A splendid road map of European funds
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CTA. 2001. A splendid road map of European funds. Spore 92. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A guide to EU funding for NGOs 7th edition. ECAX, 2001. 451 pp. ISBN 2-9600280-1-5 EUR 45 incl. postage
The European Community, and the European Union, in explaining the funds available for external partners has often presented a picture of a dense and highly diverse jungle, seen through a misty maze. You really do need a guide to get through it all. The world has been done a very great service by the European Citizen s Advisory Service in their seventh edition of the guide to our money as European taxpayers rightly call it. The guide explains the structure of the European Commission and related bodies, with an obvious desire to simplify and clarify that has not always been emulated by the bodies themselves. Importantly, it takes into account the recent streamlining and transparency reforms made by the Commission in early 2001. For potential users in ACP countries, the guide explains which funds may be used, how, and for how much, by civil society, private sector and public bodies. It also provides an insight into what is available for European bodies to mobilise as co-funding for projects in ACP countries. The procedures for obtaining and accounting for funds - sometimes surprisingly simple, other times arcane are explained. The tireless and very understanding compilers must find that this is a lifetime s work, like painting a big railway bridge. A shame that they did not find the time to fully remind applicants of the disappointments experienced by many civil society organisations who have been awarded a grant, and then had to wait several years for the first payment to arrive. Spore readers please note: this book is compiled as a public service by a non-profit organisation with limited resources, and not by the European Commission itself. It is only fair to order a copy if you intend to pay (or have someone else pay) for it in full. A guide to EU funding for NGOs 7th edition. ECAX, 2001. 451 pp. ISBN 2-9600280-1-5 EUR 45 incl. postage ECAS 53 rue de la Concorde, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Fax: +32 2 548 04 99 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ecas.org