TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission. TAIEX supports public administrations with regard to the approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation as well as facilitating the sharing of EU best practices. MEI serves as a TAIEX focal point, in close cooperation with EUO helps the line institutions and all beneficiaries to streamline their needs and to support them with the expertise required. It is largely needs-driven and delivers appropriate tailor-made expertise to address issues at short notice in three ways: • Workshops: EU Member State experts present specific areas of EU legislation in workshops to a large number of beneficiary officials. • Expert missions: EU Member States expert(s) are sent to the beneficiary administration to provide in-depth advice on the transposition, implementation or enforcement of a specific part of EU legislation. • Study visits: a group of three practitioners from a beneficiary administration take part in a study visit to an EU Member State’s administration. TAIEX assistance is open to: • Civil servants working in central public administrations; • Judiciary and law enforcement authorities; • Parliaments and civil servants working in Parliaments and Legislative Councils; • Representatives of social partners, trade unions and employers’ associations. Kosovo benefits from TAIEX Instruments in these sectors: Agriculture, Environment, Transport and Telecommunication, Internal Market and Justice and Home Affairs. During the first semester of 2016, 50 events have been realized, from which, 23 events were held in Agriculture sector, 17 in Environment, Transport and Telecommunication, six in Internal Market and four in Justice and Home Affairs. Furthermore, 34 Expert Missions have been realized, nine Study Visits and seven Workshops. For more information please refer to the Kosovo Flash Reports as below: For more general information on TAIEX, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/tenders/taiex_en .