The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will provide the local self-governments with the possibility of collecting, processing and managing geospatial data in one place, by use of modern computer technologies, and therefore they will better plan their development and resources and attract potential investors.
"The introduction of geographic information systems will improve the work of local governments, since institutional networking and unified databases enable more efficient provision of services to citizens, investors and all other users. Additionally, it will contribute to better land management and the assessment of the socio-economic potentials of cities and municipalities," Graeme Tyndall, EU PRO Programme Manager said.
The European Union, through the EU PRO programme, will support local governments in the process of introducing and developing GIS by procuring software and hardware, as well other required computer equipment, while the important segment will be training of the employees in local administrations. During the project implementation, there will be defined GIS institutional framework and operating procedures, and cooperation between the relevant institutions dealing with spatial data at the local and national levels will be established.
The projects submitted by individual local self-governments may be awarded up to 100,000 Euros, while those submitted as a partnership between two or more local self-governments may be awarded up to 150,000 Euros. The local self-governments must provide co-funding of at least 15 percent of the total project value.
EU PRO will organise the info sessions and trainings for all interested applicants from 12 November to 7 December 2018, while the more detailed information on the venues and dates of the sessions will be published on the EU PRO website where the application documentation is also avalaible EU PRO- Public Calls.
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