Practical training for management of EU funded grants” for the Grant Beneficiaries under the 3rd Call for proposals of the IPA CBC Prograame, organized in Struga, North Macedonia on 29 and 30 March 2022

In order to increase the capacities of grant beneficiaries for managing projects awarded under the 3rd CfP, a two- day training session was organized in Struga, North Macedonia. The training provided through the presentations, mainly on the rules for implementation of the grants, reporting, grants-financial aspects, the EU communication and visibility requirements, monitoring, evaluation and control etc.  The co-financing rules for IPA partners & VAT procedures, recommendations to all coordinators, general implementation rules, basic principles of the CBC project were just a part of the topics discussed by the participants and trainers (EUD and JTS representatives). The training aimed to enhanced knowledge and practical skills of grant beneficiaries to implement their projects in line with the provisions of their CBC grant contracts. More specifically training results included: Improved knowledge of the fundamental rules and principles that govern the implementation of their grant contract; Increased capacities for successful day-to-day management of their grant contracts; Improved knowledge of the beneficiaries about the fundamental principles of procurement procedures; Enhanced practical skills for preparation, implementation and evaluation of tenders according Annex of grant contract. The training was delivered by the representatives of Delegation of the European Union in Skopje supported by the Joint Technical Secretariat of the programme.