Always start in small: Managing small projects and their funds (SPF) in Interreg
Interreg programmes often lack visibility of their achievements for the residents in the cross-border region.
One of the ways to increase the programme’s visibility and to overcome mental barriers is to bring people from both sides of the border together in cultural events, local partnerships, students’ exchanges or youth contests etc. Such activities will be mostly done in small projects. Efficiency in managing small project facilities is crucial but challenging – in particular with a view to the financial management. The Omnibus-Regulation as well as the draft regulations propose the stringent application of simplified cost options (SCOs) such as unit costs, lump sums and flat rates for smaller projects. The use of SCOs would become a must in the future management of SPFs.
We invite you to exchange on implementation models as well as the use of SCOs for small project facilities!