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Sectors: Information, Justice - Security, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE Funding – IPA II – Strengthen…
Funds for: strengthening rule of law and protect fundamental rights by improving data protection and access to public information in Kosovo
Main beneficiaries: public administrations and mandated bodies

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: strengthening rule of law and protect fundamental rights by improving data protection and access to public information in Kosovo
Main beneficiaries: public administrations and mandated bodies

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Strengthen rule of law and protect fundamental rights by improving data protection and access to public information in Kosovo

Priorities
* Improve the performance of the Information and Privacy Agency (InPrA), by strengthening institutional capacities, legal and regulatory framework and public awareness on data protection and access to public information

Among financed actions
* Strengthen legal base and regulatory framework: 
– Functional review and relevant needs assessment in the area of data protection and access to public information in InPrA and for areas of justice, health and telecommunication completed with concrete and operational recommendations for the relevant institutions;
– Drafting of sublegal acts, strategic plans, standard operating procedures, agreements for inter-institutional cooperation and other relevant administrative documentation for implementation of the legislation on Data protection and Access to Public Documents;
– Drafting of relevant acts in the area of justice, health, telecommunication and other needed fields

* Enhance Institutional and professional capacities:
– Enhance leadership and management capacities of InPrA managing staff;
– Standardise InPrA case management procedures and update InPrA’s electronic case management system

* Increase awareness regarding data protection and access to public information:
– Drafting and implementaion of communication and awareness raising strategy (with gender perspective) and update InPrA website to be operational;
– Increase responsiveness of Kosovo public and private institutions to issues related to data protection and the right to access information;
– Increase awareness of Kosovo citizens of their rights regarding data privacy and access to public information 

Additional information
* This is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the project: 30 months

* Eligibility:
– Be public administrations and mandated bodies as per Twinning Manual