The concerned project regards the organization and payment of the travel for three independent experts to participate in a one day meeting on off-site emergency preparedness.
Main objectives of the meeting were:
- Firstly, to review initiatives being taken or planned by the Commission's Services and Member States aimed at improving off-site emergency planning in East and Central Europe and the NIS.
- Secondly, to identify how these various initiatives might be better coordinated in future, in particular to minimise duplication.
- Thirdly, to develop an approach or strategy to ensure that TACIS and PHARE resources for improving off-site emergency planning in Eastern Europe were committed in a coherent and effective manner.
The meeting had to be attended by Commission staff from TACIS, PHARE, ECHO, DG XI and DG XII. In addition three external experts, from Germany and Sweden, had to participate. Each of the external experts had considerable first-hand experience and knowledge of off-site emergency planning in Eastern Europe and familiarity with many of the bilateral initiatives being taken between Member States and individual East European countries. Each expert had to make a major input for achieving the three main objectives set for the meeting.
The meeting was scheduled to begin at 9h on 26 January and to end at approximately 17h.
The Contractor was responsible for the travel arrangements (organization, payment) for the three independent experts.