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March 2013

Foreword

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2012 was a very constructive period for the Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, as ETC Programmes are now in an advanced state of implementation. Within 2012 the Managing Authority  

  • Achieved the n+3 objectives in all European Territorial Cooperation Programmes it is managing, without the loss of any funds
  • Activated more than 50% of the budget of the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes it is managing.
  • Formulated the methodology of the Calls for Strategic Projects. It has also completed the drafting of the Calls for Strategic Projects, after consultation with the relevant regional Authorities per Programme and the socio-economic partners
  • Formulated and activated its internal rules of procedures, its organigramme as well as the programming process of all Units, Joint Technical Secretariats and all employees
  • Formulation a modern management and work flow system, which is being certified according to ISO
  • Elaborated, after consultation with the Greek Regions and socio-econmomic parners, the Greek strategy regarding the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes in view of the Programming period 2014-2020
  • Upgraded and redesigned its own website into a more user-friendly version and activated websites for all cross-border Programmesit is managing. It has also proceeded with the publication of its newsletter and the activation of its Twitter account
  • Created a library, both electronic and print

 

2013 shall be an extremely difficult year, because of the doublecompared to 2012- n+3 target for the five (5) cross-border Programme its is managing. Therefore, the MA is planning to activate all available funds for all cross-border Programmes within 2013, whilst its goal is the formation of healthy and strong cooperation partnerships in both cross-border and transnational Programmes, able to manage projects which can be deemed as best practices. The MA is planning to organise an international conference for ETC “best practice” projects in early 2014. 

 

George Emmanuel
Head of the Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes