The Commission has selected ten projects under the pilot action for the training of officials, managers and technicians responsible at regional and local level for the implementation of support provided by the EU Structural Funds (Objective 1, 2 and 5b Areas). A total of 130 proposals were received following the call for "Training Projects for Community Regional Developers" published in OJ No C 245 of 9.9.1993. These requested an overall EU financial contribution of ECU 5 million. After assessment, the Commission selected projects most likely to contribute to the creation of networks of managers, to stimulate the effective transfer of knowledge and expertise, and to support the formation of an inter-regional, multi-actor dynamic which will improve the planning, implementation and evaluation of Structural Fund interventions. The projects will receive EU cofinancing of ECU 1 million. Continuous assessment of the projects will be undertaken, with an evaluation of the pilot action at the end of 1995, in order to decide on the future development of the initiative.