Financed projectsLatest update: 2015.11.17
OPEN CALL PROJECTS
The major type of projects financed from the Programme. The projects were selected on a competitive basis through regular open calls for proposals.
The minimum grant size for open call operations was €100.000 per project, the maximum size was not limited (except the 5th and 6th calls for proposals), however the recommended maximum size was €3.000.000 per project. The projects having works as a part of its activities (work component covering more than 60 percent of the total project costs) were referred to as infrastructure projects.
The operations solving essential problems, important for the stable development of the whole cross-border area and having a strong political backup at the national and/or regional level were considered of strategic importance. Strategic projects had a clear cross-border impact and were addressed to the objectives of the Programme priorities. Under the Programme two strategic projects were implemented:
• LT-PL/087 “PL-LT 112. Management of the rescue operations and the European rescue number operating system”. The Lead partner of the project was the Regional Headquarter of State Fire Service in Bialystok. In total 7 partners were involved.
• LT-PL/088 “Improvement of emergency services through co-operation of medical institutions in cross border area”. The Lead partner of the project was the public entity “Marijampolės ligoninė“. 8 partners implemented the project.
Both strategic projects were implemented under the Priority 2 Cross-border cohesion and enhanced overall quality of the cross-border area.
SMALL PROJECT FUND
The Small Project Fund (further – SPF) was one of the special implementation means of the Cross Border Cooperation Programme Lithuania – Poland. App. 9 mill. Euros from the ERDF were allocated to the two stages of the SPF. The first stage of the SPF was implemented in 2009-2011, and the second in 2013-2014. 130 small projects were supported through this special tool.
Projects implemented by granting support directly from the Programme or SPF differed in their “size”, or, in other words, in the amount of support granted. SPF financed small projects, granting support from 5 000 euros up to 100 000 euros. All projects with no exception had to contribute to the Programme’s aims.
The aim of the SPF projects was to allocate support to small-scale projects, which were called “small projects” in terms of the Programme’s level. The aim and priorities of the SPF corresponded to the Programme’s aim and priorities, while small projects contributed directly to minimising social and economic differences in the border region and the implementation of the EU Cohesion policy.
Responsible for the small projects, being implemented under the SPF, were partners from Lithuania and Poland, the ‘Small Project Fund partners’. More information is available on www.spf-info.eu