TAIEX – Technical Assistance and Information Exchange – is a European Commission instrument offering short-term peer-to-peer technical assistance from public experts in EU Member States to beneficiaries in our neighbourhood.
In response to a request by the CoR, TAIEX has recently opened up to local authorities in the Western Balkans. For these peer-to-peer exchanges to succeed, TAIEX relies on public officials employed in EU Member States who are keen to share their knowledge and expertise with their peers in our partner countries – also at local level.
Experts engaged by TAIEX will share, but also gain, experience and best practice in their areas of expertise. In addition to this enriching experience, experts are financially compensated, and have travel and accommodation organised and paid for by TAIEX.
TAIEX delivers tailor-made expertise in three ways: workshops, expert missions and study visits. In 2022, TAIEX organised almost 800 events with over 19 000 participants worldwide with the support of 2 800 EU Member State experts.
The European Commission is now looking to expand its TAIEX expert database, particularly for local level expertise. Before applying, please read this Commission information leaflet carefully.