FAQ

Foire aux Questions

Processus de priorité pour les Parlements partenaires

0. Que doit faire le Parlement intéressé pour devenir partenaire pour être ajouté à la liste des pays à prioriser par la task force de mise en œuvre (Implementation Task Force - ITF) ?

Le Parlement intéressé à participer doit contacter la délégation de l'UE opérant dans le pays et exprimer son intérêt à collaborer à travers INTER PARES.

0. What can the EU Delegation in country do to include the country they operate in to the longlist of countries for selection by the ITF?

The EU Delegation informs DG DEVCO of their interest and the expression, specifying whether the Parliament has also expressed their interest.

0. How does the ITF prioritise the eligible countries for Partnerships?

The most important principle is the interest and readiness of both the Partner Parliament and EU Delegation in country to collaborate with the EU and EUMSPs through an INTER PARES Partnership.
Prioritisation criteria taken into account:

a. Countries in which EU Delegations were asked to implement the first and second generations of the pilot countries exercise of the EU Agenda for Action on Democracy Support;

b. Countries where follow-up is required on EU and OSCE Electoral Observation Missions (EOMs);

c. “Graduated” countries: 37 Lower Middle-Income and 57 Upper Middle-Income Countries where EU has reduced its bilateral development assistance and thus there are limited options for parliamentary support;

d. Countries in democratic transition or undergoing political reform processes where rapid support is warranted;

e. Deprioritization criterion: countries where there is a current single-country EU funded parliamentary strengthening project.

Manifestations d’intérêt de la part des PEMUE

0. Quel est le format de la déclaration d'intérêt du Parlement d'un Etat membre de l'UE (EUMSP)? Une lettre d'intention officielle signée par le secrétaire général du Parlement est-elle nécessaire ? Des documents sont-ils nécessaires ?

Une manifestation d'intérêt par courriel est satisfaisante. Pour les prochains appels à manifestation d'intérêt, un modèle sera fourni avec les questions auxquelles il faudra répondre. Aucune signature n'est requise et aucun autre document n'est nécessaire à ce stade initial.

0. Les EUMSP doivent-ils fournir un soutien dans tous les domaines prioritaires pour un seul partenariat ?

Les EUMSP peuvent choisir la priorité à laquelle ils souhaitent apporter leur soutien. Il peut s'agir d'une, de deux ou de plusieurs priorités et cela dépend en fin de compte de la capacité et de l'intérêt de l'EUMSP. L'EUMSP doit garder à l'esprit qu'il peut exprimer son intérêt pour plusieurs partenariats et qu'il n'est pas limité à un seul partenariat.

0. Comment les modalités de mise en œuvre seront-elles couplées aux besoins, objectifs et domaines thématiques identifiés ?

L'approche d'échange entre pair du projet souligne l'importance du dialogue entre les parties. Pour chaque priorité identifiée dans la fiche de partenariat, une vidéoconférence est organisée entre les UEMSP sélectionnés, le Parlement partenaire, la délégation de l'UE responsable, l'ITF et les membres de l'équipe de projet INTER PARES afin de discuter précisément de la manière dont les modalités de mise en œuvre seront couplées aux besoins et aux objectifs et constitueront la base du plan de travail détaillé du partenariat.

0. If an EUMSP is selected for one Partnership, does that mean that the respective Parliament will not be eligible for future INTER PARES projects in other countries?

No, we are hoping parliaments will participate in more than one project.

0. How many Partnerships can EUMSPs apply for in total?

We would hope for participation from all EUMSPs, but it will depend ultimately on the capacity of each EUMSP. There is no limit with regards to the number of Partnerships one EUMSP can apply for.

0. How long does a Partnership last for?

The length of a partnership is estimated at between six and nine months. The time frame for the activities of each EUMSP selected for a Partnership is a joint decision with the EUMSP and Partner Parliament. We encourage cooperation forged through INTER PARES to continue after the Partnership has ended.

Procédure pour le programme de travail du partenariat

0. How is the Partnership Work Plan agreed upon?

The activities and the Work Plan is discussed via videoconferences with each of the participating Parliaments, and together with the Partner Parliament, the EU Delegation in country, the ITF and members of the INTER PARES Project Team. The activity programme is prepared by the EUMSP.

0. How do we ensure gender - responsive peer-to-peer partnerships?

Thematic issues on gender equality and women’s participation will be integrated into all exchanges as appropriate. EUMSPs are encouraged to inform the INTER PARES Project Team of their in-house gender expertise (both amongst staff and MPs) to increase the pool of gender experts to deploy in peer-to-peer partnerships. EUMSPs and Partner Parliaments are encouraged to have gender balanced delegations.

Procédure de lancement de projet et de mise en œuvre des partenariats

0. Will there be a standard project launch event?

The project launch arrangements will be agreed between the EU Member State Parliaments, the Partner Parliaments, the EU and INTER PARES, and will normally take place in conjunction with the first on-the-ground activity.

0. Where will the project be launched: in the EUMSP or Partner Parliament?

Typically, the launch would be in the Partner Parliament, but there is also the potential to additionally have kick-off events in the EU Member State Parliament if desired.

0. Who oversees the logistics for activities in Partner Parliaments?

The logistics for the activities in the Partner Parliament will be guided by the INTER PARES Local Programme Coordinator in close coordination with the Partner Parliament designated Focal Point and with the INTER PARES Project Lead.

0. Who oversees the logistics for activities in a partnering EUMSP?

The logistics for the activities in the EUMSP will be guided by the INTER PARES Project Lead in close coordination with the EUMSP designated Focal Point.

0. Which policies govern the applicable rates for travel, accommodation and per diem?

Travel costs will be based on the principles of most economic and cost effective and in line with the Travel Policy of International IDEA. Accommodation and Per Diem Rates will be in accordance with the standard rates of International IDEA for the relevant country.

0. What is the monitoring and evaluation framework? What is the role of the partners in the Monitoring and Evaluation framework?

Partner Parliaments and EUMSPs will jointly develop and agree on a framework for monitoring and evaluation of planned activities. The INTER PARES Project will support Parliaments with the development of the framework and with the collection of data. The INTER PARES Project will conduct a more in-depth evaluation in selected countries, with added focused group discussions and interviews.