In order to avoid isolated applications it is not sufficient to ensure interoperability on a mere technological level. National funding architectures have experienced an increase in complexity and a growing number of partners, resulting in a segmented and poorly structured funding landscape.
To increase and ease up cooperation between regional and national programme owners (PO) and programme managers (PM) the web-based ENT-platform aimed to collect calls and funding schemes, enabling the respective authorities to recognise possible common aspects and join their activities together. In this way cooperation across regions and nations was encouraged in a very early stage, turning redundancy to synergy.
The ENT-platform provided comprehensive and accurate information, based on the following objectives:
stimulate interaction and cooperation for joint activities of PO/PMs
enable easy understanding of different governance systems for PO/PMs
support PO/PM in preparation and execution of transnational funding activities
allow mutual learning and community-building for PO/PMs
The target group comprised PO and PM as well as the community of researchers. The design followed an easy-to-use approach, allowing users to compare and identify windows of opportunity by setting up personalised queries.
Experiences were shared with others by submitting project information and opportunities.
For more details and additional information go to the ENT-platform.