In order to enhance the capacities of countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and South-Eastern Europe in implementing the Convention, the Assistance Programme was developed and adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its third meeting in 2004. For more information on the Assistance Programme, please see here.
According to the current workplan, the following Assistance activities are to be implemented during the biennium 2013–14:
- Activities under the preparatory phase (e.g. in Montenegro, Turkmenistan)
- Activities under the implementation phase further to an action plan approved by the Bureau (e.g. in Serbia)
- Activities under the implementation phase further to an action plan approved by the Bureau (e.g. in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
- Subregional workshops or meetings for feedback and training on the self-assessments and action plans developed by beneficiary countries
- Danube Delta project involving the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Romania — parts on both hazard and crisis management (continued)
- Other projects submitted by countries through action plans under the Assistance Programme, in accordance with the cyclic mechanism
- Two advisory missions (e.g. in Georgia)
- Meetings of the Working Group on Implementation reviewing self-assessments and action plans developed by the beneficiary countries, backed up by teleconferences.
A list with current Assistance activities, including background information and links, can be found here (in the blue part of the latest list).
A complete list of Assistance activities during this and previous bienniums, including background information, is available through the page "IA Meetings and Events" when selecting "Assistance Programme" as the type of meeting.