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Madrid advisory service for European programs (sMape)

The Community of Madrid helps to obtain European financing

Introduction

The Ministry of the Presidency, Justice and Local Administration helps public administrations, non-profit organizations and foundations, and schools in the Community of Madrid through the Madrid Advisory Service for European Programs (sMape).

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The Directorate General for Cooperation with the State and the European Union offers a support service for the presentation of projects through informative sessions, support courses and help, both in the presentation and in the subsequent management of the projects.
The different public administrations of the region (ministry and their dependent bodies, Madrid public universities, hospitals and hospital entities coordinated by the Ministry of Health and integrated into the Madrid Health Service, the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid and the municipalities of the Community of Madrid) can request this service by contacting us at europeanprograms@madrid.org.

Madrid associations and NGOs can contact us at europeanprograms@madrid.org.

Madrid educational centers can do it in smape_educacion@madrid.org.

 

More information about the European Direct Management Programs

The European Direct Management Programs are instruments for co-financing actions and measures that can provide a benefit to the common citizens of the European Union and represent a complementary injection for the productive fabric of Spain and its regions.

The elaboration of projects that can opt to be approved and obtain financing through any of the calls that the European Commission presents within each program are of a high technical difficulty and are awarded in competitive competition on the basis of evaluations by independent international experts. . Therefore, we have considered it necessary to support the ministries of the Community of Madrid, the municipalities of Madrid, the non-profit organizations and the educational centers of our region so that their proposals are successful.

All these entities can receive from sMape training and support for the preparation of projects based on their proposals (following the procedure, deadlines and requirements that the calls themselves establish, highlighting the need for the existence of partners from other countries), as well as support in the management and justification of the projects once granted.

Active participation in EU programs and initiatives

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To encourage and encourage active participation in EU programs and initiatives, we have established four work blocks:

Celebration of days on the existence of European Programs and on the need for these financing instruments of community policies to be used and taken advantage of. These conferences (currently online) have a minimum duration of two hours, and they range from general information to more specialized information focused on the particular characteristics of each entity, as well as seminars that deal with some of the themes of the European Programs (Health, Digitization, Social Policies, Erasmus+, etc.).

You can consult our Agenda of activities of the General Directorate of Cooperation with the State and the European Union the dates of its celebration.

If you are interested in receiving more informationIf you do not sign up for one of our conferences, you can contact us at europeanprograms@madrid.org (ministries and town halls) and smape.ong@madrid.org (third sector entities).

Through online or face-to-face courses, with a duration of 25 hours —in the case of general training courses on project presentation—or 40 hours, aimed mainly at those entities that have obtained positive results in their projects and also need training on their management and justification.

You can consult in the agenda of the General Directorate of Cooperation with the State and the European Union the dates of its celebration.

If you are interested in receiving more information or sign up for one of our courses, you can contact us at europeanprograms@madrid.org (ministries and town halls) and smape.ong@madrid.org (third sector entities).

Through the financial in the preparation and presentation of projects We will try to give the greatest support to those public entities that have their own innovative idea whose purpose is not for profit and want, through collaboration with other community partners, to obtain financing from the European Union.

Thus, the employees of public administrations and Madrid city councils who need advisory about a proposal or members of non-profit entities or educational centers who want to resolve their doubts regarding the presentation of a proposal can contact us at europeanprograms@madrid.org (ministries and town halls) or in smape.ong@madrid.org (third sector entities) and in smape_educacion@madrid.org (educational centers).

The projects of the European Direct Management Programs are usually carried out in consortium between several partners from different countries and this peculiarity causes difficulties to arise that go beyond the execution of the project itself, to which is added the obligation to present periodic monitoring reports to the European Commission.

Through sMape, public entities that present a project that is approved by the European Commission can request advisory in the management and justification activities by contacting us at europeanprograms@madrid.org. Third sector entities can resolve their doubts related to management and justification in smape.ong@madrid.org and the Madrid educational centers in smape_educacion@madrid.org.