Presentation on theme: "Information and Publicity measures of Structural Funds in Hungary How do we publish the results of the NDP on the Internet? Miklos Gábor Nagy Head of Department."— Presentation transcript:
Information and Publicity measures of Structural Funds in Hungary How do we publish the results of the NDP on the Internet? Miklos Gábor Nagy Head of Department Hungarian National Development Office Brussels, 15th June, 2006
Communication & transparency Barroso Commission puts emphasis on: –communication: need to make Community actions more visible to the European citizens –transparency of Community actions and spending Communication and transparency are essential in the implementation of the Structural Funds: –It is the easiest way to bring the EU closer to the people, to make the people feel the benefits of membership in their everyday life (D-plan)
Transparency in the new regulation New task for the managing authorities in the new regulation on communicating the Structural Funds: publication of the list of beneficiaries of financing under the OP, the names of the operations, the amount of public funding allocated. This will be a minimum requirement for the MAs.
Tools to ensure transparency and publicity We publish on our website: 1.Daily statistics on the delivery of Structural Funds in Hungary 2.List of all beneficiaries 3.Best practice projects 4.Password-protected platform for beneficiaries
Daily statistics We publish daily updated statistics on Structural Funds in Hungary. A software generates these data automatically from the Single Monitoring & Information System every morning. You can find the overall statistics and the results of the 5 operational programmes in Hungary. You can find these statistics by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, and if you click the name of a county, you can find the data by OPs, and within the OPs by priorities and measures.
What we publish day by day Number of applications submitted (coloumn 1) Value of applications submitted for assistance (2) Projects approved by MA (3) Assistance approved (4) Number of projects contracted (5) Contracted amount (6) Amount of payments to final beneficiaries (7) Number of payments to beneficiaries (projects) (8)
List of beneficiaries We publish the list of the beneficiaries of the OPs updated every second week. We use downloadable Microsoft Excel files, because in this format you can classify the data by location etc. (What cannot be done within a pdf file). It is useful for the regional media - they can easily find the beneficiaries of their county or region. We publish in these files: –Number and name of the priority and measure of the OPs (column A&B) –name of the beneficiaries (column C) –assistance approved (D) –title of the project (E) –name of the region (F) –name of the county (G) –name of the place (H)
A new tool for publishing the list We are working on a GPRS-based system in which you can find the main data of EU co-financed projects by clicking on a map or searching by geographic names. You will get two lists of results: –a list of the projects of the location you choose –a list of the projects that are within 30 kilometers of the chosen location.
Best practice projects Publishing successful or best practice projects is good for: –transparency –making the results of the SF visible for the general public –generating new ideas and projects We publish more than 150 articles with photos about success stories : –15-20 for all the 7 NUTS2 regions in Hungary –15-20 collected by horizontal issues (environment, NGOs, equal opportunities) We publish these stories in printed brochures as well, and we use these stories for our media campaign.
A useful tool for the beneficiaries We have a password-protected area for the beneficiaries: they get a password and can login to check where their projects are in the procedure. It also ensures trans- parency of the delivery of Structural Funds. We are working on developing an electronic invoicing system.
Transparency by Transparency Transparency International (TI) made an overall study this spring on transparency of using the Structural Funds in Hungary. They monitored the institutional system, the partnership in planning and, of course, the transparency of using the EU money. TI was satisfied with the information we publish on the internet. Its study emphasized that we fulfill all the requirements of transparency in publishing the results and statistics of Structural Funds.
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