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INNOVATION & ENVIRONMENT Regions of Europe sharing solutions. Michel LAMBLIN | Programme Director. Reminder on INTERREG IIIC INTERREG IVC main features Results of the 1 st call for projects Next steps – important dates. The Hanseatic League.

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Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

INNOVATION & ENVIRONMENTRegions of Europe sharing solutions

Michel LAMBLIN | Programme Director


Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

  • Reminder on INTERREG IIIC

  • INTERREG IVC main features

  • Results of the 1st call for projects

  • Next steps – important dates


The hanseatic league

The Hanseatic League

  • Duration of the operation: 5 centuries (1200 - 1700)

  • Theme: Economic and political cooperation

  • Lead Partner: Lübeck (free imperial city)

  • Partners: Approx. 200 towns (such as Rostock, Hamburg, Riga...) and 4 main counters (foreign trading post) in London, Bruges, Bergen and Novgorod.

  • Priorities:

    - to secure shipping activities against pirates and brigands

    - to protect common commercial interests

  • Type of partnership: Each member contributed financially and through military forces but there was neither a legal framework, nor a common council


Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

  • Reminder on INTERREG IIIC(Interregional Cooperation 2000/2006)


Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

  • 4 Managing Authorities:

  • North IB Schleswig-Holstein (D)

  • East: Ville de Vienne (A)

  • South: Generalitat Valencia (E)

  • West: Conseil Régional Nord – Pas de Calais


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1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

INTERREG IIIC 300 M€

_________________________ = _______________

S Structural Funds 300 000 M€

= 1 °/°°


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1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

INTERREG IIICKEY FIGURES

  • 264 operations

  • 2634 partners

  • ...from all EU MS (+24 NMS)

  • all EU regions but 5 concerned (191)


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1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

Where do the 264 Lead Partners (LPs) come from?

INTERREG IIIC


Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

Where do the 2634 Project Partners come from?

INTERREG IIIC


Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

CENTURIO conference

1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC


Innovation environment regions of europe sharing solutions

1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

INTERREG IIIC


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1. Reminder on INTERREG IVC

INTERREG IIIC

Themes for cooperation


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  • INTERREG IVC main features(Interregional Cooperation 2007/2013)


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

  • EU Cohesion Policy

  • Three Objectives (total € 347 billion for 2007/2013 – Convergence 81,54%; Competitiveness 15,95%; Cooperation 2,52%)

  • Objective Cooperation (ERDF € 8,72 billion)

    • 53 crossborder INTERREG IVA programmes

    • 13 transnational INTERREG IVB programmes

    • 1 interregional INTERREG IVC programme + network programmes (URBact, INTERact, ESPON


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

INTERREG IIIC versus INTERREG IVC

INTERREG IVC

INTERREG IIIC

  • 315 MEUR ERDF

  • Cofinancing up to 50% (up to 75% for Objective 1 Regions)

  • Four programmes: 4 Managing, 4 Audit and 4 Paying Authorities

  • 4 JTS

  • All themes of regional and local public activities

  • 3 Types of Operations

  • 321 MEUR ERDF

  • Cofinancing up to 75%/85%

  • One programme:

    1 Managing Authority (Région Nord-Pas de Calais), 1 Audit Authority, 1 Certifying Authority

  • 1 JTS in Lilleand 4 Information Points in Rostock, Katowice (with support from Vienna), Valencia and Lille

  • Focus on Lisbon and Gothenburg Agendas

  • 2 Types of Interventions


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

INTERREG IVC

1 Programme for

  • 27 Member States

  • + CH

  • + NOR

  • dedicated to public bodies or bodies governed by public law


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Overall Objective

  • Improve the effectiveness of regional development policies

  • Contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness of Europe

    by

  • Enabling exchange of experiences and knowledge

  • Matching less experienced with more advanced regions

  • Ensuring transfer of identified good practice into mainstream programmes


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

  • Funding for partners from the EU + Norway

    • 75% / 85% ERDF co-financing rate

      depending on the Member State in which the partner is

      located (address!) (50% for Norway)

    • 25% / 15 % partner’s own financing from own funds or

      other public sources on national, regional or local level

      (50% for Norway)

    • no ERDF advance payments


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Partners from EU-MS + Norway


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

INTERREG IVC – Management structures


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

  • Information points

  • Rostock, Germany:Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway;

  • Katowice, Poland, with support from the City of Vienna: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania;

  • Valencia, Spain: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

  • Lille, France: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Programme Priorities

Priority 1: Innovation and Knowledge Economy (177 M€ ERDF)

  • Innovation, Research & Technology Development

  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs

  • Information Society

  • Employment, Human Resources and Education

Priority 2: Environment and Risk Prevention (125 M€ ERDF)

  • Energy and Sustainable Transport

  • Biodiversity and Preservation of Natural Heritage (incl. air quality)

  • Natural and Technological Risks (incl. climate change)

  • Water & Waste Management

  • Cultural Heritage and Landscape


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Types of Interventions

  • Regional Initiative Projects

    • Exchange of experience and good practice, development of tools and instruments of regional policies

  • Capitalisation Projects, including Fast Track Projects

    • Capitalisation projects: optimise results achieved, transfer of good practices identified into mainstream programmes

    • Fast Track projects: Specific European Commission assistance and expertise offered to certain capitalisation projects with reference to the “Regions for Economic Change (RFEC)” Initiative

      Aim: detailed action plan to transfer identified best practices into mainstream programmes


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Type 1 ‘Regional Initiative Projects’

Overview of Recommendations


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Type 2 ‘Capitalisation Projects’

Definition and Main Characteristics

Cooperation project dedicated to the transfer of good practices into EU Structural Funds mainstream programme of the participating regions(i.e. Convergence, Competitiveness and European Territorial Cooperation programmes)

  • 2 prerequisites for applying to Capitalisation Projects

Existence of good practices ready to be transferred

Involvement of policy makers (e.g. Managing Authorities)


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Type 2 ‘Capitalisation Projects’

Expected Outcome

Production of an ‘Action Plan’ for each participating region

Action Plan:Strategic document defining precisely how the goodpractices will be concretely implemented in theOperational Programme of each region involved in the Capitalisation Project


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Type 2 ‘Capitalisation Projects’

Fast Track Projects

  • Fast Track Projects = Capitalisation projects which are offered additional assistance by the European Commissionin order to contribute to the “Regions for Economic Change Initiative”

  • Selection process:

    - ‘Assessment questions’ used by EC to identify possible Fast Track (e.g. theme tackled)

    - Capitalisation Projects including those labelled as Fast Track approved by the IVC Monitoring Committee


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Type 2 ‘Capitalisation Projects’

Fast Track Projects

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/cooperation/interregional/ecochange/themes_en.cfm?nmenu=3


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2. INTERREG IVC main features

Type 2 ‘Capitalisation Projects’

Overview of Recommendations


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  • Results of the 1st call for projects


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects

  • Nb of applications received: 492

    • Eligible applications: 398

    • Ineligible applications: 94

  • of which

  • Regional Initiative projects: 479

  • Capitalisation projects: 13


First analysis of the 1st call for projects 492 projects eur 900 million erdf

First analysis of the 1st Call for Projects492 projects – EUR 900 million ERDF

3. Results of the 1st call for projects


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects

INTERREG IVC – 1st Call – applications per country


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects

  • Total partners:               4825

  • Total unique partners:    4479    

  • NUTS2 level represented: 255 out of 271 = 94%


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects

  • Applications received per sub-themes:


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects

  • How many Swiss partners in the 1st call?

  • 12 partners (11 unique) coming from Switzerland, representing a total budget of EUR 2,131,881.99.


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3. Results of the 1st call for projects

  • Results of the 1st Monitoring Committee meeting (24/04)

  • 6 Capitalisation projects approved (out of 12 eligible)

  • 1- ERIK ACTION – Upgrading the innovation capacity of existing firms

  •  improving the effectiveness of regional innovation support services (Lead Partner: Regional Government of Tuscany (IT))

  • 2- B3 Regions – Regions for better broadband connection

  • implementing broadband connections in remote or disadvantaged areas for the development of the knowledge economy (benefit from Fast Track assistance from the EC, Lead Partner: Piedmont Region (IT))

  • 3- RAPIDE – Regional Action Plans for Innovation Development and Enterprise

  • the role of the public sector in stimulating innovation in regions, in particular helping mainly small businesses (benefit from Fast Track assistance from the EC, Lead Partner: South West England Regional Development Agency

  • 4- PIKE – Promoting Innovation and the Knowledge Economy

  • to stimulate the successful uptake of Information Society policies at regional level, particularly in the area of broadband and internet access, and eGovernment practices (benefit from Fast Track assistance from the EC. Lead Partner: ERNACT EEIG (IE))

  • 5- ICHNOS PLUS – Innovation and Change: Network of one-stop shops for business – PLUS

  • one-stop shops for businesses for mainstream regional programmes; to improve entrepreneurship policies by simplifying red tape for business start-ups. (Lead Partner: ANCITEL Sardinia (IT))

  • 6- ESF6 CIA – Capitalising innovative approaches towards demographic change

  • best practices on tackling demographic change – notably a falling birth rate and increasing life span – benefit from Fast Track assistance from the EC. (Lead Partner: Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH (DE))


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  • Next steps – important dates


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4. Next steps – important dates


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  • Thank you for your attention!

www.interreg4c.eu

Akos Szabo

Information Point West

[email protected]


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