Which topics where submitted?
How much funding was requested?
Some 200 million EUR were requested in the first call (ERDF and Norwegian national funding), while in total, 240 million EUR are available until 2020 (see graph below). Thus, competition will be strong during selection process.
“Our applicants invested quite some efforts into project development and discussion with the MA/JS officers throughout the past months. We are glad that almost all of them managed to submit applications in time,”says Eeva Rantama of the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat (see graph below).
What will happen next?
Throughout the next months, the MA/JS will assess the applications. Based on the assessment, the Monitoring Committee will select projects in November. The next call for concept notes is planned to be launched in early 2016. Support to applicants for the 2nd call will start towards the end of 2015.
Please find an overview of the statistics here.