The 2019 annual work programme builds on the experience accumulated over several years of operations of the JASPERS Networking Platform.
These EU-wide multi-stakeholder capacity building, knowledge sharing and networking activities aim at increasing the administrative capacity of JASPERS counterparts by addressing subjects of mutual interest while at the same time fostering peer-to-peer learning, dissemination of good practices and exchange of experiences.
The objective is transferring to the relevant authorities the practical know-how required for the sound preparation and appraisal of major and non-major projects in the framework of ESI funds. The ultimate goal is to support Member States in increasing their administrative capacity, and thus becoming gradually more autonomous in project preparation.
These actions complement and support the sound preparation and implementation of ongoing projects, and the further definition of programmes and projects for the 2014-2020 programming period. They are also increasingly supporting preparations for the 2021-2027 financial perspective.
The following actions are currently envisaged in 2019:
- Training on environmental requirements for cohesion policy projects in 2014-2020 (Brussels, Q4 2019)
- Seminars on state aid issues in infrastructure projects (several sessions in 2019)
- Workshops on implementing the requirements of the Water Framework Directive when preparing projects (several sessions in 2019)
- Ad hoc Seminars and Workshops
The Annual Work Programmes are handled on a rolling basis and kept regularly updated to reflect activities and capacity building actions that are added during the respective year.
Member States and other Stakeholders are consulted in a systematic way and regularly invited to provide feedback and suggestions for further activities to be included in the Networking Platform programmes.
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