According to the Act on the Principles of Development Policy, system projects are projects in which bodies acting under separate regulations implement public tasks in subject areas defined by the law and by strategic and programming documents adopted by the Council of Ministers. Under the HC OP, system projects (other than those concerning technical assistance) may be implemented by beneficiaries specified in the Detailed Description of the Priorities of the Human Capital Operational Programme 2007-2013.
A system project can be accepted for implementation on condition that it is consistent with the relevant Action Plan. Only system projects of the types briefly described in the Action Plan may be accepted for implementation.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has been implementing 11 system projects under two Sub-measures of Priority 4 of the Human Capital Operational Programme: Sub-measure 4.1.3 “Strengthening system instruments for higher education management” and Sub-measure 4.1.2 “Increasing the number of graduates from faculties of key importance for knowledge-based economy”.