7 Tips for Applicants What makes a quality project?

1 │ cross-border

A quality project contains a distinct and clear cross-border dimension that is illustrated by a clear benefit for both the partners and the Programme area. Make sure you clearly describe how cross-border cooperation will concretely take place in your application.

2 │ result-oriented

  • Clearly identify the change you want to achieve through your project.
  • Build a strong and well thought out intervention logic, from the initial challenge you intend to address to the outputs you want to deliver and the expected result you want to reach.
  • Provide measurable and tangible evidence of your expected result, and formulate concrete, specific and measurable outputs.
  • Set up a strong and integrated monitoring and evaluation approach as part of your project activities to report on and highlight your achievements or failures.
Please note that the Programme has developed a checklist for defining a measurable result oriented project that can assist applicants during their project development.

3 │ demand-driven

A quality project is based on a common territorial need. There must be a genuine demand and necessity for your project. Use existing figures and evidence to demonstrate this in your application.

4 │ strategically coherent

  • Link your project to one of the seven Specific Objectives of the Programme.
  • Make sure you explicitly focus on contributing to only one Specific Objective. Although integrated approaches are encouraged, the project shall make a clear and direct contribution to the Specific Objective under which it is submitted.
  • Read the Cooperation Programme and the definitions of the Programme indicators.

5 │ innovative

A quality project brings together resources, knowledge and good practice to achieve innovative outputs and results. Demonstrate what is new about your proposed approach, how you are building and extending on existing outputs and results.

6 │ value for money

A quality project demonstrates a good value for money, ensuring project benefits justify project costs. Describe how you will use the funds according to the Triple E principles (Economy, Efficiency & Effectiveness).

7 │ right partnership

  • Make sure to bring together the right partners to deliver the expected change and reach your target groups.
  • Include different types of organisations with complementary expertise and experience at different levels of governance.
  • Ensure strong connections with your target groups.
  • Explain in detail in your application how you plan to reach your target groups and when.
Interreg 2 Seas 2014 - 2020 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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