Release date: 16/11/2016

Smart Development

JASPERS' Smart Development Division supports the preparation of projects having a positive impact on people's lives.  

Assignments  in this sector support projects promoting smart specialisation and smart cities, with a view to sustainable urban development;  

investing in education, training and life-long learning; strengthening research, technological development and innovation; enhancing healthcare activities; enhancing access to and the use of quality of information and communication technologies; improving the efficiency of public administration; developing and implementing best-practice tools.

Release date: 09/05/2014

JASPERS:10 years of support for cohesion policy

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, JASPERS has issued a brochure illustrating the achievements of this initiative for EU cohesion policy. The publication "JASPERS: 10 years of support for cohesion policy" includes the personal memories and reflections of those who witnessed the launch of JASPERS and contributed to its success over the first ten years. 

Release date: 11/05/2016

Annual Report 2015

The 2015 Activity Report provides information on JASPERS’ independent expert advice and capacity building support to public authorities and final beneficiaries of projects to be funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) for the Member States. It also covers JASPERS’ new activities, further to the expansion of JASPERS’ scope during the year, and the activities of the Networking Platform, which was subject to a separate report in the previous years.

Release date: 12/08/2015

JASPERS in the 2014-2020 programming period

JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions) provides independent expert advice and capacity building support to public authorities and final beneficiaries on how to plan, develop and implement high quality major projects to be co-financed by European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as programmes and sector strategies that deliver EU policy objectives.

JASPERS support is available to the majority of EU and Candidate Countries. In the 2014-2020 programming period, JASPERS will offer project preparation support and strategic advice, training, thematic support and networking and independent quality review of projects to be submitted for grant finance.

Release date: 14/05/2015

Annual Report 2014

JASPERS' 2014 Annual Report is available in English.

Release date: 14/05/2014

Annual Report 2013

JASPERS' 2013 Annual Report is available in English.

Release date: 13/12/2012

JASPERS Evaluation Report

The purpose of this Evaluation (by AECOM) was to establish the impact of JASPERS, from 2005 until the end of June 2011, on the quality and timeliness of the preparation, submission, approval and implementation of Major projects in the countries which joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007. The Evaluation was also to obtain evidence of improved technical capacity on the part of Members States, and to discuss the future direction of the JASPERS Initiative.