THE BEST PROJECTS OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN EASTERN EUROPE
organised within the Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress 2016
The main objective of this contest is to develop cross-border cooperation and to exchange good practices and experiences in the field of project initiatives implemented in the area of Eastern Europe. During the preparation of contest assumptions the organisers were following the rules of openness, equality and availability towards all of the submitters regardless of their forms of activity, country or range of taking action and status of the entity entering the contest.
Types of projects
1. The contest concerns to projects covered by one of the seven thematic categories:
good governance – concerns projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of rising the institutional quality of public administration work;
civil society – concerns projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of developing civil society;
culture – concerns cultural projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of exceeding the borders of cultural dimensions – in any possible form (for example – artistic projects, exchanges or residencies of creators, organisation of cultural events, translations, transfer of know-how, exchange of ideas);
tourism – concerns projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of development of tourism;
education – concerns projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of development of informal, school or academic education;
environmental protection – concerns projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of environmental protection and sustainable development promotion;
heritage – concerns projects implemented in the last 3 years with an important element of protection, preservation and promotion of cultural and/or historical heritage.
2. There is a possibility to submit conceptual projects to the contest.
3. Projects that have been awarded or honoured in previous editions of the contest can not be submitted.
Addressees of the contest
1. The contest is addressed to all entities without any formal and legal constraints, especially to:
informal creative groups,
which are conducting social, administrative, cultural, educational activities of development nature, both from the countries of the European Union and the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia.
2. One entity can not submit more than 5 projects.
3. The submission to the contest can also be filled by the beneficiary of the project, but with the consent of the entity implementing the project. In such situation the originator of the project specified by the beneficiary will be awarded or honoured.
Submitting for the contest
1. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2016.
2. Filling the contest form in Polish, English or Russian is a prerequisite of taking part in the contest.
3. The form can be found on the website www.en.kongres.lublin.eu in the CONTEST tab. The applications must be submitted exclusively via the registration form available on the website of the 2016 Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress.
4. Submitting the contest form signify the acceptance of the rules of the contest.
Rules of evaluation of projects
1. The projects will be evaluated by the Programme Council of the 2016 Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress (the composition of the Programme Council can be found on the website of the Congress).
2. Formal evaluation of the submission refers to its compliance with the contest theme.
3. The criteria of project evaluation:
60% of the evaluation criterion – originality of the concept, attractiveness, innovativeness, range of project effect, influence on the direct development of the beneficiaries;
40% of the evaluation criterion – assumed sustainability.
Prizes in the contest
1. The prizes of the contest include:
awarding the title of MAIN AWARD FOR THE BEST PROJECT OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN EASTERN EUROPE in all seven thematic categories and granting a statue of THE BEST CROSS-BORDER PROJECT LUBLIN 2016;
awarding the title of HONOURABLE MENTIONS.
2. The descriptions of the winning and distinguished projects will be published in a promotional brochure of the Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress.
3. The representative of the entity implementing the project will be invited to receive the award or honourable mention, and participate and present the project during the Congress.
4. Winning and distinguished project will be promoted on the Internet portals dedicated to the Congress.
5. The conceptual projects submitted for the contest can only be granted a honourable mention.
6. In factually justified cases the Programme Council has the right to grant a main award, an honourable mentions, or neither award.
Presentation of the projects
1. Entities submitting the projects to the contest agree that their projects will be presented on the websites of the Congress and other portals owned to the City of Lublin. They also agree to present the projects in the area where the 2016 Congress is taking place.
2. The organisers guarantee to respect the copyrights.
Information about co-financing
1. Additional information about the contest can be acquired in the Congress Executive Office at Lublin City Office, Department of Non-Investment Projects, 11 Okopowa Street, 20-022 Lublin, phone: 081 466 28 57, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. This regulation is available on the website of the 2016 Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress: www.en.kongres.lublin.eu.
3. The announcement about the contest will be published in the Public Information Bulletin of the City of Lublin.