All you need to know about SCOs in 2021-2027

Even though we do not encourage using abbreviations, you will not find a single person in your programme who does not know what the term SCOs stands for (if you do, make sure to give them them the link to this course on simplified cost options). Using SCOs is one of the methods of simplifying the implementation of projects, programmes, control and audit procedures which throughout the 30 years of Interreg’s existence have managed to become complex and sometimes quite burdensome. SCOs allow for a stronger focus on results and the quality side of projects – isn’t this what we all want?

You will find an introductory course to SCOs in our course catalogue. If you’re totally new to the subject, do not hesitate to take this SCOs explained course, where you will learn the basics about different types of SCOs, different methods to establish SCOs, how to develop programme-specific SCOs, and so on.

With this course, we want to add a bit more flesh to the basics of SCOs. We will focus on the provisions and novelties of the 2021-2027 period regarding SCOs’ development and establishment, implementation, and verification and control of specific SCOs (not just general points that you learned in the SCOs explained course). You will also find lots of practical details, recommendations, tips and hints from Interreg programmes that have a rich experience with implementing SCOs.

This course is for you if you want to:
  • learn about the novelties in SCOs in the 2021-2027 programming period;
  • find out about different ways to establish SCOs;
  • learn from the programmes’ experience on working with SCOs, to make the process of embedding SCOs in your programme smoother and faster;
  • discover where to find more information on the particular topics of SCOs.

You have already taken a first step when you decided to open this course page. Now, go ahead and dive into the exciting world of simplification. Remember, 100% commitment is easier than 98%. So, make the best use of the course by completing the quizzes, providing feedback in the forum discussions, and asking questions wherever you need more information.

Bon voyage!

Course Information

Estimated Time: 6 hours

Course Instructor

Iuliia Kauk Iuliia Kauk Course developer

Free of charge


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