Project contracting and start-up in Interreg

You have submitted your application form to an Interreg programme. What should you do now? You have to wait for the programme’s decision, but is this all?

You can start implementing your project as soon as the programme approves it. But it might be better to wait for the official contract to be signed. While you wait for the contract you can set the scene and start with some important activities. In this course you will discover what these activities are and what you can do already now to start your project successfully and with no delay.

More precisely, you will:

  • become aware of different types of funding decisions and what they mean for you as a project partner;
  • know the difference between the main legal agreements to be signed when a project is approved;
  • be inspired to create the right conditions for a common multinational working culture; and
  • be able to identify the main steps of smooth project start-up.

Also in this course we continue to follow the standard project life-cycle stages relevant for any type of project, but with specific focus on the features of Interreg projects.

This course covers Project contracting and start-up, the third stage of the project life-cycle.

It is one of 5 courses developed for Interreg project management.

Some tasks in this stage depend a lot on programme rules and requirements. During the course we will emphasise what you absolutely need to check in programme guidance documents.

This course is for you, if you:

  • are new to developing and managing projects funded by Interreg programmes;
  • are a project beneficiary who already has some experience in managing EU-funded projects but would like to benefit from the Interreg-specific tips and tools offered in the course;
  • recently joined an Interreg, Interreg-IPA CBC programme or ENI programme, and you would like to better understand the challenges a project can face, and learn how to help project applicants overcome those challenges.

Join us to find out what can happen in the waiting time between the application form submission and the start of project implementation.

Please note that this course was created for the 2014-2020 programme period. Thus, the EU Regulations and EU rules mentioned in the course are not valid for the 2021-2027 period. We are currently preparing a new set of project management courses for 2021-2027. In the meantime, you are welcome to learn by taking this course, because the main principles of good project management in Interreg will not change from one period to another.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 hours

Course Instructors

Polona Frumen Polona Frumen Course developer
Besiana Ninka Besiana Ninka Course developer

Free of charge


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