TEN Background Paper – Coordination Requirements and Institutional Set-up in the EU Accession Process and Negotiations

Partner organisations from the Think for Europe, Network of Think Tanks and EU Policy Research Centres in South East Europe (TEN), produced background paper with the title Coordination Requirements and Institutional Set-up in the EU Accession Process and Negotiations. Background paper, which was produced for the needs of implementing Regional Workshop of the Network of the EU Integration Offices in South East Europe, held from 23-25 April 2014 in Becici, Montenegro, within the Open Regional Fund (ORF) – Modernisation of Municipal Services, programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, was co-authored by Milena Lazarević, then CEP Senior Programme Manager (now CEP Programme Director).

Subdivided into six chapters, the paper analyses requirements for institutional set-up and coordination in the overall EU integration process taking into consideration specificities of the Western Balkans enlargement and national coordination structures in the association process; institutional set-up and coordination requirements for accession negotiations from the view of the main structures needed for running accession negotiations; link between the policy making and coordination at the national level and EU accession; lastly, involvement of stakeholders such as civil society organizations and national assemblies in the EU accession process. The background paper is available for download here.

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