The Beneficiary and partner seminar aimed at the implementers of the actions approved for funding during the 1st Call for Proposals took place in the Conference and Seminar centre "Dubingiai", Molėtai district, Lithuania on the 24th-25th of March, 2011.
127 participants were present in the seminar: 23 from Latvia, 50 from Lithuania and 54 from Belarus.
The representatives of the Joint Managing Authority (Mr. Gediminas Česonis), the National Authority of Latvia (Ms. Arina Andreičika) and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus (Mr. Ivan Belchik) greeted the participants.
The employees of the Joint Technical Secretariat made the presentations about the signature of the Grant Contract, project implementation, public procurement, budget management, communication, reporting and audit.
The representatives of the National Authorities introduced the national rules applicable to the Programme in Latvia (Ms. Jūlija Jakovleva from the Ministry of Environment Protection and Regional Development), Lithuania (Ms. Ramunė Juozapaitienė from the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania) and Belarus (Mr. Dzmitry Berasouski from the TACIS Coordinating Unit in the Republic of Belarus and Mr. Ivan Belchik from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus).
The individual consultations of each project with the Joint Technical Secretariat also took place.
Beneficiary and partner seminar
24-25 March, 2011. Seminar and conference centre “Dubingiai”, Molėtai district, Lithuania
March 24 (Thursday)
11:00 Registration, coffee
11:30 Opening of the seminar
• Welcome speeches
12:00 Presentations by the Joint Technical Secretariat
• Preparation of Grant of Contract
• Action implementation
• Communication and publicity
14:30 Presentations by the Joint Technical Secretariat
• Procurement procedures
• Budget and eligible expenditure of the action
• Reporting and audit of the action
16.30. Presentations on national requirements by the Joint Managing Authority and the National Authorities of Latvia and Belarus (3 separate workshops in national languages)
• Questions and answers
17:30 Individual consultations. Part 1
18:30 End of day 1
March 25 (Friday)
9:00-13:00 Individual consultations. Part 2