Proposals for improving and harmonizing the NCP's

The Model has largely emerged from experiences in Western Europe, where NCPs have dealt with the greatest number of cases. In Southern and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, where NCPs have only recently been established, the Guidelines are not well known and few cases have been filed. The survey has confirmed the view that not even within the EU is it possible to conceive of one model. At present there are different administrative and legal traditions that preclude the adoption of some of the MNCP proposals. There is not a single one-size-fits-all model but the survey revealed a significant degree of consensus about the essential elements of the NCP and what constitutes best practice. read more less
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