The first step of the first call for proposals of the Danube Transnational Programme was launched on 23rd September 2015 and it lasted open until 3rd November 2015. The official launch of the First call took place during the Kick-off event organised in Budapest last 23 and 24 September 2015.
576 submissions were received by the deadline. The 1st call, open to priorities 1, 2, 3 and Specific Objective 4.1, created lots of expectations in the whole Danube Region.
After the sort-out of the duplications and invalid Expressions of Interest (EoI), 547 submitted EoI have been considered for assessment according to the following distribution in terms of the Specific Objectives open in this call, being SO 2.2 and 1.2 the ones receiving a higher number of EoI:
5223 institutions from all the Danube region are involded as project partners in the 547 EoI considered for assessment. Concerning the distribution of Lead Applicants (LA) per country, the following map shows how most LA in this First call comes from Hungary, Romania and Slovenia. According to the Call regulations, the LA can only be chosen among the ERDF partners (EU member states).
The assessment procedure of all valid EoI have started, based on a double analysis of the eligibility and quality criteria as specified in the Applicants Manual. The second step of the first call for proposals is foreseen to be open in April 2016.