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					                                              Preparatory projects
                                         and funding opportunities

                                     17th June 2010 – Copenhagen, Denmark

                                        Christopher Parker and Rachel Burn




European Union
European Regional Development Fund
General purpose of preparatory projects

   Producing a well-balanced, high quality main project application with an appropriate
    partnership constellation

   Facilitate the development of joint project plans on themes that correspond to the
    objectives of the programme

   Committing partners to specific contributions

   Reducing risks connected to main projects

    In general, it is to ensure that a project is meeting all the NPP core concepts of
    transnationality and added value.
General background information

    Continuous call

    Application can be submitted at any time

    Expenditure will become eligible from the date of submission



    Minimum requirements

    Project idea

    At least 2 contributing partners from 2 countries

    Public match funding in place, confirmed through match funding commitments
Current status of preparatory projects in the NPP 2007-2013 programme


   The NPP 2007 – 2013 Programme Monitoring Committee delegated authority to the
    Programme secretariat to approve preparatory projects and make funding decisions.

   The Programme Secretariat has assessed 54 and approved 24 preparatory projects

   Committed funds preparatory projects: € 401 255 (Remaining €98 745)

   A call for preparatory projects from 10th of June 2010 addressing project themes
    identified in gaps in the programme.
Programme Status – Programme commitment level

   To date:
       31 main projects and 24 preparatory project approved
       In total 69% of programme budget available after the 5th


      Programme partner country      Allocated to         Total available in
                                     date                 €
      Member State ERDF                             72%          € 9 862 838
           • Priority 1                             63%           € 7 042 575
           • Priority 2                             75%           € 2 820 263
      Faroe Islands                                 70%            € 271 036
      Greenland                                     50%            € 291 505
      Iceland                                       95%             € 92 351
      Norway                                        51%           €2 370 460
Preparatory projects

   The NPP 2007 – 2013 Programme Monitoring Committee delegated authority to the
    Programme secretariat to approve preparatory projects and make funding decisions.

   The Programme Secretariat has assessed 54 and approved 24 preparatory projects

   Committed funds preparatory projects: € 415 387 (Remaining € 84 613)

   A call for preparatory projects from June 10th 2010 addressing project themes
    identified in gaps in the programme (and 6 themes currently partly covered).

       In preparation for the Sixth Call, the definition of products and services has
        widened and alternative wording has been provided for a number of themes to
        facilitate a better understanding. See announcement on the website.
Preparatory projects as project development support tools

   Addressing programme identified gaps

   Kept in focus for accepting new preparatory project applications

   Continued call for 6 months preparatory projects
      Approval only preparatory projects dealing with identified gaps and not yet
       sufficiently addressed themes in the program

   Programme Secretariat’s tools to work pro-actively promoting the identified gaps

   Attracting project idea holders to apply for identified project gaps/ attract potential
    project idea holders
6 months preparatory project

30 000 EUR total budget
18 000 EUR from NPP, 60% grant rate

Conditions:
i.   public match funding in place, confirmed
     through match funding commitment forms
ii.  project plan
iii. indicating potential tangible interesting
     products and services.
iv.  offering participation in development
     workshop in June 2010; facilitated by
     Programme Secretariat
v.   How to Apply seminar on September 16th,
     2010
Preparatory project Call

The themes below are open for preparatory project applications:

In Priority 1:
Objective “To promote competitiveness by increasing and developing the capacity for
    innovation and networking in rural and peripheral areas”, the two themes:

   exchange of best practise and establishment of cooperation networks between R&D
    institution and SMEs to increase the capacity for innovation, facilitate the design of
    innovation systems and strengthen competitiveness

   cooperation and exchange of best practice between SMEs on how to address and
    reach markets with existing and new products
Preparatory project Call

Objective “To facilitate development through the use of advanced information and
   communication technologies and transportation in the programme area”, the three
   themes:
  increased use of ICT to overcome distance
  developing innovative product/service solutions for developing and maintaining
   transport infrastructure with regard to roads, railways, airports and ports under harsh
   climatic conditions
  maritime safety in relation to remote areas with arctic, harsh conditions

And in Priority 2:
Objective “To improve sustainable development in peripheral regions by strengthening
   urban-rural (alternative wording: towns and surroundings) relations and enhancing
   regional heritage”, the theme:
  urban-rural partnerships for new service solutions (alternative wording: new services
   for rural areas linked to towns or services provided in towns and distributed to their
   surrounding area.)
Next Main project Call

   Please note that the Sixth Call for Applications will be launched 3rd of September
    2010 and closes on 14th of October 2010.

   More information about the exact nature of the Sixth Call will be published in June
    2010 to inform applicants in good time about what will be expected from them.
Next steps
   Further develop your project idea

   Visit NPP website www.northernperiphery.eu application forms for preparatory project

   Get in contact with your Regional Contact Point

   Submit application in an original blue ink signed and electronic version to

                         Northern Periphery Programme Secretariat
                                     Strandgade 91, 4. sal
                              DK-1401 Copenhagen K, DENMARK
                             secretariat@northernperiphery.eu




    Check NPP website for regular updates
Contact Details – Programme Secretariat

   Northern Periphery Programme Secretariat
    Strandgade 91, 4. sal
    DK-1401 Copenhagen K, DENMARK
    Fax: +45 3283 3775

       Niclas Forsling – Head of Secretariat
           Tel. +45 3283 3786, niclas.forsling@northernperiphery.eu


       Christopher Parker – Programme Manger for Project Development Support
           Tel. +45 3283 3782, christopher.parker@northernperiphery.eu


       Kirsti Mijnhijmer – Programme Manager for Information & Communication
           Tel. +45 3283 3784, kirsti.mijnhijmer@northernperiphery.eu


       Rachel Burn – Project Officer
           Tel. +45 3283 3785, rachel.burn@northernperiphery.eu
For further information, please visit:


    www.northernperiphery.eu



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