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Assesses costs, benefits and options of establishing a future European Institute of Peace.The initial idea came from the former finish Prime Minister, Martti Ahtisaari and later was supported by Carl Bild and Alexander Stubb.European Parliament requested the study.

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  • EN PE 504.465

    European Added Value - Financial appraisal

    European Institute of Peace: Costs, Benefits and Options

  • AbstractThis Financial appraisal note provides additional financial (cost-benefit) analysis ofthe three policy options contained in the report prepared by SACO, on 15 October2012, for the institutional set-up of the European Institute of Peace.In particular, it aims at specifying the costs of establishment and operation underthree alternative legal forms, viz. that of an Association, a Foundation, and anInternational Organisation. It examines possible funding routes, risks anduncertainties of the various options presented. An overview of existing organisationsthat reflect the three legal forms is also presented and cost-benefit conclusions aredrawn which take into account the advantages and disadvantages with respect tocarrying out its key functions.

    European Added Value - FinancialAppraisal

    European Institute of Peace:Costs, Benefits and Options

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    This document was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on ForeignAffairs.

    AUTHORSHuib POOT, Ecorys Associate Expert (Team Leader)Achim VOGT, Ecorys economistMax VAN DER SLEEN, Senior Partner of Ecorys

    RESPONSIBLE ADMINISTRATOREva CASALPRIM-CALVS, European Added Value Unit

    ABOUT THE EDITORThis paper has been undertaken by the European Added Value Unit of the Directoratefor Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate General forInternal Policies (DG IPOL) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament.To contact the Unit, please e-mail eava-secretariat@europarl.europa.eu

    LINGUISTIC VERSIONSOriginal: EN

    This document is available on the Internet at:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/studies.html

    Manuscript completed in March 2013.Brussels European Union, 2013.

    DISCLAIMER

    The opinions expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and donot necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament.

    Reproduction and translation for non-commercial purposes are authorized, provided thesource is acknowledged and the publisher is given prior notice and sent a copy.

    ISBN 978-92-823-4087-5DOI 10.2861/31428CAT BA-30-13-232-EN-C

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    Contents

    List of Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................6Executive Summary..............................................................................................................................71. Introduction ............................................................................................................................122. Background .............................................................................................................................143. The proposed EIP ...................................................................................................................16

    3.1. Functions and organisational options ........................................................................163.2. Staffing and organisational structure .........................................................................18

    4. Costs of Establishment and Operation of the EIP ...........................................................194.1. Methodology..................................................................................................................194.2. Costs of Establishment .................................................................................................19

    4.2.1. Legal procedures and costs............................................................................204.2.2. Other establishment costs ..............................................................................21

    4.3. Operational Costs..........................................................................................................214.3.1. Staff costs..........................................................................................................214.3.2. Other expenses ................................................................................................224.3.3. Events and activities .......................................................................................224.3.4. Concluding remarks on the costs of establishment and operation ..........25

    5. Funding ....................................................................................................................................275.1. International organisations..........................................................................................275.2. Foundations ...................................................................................................................275.3. Associations ...................................................................................................................27

    6. Model institutions .................................................................................................................296.1. Clingendael, as a Foundation ......................................................................................296.2. Bruegel, as an International Association....................................................................306.3. European Defence Agency, with the characteristics of an International

    Organisation ..................................................................................................................326.4. EU-LAC Foundation.....................................................................................................346.5. Conclusions....................................................................................................................34

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    7. Value for Money ....................................................................................................................367.1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................367.2. Approach........................................................................................................................36

    7.3.1. The base case: no action..................................................................................387.3.2. The EIP as a new organisation.......................................................................387.3.3. An intermediate solution: a portal to conflict mediation skills

    in Europe and beyond ....................................................................................397.4. The findings on costs and benefits..............................................................................39

    References ...........................................................................................................................................45Appendix I: Applied Methodology ................................................................................................46Appendix II: Detailed Cost Estimates .............................................................................................48

    Basic Scenario ..........................................................................................................................48Alternative 1 ............................................................................................................................50Alternative 2 ............................................................................................................................53

    Appendix III: Establishment costs of IT and Furniture ................................................................56

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    List of Tables

    Table 1: Overview of the costing of the policy options in (000 Euro)................................. 8Table 2: Total benefit scores by legal form ............................................................................ 10Table 3: Options for staffing of the EIP.................................................................................. 18Table 4: Costs of establishment of EIP ................................................................................... 20Table 5: Overview Table Operational Costs.......................................................................... 24Table 6: Summary of Cost Analysis (in Euro)....................................................................... 26Table 7: Summary of funding options ................................................................................... 28Table 8: Summary financial data of model institutions....................................................... 35Table 9: Multi criteria of costs and benefits........................................................................... 41

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    List of AbbreviationsEEAS European External Action ServiceEIP European Institute of PeaceAISBL Associations Internationales Sans But LucratifBC Benefit CostCBA Cost-Benefit AnalysisCDP Capability Development PlanCFSP Common Foreign and Security PolicyCSDP Common Security and Defence PolicyDEVCO Development Cooperation Directorate GeneralEAC European Armaments CooperationEDA European Defence AgencyEDRT European Defence Research and TechnologyEDTIB European Defence Technological and Industrial BaseEED European Endowment for DemocracyEP European ParliamentESDC European Security and Defence CollegeEU European UnionEU-ISS European Institute of Security StudiesEU-LAC European U

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