The Joint Monitoring Committee of Kolarctic CBC programme has decided to open 4th Call for Proposals for micro-projects. The JMC decided the basics of the Call in its meeting on 26. November in Luleå. Financing will be provided for micro-projects placing under Thematic Objective 1 and Thematic Objective 6 of the programme. Maximum duration of the projects is 12 months, and the total costs is max 50 000 euros per project, or in the case where a Norwegian partner is involved, 100 000 euros.
Because the projects will be small, and shorter than the standard projects approved so far, the application process is simplified.
The Call for Proposals will launched at the beginning of February 2020, and it will be open for two months. The exact dates will be confirmed in January.
Good feedback from the Commission
Kolarctic CBC has received high scores in the Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) carried out to all ENI programmes. Simona Pohlova, acting as the ENI CBC Team leader in the European Commission, presented in the meeting the results of the analysis and field work carried out in September 2018-March 2019. It was a time when no results from any programmes were available yet, but the monitoring focused on the implementing activities carried out so far. According to the analysis, Kolarctic CBC has performed an excellent job and received the next to maximum scores in the monitoring questions, on the criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.
State of play of Kolarctic CBC
Programme Manager Riikka Oittinen presented to the JMC the state of play of the programme. 26 standard projects and 3 Large Infrastructure Projects (LIP) are approved to be financed by the Programme so far. The first projects started about a year ago, in October 2018. The Managing Authority is working with the first Interim Reports of the projects which were approved in the 1st and 2nd Calls for Proposals.
There is still time to see what the projects achieve: the closure dates of all projects is not later than 31.12.2022.