FAQ

Questions and answers during the calls of proposals

Please note that in the interest of equal treatment of all the Applicants, the Managing Authority, the Joint Technical Secretariat or the branch offices of Joint Technical Secretariat cannot give prior opinions on the eligibility of the applicant or its Partners, of the project or of the specific activities.

No.

Question

Answer

1.

Can a centre aimed to support disabled be assimilated to „integrated social intervention infrastructure” mentioned as indicative eligible activity under Priority 4.1 – Support to the development of health services and access to health?

According to the Annex H.1 Indicative list of potential Applicants and Partners (per Priority) to the Guidelines for grant applicants, the potential applicants and partners for the Priority 4.1 – Support to the development of health services and access to health are:

  • National /regional/local public administration and other public institutions

  • National/regional/local/ institutions acting in the field of health and social policies;

  • NGOs, universities and research institutes;

  • Professional medical and other relevant associations.

Please note that the cross border impact of the project must also be demonstrated within the Application Form and is going to be evaluated during Step 2 (technical and financial evaluation).

Moreover, the project must address the Programme expected result, and bring clear and feasible contribution to the achievement of Programme Result and (common) Outputs indicators.

For the complete framework of the eligibility requirements, please consult the sections 2.2 Applicants and Partners. Eligibility requirements, 2.3 Partnerships. Eligibility requirements, 2.4 Projects and Activities. Eligibility requirements, 2.5 Costs. Eligibility requirements of the guidelines for applicants.

2.

Is it eligible as partner an entity located outside the Romanian core regions of the Programme, other than Bucharest, that fulfils all the other detailed eligibility criteria and budget limitations?

An entity located outside the Romanian core regions of the Programme, other than Bucharest, is allowed to participate in the calls for proposals, according to the Section 2.2.1.1 Flexibility rule of the Guidelines for grant applicants ONLY if the following conditions are met:

  • they do act as Partners in the project, not as Applicants (lead beneficiaries)

  • their participation is required by the nature and by the project objectives, and is necessary for its effective implementation;

  • they meet all the eligibility requirements listed at points b) to j) in the Section 2.2.1 2.2.1 Eligibility requirements for the Applicant and partners;

  • only a total of 10% of the project budget may be spent outside the core regions of the Programme.

3.

Can partners from Kyiv and Bucharest participate in the project under the SOFT call of Romania-Ukraine 2014-2020 (acting as partners, not lead applicants)?

According to Section 2.2.1.1.Flexibility rule of the Guidelines for grant applicants (SOFT projects), the Programme allows organizations from Romania or Ukraine registered outside the core regions of the Programme, ONLY if the following conditions are met:

  • they do act as Partners in the project, not as Applicants (lead beneficiaries);

  • their participation is required by the nature and by the project objectives, and is necessary for its effective implementation;

  • they meet all the eligibility requirements listed at points b) to j) in the Section 2.2.1 2.2.1 Eligibility requirements for the Applicant and partners;

  • only a total of 10% of the project budget may be spent outside the core regions of the Programme.

Moreover, please note that according to Section 2.4.4 of the Guidelines for grant applicants, projects may be partially implemented outside the core regions of the Programme in exceptional cases, provided that the following conditions met:

  1. They are necessary for achieving the Programme objectives;

  2. They are in the benefit of the core regions of the Programme.

4.

Do the organizations that have the unpaid debt at the final of the project within the Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013 have the right to participate in the current calls for proposals?

Information regarding your request can be found in section 2.2.1. Eligibility requirements for the Applicant and partners of the Guidelines for grant applicants.

Paragraph h) x. states one of the eligibility criteria:

Not to have an unpaid debt to the Managing Authority for any project financed under the RO-UA-MD ENPI-CBC Programme 2007-2013 at the date of contract signature. If the Managing Authority established debts (in the Debtors Ledger of the entity hosting the Managing Authority) for the Applicant and/or the Partners, the grant contract may be signed only if and after the situation of the debt is tackled.”

Therefore, organizations that have unpaid debts for any project financed under the RO-UA-MD ENPI-CBC Programme 2007-2013 established by the Managing Authority in its Debtors Ledger and decide to participate in the call for proposals must be fully aware of the risk of jeopardizing the entire partnership considering that in case the project is selected for financing, the grant contract shall not be signed if the situation of the debt is not tackled.

5.

Is it possible to participate in the call of proposals under Romania – Ukraine 2014-2020 Programme with a project dedicated to changes in the land cover of the Danube Delta?

In order to can participate to the call the applicants and/or partners must be legal entities registered and located in the core regions of the Programme, namely in the Romanian counties of Suceava, Botosani, Satu Mare, Maramureș, Tulcea or the Ukrainian oblasts of Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odessa, Chernivtsi,

In case the interested organisations are located outside the core regions above mentioned, they may only participate in projects as partners (not leaders) in the conditions set in section 2.2.1.1 Flexibility rule of the Guidelines for grant applicants (SOFT projects), as follows:

The Programme allows organizations from Romania or Ukraine registered outside the core regions of the Programme, ONLY if the following conditions are met:

  • they do act as Partners in the project, not as Applicants (lead beneficiaries);

  • their participation is required by the nature and by the project objectives, and is necessary for its effective implementation;

  • they meet all the eligibility requirements listed at points b) to j) in the Section 2.2.1 2.2.1 Eligibility requirements for the Applicant and partners;

  • only a total of 10% of the project budget may be spent outside the core regions of the Programme. “

Moreover, please note that according to Section 2.4.4 of the Guidelines for grant applicants, projects may be partially implemented outside the core regions of the Programme in exceptional cases, provided that the following conditions met:

  1. They are necessary for achieving the Programme objectives;

  2. They are in the benefit of the core regions of the Programme.

Please note that projects must address one of the priorities of the call for proposals as detailed in section 1.4 Focus of the 1st Call for proposals.

Please be informed that, in the interest of equal treatment of all the Applicants, the Managing Authority, the Joint Technical Secretariat or the branch offices of Joint Technical Secretariat cannot give prior opinions on the eligibility of the applicant or its Partners, of the project or of the specific activities.

6.

If a potential applicant is interested in participating in the ENI CBC Programme “Romania-Ukraine” and wants to find an eligible partener, where can be found the necessary informations regarding possible parteners?

(info.ro-ua@brctsuceava.ro)

For the potential applicants that are interested in participating in the ENI CBC Programme “Romania-Ukraine” and want to find an eligible partener the KEEP database is available at the following address: https://www.keep.eu/keep/partner. Besides the organizations/ institutions with a certain experience in the ETC Programmes, that could be found by using the KEEP database, you may also contact other organizations/ institutions of different types as presented in Annex H1 to the Guidelines for applicants “Indicative list of potential beneficiaries”.

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