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Notice on publication of the synthesis report

A Common Report on the coordinated audit on “Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions” (JASPERS) is published on the website of the State Audit Office, which has been compiled by the State Audit Office, the European Court of Auditors and the State Audit Office of the Republic of Poland. The audit objectives of the three SAIs had a similar focus from an EU respectively national perspective. The ECA assessed whether JASPERS had made a positive contribution to the development and overall quality of the EU-financed projects in those Member States it supported, as well as improved their administrative capacity. The SAI of Croatia assessed whether JASPERS’ impact on the project proposals submitted by Croatia for co-financing from EU-funds was efficient. The SAI of Poland assessed whether JASPERS resulted in an increased quality of grant applications and, as such, a better use of the European funds in Poland, as well as boosted the country’s administrative capacity. The audits covered the period from when JASPERS began operations in 2006 until the end of 2016.The audits covered the period from 2006 (beginning of JASPERS) by the end of 2016. Each SAIs produced its own audit report and published it individually. The main messages of three audit reports are summarized in common report, which was also published on the web pages of the European Court of Auditors (www.eca.europa.eu) and the State Audit Office of the Republic of Poland (www.nik.gov.pl)