In the beginning of July Managing Authority had officially informed 24 successful applicants of the 1st call about the decision of the 5th meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) that had taken place on 20-21 June 2018 in Tartu, Estonia.
The decision includes conditions set by the JMC to be fulfilled by set deadline of 28th September and to be verified by the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS), with the support of the Managing Authority. Based on that the Programme authorities will decide whether and how to continue with the contracting procedures with specific projects.
The process of projects tuning to the conditions was supported by the JTS staff, the total of 36 consultations had taken place in July-September: in JTS main office in Tartu – 23, in Pskov – 7, in St. Petersburg -3, by Skype – 3, as well as the number of consultations on the daily basis on the phone.
Within the course of pre-contracting stage in November-December JTS will continue assistance to the projects focused for the elimination of technical deficiencies and preparation of partnership agreements.
The schedule and procedure of the grant contracts signing and projects kick-off meetings will be elaborated after ratification of the Programmes’ Financial Agreement by the Russian side.