Operational Programme ' Growth And Employment ' 1.2.2. Specific Aid Objectives "to Promote Innovation In" Komersanto "action Aid Employee Training" First Project Application Selection Round Of The Implementing Rules

Original Language Title: Darbības programmas "Izaugsme un nodarbinātība" 1.2.2. specifiskā atbalsta mērķa "Veicināt inovāciju ieviešanu komersantos" pasākuma "Atbalsts nodarbināto apmācībām" pirmās projektu iesniegumu atlases kārtas īstenošanas noteikumi

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2015/218.5

Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 617 in 2015 (27 October. No 56 44) action programme "growth and employment" 1.2.2. specific aid objectives "to promote innovation in" komersanto "action aid employee training" first project application selection round of the implementing provisions Issued under the European Union's structural funds and the cohesion fund the 2014 – 2020 programming period management law article 20 paragraph 13 i. General questions 1. determines: 1.1. procedures for implementing the action programme "growth and employment" 1.2.2. specific aid objectives "to promote innovation in" komersanto "action aid employee training" (hereinafter measure) the first draft application selection round (round); 1.2. measures and the objectives of the round; 1.3. measures and funding available for the selection round; 1.4. the requirements of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project (the project) to the applicant (hereinafter referred to as project applicant); 1.5. the eligible cost of the operation and the conditions of the question; 1.6. the agreement for the implementation of a project of cooling-off conditions unilaterally. 2. objective of the measure is to provide merchants with adequate qualifications of the workforce, which contribute to productivity growth and new or improved products and technologies development and implementation in production. 3. Selection round aims to support skills development for workers, to promote technological innovation and labour productivity. 4. Measure the final beneficiaries is tiny (micro), small, medium and large businesses. 5. Measure the available public funds is 18 000 000 € ERDF funding. 6. Selection round within the available public funds is eur 9 000 000.
7. Measure are achievable following monitoring indicators and their values: 7.1 until 2018 31 December within the framework of the round table of the outcome to be achieved – 280 merchants who have received aid and the 5620 the people who receive no financial support; 7.2. to 2023 December 31 operational programmes for the "growth and jobs" 1.2.2. specific aid objectives within achievable outcome indicator – 1 300 supported merchants receiving the grant; 7.3. to 2023 December 31 operational programmes for the "growth and jobs" 1.2.2. specific aid objectives achievable within a specific result indicators – innovative entrepreneurs share a common merchant is 40%; 7.4. financial performance for the selection round – up to 2018, within December 31, certified expenses € 3 736 236. 8. the way of the implementation of the action is discovered in the project application selection. 9. the implementation of measures to ensure the economic Ministry as responsible authority (hereinafter referred to as the responsible authority).
II. Requirements for the project the applicant 10. Measure project applicant is a society that meets the following conditions: 10.1 it is registered in the enterprise register of the Republic of Latvia society and Foundation in the register for at least five years prior to the application of the project collaboration; 10.2. it represents one of the provisions listed in annex 1 of the manufacturing sub-sectors, the information and communication technology industry or in the accommodation and food services sector; 10.3. more than 50% of the members of the applicant, the project represents one of the manufacturing sub-sectors, the information and communication technology industry or in the accommodation and food services sector, and the total registered in Latvia Association (a merchant) turnover last year concluded in excess 142.29 million euro (also taking into account the turnover of the company other than the applicant of the project members, but there is a member in one of the organizations that are members of the applicant of the project). 11. the funding will not be eligible if: the project applicant 11.1 apply European Union structural funds and the cohesion fund the 2014 – 2020 programming period management laid down in article 23 of the law projects requesting exclusion rules; 11.2. the project applicant is declared by a Court of insolvency proceedings, the judgment of the Court is the legal protection process or by a decision of the Court of Justice is an out-of-court redress process, has launched bankruptcy proceedings, suitable for rehabilitation or composition, its economic activity is terminated or it meets in national legislation the criteria for the application of the creditor, at the request of the insolvency proceedings. 12. Project selection round, the applicant may submit, within one project application, which refers to the manufacturing sector, the information and communication industry or accommodation and food services sector. 13. One project application the maximum funding round are 900 000 euro.
14. Measure the aid is delivered in the following sectors: 14.1. European Commission 18 December 2013 Regulation (EU) no of 1407/2013 for the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union and article 107.108. application of the de minimis aid (Official Journal of the European Union, 2013 December 24, no. L 352/1) (hereinafter referred to as Commission Regulation No 1407/2013) article 1, paragraph 1 specific sectors; 14.2. the European Commission of 17 June 2014 to Regulation (EU) No 651/2014, by which certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market, applying the contract article 107 and 108 (Official Journal of the European Union by 2014 June 26, No.  L 187) (hereinafter referred to as Commission Regulation No 651/2014), article 1, paragraph 3, in certain sectors. 15. Support for the selection round of the initially provided within one project applicant in each manufacturing sector, information and communication technology sector and the accommodation and food services sector who received the highest number of points after the project submission evaluation. 16. If, after the initial approval of the projects supported are available funds for the next project provides support to the applicant with the highest number of points in each manufacturing sector, information and communication technology industry or in the accommodation and food services sector. Selection round within the information and communication technology sector, accommodation and food services sector and in each manufacturing sector cannot support more than two applicants for the project. 17. If several sectoral project submissions is allocated the same number of points, the preference is for a project which measure selection round of the 6. quality criteria "project, the number of employees trained" has won the highest number of points.
III. eligible and ineligible activities funding 18. operator training employed in areas identified in annex 2 of these rules. 19. Training the operator can provide the related entities that comply with Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 3 of annex 1 of the definition laid down in paragraph 3, if the person is chosen in accordance with paragraph 29 of these rules. 20. The training provider is a legal or natural person. Training provider (instructor) qualification match at least one of the following requirements: 20.1. instructors have at least three years of work experience in the industry, which trained workers, or at least three years of experience in the provision of training in the sector in which workers will be trained; 20.2. teacher education training is not lower than the sector qualifications that will benefit employees, by the end of the training programme; 20.3. the beneficiary by providing documentation of the inspection, ensuring that the training provider can provide training, ensuring the attainment of the objectives of the measure, the training provider has sufficient capacity and content of a course is appropriate for the training needs of economic operators. 21. funding is not granted: 21.1. training programmes in higher education; 21.2. training laid down in Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 31, paragraph 2; 21.3. driving courses, A, A1 and B1 category M; 21.4. training in areas that have not been included in annex 2 of these rules. 22. training staff involved in the project may not be learning the same course more than once.
IV. Eligible and ineligible costs

23. within the framework of the measures eligible for project implementation cost headings: 23.1. direct eligible costs: 23.1.1. training course costs: total teacher work payments for the hours of work which shall not exceed the duration of the training courses (including national employers ' compulsory social insurance contributions); faculty and employee travel (transport); 23.1.2. project management costs not exceeding eur 3000 per month: the direct eligible costs – staff remuneration costs; indirect eligible costs-jobs in equipment costs (only allowed equipment rental or depreciation), transport costs (fuel, vehicle rental, purchase of transport services, the use of public transport), space rental and lease costs of premises, management costs (heating, electricity, water supply of management services), office supply costs, accounting expenses, postage, legal services, internet and telecommunications costs, business travel, or travel costs, audit costs as well as the compilation and verification of the data of economic operators associated costs (database subscription fee for the duration of the project) and staff costs, if project management is on the company's contract. 23.2. indirect eligible costs: 23.2.1. fee for materials and services directly related to training courses: training curricula to be used cost of materials (printed or audiovisual materials that remain after the end of the training project trained workers in the property). If these costs exceed the amount of 50 euro per employee, should be consistent with the liaison body, giving reasons for the utility; the training space and equipment used in the rental cost for the period of study; costs related to the training needs of employees and the level of knowledge of testing; certification and examination costs; interpreters and translators service costs; 23.3. the value added tax, where the applicant cannot recover it according to the regulations of the tax policy. 24. the measure does not apply to the following cost items: 24.1. the cost of this provision in paragraph 23 as attributable or exceed costs limits; 24.2. duties and taxes, except for payment of this provision and cases referred to; 24.3. the project costs that are not directly related to the project activities are not measurable, proportionate, justified by the costs of supporting documents and have not complied with the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness, as well as costs incurred and paid before the application for receiving the cooperation of the project authority. If eligible, the applicant initiated the project in action before the conclusion of the contract with the authority, the cooperation project, the applicant assumes all risks for the commitments it has undertaken and imputability of expenditure. 25. The rules referred to in point 23.1.2. project management can be performed: 25.1. the beneficiaries employees, remuneration including the national employers ' compulsory social insurance contributions; 25.2. outsourcing, business or service contract linking the project manager, including the remuneration of the national employers ' compulsory social insurance contributions. Company or service agreement does not specify the rate of compensation for the hours of work, but the results indicate.
V. implementation of the project and funding conditions 26. Project can be implemented until 2018, for no longer than December 31, from the date of the establishment of the cooperation project application has been received, the applicant initiated the project activities after the project supported the application, or from the date of conclusion of the contract for the project implementation. 27. the Funding Agreement with the requested authority, the information system established and accumulate at least the following data: 27.1. information about the company, which employs a trained employee (name, registration number, a trader in the sector represented by NACE Rev. 2, the status of authorised economic operator, turnover, number of employees and the total of the balance sheet, as well as the applicable funding intensity); 27.2. training staff involved in identification (first name, surname and personal code); 27.3. the training involved in the employee's level of education and occupation classification; 27.4. information on training received (name, brief description, date and duration of training, training site, training provider and instructor, training costs, training, classification, smart specialisation strategies in a specific area or industry identify new niches of competitiveness); 27.5. training of staff involved in the assessment of the quality of training courses (Union). 28. The beneficiary on its tīmekļvietn the current information on the progress of project implementation and provide training, including 27.1. these provisions and 27.4. the information specified in point. 29. the Funding recipient project required the purchase of goods and services shall be carried out in accordance with the laws and regulations in the area of procurement. 30. The beneficiaries of these provisions are valued as referred to in paragraph 23 courses cost economic merits, including compliance with market prices, and the usefulness of the course. 31. If the training courses it is impossible to determine the market price (no comparable training), the beneficiary will explain what training is different from the standard training and what is the course of economic justification and the utility, specifying the specific training needs of operators, workers will be trained and providing documentation of information under the contract for the implementation of a project. 32. cooperation authority at random, make sure that the beneficiary has provided a service price compliance with market prices, and there is no conflict of interests between the provider and the beneficiary or the final beneficiary. If support is provided in point 19 of these rules the following training, liaison body shall check the conformity of the price market prices. 33. cooperation authority have the right to unilaterally withdraw from the agreement for the implementation of a project in any of the following cases: 33.1. the beneficiary fails to fulfil a contract for the project implementation, including non-compliance with the time limits set out in the project or have other circumstances occurred which negatively affects or may affect the purpose or objective of the event, the monitoring indicators; 33.2. the beneficiaries of training provision has not started within six months after the agreement on the implementation of the project; 33.3. the funding recipient project during the implementation of the cooperation, knowingly provided false information to the authority; 20.8. in other cases laid down in the Treaty for the implementation of a project. 34. During project implementation the beneficiaries can receive advance payment, not exceeding 35% of the eligible costs of the project. 35. financing is available to the recipient of the payment in advance, if the beneficiary has opened accounts or transactions in the Treasury account established in the Republic of Latvia in the EU credit institution or credit institution established has issued bank guarantees for the good cooperation. 36. to receive the advance payment, the beneficiary shall submit a request to advance the cooperation institution and planned the amount of the advance. 37. the cooperation of the authorities in the beneficiary of the amounts payable to be determined on the basis of the eligible costs of the project and eligible costs supporting documents, subject to the legislative requirements of the payment and transaction documents in the field of developing and designing.
Vi. The receipt of State aid related conditions

38. Funding for this rule 23.1.1., 23.2 and 23.3. the costs referred to in accordance with Commission Regulation No.  651/2014 article 31, and it is considered a commercial support for final beneficiaries. 39. Funding for this provision 23.1.2. the costs referred to in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 and regulations on de minimis aid tracking and allocation procedure and de minimis aid in the form of samples, and it is considered to be the beneficiary of business support. 40. support this provision referred 23.1.2. costs not considered commercial aid if the beneficiary provides project management, the application of this provision the procedures referred to in paragraph 29. If the beneficiary delivers project management according to this provision, then paragraph 25.1. This provision 23.1.2. the costs referred to in (a) shall be considered as the business recipient of the funding support provided under this provision, paragraph 39. 41. One for de minimis aid to the recipient the amount of de minimis aid, together with the fiscal year concerned and the two previous fiscal years of de minimis aid granted does not exceed the Commission Regulation No 1407/2013 article 3 (2) the maximum amount of de minimis aid. 42. the aid measure is provided in the form of grants. 43. The permissible funding intensity of the project total eligible costs: 43.1. small (micro) and small business operators – 70%; 43.2. the average economic operators – 60%; 43.3. large economic operators – 50%; 43.4. large economic operators that last year's profit after tax is greater than 5 million euro,-30%; 43.5. recipient of funding to cover administrative costs, does not exceed 100% of this provision in point 23.1.2. and limit referred to in paragraph 40. 44. Tiny (micro), small and medium-sized merchants is merchants who comply with Commission Regulation No 651/2014 1. the company's definition set out in the annex. 45. The big merchants is merchants who comply with Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 2, paragraph 24. 46. One single undertaking within the meaning of this provision is a company that complies with Commission Regulation No 1407/13 paragraph 2 of article 2 laid down in one single company. 47. within the framework of these rules is not provided support these rules referred to in paragraph 10 the project applicants and this provision referred to in paragraph 4, the final beneficiaries, representing industry, contained in paragraph 14 of these rules. If all the beneficiaries of the work of these provisions referred to in point 14 sectors, aid may be granted only if there is a clear distinction between eligible transactions and financial flows, ensuring that the provisions of paragraph 14 sectors do not benefit from the selection round of the aid granted in the framework of the. 48. Support to the final beneficiary shall not be granted: 29.9. Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 1, paragraph 2, "c" and "d" in the following paragraph; 48.2. Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 1, point 4, "a" and "b" in the cases prescribed in paragraph; 48.3. Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 1 paragraph 4 referred to the "c" companies, if they comply with Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 2 the definition laid down in paragraph 18; 30.1. If the final beneficiary has not provided information in accordance with Commission Regulation No 651/2014 6. in paragraph 2 of that article. 49. If the project actually acquired by the amount of financing statutory approval is less than originally expected, ensure that actually reach indicators (number of economic operators and the number of employees trained) would not be less than the project planned in the application performance, adjusted according to the actual learning. In this case, the project confirmed the intensity and amount of funding reduced by requesting interim or final payment according to the actual number of employees trained from small (micro), small, medium and large economic operators. 50. financing the effort, referred to in paragraph 43 of these regulations, may be increased by 10 percentage points if the training is provided for employees with disabilities or disadvantaged for existing workers, which correspond to Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 2, paragraph 3 and 4 of the above definitions. In accordance with Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 31, paragraph 4, the aid intensity may be increased up to a maximum of 70%. 51. the measure funding in relation to the same eligible costs can not be combined with other aid. 52. Funding recipient and the ultimate beneficiaries shall ensure access to information for 10 years from the date of granting the aid, according to the Commission Regulation No 651/2014 and article 12 of Commission Regulation No 1407/13 Article 6, paragraph 4. 53. Cooperation Authority published their tīmekļvietn the information pursuant to Commission Regulation No 651/2014 article 9(1) and (4). The Prime Minister is the Rapidity of economic Newsletters, Minister Dana Reizniec-annex 1 oak Cabinet 27 October 2015 regulations no 617 total funding of the sector operational programme for growth and employment "," 1.2.2. specific aid objectives "to promote innovation in" komersanto "action aid employee training" first selection round is provided within the framework of associations representing businesses from the following sectors: 1. Manufacturing (according to NACE Rev. 2 section C "manufacturing") and following the manufacturing sector : 1.1. wood processing; 1.2. mechanical engineering and metal working; 1.3. electrical and optical equipment; 1.4. chemical industry; 1.5. the food and drink manufacturing; 1.6. non-metallic mineral production; 1.7. light industry; 1.8. the paper production and printing. 2. Information and communication technologies sector (restrictions shall be determined in accordance with NACE Rev. 2. "J information and communication services" Chapter 61 "telecommunications", chapter "62 computer programming, consultancy and related activities" and chapter 63 "information services"). 3. Accommodation and food services (restrictions shall be determined in accordance with NACE Rev. 2. Title I). Economy Minister Dana Reizniec-annex 2 Oak Cabinet 27 October 2015 regulations no 617 project assisted in training and application set in accordance with the regulations on the classification of education 1.  214 Dizains1 2.  345 07 telematics and logistics 3.  345 12 Telemehānik and logistics 4.  project vadība2 345 20 5.  production engineering and management 345 24 6.  44 physical science 7.  46 mathematics and statistics 8.  computer science 48 481 9.  52 engineering and technologies 10.  54 manufacturing and recycling 11.  623 Mežsaimniecība3 12.  health care pakalpojumi4 722 13.  Hotel and restaurant pakalpojumi5 811 14.  international shipping organizācija6 840 04 15.  850 environmental protection notes. 1Tik Datordizain, 214 02 214 01 for environmental design, 214 05 wood products design, textile design, 214 07 214 06 metalwork design, 214 08 ceramics design, 214 09 glass design, 214 10 leather design, clothing design, 214 12 214 11 multimedia design, 214 13 photo design. 2 Only information technology and telecommunications company employees. This training costs must not exceed 20% of the total project eligible costs. 3 only in training related to the smart specialisation strategy ' 1. Knowledge intensive bio-economy ". 4, 5, 6 only in training related to the smart specialisation strategies area "2. Biomedicine, medical technology, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology" (medical and health tourism). Economy Minister Dana Reizniec-oak