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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Belgium, China, United States, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Philippines, Rwanda
EIDHR Evaluation on the Abolition of Death Penalty projects (2006-2007)
Support to the European Commission to improve the impact of the EIDHR (European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights) projects supporting civil society activities aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, by strengthening the Commission’s ability to draw on lessons learnt from past and ongoing interventions for future planning, programming and project identification.
Assessment of the effectiveness and relevance of the EIDHR funded projects in support of the implementation of the EU guidelines and policy on the death penalty.
Venezuela, Switzerland, Slovakia, Norway, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Belgium, Bangladesh
EIDHR-Evaluation of 2 projects of support for Election Observation Missions and training for domestic observers organisations (2007)
Evaluation of the last 2 NEEDS (Network of Europeans for Electoral and Democracy support) projects for the EC and recommendations for the future project concerning the training of EU Electoral Observation Mission experts and observers, support and technical assistance to Domestic Observers Organizations (DO) and methodological support for EU EOMs.The assignment included drafting Terms of References for a future call for tender in the same field.
Legal assistance for the drafting of a supply concession contract for the Alençon network with Gaz de France (2005)
Further to the opening of the gas market to competition, the urban community of Alençon requested legal and technical assistance in drafting and negotiating a public service concession agreement with Gaz de France, for the operation of the town’s gas network.
Measures to develop the capacity of the Cyprus VAT service to apply the acquis communautaire (2002-2003)
Within the framework of preparation for the country’s integration into the European Union, legal, administrative and operational capacity building of the VAT service to apply the acquis communautaire; improvement of the collection and control of VAT revenue in compliance with EU standards.
Measures to develop the capacity of the Cyprus Customs and Excise Department to apply the acquis communautaire (2002-2003)
Within the framework of preparation for the country’s integration into the European Union, administrative and operational capacity building of the Department of Customs and Excise. Development of legislation and establishment of robust operational policies, and of systems and procedures to support them.
Training on 'International Funding Agencies: Methodology for Preparing Tender Proposals' (2013)
The goal of this training course was to help the participants learn the methodology for preparing proposals in response to calls for tenders, and in particular to:
- Help operators and organisations (CIEP, 2E2F, research laboratories, universities, etc.) to respond to European or international calls for tender that are of strategic interest to both ministries;
- Understand the methods involved in drawing up the corresponding documents;
- Prepare the most effective proposals;
- Obtain European subsidies;
- Manage European subsidies;
- Better identify the best communication channels.
Modernisation and upgrading of the operational capacity of the Customs and Tax Departments: Technical assistance to the VAT and Inland Revenue Department (2001-2002)
Within the framework of preparation for the country’s integration into the European Union and of legislation harmonisation, review of VAT legislation, and proposal of an overhaul of this legislation and of procedures for proceedings. Design of a web-based approach for VAT administration.
Provision of external expertise on foreign policy subjects - Southern Mediterranean and the Greater Middle East (2009-2013)
Framework service contract for ad hoc, short-term services providing expertise on a range of foreign policy subjects. The framework service contract concerns a number of current and emerging issues falling within the respective areas of responsibility of the Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), its Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), and the Committees for Development (DEVE) and International Trade (INTA).
The expertise will be used inter alia for the compilation of data and knowledge, cost-benefit analysis and impact assessments and for outlining and evaluating policies and legislation. It is designed both to strengthen the committees' knowledge and ability to respond to Commission proposals or Council activities and to provide a solid basis for some of the committees' own initiatives.
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