Europe in My Region 2016

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Europe In My Region is an EU-wide communications campaign run as a way to encourage citizens to discover and learn more about EU-funded projects near them. For the first time this year four different initiatives (public openings, a treasure hunt, a photo competition and a blogging campaign) will involve the public in visiting projects and sharing images and experiences via social media.

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Approval of the new Programme 2014-2020

The European Commission adopted the new INTERREG Programme between Greece and Italy worth over €123 million, with nearly €105 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund.

The new Programme aims to increase the economic competitiveness in the Greece-Italy border area by supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and the clustering of economic activities. The Programme will promote interaction among SMEs while stimulating innovative processes in industries exploiting common local resources. Furthermore, the Programme will improve the joint management of the impact of human activities on natural resources in urban, lowland and coastal Ionian and Adriatic areas. This will enhance the protection of maritime and land biodiversity.

The Programme will focus on the following three priorities: 

  1. Innovation and competitiveness, with investments in R&I and SMEs contributing to the building of a strong export based economy. Emphasis is put on sectors with high growth potential such as the agro-food industry, blue growth, tourism, cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries.
  2. Integrated environmental management. This priority aims at facilitating the development and implementation of common approaches to the management of the environment, promotion of the cultural and natural heritage and fostering shared potentials and responsibilities in the field of environmental protection and risk prevention.
  3. Multimodal sustainable transport system. This will be achieved by investments in regional and cross-border connections which will improve the accessibility to transport infrastructures, the coordination of cross-border transport systems and procedures, the integration with Regional, National and cross-border Transport Plans, as well as the promotion of an efficient and environmental-friendly mobility and transport system.

          Programme document 2014 - 2020

          Commission implementing decision

Project Closure Procedure

Please find herewith information in detail that will help Lead Partners (LPs) to “close” their projects properly, providing to the Managing Authority (MA) / Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) the necessary data on the performance, results and impacts of the entire implemented project. This material will also be used by the MA / JTS of the ETCP “Greece-Italy 2007-2013” in order to:

- disseminate and communicate the Programme’s outcomes,

- improve the implementation procedures on Project / Programme level and

- pave the way for setting strategies and priorities for the next Programming Period.

For these reasons, Project Lead Partners are recommended to place significant emphasis on their projects’ added value and highlight the benefits drawn by the project outcomes on the different target groups within the Programme area. It is essential that LPs read carefully the uploaded (attached) files and use the “FAQs” section as the appropriate way to answer any potential question related to the closure procedure.

The “Project Closure Procedure” Section is consisting of the following:

The final Application Form (AF) must be completed with all the updated information, according to the actually implemented activities. For those parts, where information is requested that is similar to the final Project Report (i.e. Information and publicity, Sustainability of results, Added value, Impact on target groups), beneficiaries must include a brief description (within the AFs). It is worth mentioning that all tables related to the budget must be filled in with the actually verified costs, incorporating any results of audit (control) findings.

All the relevant documentation (material), which is the following:

  1. Project Final Report
  2. Final Application Form
  3. The accompanying Progress Report (it contains only financial data related to the pending certificates, without any physical description at all)
  4. Project Final Deliverables in electronic format
  5. Communication material, in accordance with the "Information and Publicity Guidelines for Project Partners”,

must be submitted to the MA/JTS two months after the issuance of all verified expenditure certificates of all project partners. The “Project Final Report”, the “Final Application Form” and the accompanying “Progress Report” must be submitted electronically and in hard copy, signed and stamped by the Legal Representative of the Lead Partner.

Last but not least is LPs’ obligation for submitting to the MA/JTS the communication material, mentioned above (point 5), associated with the relevant project’s actions, such as communication plan, brochures, video, quality photos of projects in operation (preferably with people who participate and make use of projects’ actions), etc., in accordance with the "Information and Publicity Guidelines for Project Partners” and the institutional framework. The communication material must be sent by post / currier in electronic (CD, DVD or USB) and printed form (sending an indicative sample of all produced material: e.g. a pamphlet, a booklet, an events’ poster, etc).

All the documents must be included in a package, comprising the five (5) different sub folders / envelops aforementioned (e.g. 1. Final Project Report, 2. Final Application Form, etc) and accompanied by a cover letter with a protocol number, where its contents will be referred. The sub folders / envelopes must bear the relevant titles and numbering 1 to 5. The package, sent to the MA/JTS (address: Leof. Georgikis Scholis 65, Tel.: +30 2310 469 600, Fax: +30 2310 469 602, www.greece-italy.eu, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and addressed to the respective officers (Project Officer and Communication Officer), must bear the project acronym, the project title and the name of the Lead Partner (LP’s entity).

Important note: The above instructions concern all projects implemented under all Axes.

 

Project Manual - 8.0 Version (final)

Following the approval of the "Project Manual" revision by the Monitoring Committee, concerning the "flexibility rule" amendment, you can find here below the final version of the "Project Manual".

Project Manual - 8th version (final)