How do project promoters become involved ?Once the programme has been
approved, the programme managers (also called managing authorities) appointed
by each Member State are responsible for informing potential project promoters
of the assistance that is available through, for example, public calls for tender.
Organisations that are active in social and economic life (local authorities,
associations, enterprises, etc.) can propose projects and apply to receive support
from the Structural Funds. The selection of projects is carried out by the national
or regional authorities competent for each programme, not by the European Commission.
All projects that receive EU financial assistance must also be co-financed
from another source, whether this be from the public or private sector.