• Preface
  • List of Acronyms
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Objectives, Scope and Methodology
  • 1.2 CBC Programme Context
  • 2 Findings on the Evaluation Questions
  • 2.1 Relevance
  • 2.1.1 Did each programme have clear and soundintervention logic and objectives? (EQ 1)
  • 2.1.2 To what extent have the programmes supported and/or complemented the accession strategy? (EQ 2)
  • 2.1.3 Was the allocation of funds at strategic level based on clear territorial criteria? (EQ 8)
  • 2.1.4 To what extent have local and regional authorities/organisations been involved or consulted in the programming and management of the programmes?(EQ 3)
  • 2.1.5 Could cross-cutting issues concerning gender equality, environmental protection and inclusion of ethnic minorities be better embedded into the new call for proposals? (EQ 6)
  • 2.2 Efficiency
  • 2.2.1 Was there a process for ensuring that award criteria were established in an appropriate way to deliver programme objectives? Was the grant size in the two main types of grant schemes appropriate? (EQ 4)
  • 2.2.2 Are adequate administrative procedures and organisational structures in place both jointly (e.g. JMC, JTS) and on each side (NIPAC, Operating Structures, EU Delegation) ensuring efficient and effective achievement of the programme and project objectives? (EQ 5)
  • 2.2.3 To what extent have the programmes' preparation and implementation helped enhancing good neighbourly relations between the participating countries and between local populations living in the border area? (EQ 9)
  • 3 Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Table of Appendices
  • 1. Evaluation questions, judgement criteria and indicators
  • 2. List of interviewed stakeholders
  • 3. List of documents