State of the implementation of the project “Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP-Maghreb,T05-EUTF-NOA-REG-07) which is funded through the EU Trust Fund

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Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

I am writing to request information in relation to the implementation of the project “Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP-Maghreb,T05-EUTF-NOA-REG-07), which is funded through the EU Trust Fund (established following the decision of the European Commission n. C (2015) 7293 FINAL). I would appreciate if you could send
these documents in digital form to: [email address]

GIVEN THAT:
In the founding agreement of the EUTF governing and managing bodies are established as follows:
1. a Trust Fund Committee, chaired by the Commission (DG DEVCO - the Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development -) and assisted by the European External Action Service (EEAS) and by others Commission services;
2. an Operational Committee (OpCom) for each window, which examines and approves actions financed by the Trust Fund;
3. while the management of the Trust Fund is ensured by the Commission, which acts as the secretariat of the Trust Fund Committee and of the operational committees.

CONSIDERING THAT:
As written in the Action Document for the implementation of the North Africa Window T05-EUTF-NOA-REG-07, the programme is designed on strengthening the rule of law and sharpening a better border management system of the interested countries.

I’m requesting access, under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, which contain the following information:

1. Information concerning detailed activities that are being implemented by the ICMPD with the local partner (Moroccan Ministry of Interior), especially:
• Any implementation plan and agreement between EU and Moroccan partners, the EU and ICMPD, ICMPD and local partners;
• List of all activities and number of interventions implemented up till now and a list of actions that have already been planned for the future;
• A list of corresponding activities for each beneficiary;
• Provenance and detail of all equipment and infrastructure provided to local Moroccan partners and the corresponding call for tenders which were not contracted by ICMPD;
• Financial reports detailing the expenditure items of the 55 000 000 Euros budget so far invested in the project;
• Data on beneficiaries reached and estimated to be reached;
• Monitoring reports on performed activities ensuring respect for the do no harm principle;

2. Minutes of the operational committee as the body responsible for reviewing actions financed by the EUTF, and evaluating reports of the impact of this project on migrants and refugees human rights in Morocco/Maghreb region

Yours faithfully,

Diletta Agresta
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 8
00195 - Rome (Italy)

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 04/01/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 06/01/2020 under reference number GestDem 2020/0028.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 27/01/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Ms Agresta,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 04/01/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 06/01/2020 under the above mentioned
reference number.

 

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with the
following clarification:

 

Your request reads: Information concerning detailed activities that are
being implemented by the ICMPD with the local partner (Moroccan Ministry
of Interior), especially: ……. ‘• Provenance and detail of all equipment
and infrastructure provided to local Moroccan partners and the
corresponding call for tenders which were not contracted by ICMPD’. Could
you please confirm that what is meant here is ‘…..which were contracted by
ICMPD’, so without the word "NOT" in the sentence?

 

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us by email to: [1][DG NEAR request email]    

 

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, the 15 working days time limit for handling
your application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

European Commission

DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

NEAR Access to Documents

[2][DG NEAR request email]   

 

 

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Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

I confirm that is meant ‘…..which were contracted by ICMPD’, so without the word "NOT" in the sentence.
I apoligize for the mistake.

Yours faithfully,

Diletta Agresta

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Ms Agresta,

Thank you for your reply.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days from the date of receipt of this clarification. The time limit will expire on 30/01/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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