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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
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
The INTERREG Initiative Main objectives • economicand social cohesion • balanced and sustainable development of the European territory • territorial integration with candidate and other neighbouring countries
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
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
Co-operation Area • entire EU territory including insular and outermost regions • Norway, Switzerland • accession and candidate countries • MEDA countries • other interested countries
North East South West Programme Zones Joint Technical Secretariats North: Rostock, Germany East: Vienna, Austria South: Valencia, Spain West: Lille, France
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
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
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
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
Regions without joint borders can work together in commonprojects e.g. Swedish lead partner applies to North zone
Types of Operation Three types of operation are eligible for funding:
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
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
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
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“.
Topics for Co-operation • Objective1 and 2 • INTERREG • Urban develop-ment • Innovative Actions • Others • Border region operations • Regional Framework Operation • Individual Project • Network
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.interreg3c.net