Annex: The Minister's detailed analysis
of budget uplift to the 2015-16 Budget |
|Projects and training
"Personnel costs (EUR 1,562,522.60): The budget foresees
an uplift in Mission staff of 33, from 94 to 127. Eleven of the
new staff will be seconded from Member States, ten will be international
contracted staff, and twelve will be locally-engaged. Given that
the Agadez satellite office will necessitate increased personnel
costs, I judge proposed expenditure to be acceptable.
"Missions (EUR 61,333.67): This refers to visits by
Mission staff to states in the Sahel/Sahara region, or to Brussels
or EU Member States in connection with the Mission's new migration
objectives. Given the need to build close regional and international
co-ordination on tackling migration, I believe that this is acceptable.
"Running expenditure (EUR 5,023,299.48): This sub-head
includes costs for services such as property rent, security,
communications, medical and administration, vehicles and transport
(including 24/7 aircraft availability for medical & security
evacuation), press/public affairs, and technical support for the
Agadez office. Security (EUR 1.9m) and aircraft hire (EUR 1.9m)
are the costliest items in this sub-head and reflect the challenging
security environment and remoteness of Agadez.
"Capital expenditure (EUR 1,238,100.20): This sub-head
covers costs for equipment related to IT & communications,
buildings, security and medical support. I believe that the proposed
capital expenditure is acceptable.
"Representation (EUR 1,800): This sub-head covers
representation costs for meetings with Agadez authorities.
"Projects & training: (EUR 526,853/30): This sub-head
covers the costs for five new projects to be delivered in Agadez,
as well as costs linked to training activities. The projects and
training focus on:
local security forces' communications;
and Tactical Intervention training;
support for local security forces involved in migration control;
strategies for controlling movement at airports and land borders;
training relating to strategies for migration management.
"These projects and training activities represent
the delivery end of the Mission's work, and will serve to build
a growing partnership with the Agadez authorities on migration
"Contingencies (EUR 186,090.75):
The additional contingency reserve represents 2.16% of the increased
"Overall this budget is very close to the indicative
figure that was communicated informally to member states in July
2015. Given the scope of the task ahead and the challenging environment
that EUCAP will face in Agadez, I judge the proposed expenditure
to be commensurate with mission activities as set out in EUCAP's