TAIEX, the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange is an institutional building instrument governed by the Institution Building Unit of Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission available from 2006 also for the Neighbouring countries & Russia (Decision 2006/62/EC).
This extension is supported in close cooperation with the European Commission (EC) by a TAIEX National Contact Point (NCP) within the Programme Administration Office (PAO – wherever it exists) which acts also as NCP for Twinning.
TAIEX assists Neighbouring countries with regard to the approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation. It is mainly demand-driven and contributes to the delivery of appropriate tailor-made expertise to address problems at short notice. TAIEX provides "peer-to-peer" assistance by public experts from EU Member States (MS) to partners and stakeholders of the Partner Countries.
In Azerbaijan, TAIEX became as a key tool for co-operation under the EU new European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) in 2006. Since then, 159 TAIEX events were implemented on the initiative of the Azerbaijani public institutions and representatives of institutions also attended 73 multi-country events. Higher number of TAIEX events declares higher interest of the Azerbaijani public institutions in TAIEX as one of the efficient EU assistance tool.
For more information on the TAIEX implementation in Azerbaijan, please visit the page "TAIEX in Azerbaijan" of this website.