This is the fourth annual implementation report on the implementation of the Border Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme (OP) 2007 – 2013. The report complies with Article 67 of Regulation 1083/2006 which requires the Managing Authority to submit an Annual Implementation Report within six months of the end of each full calendar year of implementation; and has been compiled in accordance with the format specified in Annex XVIII of Regulation (EC) 1828/2006, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) 846/2009.
The annual implementation report is a key document in the management of the Structural Fund programmes and is a central element in the process by which programme performance is reviewed by the Commission and by the OP Monitoring Committee. It also serves as the basis for information on the contribution of the OP to achieving the targets with respect to Lisbon-earmarked categories and the admissibility of the report is a pre-condition for continuation of interim payments by the EU Commission.
This report relates to the period 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2010. The aim of the annual report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the implementation of the OP.