New standard for the management of EU funds
IT Systems and e-Cohesion
The e-Cohesion Standard
With Eureka4.0 a new e-Cohesion standard for the administration of funds has been introduced. This enables structural funding to be processed electronically in most parts. Both topics are the focus of the European Structural Funds in the funding periods of 2014-2020 and 2021-2027. The following aspects play a particularly important role: digital signature, digital data storage, single entry of funding data, online submission of documents, digital audit trail, data protection as well as consistent data evaluation and project accounting.
Eureka4.0 fulfills all of these e-Cohesion requirements without additional adjustments.
At the end of 2014, the EU Commission decided on the mandatory introduction of IT systems that meet its e-Cohesion requirements. The introduction of these systems was to take place in stages.
We believe that e-Cohesion compliance can only be achieved via a cross-system web application in which all data collections and processes are mapped centrally and online.
To realize such a solution, we analyzed all IT-relevant passages from the relevant EU regulation and implemented the corresponding solutions in Eureka4.0. Eureka4.0 covers both the requirements of the EU regulations and those of the e-Cohesion standard.In our analysis of the fulfillment of the e-Cohesion standard we prove this using a questionnaire that was created on behalf of the Commission.