DG REGIO has recognized the need to support managing authorities in exchanging knowledge and good practice between themselves. There is a lot of potential in wider sharing of the rich experience on practical implementation that exists among the practitioners in the administrations managing the funds in the Member States. The REGIO Communities of Practitioners have been initiated as a pilot to explore solutions together with representatives for managing authorities on how this can be done. These are informal groups with members from different Member States which focus on finding solutions on specific issues or problems linked to the implementation of the programmes and projects funded under the ERDF and/or the Cohesion Fund.
Marcelline is responsible for managing these communities both online and offline throughout the EU. This is an experimentation for a project which would be later institutionalised.
Funding authority: European Commisson, DG REGIO