Projects must be in line with one of the programme specific objectives and clearly demonstrate how they will contribute to the programme output indicators of that specific objective. For each specific objective, the cooperation programme has defined the expected results, target groups and indicative types of beneficiaries that need to be addressed.
Building a successful partnership is one of the key features of a good transnational cooperation project. Partners’ characteristics can make the difference in project implementation, efficiency and effectiveness. As a minimum requirement, partners have to come from at least three Partner States and at least one of them has to be located in one of the EU Partner States.
It aims to promote better cooperation and regional development in the Adriatic and Ionian region by jointly tackling common challenges. Projects should not only meet the needs of a limited number of partners, but they should contribute to better living conditions in the Adriatic and Ionian region.
The project has to identify its general and specific objectives in relation to the territorial needs, develop a work plan and define its outputs, which can be clearly linked to the programme outputs. This approach allows measuring the project contribution in meeting the programme indicators system.
Co-financing principle and National contribution
The selected funded projects for funding receive an EU subsidy equal to 85 % of the total project budget. All partners have to ensure their respective shares, known also as the national contribution, equals 15 % of the total project budget.
Depending on the country-specific regulations, the national contribution can be provided either by partners’ own budget or by public sources. Each partner must commit itself in providing its own contribution through a project partner declaration.
Information on Partner States’ provision of further public sources as national contribution.