Successful INTERREG Project Planning and Implementation - The Case of Remote Areas
Lead Partner: Rodopi Development S.A.
No of Project Partners (including Lead Partner): 10
Participating countries: Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Estonia, Romania
ERDF allocated (EUR): 725 466.38
Project Duration: 01.06.05 - 31.05.08
Questions to be analysed by the Project
- The insufficient access of European remote areas to information, mainly due to their geographical isolation, constitutes an obstacle either to approaching the Community Initiative INTERREG or to their effective cooperation with other areas in terms of common planning and joint implementation of INTERREG projects from all strands.
- The lack of know-how of local actors and beneficiaries in European remote areas on accessing ERDF funds, developing innovative approaches and managing interregional, transnational and cross-border development projects is a basic reason for the low level of efficiency and effectiveness of the projects they design, coordinate or participate in.
- The difficulties that European remote areas are confronted with in terms of utilising the results and impact of regional interventions constitute barriers to gaining competitive advantages, increasing development and enhancing their area's competitiveness.
- Improving the access of European remote areas to sound and appropriate information in order to support their familiarisation with the Community Initiative INTERREG and improve their cooperation with other areas in terms of common planning and joint implementation of successful projects within all strands of the Community Initiative INTERREG
- Increasing the capacities of certain groups of final beneficiaries in European remote areas in terms of accessing ERDF funds, developing innovative approaches and managing interregional, transnational and cross-border development projects of the Community Initiative INTERREG
- Increasing the effectiveness of regional development projects in European remote areas where a clearly identified potential exists, in order to promote the balanced development and cohesion of the European space, focusing also on the countries of the New Neighbourhood.
- Information seminars, workshops, awareness raising and dissemination activities for local actors and beneficiaries of the participating countries
- Common typology of problems and good practices, which are accordingly reducing or increasing the effectiveness of INTERREG projects and structural interventions in remote areas of the EU as well as training seminars on "INTERREG Projects' Planning" and "INTERREG Projects' Implementation" for groups of final beneficiaries from the pilot areas
- Analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the pilot areas as well as the design and realisation of a methodology on efficient planning and implementation of INTERREG projects in remote European areas.
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