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The selection of projects is taken on the basis of the full Application Form. Different assessments on eligibility, admissibility and quality precede the Monitoring Committee’s decision.
This formal check consists of two parts, one regarding the completeness of the documents, automatically verified by the EEP and a second one regarding state aid assessed by the Member States.
Fact sheet 5, chapter 1 on Eligibility and admissibility assessments contains a complete overview of all elements that are verified during this assessment.
The Joint Secretariat will firstly assess the proposals regarding specific strategic and operational evaluation criteria:
These evaluations are transferred to the members of the 2 Seas Monitoring Committee who will perform additional evaluations.
During a Monitoring Committee meeting, the project proposals will be eventually discussed and decisions will be taken by consensus. Four potential outcomes of this decision exist;
The entire selection procedure takes approximately 2 months and there are no intermediary communications foreseen between the Programme and the applicants.
You can find more information on the Selection process in the Programme Manual, Fact sheet 5.