Presentation on theme: "The Programme Area What “new” elements in the NPA? A.Stronger focus on change and tangible results B.Higher budget and grant rates C.Simplification measures."— Presentation transcript:
What “new” elements in the NPA? A.Stronger focus on change and tangible results B.Higher budget and grant rates C.Simplification measures D.More focus on the Arctic Dimension E.Better access for private partners
The Programme Mind-set = Intervention logic 1 Programme Area specific challenges and opportunities 2 Selected interventions 3 Tangible results or solutions => Measurable changes at Programme Area level
Example, Priority Axis 2 Objective 2.1 improved support systems tailored for starts-ups and existing SMEs in remote and sparsely populated areas Objective: Improved entrepreneurial climate by facilitating the transfer and development of business support strategies and solutions Results sought: Removing barriers and bottlenecks for SMEs, encouragement of entrepreneurship especially among underrepresented groups Actions supported: Development of new support systems e.g. support over distance Main target groups and end users: Start-ups, existing SMEs, underrepresented groups Types of partners: Intermediary bodies dealing with start ups
How much funding available? SourceERDF NorwayIcelandFaroe Islands Green- land Total MEUR 188.8.131.52.70.955.2
Grant Rates Grant Rate ERDFNorwayIcelandFaroe Islands Green- land 65%50%60%65% For SMEs the grant rate is always 50%
Typical costs and number of partners Programme thresholds: 0,25 – 2,0 MEUR Average for the two first calls: 1,7 MEUR Number of partners: 5 – 15 full partners + 5 – 10 associated partners
Eligible applicants The Lead Partner has to be a public organisation (governt by public law) Partners can be: National, regional, local public organisations Universities, research institutes, etc. Regional development organisations,priv/pub NGOs, social enterprises, associations etc. SMEs
Selection Criteria Contribute significantly to programme’s specific objectives Focus on topics of particular relevance for the Programme Area Demonstrate high level of trans-nationality Tangible outcomes; new products and services
Upcoming calls 3 rd Call: opens 30/9 and ends 30/11 2015 4 th Call: opens 8/1 and ends 11/4 2016 5 th Call: autumn 2016 For preparatory projects, no time limits
Partner search Regional Contact Points in all nine partner countries will be happy to assist you Contact Michael O’Brien Or the Programme Secretariat
Two important docs you have to know before applying
Annual event in September Annual Conference in Kuopio, Finland 30 th September 2015 How to Apply seminar in Copenhagen 20 th October 2015 These events are open for all interested!
OLE DAMSGAARD WWW.INTERREG-NPA.EU Thanks a lot for your attention!