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Data. How is data collected?

Project, partner and call data from Interreg, Interreg-IPA cross-border and EN(P)I cross-border

All the data in keep.eu regarding projects, partners and calls of the different types of programmes, either Interreg, Interreg-IPA cross-border, or EN(P)I cross border come from the programmes themselves.

There are different methods of collecting data from these programmes, namely as follows:

  • Manual submission of data by programmes to keep.eu: In general, the programmes from the 2000-2006 and 2007-2013 periods submitted data to keep.eu using this method. In the 2014-2020 period, some programmes also use this method. Data is sent to Interact in an Excel template that is then imported into the MySQL database of keep.eu using a software that was developed for this effect. When this occurs in the 2014-2020 period, the data in keep.eu is updated once a year. If you represent a programme, the Excel template that applies to each programme type is available for download at the Validation template entry in FAQ.
  • Retrieval of data from the programmes’ websites. This occurs when it becomes clear that a programme simply will not send data on their projects and partners to keep.eu. It was the case with some 2007-2013 and some 2014-2020 programmes in keep.eu, After retrieving and publishing the project-partner data in keep.eu these programmes are asked to revise them.
  • Automatic importing of data into keep.eu: This method had its pilot during the 2007-2013 period but started to be extensively rolled out during the 2014-2020 period. When using this method, the data is periodically sent by the monitoring system of the programmes themselves to keep.eu. The only required human interventions occur at the onset of the process, when the monitoring systems are prepared to send the data to keep.eu. Programmes can also, at any time, opt for withholding the publication of new batches of data and/or accessing the keep.eu system and change any data that their monitoring systems sent automatically. Each programme is free to define the periodicity of the updates.

A different source regarding the European Union macro-regional strategies

The data regarding macro-regional strategies in keep.eu is collected using the corresponding macro-regional strategy’s latest Action Plan and with the support of Policy Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Coordinators in European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and Priority Area Coordinators and Danube Strategy point for the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

EUSBSR data was collected the first time during Spring 2015 and published in May 2015. In April 2017,and again in January 2019, the data was updated to reflect on the latest “Ongoing and completed flagships of the EUSBSR”.

EUSDR data was collected between April and June 2016 and published in keep.eu in July 2016. At the moment keep.eu provides information regarding the projects that are contributing to the EUSDR and categorised as “in line with EUSDR”. .

Both European Union macro-regional strategies in keep.eu have projects funded by Interreg and ENPI programmes as well as projects funded outside Interreg and ENPI programmes.

Interact foresees to add also the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Region (EUSAIR) and the European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) as soon as the strategies have developed in terms of defining projects supporting the strategies.

Programme data

Data regarding the 2014-2020 programmes themselves is based on their cooperation programmes. Programme data from the 2000-2006 and 2007-2013 periods does not include the contents of the operational programmes themselves.