The NETLIPSE Organisation
NETLIPSE is a network, consisting of various partners involved
in the delivery of large infrastructure projects, who want to
develop and exchange the knowledge of the management an
organisation of these projects. Parties have become and can become
involved in the network in many ways, varying from being a project
that was researched in the first NETLIPSE phase (2006-2008) to
organisations that have supported the NETLIPSE initiative in other
ways, such as supporting the NETLIPSE application for further
funding, hosting meetings, carrying out further research and the
development of the IPAT etc. Among others, partners consist of:
- The European Commission
- Financial Institutions (European Investment Bank, etc.)
- Ministries of Transport
- Project Delivery Organisations
- University and other knowledge and research institutes.
The group of partners actively involved in NETLIPSE currently
represent approximately twenty countries in Europe.
NETLIPSE Project Management
NETLIPSE is funded by clients and sponsors. The Board of
Governance is responsible for the overall results of NETLIPSE and
reports to this clients and sponsors. The NETLIPSE Board of
Governance can be seen as the 'internal client' of the NETLIPSE
network. Main decisions will be made in the Board of Governance,
such as the approval of results.
Board of Governance
The main responsibility of the Board of Governance is to monitor
the progress of the Action and the accomplishment of the
objectives. The Board of Governance will authorize the annual plan
and budget, as well as the annual report and the annual account.
The Board of Governance can consist of about five to eight members.
The Board of Governance appoints the project management, thus: the
Service Provider and the different SIG Issue Managers.
For this purpose the Board of Governance:
- approves the final version of all deliverables;
- approves specific intermediate and final results;
- supervises the execution of activities by NETLIPSE, according
to the contract with the European Commission and other(s);
- acts timely in case of differences, opportunities and
unacceptable increase of risks;
- instructs the Service Provider;
- approves financial matters in relation to scope.
The Board of Governance as consists of six persons.
The Board of Governance collects information from the Advisory
Council. The Advisory Council advises the Board of Governance on
strategic issues regarding NETLIPSE. The Council can be consulted
on demand by the NETLIPSE Board. The members of the Advisory
Council represent the member states that supports the NETLIPSE
The NETLIPSE Board of Governance appointed a party that can both
manage and organise the executive actions within this
project; a Service Provider.
The Service Provider takes care of the Programme Management and
staffing the Executive Team. The Service Provider takes care of the
daily management of NETLIPSE and the realisation of the objectives
and deliverables. The Service Provider is responsible for carrying
out the operational work according to the goals agreed with the EC
with regard to cost, time, quality and scope agreements. This
includes developing an annual plan and budget, as well as an annual
report. In addition, the Service Provider a project secretary and
Executive Team, responsible for realising all dissemination
Supporting services and subcontractors are directly supervised
by the Service Provider.