With the aim of establishing the management structure and the general guidelines of the project governance that will provide the basis for the Consortium Agreement, partners have agreed to take as reference the Governance structure for Small Collaborative Projects (Module GOV SP). This is a structure specifically developed for small projects. It has General Assembly (GA) and governance boards.
In order to achieve the overall and specific objectives of the ISPAS project, the partners have agreed to supplement the General Assembly with Steering Committee (SC), International Advisory Board (IAB) and four local advisory boards (LAB) – Norwegian, Spanish, Italian and Bulgarian. This structure has been chosen to ensure that the skills and competences that PhD candidate will be acquiring are in demand by the employees in the respective regions and countries. The decision to add the local advisory boards to the management structure is also based on the requirement to have such a local board by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria. Thus, the management structure of the ISPAS project consists of seven elements: GA, SC, IAB, and four LABs.