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Strategic Projects The Ireland Wales Experience INTERACT – Rome, November 10 th 2011 . Ireland Wales Programme Area. Programme Focus. Programme Budget . ERDF Grant €52.7 million Match Funding €17.6 million Total Budget €70.3 million

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Strategic Projects

The Ireland Wales Experience

INTERACT – Rome, November 10th 2011

programme budget
Programme Budget
  • ERDF Grant €52.7 million
  • Match Funding €17.6 million
  • Total Budget €70.3 million
  • Max 75% grant for BOTH Irish and Welsh project partners
strategic call why
Strategic Call – Why?
  • Respond to need for greater strategic impact in Cohesion Policy
  • Assist with meeting N+2
strategic projects what
Strategic Projects – What
  • Aim for increased impact, influence and visibility
  • Leave a legacy beyond the life of the programme
  • Achieve a balance between top-down and bottom-up approaches
  • Additional set of criteria/conditions
strategic call criteria
Strategic Call – Criteria
  • Highly developed levels of cross border cooperation
  • Clear relevance with the Programme’s Priorities and Themes
  • Strategic impact beyond the life of the Ireland Wales funding
  • Originality – It represents a chance to shape discussions regarding policy development in areas directly relevant to the programme.
  • Ability to commence operations speedily and spend to profile from the beginning
strategic projects how
Strategic Projects – How
  • Exploratory discussion with PMC (January 2010)
  • Background research by JTS (February 2010)
  • Detailed discussion with the PSC (March 2010)
  • Detailed proposal sent to the PMC (April 2010)
  • Agreement to launch a Strategic Call (April 2010)
strategic projects generation
Strategic Projects – Generation
  • Development Officers
  • Standard Communication Channels
  • Intense levels of support pre-submission
  • ‘Normal’ call launched in 2010 also
strategic call process
Strategic Call – Process
  • Call Launched – April 23rd 2010
  • Call Closed – May 21st 2010
  • Applications Received – 3
  • Applications selected by PMC June 16th
  • Applications selected – 2
  • Projects started – July/August 2010
strategic call appraisal
Strategic Call – Appraisal
  • Similar to main calls but with some changes
  • Comply with Strategic conditions
  • Core selection criteria only
  • Projects selected by PMC not Steering Committee
  • Other parts of process remain the same
winning in tendering
Winning In Tendering
  • Partners – Bangor University, Dublin City University, IIPMM
  • Total Cost €3.74 million
  • Total ERDF Grant €2.54 million
  • Timeline 08/2010 – 12/2013
  • Website http://www.youtube.com/user/winintendering
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Winning In Tendering
  • \'Winning in Tendering\' (WIT) is a strategic project aimed at transforming the public tendering experience of SME’s in Ireland and Wales. WIT will address skill gaps of SME’s (&public procurers) which inhibit the region\'s competitiveness & sustainable development via unique, innovative & complementary targeted interventions.
smart coasts
Smart Coasts
  • Partners – Aberystwyth University, University College Dublin
  • Total Cost €4.35 million
  • Total ERDF Support €3.27 million
  • Timeline 07/10-06/13
  • Website www.smartcoasts.eu
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Smart Coasts
  • The core aim is to equip Irish and Welsh communities to maintain the economic and strategic value of near-shore waters to their economies. This will be done by facilitating application of new real-time management systems, first suggested by WHO and soon to be allowed within EU Directive criteria.
strategic projects latest
Strategic Projects – Latest
  • Conditions broadly complied with
  • External and internal challenges re quick spend
  • Strategic doesn’t just mean big
  • Subject to close JTS/MA monitoring
  • Optimistic regarding outputs, results, impacts
  • Can only judge success at a later date
  • New regulations allow time to consider next move
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