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FARNET Managing Authorities meeting 24-25.09.2013

 The FARNET meeting of EFF Managing Authorities in Brussels on the 24th and 25th of September as part of the regular programme of Axis 4 meetings focused on ‘Successful Programming’. The theme and agenda were developed from the Managing Authorities survey conducted by the FARNET Support Unit during the summer. Four main themes were discussed during the working groups: selection criteria and procedures for areas; selection criteria and procedures for Local Development Strategies, Network development and the definition and allocation of roles. The second day concentrated on evaluation. The group firstly heard from the CapGemini consultants who are conducting the Axis 4 study for DG Mare before inputs and working sessions on the strengthened approach to evaluation for the EMFF. There was a specific focus on the process of evaluation planning, its relevance to MAs and FLAGs and their respective roles.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
14.00 - 14.15

Welcome and introduction to the seminar

14.15 - 14.45

Programme development: the big picture. DG Mare presentation.

14.45 - 15.00

Progressing CLLD: National Rural Networks Cluster Initiative 

15.00 - 15.20Commission Guidance on CLLD Guide; Stage 2. Key pointers 
15.20 - 15.30Working groups introduction

15.40 - 16.50

Working groups: Four themed groups with opportunity to contribute to two.

  • Area selection procedures and criteria
  • LDS selection procedures and criteria
  • Defining and allocating roles for LDS implementation
  • National networking proposals

16.50 - 17.15

17.15 - 17.55Group session on the remaining opportunities to influence implementation.
17.55 - 18.00Close
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
09.00 - 09.15

Welcome and introduction

09.15 - 10.15

DG Mare Axis 4 study: presentation and discussion with the consultants CapGemini                                  

10.15 - 11.00

Evaluating Axis 4: Proposals and principles.  

11.20 - 12.10

Working groups: Planning evaluation, a practical process.

12.10 - 12.30


12.30 - 12.50

Networking and support: Improving networking and identifying future MA and FLAG support needs 

12.50 - 13.00

Wrap up and next steps


Lunch and opportunity to meet the Geographical Experts.