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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 10 th 2011

Strategic Projects

The Ireland Wales Experience

INTERACT – Rome, November 10th 2011


Strategic projects the ireland wales experience interact rome november 10 th 2011

Ireland Wales ProgrammeArea


Strategic projects the ireland wales experience interact rome november 10 th 2011

Programme Focus


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


Ireland wales call by call

Ireland Wales – Call by Call


Ireland wales latest position

Ireland Wales – Latest Position


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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