Survey – POCU evaluation – Did you have a rejected project?
July 24, 2017
Taking into consideration that:
- The stage of administrative compliance and eligibility check-up has turned into an extremely dreadful process for POCU applicants. Rejection rates are over 50-70% (even 100% in the case of OS 4.1 call for Bucharest-Ilfov region) deplete the applicants and raise questions about the evaluation process among organizations that have submitted projects.
- In March 2017, when AM POCU published the results on calls 4.1 & 4.2, both applicants and public opinion were taken by surprise by the extremely high rejection rates in the Phase 1 assessment. Beneficiaries accused, at that moment, the low quality of the evaluation process and the intransigence of the evaluators, and so that the available funds to not remain unused, the authorities decided to re-launch the calls.
- The high rejection rate in the first phase of the evaluation has been kept also on the following calls. On Solidar (call for social enterprises), the Phase A rejection rate reached around 89%, and on the School for All and Motivated Teachers calls: 77-78%.
VAPRO Romania, together with the Structural Consulting™ Group – www.fonduri-structurale.ro , intends to collect information regarding the entire evaluation process on POCU calls, analyzing the situation of rejected projects.
We invite you to get involved in this, completing the next survey!