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INTERREG IVC brought inspiration to Czech regions
The third in a row 'Inspiration for future' workshop organised by INTERREG IVC for representatives of public authorities and bodies governed by public law took place on 11 April 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. The participants discussed the benefits for their regions and interregional cooperation in the new funding period 2014-2020.
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INTERREG IVC good practices discussed and displayed in Bulgaria
On 28 March 2013, INTERREG IVC brought an exhibition of good practices and a national dissemination workshop on 'Inspiration for future' to Sofia, Bulgaria, for Bulgarian representatives of public bodies to share their experience with INTERREG IVC projects and give the programme some feedback on their future expectations on interregional cooperation. It was the second in a row of national workshops on presence and future of interregional cooperation.
Assistance to applicants
All funds for INTERREG IVC project funding have been allocated after four calls for proposals. There will be no further calls for proposals in this programming period (2007-2013).
During 2007-2011 four INTERREG IVC Information Points in Rostock (DE), Katowice (PL), Valencia (ES) and Lille (FR) provided advice to applicants, organising different types of events and giving feedback on project ideas.
- 57 national information days welcomed 3716 potential applicants and lead applicants and provided general information about the programme.
- 4 partner search events in Lisbon, Lille, Gothenburg and Budapest enabled applicants to exchange ideas, meet potential partners or join other projects in preparation.
- 20 Lead Applicant Seminars during each open call helped Lead Applicants develop their project ideas and to prepare the application form.
Lead applicants also had the opportunity to discuss their project idea with project advisers of the programme. Individual projects consultations were organised during open calls. In addition to getting feedback on the project idea, these face-to-face meetings allowed lead applicants to ask any questions about project development and application documents. During four calls of proposals the Joint Technical Secretariat and the Information Points held a total of 707 individual consultations with project idea owners.
According to a survey of all fourth call lead applicants, out of all assistance possibilities the individual project consultations were the most appreciated – 71% of respondents assessed these as ‘very good’ or ‘good’. Similarly high scores – 70% ‘very good’ or ‘good’ – were given to Lead Applicant Seminars.
Project assistance form
Lead applicants could receive feedback on their project idea, its link to the policy level, possible partners, planned activities and its relevance to the programme by submitting project assistance form from to the relevant information point (a body constituted in order to provide information as well as to promote the programme in a defined area) . Over five years the information points provided feedback to 600 such forms.
Project Idea Database
Partner search was facilitated by the Project Idea Database. The database helped facilitate partner search throughout Europe. It included more than 280 project ideas, describing the issue tackled, main objectives, expected outputs and results, partners needed and contact details for each idea.
The main tool for project managers is the Programme Manual (Part of the Application Pack. Intended to assist applicants in drafting applications, as well as in implementing and finalising the approved operations) , available for download below. This document provides detailed information on the requirements for INTERREG IVC projects, not only in development but throughout the lifetime of the project.
You can also download a copy of a sample application form used in the latest call for proposals (period of time in which applications can be submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat) .