The dedicated task force gathers representatives of six Members States as well as, in advisory capacity, the Joint Secretariat, the Managing Authority (Région Hauts-de-France), Contact Points and an external facilitator. It has been set up last November and has held five meetings until now.
Within the NTF, seven working groups on specific topics have been or will be launched in the coming months to discuss and make proposals on the different aspects of the future programme. Based on the proposals formulated by these working groups, the NTF will discuss and make the final decisions. The Cooperation Programme - the handbook to Interreg NWE - will then be drafted with the aim to have a first call for projects launched end 2021-early 2022 (estimated period).The working groups are listed below:
- Territorial analysis: to identify Interreg NWE’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats - ongoing
- Themes: to define the themes that the future programme will address within the 5 policy objectives and Interreg Specific Objective defined by the Commission - ongoing
- Indicators: to define indicators for each specific objective of the Programme.
- Project development: to detail the intervention logic behind the development and implementation of each project, the application process and the selection criteria for projects.
- Communication: to agree on external communication objectives, target groups and organise the stakeholder consultation (see below).
- Finances: tackling costs, audit and control aspects for 2021-2027.
- Technical Assistance: to propose a budget for the Joint Secretariat and Contact Points.