National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

International cooperation

The National Paying Agency‘s (NPA) goals and objectives related to international cooperation, are integral with the general objectives of foreign policy and long-term state development strategy: to promote cooperation in the region and abroad, to become an effective member of the EU, to strengthen worldwide the authority of Lithuania, to spread the values of democracy, tolerance and dialogue.
 
NPA is actively involved in achieving the above objectives.
 
Participation in international events:
 
  • EU Paying Agencies Directors’ conferences. Events take place twice a year, in spring and autumn.
  • MARS conferences. Annual meetings are designated for specialists responsible for control related to implementation of EU-supported projects, for supervision of implementing undertaken commitments.
  • AMADEUS conferences. Annual meetings of the EU Paying Agencies representatives, responsible for internal audit issues. 
  • Panta Rhei conferences. Events take place twice a year, in spring and autumn. They are for specialists dealing with information technologies, aiming at further IT development, strengthening information security, adapting to new requirements.
  • Baltic-Polish Paying Agencies’ conferences. These are annual events taking place in turn in one of the following countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. Objective of the meetings – sharing good practices, exchanging experience on daily issues of the EU support administration. 
  • Learning Network meetings. LN, being a basis for cooperation between EU Paying Agencies’ Directors, with several meetings a year, is a platform for day-to-day networking via website on issues related to simplification of administration processes, reducing work load, introduction of e-services.
 
Implementation of international projects:
 
  • 2010 EU Twinning Light project "Strengthening the administrative capacity of the Bulgarian Paying Agency for the milk sector to successfully implement the milk quota trading system".
  • 2011 Nordic Council funds – Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme: Strengthening Administrative Capacities of Lithuanian and Nordic Paying Agencies. (Paying Agencies in Sweden and Finland).
  • 2012 bilateral project No.2012-VB-MD-0015 between Lithuania and Moldova „Strengthening administrative capacities of the Moldovan Paying Agency – optimisation of institutional activities by reorganisation of regional offices“, funded by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Republic of Lithuania. 
  • 2013 bilateral project No. 2013-VB-UA-0019 between Lithuania and Ukraine  “Transfer of Lithuanian experience as to introduction in Ukraine of efficient administrative control system of national support for agriculture and rural development in accordance with the EU requirements“, funded by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Republic of Lithuania. 
  • 2013-2015 EU Twinning Project No. MN 11 IB AG 01 “Strengthening Rural Development Programme under IPARD in Montenegro”. 
  • 2014 bilateral project No. P2014-VB-UA-0011 between Lithuania and Ukraine “Strengthening capacities in the area of agricultural policy in Ukraine”, funded by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • 2015 bilateral project No. P2015-VB-UA-003 between Lithuania and Ukraine “Strengthening capacities in the area of agricultural policy in Ukraine”, funded by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • 2016-2017 EC technical assistance project EuropeAid/136256/DH/SER/AZ “Support to E-Agriculture in Azerbaijan: innovative and effective agricultural policy management for higher productivity and competitiveness”.
  • 2016-2017 EC Twinning Light Project in Macedonia “Strengthening the capacities of the national authorities for sound and efficient management of EU Funds, as well as in view of the new EU Regulation for the 2014-2020". Project is implemented by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Central Project Management Agency and the NPA.
  • 2016-2017 EC project SafeNet in accordance with the EC OLAF Hercules III programme.
  • 2016-2018 EC programme “Horizon 2020” – international project “PeRsonalised public sErvices in support of the implementation of the CAP“.   
  • 2017–2020 ESA (European Space Agency) project Sen4CAP.
  • 2018 EU INTERREG Programme: Innovation-driven agri-food sectors for European industrial renaissance.
  • 2018 International IACS Study “Analysis of Administrative Burden Arising from the CAP “, with the participation of 12 EU member states, including Lithuania.  
     
 
Cooperation with foreign countries
 
NPA maintains close business relationship with quite a few EU Member States (Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Romania, Slovenia, Finland, and Holland). Cooperation is on-going with the Eastern Partnership countries (Belarus, Moldova), with the EU candidate countries (Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Turkey). NPA concluded bilateral cooperation agreements with the paying agencies in Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Poland. A Trilateral Agreement between the Polish Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture, the Ukrainian State Farmers Support Fund and the NPA was concluded. Cooperation Agreement has been signed with the Agricultural and Rural Development Support Institution (Paying Agency) in Turkey. 
 
Collaboration comprises study visits, implementation of joint projects, workshops.
 

 
Contacts of international relations team:
 
Blindžių g. 17, LT-08111 Vilnius
 
Salomėja Rybokienė, Chief Specialist of Public Relations Subunit, Communication Unit
 
 
Karolina Jurkonyte, Chief Specialist of Public Relations Subunit, Communication Unit
 
telephone +370 5 252 6739,
fax +370 5 252 6945,
E-mail  salomeja.rybokiene@nma.lt
 
telephone +370 5 252 6527,
fax +370 5 252 6945,
E-mail  crypt:a2Fyb2xpbmEuanVya29ueXRlQG5tYS5sdA==:xx
 
Last updated: 2018-04-12 09:34