Monitoring and evaluating have played a key part in past funding periods in NRW. Content and finances of the program are controlled by the monitoring system which will be continually improved upon and maintained during the funding period 2014 - 2020.

The work of the monitoring committee is based on evaluations by the monitoring system. These evaluations are also important for assessing the OP ERDF NRW and for finalizing reports for the European Commission.

Apart from verifying the data of the monitoring sheet ex-ante, there are regular checks of the payment status and its contribution to specific goals of the funded projects. This way, a close monitoring of the proposed outflow of funds can can be ensured as well as correct project management. Furthermore, this also helps to prevent any complaints concerning budget controls.

The state of each program implementation is outlined in the so-called monitoring reports. These reports contain analyses of the monitoring indicators of OP ERDF NRW 2014-2020 which are performed twice annually. The reports also depict the status of financial implementation. Data derived from these monitoring analyses is used for additional evaluation reports and for program communications.

Monitoring sheets for various topics can be found here. Please refer to your granting authority. It will help you find the appropriate monitoring sheets which you will need to fill out for your application.

Priority Axis 1

Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Specific objective 1: Increasing the sales-oriented FuI potential
Specific objective 2: Enhancing the innovative capabilities of enterprises

Priority Axis 2

Strengthening SMEs competitive ability

Specific objective 3: Strengthening of innovative and strongly growing startups
Specific objective 4: Enhancing the net value of SMEs through competence development and financial aids
Specific objective 5: Strengthening SMEs competitive ability in industrial estates by connecting them to high-performance broadband networks
Specific objective 6: Strengthening SMEs competitive ability by expanding touristic infrastructures and services

Priority Axis 3

Promoting Efforts to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Specific objective 7: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by using renewable energy sources
Specific objective 8: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions of enterprises
Specific objective 9: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities and regions
Specific objective 10: More efficient use of CHP in connection with heating and cooling networks

Priority Axis 4

Sustainable Urban District Development/Prevention

Specific objective 11: Improving efforts to integrate disadvantaged social groups into work, education and community
Specific objective 12: Ecological regeneration of districts, cities and suburban areas
Specific objective 13: Development and Regeneration of brownfield areas and conversion areas for ecological or urban development purposes.