After submitting the proposal of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities within the European Programme “Europe for Citizens”, the European Commission decided to co-finance the cooperation between the Union of Cyprus Municipalities (UCM) and the Assembly of European Regions.
In the first phase of the Pro-I3T project (March – October 2012) concrete and concise documents on the funding possibilities, how to access this funding and how to best make use of it were created, available on 15 CD-Rom Thematic Guides. In the second phase, two training sessions were held in order to provide regional and local authorities with hands-on training about European funding. Thus, a detailed listing of all other EU Grants and programmes capable to finance their actions were offered to participants.
The duration of the project was 12 months, starting from 9th January 2012 and ending on 31st December 2012. The Pro-I3T project (N° 520998 – 2011) was co-financed by the European Union through the Europe for Citizens Programme. The aim of the “Europe for Citizens” programme 2007-2013 was to bring Europe closer to its citizens and to enable them to participate fully in the European construction.
The lack of information on the EU and its activities is a common challenge, furthermore, peripheral entities such as Cyprus face this challenge at more intense level. Entities in the centre of Europe also experience the same problem. Therefore, Pro I3T project targeted to tackle this challenge in order to support regions in optimizing the cooperation with European Union institutions.
What is AER’s role and how to get involved?
|AER and UCM developed information tools for the promotion and development of thematic Twinnings between their members, but also with Towns from the rest of the European Union.
UCM and AER gained through this project, access to the practical tools, through which AER could effectively support the efforts of its members for their participation in this project as well as in other European programmes. The project was disseminated across Europe, giving the chance for them to take part in a European action.
|You can find more information on the Union of Cyprus Municipalities’ website.|
|The Pro-I3T project (N° 520998 – 2011) was co-financed by the European Union through the Europe for Citizens Programme.|
- First training session – Nicosia (Cyprus), 11 September 2012
- Second training session – Brussels (Belgium), 23 October 2012
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