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  • Steering Group (Axis 4)

    The Steering Group implements the ‘PLATEFORM’ project following the outline of the Work Plan. It decides which transnational conferences are set up, according to the interest that the MED project results (and eventually other useful results) present to the MED area. It also gives feedback to the programme authorities (Managing Authority and Monitoring Committee) on the transferability and transfer of results of projects co-financed by Interreg MED, and on potential for multilateral governance and policy-making.The decision-making partners of the Steering Group are the Country Coordinators. The other partners are advisory members of the Steering Group and participate to sub-groups that implement the Work Packages.
  • State of the art

    The state of the art gathers all existing information on a specific domain and aims at providing a synthesis. It is mainly the results of desk research and analysis of formal and informal publications.
  • State aid

    Any aid granted by a Member State or through State resources in any form whatsover wich distors or threatens to distort competition by favouring certain undertakings or the production or certain goods. Reference
  • Soft action

    Generic terminology covering strategies, action plans and tools (mainly IT tools). It does not include investment in infrastructures.
  • Social innovation

    Social innovations are new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs (more effectively than alternatives) and create new social relationships or collaborations. Fields of activity are among others work integration, social services, education and research, culture and recreation, health etc. Reference
  • Social entrepreneurship

    A social enterprise is an operator in the social economy whose main objective is to have a social impact rather than make a profit for their owners or shareholders. It operates by providing goods and services for the market in an entrepreneurial and innovative fashion and uses its profits primarily to achieve social objectives. It is managed in an open and responsible manner and, in particular, involve employees, consumers and stakeholders affected by its commercial activities. Reference
  • Standard scale of unit costs

    One of the simplified cost options. A standard scale of unit costs comprises of pre-established standard prices that apply to pre-defined quantities related to an activity. The eligible expenditure is calculated by multiplying the standard cost by the units achieved (quantified activities, input, etc.). In general, standard scales of unit costs are process-based, aiming at covering through the best approximation the real costs of delivering a project. They can also be outcome-based or defined on both process and outcome. Standard scales of unit costs are established based on fair, equitable and verifiable calculation methods. This simplified cost option is not used by the Interreg MED Programme.
  • Stakeholder

    Anyone, internal or external to an organisation, who has an interest in a project or will be affected by its outputs and results.
  • Source of verification

    The evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of information provided.
  • Social economy

    Social economy is intended to make profits for people other than investors or owners. It includes cooperatives, mutual societies, non-profit associations, foundations and social enterprises. The primary objective of the traditional social economy enterprises is to serve the members and not to obtain a return on investment as the traditional mainstream capital companies do. The members act in accordance with the principle of solidarity and mutuality, and manage their enterprise on the basis of "one man one vote" principle.