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Project Guidance Documents
In order to simplify the management of EU funding we have created a range of comprehensive documents which will answer all of your questions. This includes the 'Programme Rules' guide which covers issues relating to budgeting, procurement, state aid, monitoring and reporting etc. A number of other supporting documents for projects have also been provided below.
- Programme Rules
- Guide for Applicants
- European Commission Guidance on Simplified Costs
- Impact Assessment Toolkit for Cross-Border Cooperation
- Example Standard Conditions of Grant
- Review Procedure - for unsuccessful applicants
- Link to Single Tender Action pro-forma document?
To assist projects with their communications responsibilities we have created an easy-to-read toolkit which can be accessed below. The toolkit provides advice and guidance on how to properly acknowledge EU funding, signage requirements (for relevant projects) and the creation of EU funding recognition posters which all projects must produce etc.
- Publicity and Marketing Tool Kit
See below downloads for the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programme logos. Guidance on how to use these logos is contained within the above tool kit. (These logos will replace the ERDF logo used in the previous programming period and are unique to each Programme).
If you have any difficulties downloading the logos please contact the communications team via email: email@example.com
- Links to PEACE IV Programme logo
- Links to INTERREG VA Programme logo
EU Regulations and Guidance
The EU Regulations which govern the PEACE and INTERREG 2014-2020 programmes were approved by the European Council and the European Parliament on 17th December 2013 and came into force on 21st December 2013. All regulations and other documents are available
The most relevant regulations and documents for these programmes are:
- Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 laying down the Common Provisions for all funds including ERDF
This proposal sets out common rules on planning of programmes, thematic objectives, financial management and monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
- Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013 on the ERDF and on specific provisions concerning the investment for growth and jobs goal;
This proposal sets out the rules in relation to the overall goals of cohesion policy and the management and control systems for cohesion policy funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Funding for the PEACE and INTERREG Programmes will come from ERDF and are therefore subject to the provisions of this Regulation.
- Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 on specific provisions for the support from the ERDF to the European Territorial Co-operation goal.
This proposal sets out the specific programming and reporting arrangements for cross-border, transnational and interregional programmes. It sets out the priority objectives the ERDF, eligibility criteria, financial resources available and criteria for their allocation. It also sets the implementation arrangements, including plans for financial management and control.
- Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 on the European Social Fund.
This proposal sets out the specific programming and reporting arrangements and the types of expenditure eligible for European Social Fund including the Youth Employment Initiative.
- Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013 for Horizon 2020
This proposal sets out the rules for participation and dissemination in "Horizon 2020" - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)".
The EU Commission is also preparing a number of delegated and implementing acts, which will further detail implementation provisions as set out in the main regulations.
Commission Implementing Regulations
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 184/2014 laying down rules pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to terms and conditions applicable to the electronic data exchange system and adopting pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 with regard to the nomenclature of categories of intervention for the European Territorial Co-operation.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 215/2014 laying down rules for implementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to methodologies for climate change support, the determination of milestones and targets in the performance framework and the nomenclature of categories of intervention for the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 288/2014 laying down rules pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the model for operational programmes for Investment for growth and jobs programmes and pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 with regard to the model for cooperation programmes for the European Territorial Co-operation.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 821/2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the reporting on financial instruments, information and communication and the system to record and store data.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 964/2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the financial instruments.
Commission Implementing regulation (EU) No 1011/2014 laying down rules for implementing (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the models for submission of certain information to the Commission and the rules concerning the exchanges of information between beneficiaries and all bodies.
Commission Delegated Regulations
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 240/2014 on the European code of conduct on partnership in the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 481/2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 with regard to specific rules on eligibility of expenditure for cooperation programmes.
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 522/2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013 with regard to the detailed rules concerning the principles for the selection and management of innovative actions in the area of sustainable urban development to be supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
The Common Provisions Regulation, the ERDF Regulation and the European Territorial Co-Operation Regulation outline a number of new terms and concepts. The European Commission has produced a number of factsheets explaining these concepts:
Community-led local development Integrated Territorial Investment Financial Instruments In Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation Ensuring the Visibility of Cohesion Policy: Information and Communication Rules 2014-2020 Simplifying Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020
The Common Provisions Regulation, the ERDF Regulation and the European Territorial Co-Operation Regulation form part of a package of proposals, which are collectively referred to as the Common Strategic Framework (CSF). The other regulations in this package relate to the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC).
The Common Strategic Framework
Commission staff working document | Elements for a Common Strategic Framework 2014 to 2020 | 14.03.2012 Commission staff working document | Elements for a Common Strategic Framework 2014 to 2020 | Annexes | 14.03.2012
In addition to the EU Regulations the Commission published the Position Papers for UK and Ireland.
Position of the Commission services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and programmes in the United Kingdom for the period 2014-2020
Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and programmes in Ireland for the period 2014-2020
The SEUPB has designed a number of practical project guidelines which are essential reading for all project promoters. These guidelines contain important information useful to applicants and promoters throughout the project lifecycle.
These documents clarify the working procedures you should abide by in order to submit and implement a successful project. Project lead partners are advised to regularly check this programme section as this will be updated with new project guidelines.