Guidance on EU Funding

This presentation reflects the first session in a series of workshops for local authorities on 'EU Community Programmes and Transnational Projects' delivered by the Irish Regions Office, Brussels in Dublin, Clonmel, Athlone and Ennis during October 2009 .

It outlines general aspects to consider in relation to both EU funding programmes and transnational projects.

Its content is:

Basic principles of Community programmes and transnational projects

Benefits of transnational projects

Where these programmes come from:

               Policy basis

               Process (Work Programmes and Calls)

What the EU tends to look for in a proposal:

Policy contribution

European dimension

Multiplier effect

When not to go down the European route

From idea to application

In-house advance work

Scoping an idea

Fine-tuning an Idea

Partnership planning and building

Submission progression

Joint application

Assessment procedures

Financial Issues

Irish Regions Office, Brussels - Support Services