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This 1-day meeting was organised by the Northern Periphery Programme Secretariat in cooperation with the INTERACT. It was held in connection with the Lead Partner Seminar on 28th September at the same venue.
The main target group for the event was the projects attending the Lead Partner seminar on the previous day. Norwegian project partners, Regional Contact Points and programme body representatives were also welcome to participate.
This autumn is an ideal time to start looking forward beyond 2013. The NPP wished to give the projects an opportunity to provide input into this process.
The event was opened with a dinner on the evening of 28th September.
General outline of the day:
- Scene setting by Niclas Forlsing from the Secretariat to explain what is expected from the participants and how their input will be used.
- EU News - An update by INTERACT about the European Commission's plans for the new programme period
- Facilitated discussions in thematic project clusters:
- NPP 2007-2013 - What works well? This exercise focused on the success factors in the current programme regarding appropriate partnership constellations, successful project management and succesful programme management. Participants were asked to use a babushka for structuring the success factors.
- Place based challenges and opportunities in the NPP area – A focused NPP 2014-2020 This exercise looked at topics offering place-based opportunities and how different sectors and factors could feed into these topics. Participants were asked to make a mind map in order to visualise the interaction between the different topics and factors.
The Programme Secretariat is still aggregating the results, which will be presented to the PMC and could also serve as input for the forward looking evaluation exercise that will take place in the coming months. Possible uses of the information are input for the selection criteria of project proposals, input for the programme management structure and input for selecting relevant themes for the programme area.