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The steps on the way to achieving your aims.

Some people say that objectives should be SMART:
Specific - avoid a vague, all-embracing wish-list
Measurable - how can you tell if you've achieved them?
Agreed - within the organisation, with funders
Realistic - can they be achieved?
Time Limited - by when?

The EU uses the word 'objective' to describe different programmes it funds to achieve its aims. For example some areas have 'Objective 1 status' because they are in a part of Europe which qualifies for the 'Objective 1' programme. Currently these are Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, West Wales and the Valleys and the West of Ireland.

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