Title (maximum Management and coordination
Component 1 150 characters)
Strategic focus To establish clear strategic and functional management arrangements for the
(maximum 350 characters) network, including coordination and finance.
To establish transnational Network Steering Group
To develop work programme.
Responsible partner Lead partner (Bristol City Council) responsible for establishing coordination and finance
(maximum 350 characters) functions, and ensuring clear partnership arrangements. The Steering Group will give
lead partner strategic guidance.
Involved partners All partners will be involved in establishing the transnational Network Steering Group,
(maximum 350 characters) representing project partners. The network will also encourage exchange of staff to
occur outside the running of the network via a website and networking.
Planned results The establishment and effective management of the network, including the setting up of
(maximum 350 characters) the Steering Group. Functional support in organising events, establishing a detailed
work programme. Proper management of finance function. Production of six-monthly
progress reports and claims. Ensuring deadlines met. Production of publicity materials
and setting up of a new website.
Title (maximum Identification of current national/regional/sub-regional context, and Structural
Component 2 150 characters) Funds/regeneration programmes delivery practice
Strategic focus To identify the regional context, priorities, and existing structures.
(maximum 350 characters) To exchange experience on the different programme delivery models, and
management arrangements, of Structural Funds and other regeneration
To examine the decision-making processes and structures in place
To identify the key stakeholders involved
To identify individual project appraisal and selection processes
Responsible partner Lead partner with the support of Network Steering Group. The project coordinator,
(maximum 350 characters) together with the workshop host partner will arrange workshops. Coordinator will draw
together the findings of component 2 into a coherent report that will be put on the
website and provide support and guidance to the network.
Involved partners Each partner will be responsible for producing a case study of their regional context,
(maximum 350 characters) and programme model(s). Four of the partners (to be selected in component 1) will host
workshops. Each partner will present at least one workshop.
Planned results To increase understanding of the range of programme models operating in Europe at
(maximum 350 characters) sub-regional level (<NUTS2). This will facilitate the identification the key issues of good
practice that will be examined in component 3.
Title (maximum Identify good practice approaches to the management of Structural Funds and
Component 3 150 characters) other regeneration programmes
Strategic focus To evaluate and identify successful and good practice elements of programme
(maximum 350 characters) management and delivery in accordance with regional and sub-regional priorities to
optimise effectiveness, environmental and social benefit (including equalities), and
Responsible partner Lead partner with support from the Network Steering Group. The network coordinator
(maximum 350 characters) will facilitate workshops, coordinate commissioning and presentation of evaluations, and
draw together the findings of component 3 into a report that will be posted on the
website and provide support and guidance to the network.
Involved partners Each partner will be responsible for identifying their own good practice elements and
(maximum 350 characters) sharing these, together with existing evaluation material, with the network through
workshop presentations. Each partner will present at one workshop. Three network
partners will host workshops. SOME ADDITIONAL EVALUATION WORK MAY BE
COMMISSIONED BY PARTNERS
Planned results To develop an understanding of what works and what doesn’t work through the
(maximum 350 characters) production of a ‘good practice’ report.
Component 4 150 characters)
Identify lessons learnt/transferable knowledge
Strategic focus To identify successful existing and new approaches for the management and delivery
(maximum 350 characters) of Structural Funds within regions, which effectively support regional policy and local
priorities. Particularly identify transferable instruments to benefit effective Structural
Funds and other regeneration programme delivery.
Responsible partner Lead partner with the support of the Network Steering Group, in collaboration with the
(maximum 350 project coordinator will draw together the findings
Involved partners Two partners will host workshops. Each partner will attend workshops. All partners will
(maximum 350 characters) be responsible for commenting to the Network Steering Group and the network
coordinator on the identification of transferable lessons and content of a ‘good practice
Planned results The awareness of good practice and successful approaches to the management and
(maximum 350 characters) delivery of Structural Funds, in order to improve and influence the future performance
Structural Funds and regeneration programmes, will be raised. A good practice ‘toolkit’’
will be produced.
Title (maximum Dissemination and communication strategy
Component 5 150 characters)
Strategic focus To disseminate the network’s findings and report the findings of the project to a wide
(maximum 350 characters) range of stakeholders (including EU policy makers, Member States, Managing
Authorities, regional and sub-regional organisations and networks,). Also to highlight
partner’s good practice and achievements.
Responsible partner A partner (yet to be selected) will host a final conference. Lead partner will ensure
(maximum 350 characters) website updated and maintained.
Involved partners Each partner will be responsible for disseminating the conclusions of the network within
(maximum 350 characters) their region and national government. The final conference will allow them to invite
representatives to learn about the findings of the network.
Planned results Convening of a pan-European conference to disseminate network findings and good
(maximum 350 characters) practice recommendations reached. Targeted at regions, sub-regions, Member States
and the European Commission, with the aim of influencing policy, practice and make
the delivery of Structural Funds and other regeneration initiatives more effective.
Updating of web-site with the network’s findings and good practice ‘toolkit’.