Annual contributions from Contracting Parties

The General Trust Fund of AEWA receives its revenue from the mandatory annual contributions from the Parties to the Agreement, in accordance with Resolution 7.12. It covers the core administrative costs of the Secretariat (i.e. salaries, travel, office operation and maintenance) and part of the costs of the Meeting of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies, the Standing Committee and the Technical Committee. The General Trust Fund contains only very limited budget provisions for implementation purposes.

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Voluntary contributions from donors

Most of the AEWA projects and activities to implement the Agreement are financed through earmarked voluntary contributions from donors. They flow into a separate trust fund.

For the implementation of AEWA MOP6 decisions, the Secretariat received voluntary contributions from the Governments of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and from the European Commission.

These contributions have funded the following activities:


In-kind support

In-kind support can, in principle, be provided by any government, organization or private institution hosting an AEWA meeting or providing a service, product or human resources for free, e.g. through the secondment of personnel.

The Secretariat has received in-kind support for the implementation of MOP6 decisions from the Governments of Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Senegal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The following activities were implemented with the help of in-kind support:

 Development and Operation of the European Goose Management Platform:
          Intergovernmental Meeting on the Establishment of the European Goose Management Platform
          1st Meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group
          2nd Meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group
 Technical Support Unit to the AEWA African Initiative  13th Meeting of the Technical Committee, 14 - 17 March, Israel  Meeting of the AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose International Working Group, 12 - 14 April 2016, Trondheim, Norway  Regional workshop aiming to enhance cooperation and implementation of AEWA for countries situated along the Adriatic Flyway, 13 - 15 September 2016, Samobor, Croatia  Action-planning Workshop for the Velvet Scoter, 4 - 6 October 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania  1st Meeting of the AEWA White-headed Duck International Working Group, 24 - 26 October 2016, Madrid, Spain  Action-planning Workshop for the Dalmatian Pelican, 22 - 24 November 2016, Lithotopos, Greece  2nd Meeting of the North-Western European Range States of the AEWA Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) International Working Group, 23 - 24 November 2016, The Hague, the Netherlands  12th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee, 31 January - 1 February 2017, Paris, France Translation of the Agreement text into Arabic Printing of the Portuguese version of the Agreement text Printing of Single Species Action Plans (Taiga Bean Goose, Eurasian Curlew) PoAA workshop, 10-12 October 2017, Senegal

The Secretariat would like to thank the above-listed donors for their generous and regular contributions towards the implementation of the Agreement.

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