Evaluation process of 260 projects submitted under the second Call for Proposals of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013 is still ongoing. The detailed description of the evaluation process is available in a former news from December 2010.
The total amount of financing requested by Applicants in the submitted project proposals approaches 100 million EUR, which is seven times more than the available ENPI allocation within the second Call.
The number of project proposals in a breakdown according to the Measures is demonstrated on the following diagram:
The following diagram presents the breakdown of the requested ENPI funds according to Measures:
The most popular Measure proved to be 4.1 ‘Institutional co-operation’ attracting the highest number of project proposals (78), followed by 4.2 ‘Small scale "People to people" cooperation' (50) and 1.1 ‘Harmonized development of tourism’ (47) .Nevertheless, considering the amount of requested ENPI funding, the biggest share (29%) is represented by applications in the field of environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources due to the larger size of these actions.
Currently, the administrative and eligibility check (Step 1) is taking place, which is performed by the Joint Technical Secretariat. Selected external assessors will carry out the quality assessment of the application forms (Step 2). Based on their assessments Project Selection Committees will discuss the project proposals and the Joint Monitoring Committee will take the final decision on projects to be approved and amount granted to them. Final decision on selected projects is expected in June/July of 2011.
The next Call for proposals of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI CBC Programme is to be launched in summer of 2011; the downloadable application package will be available on the programme’s website.