One of the success stories of the last round of the structural funds was the Community Initiative Programme (CIP) EQUAL, which operated on the basis of social inclusion, innovation, transnationality, empowerment and the bottom-up approach, with over 2,000 projects, mainly for NGOs.
There will be no CIPs in the new round, but the Community Strategic Guidelines expressly required that these principles be mainstreamed in the new round (namely innovation, transnationality, partnership and gender), as well as of the types of action it supported.
EAPN is following in particular the follow up of transnationality, in order to ensure a real follow-up possibility of transnational projects on the fight against exclusion and support EAPN members in partners search.
EAPN information note on transnational projects (June 2008)
EAPN briefing on the mainstreaming of transnationality (September 2007)
Website of the Community of Practice on Transnationality (need to register)