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Covid-19: temporary measures for our projects

By Joint secretariat

Updated on 07/09/2021

We are fully aware of the difficulties projects face due to the Covid-19 preventive measures put in place. Most of you had to adapt by changing your work plans and rescheduling activities. That will have consequences on your project implementation and reporting. For this reason we put in place several measures to help you.

Measures to help our projects

Because none of you are in the same scenario, we analysed each situation individually and contacted you directly to provide help. For example, we informed many of you that, during this unusual period, we will be flexible with the submission deadlines of progress reports.

We invite each project from all calls to contact their officers at the joint secretariat for further advice.

In June 2020, the Interreg Europe Monitoring Committee approved a

to increase flexibility and allow additional activities.  

Finally, in the first semester of 2021, the programme organised a call for additional activities so that projects could better face the crisis. 

First level controllers working remotely 

We also know that many of our first level controllers managed to switch to working remotely and adapt their procedures. For example, both the Portuguese and Polish teams have switched to receiving electronic versions of documents through online platforms. We will continue to update this page as we receive more information.

Countries with published national guidance on COVID-19:

Costs for online tools

We also hosted a webinar and gave tips on how to continue your project activities online. Tools and services to hold online meetings may be eligible within your available budget and relevant budget lines. Some of you have also shared your own experiences about how you've moved your activities online.

We invite you to check this with your lead partner, your joint secretariat officers and most importantly with your first level controller.

Other eligible costs

We've received many questions from you about different types of eligible costs (staff, administration, travel, etc.). So we've put toghether a

to your frequently asked questions.