Project description

Project overall objective

The project’s objective is decided by the project partnership at the application stage and is defined by the needs defined in the project logic. The project objective is the overall direction of the project and should be in line with the envisaged project result, which is in turn in line with the programme objective and result sought. Overall, the project is expected to make a positive impact on the sustainable development and its three dimensions (social, ecological and economic) or else the project will not be selected.

Programme indicators

Indicators must be provided in the application and should be based on realistic projections of what the project will achieve. Indicators will measure project outputs and results and are dependent on the selected specific objective. Each project must detail the targets that they aim to achieve through the chosen indicators. Approved projects must report on the fulfilment of the chosen indicators during the project time. Reporting of indicators is made in Min ansökan. The total outcome of the indicators is reported by MA to the European Commission at different time intervals during the programme’s implementation for European wide statistical and implementation purposes.

  • The output indicators measure the direct outputs of the project activities. The Aurora programme will count the number of research organisations participating, the number of enterprises cooperating with research organisations, the number of organisations cooperating across borders, the number of applications submitted to EU-programmes, the number of jointly developed strategies, action plans, pilot actions and solutions as well as the number of solutions identified for resolving/ alleviating such legal or administrative obstacles across borders.
  • The result indicators shall reflect the benefit delivered by the projects. The Aurora programme will count the number of SMEs introducing product or process innovation, the number of joint strategies and action plans adopted and implemented by organisations during or after the project completion, the number of legal or administrative obstacles that are alleviated or resolved, the number of organisations cooperating across borders after the completion of the supported projects, the number of approved applications to European research programs and the number of solutions, other than legal or administrative solutions, that are developed by supported projects and are taken up or upscaled during the implementation of the project or within one year after project completion.