Information & Publicity

As stipulated in article 69 of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006, the Member States and the Managing Authority for the Operational Programme provide information on and publicise operations and co-financed programme to ensure the required publicity thereof. The information is addressed to the European Union citizens and beneficiaries with the aim of highlighting the role of the Community and ensures that assistance from the ERDF is transparent. Implementation of information and publicity requirements is described in articles 2 to 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1828/2006.
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For the purposes of providing the information referred to above, information and publicity measures, set out in a structured way in the communication plan for the Operational Programme, have been taken for the implementation of the programme. The communication plan includes the aims and target groups, the strategy and content of the information and publicity measures to be taken in respect of each target group (potential beneficiaries, beneficiaries, the public), the indicative budget for implementation of the plan, the administrative departments or bodies responsible for implementation of the information and publicity measures, an indication of how the information and publicity measures are to be evaluated in terms of visibility and awareness of the Operational Programme and of the role played by the Community.

The information and publicity measures make reference to the added value of the Community contribution at national, regional and local levels.

The communication plan and any significant revisions to it have been drawn up by the Managing Authority of the Operational Programme and submitted to the Commission for examination in accordance with the procedure referred to in article 3 of Regulation (EC) 1828/2006. The amounts allocated to information and publicity measures are included in the financing of the OP under the Technical Assistance Funds (article 46(1) of Regulation (EC) 1083/2006).

The Managing Authority designates in both member states the bodies responsible for information and publicity actions and accordingly informs the Commission.

Communication Plan