Decision on the Budget of the Baltic Assembly for 2014


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on the Baltic Assembly Prizes for Literature, the Arts and Science
It is planned to hold the following meetings of the Ad Hoc Group:
·   first meeting of the Ad Hoc Group, 20–21 February, Tallinn (Estonia);
·   second meeting of the Ad Hoc Group, 3–4 April, Rīga (Latvia).
Total expenses planned for both meetings amount to EUR 3,000.
 
2.4. International cooperation
 
2.4.1. International parliamentary seminars
The committees of the Baltic Assembly have planned to hold seven international parliamentary seminars with participation of the relevant standing committees of the national parliaments of the Baltic, Nordic and Benelux countries, committees of the Nordic Council, the Benelux Parliament and the GUAM PA, as well as representatives of the Baltic Council of Ministers:
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Welfare Committee, 23–24 January, Latvia;
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Legal Affairs and Security Committee, 6–7 February, Estonia;
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Economics, Energy and Innovation Committee, 27–28 February, Latvia;
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Education, Science and Culture Committee, 27–28 March, Lithuania;
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Economics, Energy and Innovation Committee, 10–11 April, Lithuania;
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Welfare Committee, 8–9 May, Lithuania;
·   Parliamentary seminar organised by the Natural Resources and Environment Committee, 5–6 June, Lithuania.
Total expenses planned for international parliamentary seminars amount to EUR 40,250.
 
2.4.2. Theme conference of the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers
The theme conference will be held on 15–16 May 2014 in Tallinn (Estonia). Total expenses planned for the theme conference amount to EUR 9,329.
 
2.4.3. Trilateral conference of the Baltic Assembly, the Benelux Parliament and the Nordic Council
The trilateral conference will be held on 24–25 April 2014 in Tallinn (Estonia). Total expenses planned for the trilateral conference amount to EUR 9,282.
 
2.4.4. Annual Summit of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council
The annual summit will be held in 1–2 December 2014 in Oslo (Norway). Total expenses planned for the annual summit amount to EUR 5,050.
 
2.4.5. Participation in the activities of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) and cooperation with the Baltic Sea organisations
Planned activities:
·   Meeting of the BSPC Secretariat, 9–10 January, Oslo (Norway);
·   Meeting of the BSPC Standing Committee, 29–30 January, Brussels (Belgium);
·   BSPC – CBSS – BASREC seminar: first week of March, Helsinki (Finland);
·   Meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation, March, Oslo (Norway);
·   Baltic Sea Day, March, St. Petersburg (Russia);
·   Meeting of the BSPC Secretariat, April, Mariehamn (Åland Islands);
·   European Maritime Day, 19–20 May, Bremen (Germany);
·   Meeting of the BSPC Standing Committee, 19–20 May, Gdansk (Poland);
·   Meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation, June, Birštonas (Lithuania);
·   23rd Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, 24–26 August, Olsztyn (Poland);
·   Meeting of the BSPC Secretariat, October, place – tbc;
·   Meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation, October, place – tbc;
·   Meeting of the BSPC Standing Committee, November, place – tbc.
Total expenses planned for participation in the activities of the BSPC and cooperation with the Baltic Sea organisations amount to EUR 8,009.
 
2.4.6. Cooperation with the Nordic Council
Total expenses planned for cooperation with the Nordic Council amount to EUR 6,000.
 
2.4.7. Cooperation with the Benelux Parliament
Planned activities:
·    Parliamentary seminar organised by the Baltic Assembly and the Benelux Parliament, March, Luxembourg;
·    Unplanned meetings.
Total expenses planned for cooperation with the Benelux Parliament amount to EUR 6,000.
 
2.4.8. Cooperation with the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and other partners within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy
Total expenses planned for cooperation with the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and other partners within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy amount to EUR 6,000.
 
2.5. Informative activities and other events
 
2.5.1. Baltic Assembly medals
Nine Baltic Assembly medals for upholding the unity and cooperation of the Baltic States will be awarded. Total expenses planned for the medals amount to EUR 1,308.
 
2.5.2. Baltic Assembly website
The Baltic Assembly website will be maintained, its functionality will be ensured and information posted on the website will be updated. Total expenses planned for the website amount to EUR 925.
 
2.5.3. Baltic Assembly basketball tournament
The basketball tournament will be organised on 11–12 September 2014 in Võru (Estonia). Total expenses planned for the basketball tournament amount to EUR 5,552.
 
2.6. Baltic Assembly prizes for literature, the arts and science, and the Baltic Innovation Prize
The Baltic Assembly awards its prizes annually. It is planned to hold the following activities:
·    Meetings of the national juries;
·    Meeting of the Joint Jury;
·    Awarding ceremony of the Baltic Assembly prizes for literature, the arts and science, and the Baltic Innovation Prize.
Total expenses planned for the Baltic Assembly prizes and the Baltic Innovation Prize amount to EUR 47,527.
 
2.7. Secretariat of the Baltic Assembly
Total expenses planned for the Secretariat amount to EUR 73,208. These expenditures include salaries for the staff members of the Secretariat, expenses for rent of the premises, office equipment, public utilities, communications, stationery, software, annual office insurance, repairs, postal services and other services, as well as unplanned expenses.
 
2.8. Unplanned expenses
Total amount of unplanned expenses (changes in currency exchange rate, etc.) is EUR 1,000.