Over 350 applications received during fourth call
The fourth call for proposals closed on 1st April 2011. Allowing the time for the paper applications to arrive from all over Europe, we can now say that 356 applications have been received. This brings to a total of 1358 applications received over the 4 calls for proposals launched by the programme.
Checks, and double checks
Over the last few weeks, programme staff have been processing the applications received, checking that the administrative and eligibility requirements have been met. This is an important and delicate process, as a 'No' to any of the elibility questions will exclude the applicaton from further assessment. At least two people carry out each eligibility check, on the basis that "four eyes are better than two". Applicants will be notified by letter if their application is found to be ineligible, once the eligibility check has been fully completed for all applications.
The next step in the process will be the extensive quality assessment of eligible applications, based on the six pre-established quality criteria. Again, each assessment is carried out by two assessors, one of whom reviews the other, to ensure the quality and consistency of the assessment.
Check back soon for a breakdown of the applications by country and theme.