Release date: 03/06/2022

Annual Report 2021

In 2021 JASPERS completed 102 advisory assignments, including 85 in the European Union. Support was provided for the preparation of projects in a variety of sectors: transport; energy; innovation; digital and human capital; water and environment; climate change mitigation and adaptation; urban development; circular economy; and capacity building.

Release date: 08/10/2021

JASPERS Helping cities tackle urban challenges

JASPERS offers integrated, area-based and targeted assistance to public authorities in preparing green, inclusive and sustainable urban investments that have the potential for EU financing. 

Release date: 28/06/2021

Annual Report 2020

JASPERS completed 131 assignments across all mandates in 2020, and the European Commission approved financial contributions to 49 major projects supported by JASPERS at project preparation stage, or appraised by JASPERS, with total project costs of €19.2 billion and €7.1 billion of EU grant support. Projects addressing health, emergency response, energy, research, environment and climate change witnessed increase in demand for assistance.

Release date: 23/04/2021

JASPERS 2021 Information brochure

The Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) advises on strategies, programmes and projects for investments supported by European Grant Funds, with the aim of promoting growth and paving the way to a smarter, greener and more connected Europe.
Release date: 05/10/2020

Annual Report 2019

In 2019, JASPERS enhanced support to sustainable transport and climate action projects and stepped up assistance to those that proved crucial in the COVID-19 crisis (i.e. healthcare, e-learning and ICT). JASPERS completed 182 assignments in 2019, covering advisory assistance for project preparation, capacity building and issued a record number of appraisals. While the focus of activity continued to be on major projects, JASPERS intensified sectoral horizontal support and activity to improve the technical capacity of beneficiaries in areas like strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis, compliance, state aid and climate change adaptation/prevention.
Release date: 25/09/2019

Annual Report 2018

In 2018 JASPERS completed an all-time high of 191 assignments and delivered services across a wider range of projects in more countries than ever before. During the year, it started work in Austria and Germany. Activities covered advisory assistance for project preparation, capacity building and project appraisal to support the approval of projects by the European Commission. In 2018, the European Commission approved 68 JASPERS-supported grant funding applications for projects with a total cost of almost €20bn and EU grant support of over €10bn.

Release date: 16/08/2018

Roads and Climate Change

Integrating climate change aspects into road network development
Release date: 19/06/2018

Annual Report 2017

In 2017 JASPERS completed a record number of assignments, delivering services across a wider range of projects in more countries. On this occasion JASPERS completed 188 assignments for all mandates, 136 of which were in support of major projects, which continued to be the focus of JASPERS activity.

This activity report sums up our 2017 highlights and reflects on JASPERS more than a decade success.

Release date: 12/04/2018

Controlling water risks in tunnels
The Hydrogeological Excavation Code - A value added methodology

Water in tunnels may put safety at risk and cause irreversible damages to the environment. Both the construction phases and the long-term operation of a tunnel may be disrupted, resulting in losses of time and reputation. Cost overruns can also be sizeable. Assessing the hydrogeological situation at a very early stage in the project cycle is crucial, as is the systematic monitoring of water levels throughout a tunnel's lifetime.

With this in mind, JASPERS has adapted a methodology called Hydrogeological Excavation Code (HEC), to help transport infrastructure authorities manage the hydrogeological risks in major underground projects.

Release date: 11/05/2016

Annual Report 2016

In 2016, JASPERS had a growing role in the Cohesion Policy, delivering more services in more countries than ever before. This Annual Report provides an overview of our activities throughout the year.

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. 

Release date: 13/05/2007

Annual Report 2007

This is the Annual Report for 2007 which was an important year for JASPERS since it was the first full year of operations.
Meetings of the Steering Committee comprising representatives of the three stakeholders (European Commission, European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) were held on 27th March, 17th July and 16th November 2007.

The JASPERS budget for 2008 was agreed by the Steering Committee on 16th November 2007.