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Joanna Fiedler, DG Environment Domenica Bumma, DG Enlargement. EU Enlargement and Environment Update on financing environment and cooperation with IFIs PEIP Meeting, 19 June 2008. 1. Outline of the presentation. EU financial instruments Donors coordination on environment

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joanna fiedler dg environment domenica bumma dg enlargement
Joanna Fiedler, DG EnvironmentDomenica Bumma, DG Enlargement

EU Enlargement and Environment

Update on financing environment and cooperation with IFIs

PEIP Meeting, 19 June 2008

IPF Steering Committee - 16 June 2008

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outline of the presentation
Outline of the presentation
  • EU financial instruments
  • Donors coordination on environment
  • New aspects: Union for Mediterranean
  • Infrastructure Projects Facility (IPF)
  • Municipal Window of PPF

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ec assistance
EC assistance

Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA):

  • Component I
    • Technical assistance available for the preparation of Approximation and Investment strategies for ENV
    • Capacity building of the relevant institutions
    • Infrastructure investments in potential CCs
  • Component II
    • Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC)
  • Component III „Regional development“ (available only to CCs)
    • Investments in the field of transport, ENVIRONMENT (OP ENV) and regional competitiveness
    • Technical assistance for projects‘ preparation

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donors coordination
Donors’ coordination
  • IFIs AG WG on ENV
  • EBRD environmental and social policy revision
  • EIB – environmental statement under revision
  • DABLAS Task Force
  • EPPF/ IPF

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ifis advisory group
IFIs Advisory Group

IFIs Advisory Group established in March 2007 (replacement of Infrastructure Steering Group)

      • It has advisory function on the coordination of investment projects in the region
      • The scope of work extended beyond regional transport, energy and environment projects to cover sectors such as health, education, social issues, municipalities as well as Public Private Partnership
      • It covers all candidate and potential candidate countries
  • Working Group on environment – work plan 2008
  • Climate change focus (adaptation) – need for climate change adaptation strategies
  • Waste management – challenges to financing waste management investments
  • Next meeting October 2008

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achievements
Achievements

Pipeline of prioritised water and wastewater investment projects

  • Pipeline (30 projects) endorsed in 2003, based on projects selected by ICPDR and BSC that comply with environmental and financial criteria
  • Out of the 30 initial Priority Investment Projects
    • 16 water supply and sanitation projects have secured financing and have been taken out of the pipeline
    • most other projects have moved forward thanks to the Project Preparation Facilities
    • new relevant projects were added
    • the least feasible projects were taken out

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achievements1
Achievements

Examples of specific activities

  • Groundbreaking work on the grouping of municipalities for a regional approach to water sanitation (Constanta, Romania)
  • Securing funds from EC IPA for feasibility work for investments in the water sector (Turkey)
  • Securing grant co-financing for investments (Mykolaiv, Ukraine)
  • Developing guidance document on “Good Practice in Project Preparation” in all DABLAS languages
  • Identifying the links between the DABLAS process and the Water Framework Directive

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achievements2
Achievements

Summary key results

  • supplement to national processes – allows to see the bigger picture
  • improved preparation of key water and wastewater investment projects
  • developed a framework for investors/donors to use when making financial decisions
  • methodological guidance on issues of relevance for project preparation
  • Possibility to replicate the approach?

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latest developments
Latest Developments
  • Contract recently awarded under PHARE multi-country:
      • provide DABLAS Secretariat Services for the full DABLAS region
      • provide direct investment support for river basin management-related projects in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey
      • In these 4 countries, provide methodological guidance on cost-benefit analysis, cost of construction and regionalisation of investments
  • Further support for the Task Force is planned through IPA and ENPI, but additional support will be necessary!

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new aspects union for mediterranean
New aspects – Union for Mediterranean
  • COM (2008) 319 – Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean;
  • To enhance multilateral relations, increase co-ownership of the process and make it more visible to citizens. To “inject” further momentum into the Barcelona process;
  • Multilateral partnership – regional and trans-national projects;
  • All EU Member States, members and observers of the Barcelona Process and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro.
  • Project dimension – additional funding is expected: private sector, bilateral cooperation, partners, IFIs, regional banks, bilateral funds)

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infrastructure project facility technical assistance 1 4
Infrastructure Project Facility TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (1/4)

Overall objective

Contribute to the socio-economic development of the Western Balkans through improved infrastructures in transport, environment, and energy and in the social field

Project purpose

Support preparation and implementation of investment projects financed by grants and/or loans by the beneficiaries, IFIs, IPA and/or other sponsors/donors.

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IPF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (2/4)
  • Expected results
  • Improved number, speed and quality of investment proposals for infrastructure investments
  • Enhanced financial cooperation between the Commission, IFIs and beneficiaries
  • Improved technical skills of local human resources within beneficiary institutions

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ipf technical assistance 3 4
IPF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (3/4)

Activities

  • Develop pipeline of infrastructure investments projects
  • Technical support for preparation & implementation of projects
  • Ad hoc assessment of individual investment projects
  • Upstream & downstream cooperation with IFIs
  • Update of capacity needs assessment of stakeholders
  • Training and capacity building of beneficiaries

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first results of the ipf 4 4
FIRST RESULTS OF THE IPF (4/4)
  • €16 million already allocated
  • 58 proposals received from 6 countries
  • 18 projects prioritised, 5 in environment
  • 30 projects on reserve list
  • 10 projects rejected
  • > € 10 million of estimated TA support
  • > € 800 million of estimated follow up investments

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“Feasibility Study for Collection, Transport and Treatment of Waste Waters in the Municipality of Vranje and Uzice”

  • TA-SER-17

Sector: Environment - Water Protection

Lead IFI: none at this stage

Co-financing Investors: IPA, State Budget

Requested Service: Feasibility Study

Indicative IPF TA: EUR 500,000

Estimated Total Investment: EUR 19,561,000

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“Podgorica Waste Water Project”

  • TA-MON-07
  • Sector: Environment - Waste Water
  • Lead IFI: EIB, EBRD
  • Co-financing Investors: WB, IPA, Dexia CCB
  • Requested Service: Feasibility Study
  • Indicative IPF TA: to be defined
  • Estimated Total Investment: EUR 35,000,000

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“Podgorica Water Infrastructure Project”

  • TA-MON-05
  • Sector: Environment - Water
  • Lead IFI: EBRD
  • Co-financing Investors: EIB, WB
  • Requested Service: Feasibility Study
  • Indicative IPF TA: EUR 300,000
  • Estimated Total Investment: EUR 10,000,000

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“Regional Water Company Prishtina”

  • TA-KOS-01
  • Sector: Environment - Water Supply
  • Lead IFI: none at this stage
  • Co-financing Investors: KfW, EAR, Government
  • of Norway and Government of Switzerland
  • Requested Service: Technical and
  • Management Assistance, Feasibility Study
  • Indicative IPF TA: EUR 300,000
  • Estimated Total Investment: EUR 10,000,000

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“Plava Voda Regional Water Supply Project”

  • TA-BIH-03

Sector: Environment - Water Supply

Lead IFI: EBRD

Co-financing Investors: CEB

Requested Service: Feasibility Study

Indicative IPF TA: EUR 600,000

Estimated Total Investment: EUR 28,000,000

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ipf municipality window 1 3
IPF MUNICIPALITY WINDOW (1/3)

Overall objective

Supporting the financing of infrastructure investments to create the conditions for sustainable development in the IPA countries in the prospect of EU accession

Project purpose

Co-operation with IFIs to support the financing of infrastructure investments of municipalities primarily in the field of water, sanitation and waste management through a grant co-financing mechanism (EU grants + IFI loan)

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IPF MUNICIPALIT WINDOW (2/3)
  • Expected results
  • Social result: improvement of living conditions of the population
  • Economic result: adequate tariff policy of public utilities to ensure viability and sustainability of municipal investments
  • Environmental result: progress achieved towards the implementation of the “acquis communautaire” with respect to the water and waste Directives
  • Financial sector result: involving local banks in municipal lending (indirect lending)

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IPF MUNICIPALITY WINDOW (3/3)
  • Activities
  • Identification of municipal investment projects (direct lending to municipalities or lending through financial intermediaries)
  • Assessment by the IPF Secretariat and approval by the IPF Steering Committee
  • Implementation of projects by the IFIs (signature of municipal project agreement, release of EU grants, completion check of investment)
  • Capacity building of municipalities for investment planning and management

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ipf ta municipality window management structure
IPF (TA & Municipality window)MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

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ipf ta project cycle

TA projects presented by beneficiaries and sponsors (IFIs, others)

NIPAC

Offices

IPF

Secretariat

IPF

Steering

Committee

prioritisation

of projects

proposal

of projects

DG

ELARG

(Task Manager)

recommendation

of pipeline

Order of

service

for TA

monitored by

Project

Task Force

Order of

service

for TA

monitored by

Project

Task Force

Order of

service

for TA

monitored by

Project

Task Force

IPF TA PROJECT CYCLE

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ipf municipality window project cycle

Investment projects presented by beneficiaries and IFIs

NIPAC

Offices

IPF

Steering

Committee

IPF

Secretariat

proposal

of projects

prioritisation

Contracting

Authority

(ELARG)

recommendation

of pipeline

Direct contribution

Agreement with IFI

for

project co-financing

Direct contribution

Agreement with IFI

for

project co-financing

Direct contribution

agreement with IFI

for

project co-financing

Implementation of municipal investments

IPF MUNICIPALITY WINDOW PROJECT CYCLE

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resources under ipa 2008
RESOURCES UNDER IPA 2008

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next steps
NEXT STEPS
  • End-June 2008: kick off of TA Contract = mobilisation of experts for pipeline projects between July and September 2008
  • September 2008: IPA Management Committee to approve IPA 2008 proposed programmes (IPF TA, IPF MW)
  • October 2008: second meeting of the IPF Steering Committee; first screening of projects eligible for IPF MW

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THANK YOUJoanna FiedlerPolicy Officer for Serbia and Syria, relations with IFIs, coordinator of ISPA/PHARE/CARDS/ IPA and twinningUnit for Enlargement and Neighbouring CountriesEuropean Commission – DG Environmentemail: [email protected]: 0032 2 299 03 10

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