The Programme Manual gives applicants practical guidance on project development, application and implementation. It defines the main principles as well as the rules and regulations that need to be followed in budgeting, reporting and auditing.
This specific Programme Manual sets out the requirements for applicants and specifies rules for project implementation targeting specific objective 4.2 “Coordination of macro-regional cooperation”.
The Cooperation Programme explains the strategy, the cooperation priorities as well as the administrative and financial set-up of the Programme. In particular, it provides a detailed description of the 14 specific objectives, including examples of actions, main target groups and an indicator system to measure the success of the Programme. It is the foundation of the work of the Programme’s managing bodies and the legal framework of the Programme.
Regulations for 2014-2020 period
Regulations related to the 2014-2020 period were published in the Official Journal of the European Union (Eur-Lex). You will find links to the regulations at the website of the DG Regional Policy at ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/information/legislation/index_en.cfm.
Based on the approved Cooperation Programme the participating countries have agreed on a joint programme management structure. To stipulate its set-up the countries signed the Agreement on Management, Financial and Control Systems and for Russian participation the Financing Agreement has been signed with the European Union and Germany. The different Agreements can be found here.
The Communication Strategy describes how the transnational cooperation Programme Interreg Baltic Sea Region will approach communication during the EU funding period 2014 to 2020. Interreg in general, and the project achievements in particular need to be communicated in a consistent manner. This document will assist the Monitoring Committee (MC), the Managing Authority/ Joint Secretariat (MA/JS) and, specifically, the project owners in taking a coherent approach towards communication.
Evaluation: Analysis of projects in 2007-2013 and setting baselines and targets for the indicators 2014-2020
This strategic evaluation involves an analysis of the project portfolio with regard to achieved results and produced outputs (projects funded 2007-2014) as well as setting baselines for the qualitative indicators for the 2014-2020 period.
For the analysis of the project portfolio a particular focus has been put on the analysis whether the achieved results were sustainable and of added value, on the durability of outputs, and finally on the involvement of end-users by the respective projects building mainly on qualitative elements. As for the indicators, the main focus has been to develop a methodology for assessing the development of the institutional capacity in the BSR at different points in time through the development of baselines and targets for different dimensions of institutional capacity-building.