As for the Pilot projects, the parties involved applies for funding from the EU Commission. In order to be eligible for co-funding, the applicants’ proposed project first needs endorsement from all of the participant parties country governments and/or chosen Ministries, then be put forward for evaluation by chosen representatives of the funding program. If chosen, the project is presented to a Committee and if they also agree to the project maturity and its importance to the EU and area, it’s presented to the Commission for adoption.
The involved parties also need to agree to certain terms and conditions set by the Commission. When the application is approved an agreement is signed and a plan with milestones and dissemination activities is developed.