Harmonization with EU standards and institution building of the State Inspectorate of Protection of Markets and Consumer Rights

As a response to the new geopolitical situation following its enlargements of 2004 and 2007, the European Union (EU) has adopted a new framework for relations with its neighbours, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The ENP aims to go beyond the existing Partnership and Co-operation Agreements (PCA) to offer neighbouring countries the prospect of an increasingly closer relationship with the EU with the overall goal of fostering the political and economic reform processes, promoting closer economic integration as well as legal and technical approximation. The central element of the ENP is a bilateral Action Plan which clearly sets out policy targets and benchmarks. The ENP Action Plan (ENP-AP) for Armenia was signed in November 2006. Together with the ENP, Twinning is made available to the partner countries as a practical institution building tool to facilitate the approximation of EU standards through direct cooperation between institutions which have a public service mission (Ministries, governmental agencies, etc.).

Project Details
Start date 2010.08.09
End date 2011.09.06
Client EC Delegation
Sub-sector Standards & Regulatory aspects
Ref. ADE A423-070