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  1. Interregional co-operation across the entire EU territory and neighbouring countries on topics closely related to regional development INTERREG IIIC North Joint Technical Secretariat, December 2003

  2. Contents • INTERREG IIIC in general • Co-operation Area • Programme Zones • Types of Operation • Topics for Co-operation • Participation • ERDF Budgets Available • Programme Management • INTERREG IIIC & EU Enlargement • Contact Information

  3. The INTERREG Initiative Main objectives • economicand social cohesion • balanced and sustainable development of the European territory • territorial integration with candidate and other neighbouring countries

  4. INTERREG III INTERREG IIIA INTERREG IIIB INTERREG IIIC cross-borderco-operation transnationalco-operation interregionalco-operation INTERREG IIIC ... is one strand of the EU Community Initiative INTERREG III

  5. Interregional co-operation aims • to improve the effectiveness of policies and instruments for regional development and cohesion • through large-scale information and know-how exchange and sharing of experience among European regions

  6. Co-operation Area • entire EU territory including insular and outermost regions • Norway, Switzerland • accession and candidate countries • MEDA countries • other interested countries

  7. North East South West Programme Zones Joint Technical Secretariats North: Rostock, Germany East: Vienna, Austria South: Valencia, Spain West: Lille, France

  8. Denmark • Whole country • Germany • Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein • Sweden • Whole country • Finland • Whole country • Norway • Whole country • Estonia • Whole country • Latvia • Whole country • Lithuania • Whole country • Belarus • Whole country INTERREG IIIC North Programme area

  9. Austria • Whole country • Germany • Bayern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin, Brandenburg, Thüringen • Italy • Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Molise, Abruzzo, Marche • Greece • Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki, Kentriki Makedonia, Dytiki Makedonia, Thessalia, Ipeiros • Poland • Czech Republic • Whole country • Slovakia • Whole country • Hungary • Whole country • Slovenia • Whole country • Croatia • Whole country • Yugoslavia • Whole country INTERREG IIIC East Programme area

  10. INTERREG IIIC South Programme area Spain Whole country France Midi-Pyrennées, Limousin, Auvergne, Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Corse, Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion Greece Dytiki Ellada, Peloponnisos, Voreio Aigaio, Notio Aigaio, Kriti, Ionia Nisia, Stera Ellada, Attiki Italy Piémont, Lombardie, Ligurie, Toscane, Ombrie, Lazio, Campanie, Sardaigne, Basilicate, Calabre, Sicile, Val d’Aoste Portugal Whole country United Kingdom Gibraltar

  11. France Nord-Pas de Calais, Picardie, Haute-Normandie, Île de France, Basse-Normandie, Centre, Champagne-Ardennes, Lorraine, Bourgogne, Alsace, Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire Belgium Whole country Netherlands Whole country Luxembourg Whole country Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Baden-Württemberg United Kingdom Whole country (except Gibraltar) Ireland Whole country INTERREG IIIC West Programme area

  12. Regions without joint borders can work together in commonprojects e.g. Swedish lead partner applies to North zone

  13. Types of Operation Three types of operation are eligible for funding:

  14. LEAD PARTNER Regional Partner Regional Partner minimum of three different countries at least two must be Member States Project 1 Project 3 Project 2 Lead participant Lead participant Lead participant Pt Pt Pt Pt Pt Pt Pt Pt Pt Regional Framework Operation large-scale regional co-operation comprising various sub-projects RFO Strategy

  15. Individual Project co-operation activities addressingonly one specific topic Lead Partner minimum of three different countries at least two must be Member States Project Partner Project Partner

  16. Network co-operation activities mainly directed at structured exchange of experience Partner Partner Lead Partner minimum of five different countries at least three must be Member States Partner Partner

  17. Types of Operation General provisions

  18. Topics for Co-operation • Activities can cover a wide rage of themes closely related to regional development policy. These are divided into five key topics: • Structural Funds Objective 1 and 2 • INTERREG programmes • Urban development • Innovative Actions • Other appropriate subjects • Additional topic for co-operation in the North, East and South zone - „Border region operations“.

  19. Topics for Co-operation • Objective1 and 2 • INTERREG • Urban develop-ment • Innovative Actions • Others • Border region operations • Regional Framework Operation • Individual Project • Network

  20. Participation Who can participate? • Regional Framework Operation • Regional public authorities or equivalent bodies* • Individual project • Public authorities or public equivalent bodies • Network • Public authorities or public equivalent bodies

  21. ERDF Budgets per Programme Zone Altogether 293 million EUR ERDF funds are availablefor co-financing operations plus 2.7 million EUR Norwegiannational funds as well as 15 million EUR for border region operations.

  22. Programme Management • All four programme zones are managed homogenously: • Monitoring Committee* • Steering Committee* • Managing Authority • Paying Authority • Joint Technical Secretariat *In the North Zone, the tasks of the Monitoring and Steering Committees are performed by a joint body – the Monitoring and Steering Committee of the INTERREG IIIC North

  23. INTERRG IIIC & EU Enlargement • 10 new countries • Partners from accession countries, which will join the EU in 2004, will be eligible for ERDF funding from1 January 2004*. • In the second application round (16.6.-26.9.2003) they can apply as partners in the operations on the same terms with the partners coming from the EU Member States, with the only exception – they cannot be Lead Partners. * In the case of unexpected problems or delays in the enlargement process or with the amendment and approval of the INTERREG IIIC Programmes, the ERDF funding cannot be guaranteed.

  24. Latvia in INTERREG IIIC • In the first round 5 operations involving 6 Latvian partners have been approved • WINNET – a network of women resource centres in Europe, LV partner – Livani Municiplity • RENE – a network of institutions dealing with rural development issues, LV partner – Agricultural Advisory and Training Centre in Ozolnieki • HANSE PASSAGE – transfer of experience and cooperation on regional economic development between old and new Member States, LV partners – Riga and Kurzeme Regional Development Agencies • LOGON – cooperation on information exchange among local government associations, LV partner – Association of Local and Regional Governments • InterMETREX – network dealing with exchange of experience on spatial planning and development, LV partner – Riga City Council

  25. Statistics of the 2nd Call for Proposals • The 2nd call for proposals started on 16 June 2003 and was closed on 26 September 2003. • Altogether 251 applications have been received by the four Joint Technical Secretariats • North: 29 • East: 64 • South: 118 • West: 40

  26. Number of applications receivedFirst call / second call

  27. Lead applicants per country

  28. EU country partners (EU 25)

  29. Number of applications per topic for co-operation

  30. Number of applications per type of operation

  31. Next Call for Proposals • Scheduled for Spring 2004: launch in the beginning of March, deadline in the end of April • Information event will take place on 8 & 9 March 2004 in Berlin, Germany

  32. Contact Information • INTERREG IIIC North • Joint Technical Secretariat • Grubenstrasse 20, D-18055 Rostock, Germany • Phone: +49 381 45 484 5285 • Fax: +49 381 45 484 5282 • Email: north@interreg3c.net www.interreg3c.net