To report and monitor projects exclusively online will be a challenge for both Interreg Programme administration and project lead partners in this Programming period. This new requirement is a result of the European Union’s e-governance policy and applies to all ERDF funding Programmes. Programmes need to set up user-friendly online Monitoring Systems by the end of 2015. Project lead partners, staff of the Joint Secretariats and auditors will have to learn how to use these online monitoring systems for reporting, monitoring and financial audits.
Without functioning Monitoring Systems, Interreg Programmes cannot run projects. They are the Joint Secretariats’ main working tools. Since 2003 the predecessor programmes of Interreg Baltic Sea Region have been cooperating with other programmes on Monitoring Systems. The aim of more than ten coordination meetings by now was to find the best solutions to arising challenges together and to harmonise the different programme’s approaches.
Together with Interreg Europe, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme kindly invites colleagues from other Joint Secretariats and Managing Authorities to the first Projects Reporting & Monitoring Systems Users Group Meeting (PReMoS Meeting) of the new programming period on 5 February, 2015 in Prague. The PReMoS Meeting is meant as a complementary activity to meetings with similar topics organized by INTERACT later this year.
Colleagues from all programmes (cross-border, transnational, interregional) using all different monitoring systems are invited. Please register by 23 January 2015 at www.surveymonkey.com/r/UGMFebruary2015.