The European Aid Fund for the Most Deprived (FEAD) aims to promote social cohesion in the European Union by contributing to the “Europe 2020” strategy goal of reducing the number of people at risk of poverty and/or social exclusion by supporting national schemes whereas, with the help of partner organizations, non-financial assistance is provided to the most deprived persons.
In Lithuania, FEAD support is provided through food, hygiene products, and social inclusion measures.
To administer the fund more efficiently in Lithuania, it was decided to create a new information system that would allow computerized administration of FEAD – i.e. centralized and systematic management of information related to the administration of this fund.
The development of the FEAD information system was renowned for its complexity: the task included monitoring and analysis of various data, indicators, various reports, data export and import between individual subsystems, modules, electronic data provision, and data collection and storage of data related to project administration.
The system was developed by the “Novian Systems” (then acted under the name of “Algoritmų sistemos”) team, which also performed the analysis and detailed its requirements.
The new system was implemented by adapting the source code of the software required for the administration of the Internal Security Fund. This software was acquired by the Central project management agency using the annual funding of the External Borders fund in 2013 during the implementation of project No. ISF13 / 7.1 “Technical Assistance to the Authority in charge”. Documentation of the FEAD information system was also prepared, test operation was performed and the staff was trained.
FEAD information system allows for the digitization and implementation of data collection, analysis, and administration, the generation of various reports to achieve the indicators of the operational program, financial and physical progress.