The third Call for proposals within the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013 was closed on 31 January 2012. In total 8 million EUR ENPI funds were available within the third Call to support partnerships without borders.
The JTS received 271 project proposals. The opening session, administrative and eligibility check (Step 1 of the evaluation process) of the submitted applications has been carried out by the Secretary of the Project Selection Committees with the support of the JTS staff. At the end of administrative and eligibility checks Project Selection Committees were convened on 14 June 2012 in Budapest.
Three separate Project Selection Committees (PSCs) for each Priority has been set up according to the decision of the Joint Monitoring Committee in order to examine and evaluate the project proposals.
Based on the administrative and eligibility check, PSCs have drawn up their recommendations to the Joint Managing Authority (JMA) and the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) through an Evaluation Report for each Priority containing list of project proposals recommended for further evaluation and list of project proposals recommended for rejection. The PSCs have taken their decisions independently from each other.
Upon approval of the PSC\'s recommendation by the JMA and JMC, as closing of the process Step 1, each Applicant will receive an official letter including the followings:
A statement informing the Applicants whether or not their application was submitted within the deadline, indicating the reference number they have been allocated, whether their application has satisfied all the administrative and eligibility criteria and whether their application has been recommended for further evaluation ( so-called quality assessment). If excluded from further evaluation, the reasons for rejection will be provided.
Next steps: Selected external assessors will carry out the quality assessment of the project applications (Step 2). PSCs will meet for the second time to review the conclusions of the assessors and make their recommendations to the JMA and JMC expectedly in August/September 2012. At the end of the whole evaluation process, JMC will be convened to take the final decision on projects to be approved and maximum ENPI amount granted to them. Final decision on selected projects endorsed by the European Commission is expected in October/November 2012. Implementation of awarded projects can begin following the signature of the grant contracts planned to start at the end of 2012.