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Management Support and Economic and Cohesion Policy Coordination

Training of Users of IS Monit7+ from the MA and IB for Operational Programmes - III.

Framework Project for Seminars, Training Courses, Business Trips and Conferences in the Period X/2010-VI/2012

Publications on EU Funds


Management Support and Economic and Cohesion Policy Coordination

Operational Programme “Technical Assistance”
Priority axis 1: Management and Coordination Support
Area of intervention: Management and Coordination of ESC
Beneficiary: Ministry of Regional Development
Total project budget: CZK 13 000 000
Amount of funding from EU: CZK 11 050 000


Basic project characteristics and description of implementation:
The project is aimed at guaranteeing the consistent management and coordination of institutions on all levels involved in the field of economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Czech Republic via the Management and Coordination Committee and, at the same time, securing the conditions for drawing up documents that support all of the processes leading to a diversified and incremental development of the regions. The objective is to create a common analytical and information database with information about the regions of the Czech Republic that will be used to assess and draw up strategic documents in the purview of the Ministry of Regional Development in the field of cohesion policy, regional policy and land-use planning on both the national and regional level.
The project was launched on 1 January 2009. To date six half-year stages have been implemented, during which 21 committee sessions and 4 training sessions (seminars) have taken place, 3 studies created, and 2 methodology and information documents produced.
 

Training of Users of IS Monit7+ from the MA and IB for Operational Programmes - III.

Operational Programme “Technical Assistance”
Priority axis 2: Monitoring
Area of intervention: Monitoring System
Beneficiary: Ministry of Regional Development
Total project budget: CZK 5 217 000
Amount of funding from EU: CZK 4 434 450


Basic project characteristics and description of implementation:
The project is aimed at training the operating personnel and users of the IS MONIT7+ and BENEFIT7 applications for all operational programmes implemented in the system infrastructure of the Centre for Regional Development of the Czech Republic and using the BENEFIT7 web application. Training is focused on the employees of regional operational programmes, sector operational programmes, the Integrated Operational Programme, the Operational Programme “Technical Assistance” and the Objective 3 Operational Programmes, as well as on the use of the BENEFIT7 web application for employees of the managing authorities and intermediate bodies of the operational programmes. This concerns sixteen operational programmes. The project produces qualified users for implementing a comprehensive registry and monitoring implementation, including utilisation of financial resources with respect to the various projects under the sixteen operational programmes of the EU structural funds, thereby indirectly influencing the implementation of all other projects.
The project was launched on 1 January 2011. The project comprises nine stages, two of which have been implemented to date. During the two stages already implemented, training took place according to the actual needs of the various managing authorities and intermediate bodies.  In the first stage, 20 training courses were organised and 302 people trained. In the second stage, 10 training courses were organised and 132 participants trained. 
 

Framework Project for Seminars, Training Courses, Business Trips and Conferences in the Period X/2010-VI/2012

Operational Programme “Technical Assistance”
Priority axis 3: Administrative and Absorption Capacity
Area of intervention: Support to Administrative Structures including Professional Education
Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Total project budget: CZK 2 625 000
Amount of funding from EU: CZK 2 231 250


Basic project characteristics and description of implementation:
The project is aimed at the ongoing training and schooling of employees of the Paying and Certifying Authority at the Ministry of Finance in fields that are closely related to their job. This pertains to a great extent to financing foreign training events on the topic of financial management, principles of controlling, accounting, IT, European legislation, certification of expenditures and related activities necessary for effective financial management. The purpose of this activity is to increase the expertise of employees and thereby the quality and comprehensiveness of the work produced by they Paying and Certifying Authority.
The project was launched on 1 October 2010. The framework project for training events covered a total of 51 training events, seminars and business courses, in which 167 PCA employees participated. The project was completed on 31 December 2011. A new project lasting through 30 June 2015 tied on to the project. The content of the project is identical.
 

Publications on EU Funds

Operational Programme “Technical Assistance”
Priority axis 4: Publicity
Area of intervention: Activity for Informing and Publicity
Beneficiary: Ministry of Regional Development
Total project budget: CZK 8 400 000
Amount of funding from EU: CZK 7 140 000


Basic project characteristics and description of implementation:
The EU Fund Publications project is focused on informing target groups and the implementation structure using both printed and electronic publications as one of the basic tools of communication and supports communication with the general public and professions as well as with applicants and beneficiaries.
The project was launched on 1 July 2011. The continuation of the flyer “European Funds - Current State” was published in stage 1 of the project.  A total of six issues, also in electronic form, were published during stage 1 of the project. Thirty original drawings were created and will be used for the planned publication entitled “Eurožargon” (“Eurojargon”).