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Nov 20, 2007

TRAININGS FOR POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES ON MANAGING PROJECTS UNDER OPE

Cohesion Policy for Environment Directorate held a series of trainings for beneficiaries under OPE, mainly municipalities, in order to strengthen the capacity of local administrations on project preparation and management under OPE. The trainings were held in the period 20 November – 6 December 2007.

Experts from municipalities having experience on EU funded project preparation and management and who will be directly involved in project preparation and management under OPE 2007 – 2013 participated in the trainings. Their presence was extremely important for the effective work during the trainings as it provided a possibility to use the gained experience and knowledge and contributed to keeping the established cooperation.

The following specific issues related to OPE 2007 - 2013 were presented:

  • OP Environment 2007 - 2013: objectives, priorities, institutional framework for OPE implementation;
  • From environmental priorities to development of projects under OP Environment 2007 - 2013. Selection of projects for financing, obligations of beneficiaries in relation to project implementation;
  • Draft of project selection criteria and draft application forms;
  • Financial management and control under OP Environment 2007 - 2013;
  • Detailed guidelines on eligibility of expenditures under OP Environment 2007 - 2013;
  • Communication measures on projects financed under OP Environment 2007 - 2013 (obligations of beneficiaries);
  • Monitoring and reporting;
  • The role of the Intermediate Body on absorption of funds under OP Environment 2007 - 2013.

The trainings were held in six cities – Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Plovdiv, Sliven, Vratza, Sofia and took in 150 municipalities.

Schedule:

20 - 21 November – Veliko Tarnovo, Yantra Hotel;
22 - 23 November – Varna, Odesos Hotel;
27 - 28 November – Plovdiv, Novotel Plovdiv;
29 - 30 November – Sliven, District Administration;
3 - 4 December – Vratza, Hemus Hotel;
5 - 6 December – Sofia, Rodina Hotel.