JASPERS - Helping the New Member States to Help Themselves



JASPERS - Helping the New Member States to Help Themselves

Authors

Stephen Richards, European Investment Bank, INT

Description

JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in the European Regions) is a joint initiative between the EIB , the European Commission and the EBRD to provide assistance to the new Member States and Acceding countries

Abstract

JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in the European Regions) is a joint initiative between the EIB , the European Commission and the EBRD to provide assistance to the new Member States and Acceding countries in preparing good quality projects and to maximise the drawdown of Cohesion Fund, Structural Fund and ERDF grants. As Transport Sector Manager for JASPERS Steve Richards has been involved from its inception, through agreement of the first Action Plans with the beneficiary countries and into management of the first interventions. Though it is still too early to report results, Mr Richards will answer key questions such as: what is JASPERS? why is it necessary? how is it going to work? and is this type of initiative going to be a feature of European funding in the future?


JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in the European Regions) is a joint initiative between the EIB , the European Commission and the EBRD to provide assistance to the new Member States and Acceding countries in preparing good quality projects and to maximise the drawdown of Cohesion Fund, Structural Fund and ERDF grants. As Transport Sector Manager for JASPERS Steve Richards has been involved from its inception, through agreement of the first Action Plans with the beneficiary countries and into management of the first interventions. Though it is still too early to report results, Mr Richards will answer key questions such as: what is JASPERS? why is it necessary? how is it going to work? and is this type of initiative going to be a feature of European funding in the future?

Publisher

Association for European Transport