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A good 2 Seas project

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When developing your project proposal there are a few points that you should keep in mind in order to make your project a good one. A cross border cooperation project should emerge from a territorial demand and seek to bring an innovative change. The Programme has identified some Specific Objectives, that are at the base of the selection process. Make sure you demonstrate that your project really fits in these objectives.

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A good 2 Seas project

• Contains a distinct and clear cross-border dimension that is illustrated by a clear benefit for both the partners and the Programme area. Make sure you also clearly describe how cross-border cooperation will concretely take place in your application.

• Is result-oriented and clearly identifies the change it wants to achieve. Build a strong and well thought through intervention logic, from the initial challenge you intend to address to the outputs you want to deliver and the expected result you want to reach. Provide measurable and tangible evidence of your expected result, and formulate concrete, specific and measurable outputs. Set up a strong and integrated monitoring and evaluation approach as part of your project activities to report on and highlight your achievements or failures. Please note that the Programme has developed a checklist for defining a measurable result oriented project that can assist applicants during their project development. You can find this checklist in the documents section of this page.

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Oignies - France © Interreg 2 Seas

• Demonstrates a demand-driven character and is based on a common territorial need. There shall be a genuine demand and necessity for your project. Use existing figures and evidence to demonstrate this in your application.

Strategically fits with one of the seven Specific Objectives of the Programme. Make sure you explicitly focus on contributing to only one Specific Objective. Although integrated approaches are encouraged, the project shall make a clear and direct contribution to the Specific Objective under which it is submitted. Read the Cooperation Programme and the definitions of the Programme indicators.

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Groene Hart - Nederland © PZH mediatheek

• Brings together resources, knowledge and good practice to achieve innovative outputs and results. Demonstrate what is new about your proposed approach, how you are building and extending on existing outputs and results.

• Demonstrates a good value for money, as European public funds are allocated to projects. This is a precious commodity so if your project is selected you must use these funds according to the Triple E principles (Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness).

• Brings together the right partnership to deliver the expected change and reach your target groups. Include different types of organisations with complementary expertise and experience at different levels of governance. Ensure strong connections with your target groups. Explain in detail in your application how you plan to reach your target groups and when.