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Mobility on islands & participatory processes: key learningsOn 14-16 November 2023, the Policy Learning Platform organised an online peer review for the Regional Council of La Reunion (France) which requested advice regarding their two policy challenges ‘Sustainable mobility on islands’ and ‘Uptake of results from participatory processes’.
OD4Growth project promotion and presentation meetingOn July 25, 2023, we organized an awareness-raising event, with the aim of attracting representatives from local authorities, data providers and facilitators, to involve them in the future learning plan. We decided to do it ahead of our first stakeholder meeting to consolidate points of view on OD
Energy communities conference in Bordeaux (FR)This energy communities program is a scientific event aims to provide a common framework for reflection, bringing together lawyers, economists, sociologists, geographers, philosophers, and historians, and enriched by the contribution of testimonies from local authorities, citizens, etc).
Citizen involvement through the Citizen Energy CooperativesThis learning event, organized by APESA, is a key component of the SIreNERGY project, designed to facilitate the knowledge exchange and skill development among our partners and stakeholders. It provides a platform for in-depth exploration of citizen engagement in energy cooperatives, an organization
2nd Interregional Event in Paris.22nd November: 09:00 - 09:15 Registration 09:15 - 10:15 Presentation City of Paris Climate Plan. 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break. 10:30 - 11:30 Master Class: Presentation CoachCopro & EnerSiG 11:30 - 11:40 Coffe break. 11:40 - 13:00 Workshop Best Practices. 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch. 14:15 - 15:45 Steering
Project training days brought the first call projects together in LilleThe first call projects are off to a good start with their activities. To pave the way for the next steps, we organised a series of trainings in Lille on 26-28 September 2023. Material and conclusions are available, have a look!
EMBRACER at the Interreg Project Training days!EMBRACER will be attending the Project training days 2023 for first call projects organised by the Interreg Europe Programme and happening 26-28 September, in Lille, France. The Interreg Europe project training days bring together the lead partners, finance managers and communication managers from
SPOTLOG at the Interreg Project Training days!SPOTLOG will be attending the Project training days 2023 for first call projects organised by the Interreg Europe Programme and happening 26-28 September, in Lille, France. The Interreg Europe project training days bring together the lead partners, finance managers and communication managers from 72
UnicornQuest 2n Interregional Learning Event in LilleThe second Interregional Learning Event of the UnicornQuest consortium will take place in Lille, France, the 28th and 29th September 2023. EuraTechnologies and Hauts-de-France Region will welcome the consortium partners in their premises in Lille and will provide the space for the following topics
First local steering committee in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR)The 6/04/23 The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region organised the first local meeting of the REC4EU project in the framework of the steering committee of its call for projects for “participatory and citizen projects for energy transition”. The Region called together a steering committee to co-construct its
Better governance for Cultural and Creative industriesExplore the recommendations from the peer review that took place in Marseille on creative economy issues.
Project training days for first call projectsWe will organise a series of workshops for our first call projects on 26-28 September 2023 . The Interreg Europe project training days will bring together the lead partners, finance managers and communication managers from 72 projects approved in the first call . The project training days will take
Study Visit NièvreInterreg Europe funded ENAIBLER project partner Nièvre Numérique is set to host the 2nd Site Visit of the ENAIBLER project on the 25th and 26th of October, bringing together experts, researchers, and industry leaders to explore the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) and advocate
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This section provides information on the system set up for control in France for the 2021-2027 programming period.
The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.
France uses a decentralised control system. The partners shall contract an independent, qualified controller based on a shortlist established by the approbation body.
The approbation body
The costs resulting from the control are borne by the project partners and can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules. Costs are determined by the public procurement made by the partner.
These costs should therefore be planned in the project budget.
The cost is 708 euros incl. VAT per 6-month financial claim. The cost for on-the-spot verifications is 1,416 euros incl. VAT. When relevant, assistance in the event of second-level controls or other national or European controls will cost 708 euros incl. VAT
These costs are subject to price revision in accordance with French national legislation.
The total cost will comprise the unit cost multiplied by the number of expenditure claims over the entire duration of the project. Any costs relating to second-level operational and on-the-spot controls in the case of investment should be included.
On-the-spot checks will have to be performed only for projects involving a pilot action that includes equipment/ infrastructure costs.
This on-site verification will take place once the equipment/ infrastructure costs have been declared and implementation is sufficiently advanced.
However, based on her/his professional judgement, the auditor may decide to carry out an on-site audit for a project which does not declare equipment/ infrastructure costs, if s/he considers that this presents added value for her/his audit (e.g. in the event of suspected fraud, problems with the partner's reporting/ understanding of the requirements, doubts about the proper functioning of internal processes, etc.).
Have a look at the French content on our website. Scroll through our project ideas and good practices, or contact our French community members and organisations.
Project ideas from this country
Studying how to make wastewater treatment plants energy neutral
Sharing and circular economy inside economic activity zones
CARBOLOCAL - Helping to sequester carbon by limiting the impact of agricultural activities
Dissemination of a low-tech culture in the territory
Promoting a qualitative sustainable 'green' and 'blue' tourism
SEE Sustainable Entrepreneurphip Education
Use à syndemic approach to help reducing the social and health territorial inequalities
Good practices from this country
Carbon compensation in forests through labelled projects - CNPF
The French accreditation standard for carbon compensation projects requires rules to operate, which were made by the National Center of Forest Property (CNPF).
SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY GROCERY STORES ACTING FOR THE ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
In Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, two social and solidarity grocery stores have embarked on an experimental approach to improve accessibility for all to quality food.
Nouvelle Aquitaine regional roadmap for energy and ecological transition.
Neoterra is a regional roadmap adopted by New Aquitaine for energy and ecological transition, with 11 ambitions to support concrete actions.