Main steps

Main steps

The capitalisation process consists of four phases as described below:

• Thematic clusters identification, through the analysis of the main topics addressed by the 95 funded projects in order to group them by thematic clusters. As a result of the first phase, four clusters have been identified: economic growth and territorial development, cultural heritage and sustainable tourism, human capital, environmental sustainability challenges. A description of each thematic cluster and the relevant projects included is available here

• Analysis of thematic clusters, notably to identify the synergies between the key deliverables provided by projects and ensure complementarities between them. Based on the study of the information contained in the project documents (application forms, logical frameworks, information material, etc.), this work has been complemented by questionnaires sent to Beneficiaries and the organisation of three capitalization events. The events respectively took place in Amman (29th November 2013 on environmental challenges), Rome (26th November 2013 on economic growth and territorial development) and Valencia (15th January 2014 on tourism and culture): they provided the ground for ENPI CBC Med funded projects and other stakeholders (representatives of local institutions, specialized organizations and other cooperation programmes) to exchange information with a view of creating synergies among initiatives working in a same field of intervention. 

• Identification of emerging good practices, defined as any deliverable of a project which could be considered as valuable experiences to potentially be adopted by a greater number of organisations. The emerging good practices will be identified along with the implementation of projects and regard the following key categories: policy guidelines and/or recommendations for policy-makers; feasibility studies and analyses; guidelines for practitioners; pilot projects (including small infrastructures); methodologies, models, processes, techniques, tools and decision support systems; education material (packages, software, publications etc.); training programmes.

• Diffusion of the results to concerned stakeholders and mainstreaming actions, the last phase of the capitalization process designed to foster the internal (within the clusters) and external (open to other initiatives) dissemination of all emerging good practices to selected organisations with a view of promoting the integration of experiences and knowledge gained from the project’s clusters into the new programming phase (2014-2020). This phase to be started by the end of 2014 will eventually stimulate and encourage new cooperation projects which build on the results of previous ones.