter 27. The topics elaborated under RENA were focused on the EU institutional structure for negotiations such as the role of the Council, Conference on accession to the EU, Enlargement Working Group and documents, which are considered during the process, practical aspects of EU negotiation on Chapter 27, etc. Manual on EU Accession Negotiation process has been prepared and published under RENA too.

This training is designed to cover both general aspects of EU accession negotiations and practical aspects of EU negotiation on Chapter 27. The training will cover topics such as theory and practice of negotiations, EU negotiation process and system, format of EU negotiations, roles, norms and procedures for negotiations, institutional framework and actors and strategies and tactics in EU negotiations. In addition, the training will provide case study on Chapter 27 negotiations from the new EU Member State.

Objectives of the training:
- To provide an overview of the EU Accession Negotiation process and strengthen the capacities of ECRAN beneficiary countries.
- To provide forum for exchange of experience and best practices on the EU accession negotiation process.