The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) had its eleventh meeting on 9 December 2020 on-line, following current safety measures due to coronavirus second outbreak. This year, e-tools in meeting facilitation have become quite familiar to all Programme’s stakeholders, and the Committee had systematic but very fruitful discussions over the first draft of the MA’s Annual Report (reporting period 7/2019-6/2020). In addition, the meeting received and discussed of state of play of the Programme and projects implementation, communication and visibility results, an analysis of the first results of projects’ Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) and information of the Programming period 2021-2027 preparations.
In terms of contracting awarded funds, the Managing Authority noted that all projects selected from the fifth call are launched, and the sixth call is expected to be fully contracted in March 2021. Full allocation of the Programme funds for the awarded projects from Calls 1-6 and for nine Large Infrastructure Projects mean also the closure of the continuous call for proposals of the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020. In accordance with the JMC decision, the respective functions in the PROMAS will be closed as of 1.1.2021.