The EU has issued a Call for Proposals for a second Twinning project with the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP). The objective of the project is to help the ministry modernize and implement environmental regulations for environmental permitting, inspection, and compliance – especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – and to enhance environmental management in Israel. Via the MoEP’s first Twinning project, set to run through December 2014, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is helping the ministry advance an Integrated Environmental Licensing Law, improve its Pollution Release and Transfer Register, and establish a "green growth knowledge center."
Twinning is a European Commission initiative that brings together experts from EU Member States with EU neighbors. It is designed to help the beneficiary countries acquire skills and experience to adopt, implement and enforce EU-based legislation.
The MoEP is set to complete its first Twinning program in December 2014, and to begin a new one in 2015. While the goal of the first project was to help Israel move toward progressive environmental regulation of industry, this second project will allow Israel to continue on that path. The overall objective is to make a contribution to sustainable development and green growth in Israel.
Learn more about Twinning and the current MoEP Twinning project.
Twinning Project Details
Project title: Support to the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection in Improving and modernizing environmental regulatory and management tools for the Israeli industry – Regulatory tools for SMEs, Resource efficiency, Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
Who can apply: Only Public Administrations and those bodies mandated by the Twinning Manual may apply to act as the MoEP’s Twinning partner. Applications must be sent to EU Member States’ National Contact Points.
Deadline: The Call for Proposals was published in September 2014, and all proposals must be submitted to the EU by November 25, 2014. (Proposals are submitted by National Contact Points. Each Contact Point may decide on its own deadline to receive proposals from candidates.)
Project duration: 24 months (maximum)
Overall budget: EUR 2,080,000
More details about the Twinning Call for Proposals