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  1. RECITE II FINESTRA Project Innovative Financial Instruments for New Businesses & Services Territorially Anchored

  2. Innovative Financial Instruments for New Businesses & Services Territorially Anchored PARTNERSHIP: Project Leader • EPF - Lecce (Italy) Project Leader • Santiago de Compostela (Spain) • Vale do Ave (Portugal) • Bastia - Futura (France) • SERA - (Ireland) • Région Epirus (Greece) • Région Umbria (Italy) Partners BUDGET: 3.382.560 Euro TERM: From 15/9/1998 To 14/9/2002 2

  3. AIMS GENERAL: • Improve the way Structural Funds are used by promoting cooperation between the Private sector and local and regional Public Authorities • Active involvement of SMEs in all stages of the territorial development process • Transfer of positive experiences between partners in this field • Structural Funds/Territorial Development ; • Anchorage of SMEs on the territory; • Opening of new market niches; • Fruition of new resources (financial and others); • Cooperation between public and private sector; Key issues: SPECIFIC: • Use of the most efficient ways of cooperation; • Simplification of the SMEs access to credits; • Verification of the feasibility and efficiency of the innovative instruments identified in the different sectors and contexts. 3

  4. WORK PROGRAMME • Pilot actions: • Urban renewal  • Services to SMEs • Urban and extra-urban mobility • Alternative Tourism and Rural Tourism • Public/Private  administrative and financial cooperation • Phases of the work programme : • Feasibility • Verification - implementation • Recommendation • Diffusion of results • Organisation of the partnership : • Project promoter  • Coordination/animation group  • Steering committee • Operational groups • Regional responsible • Regional Steering Committee 4

  5. EXPECTED RESULTS • Long term network cooperation between partners; • Opening of new markets at local, regional and international level for the • existing SMES and creation of new enterprises trough the identification of • « hot » initiatives   • Implementation of innovative juridical, financial and administrative • instruments. • Improvement of the situation of SMEs on the territory of the involved partners • Diffusion of a certain number of useful mechanisms to improve the external conditions for SMEs providing them new development perspectives 5

  6. « ARCHITECTURE » OF THE PILOT ACTIONS URBAN RENEWAL  • Aim: • Re-qualification of the historical state heritage through a coherent combination • of public and private interventions. • Donor : Santiago • Receivers: Lecce / Bastia / Umbria 6

  7. « ARCHITECTURE" OF THE PILOT ACTIONS SERVICES TO SMEs • Aim: • Transfer/implementation of mechanisms for assistance and providing real financial and technological services on the base of existing experiences; • Donors : Futura (Bastia) / South East Regional Authority • Receivers: Santiago 7

  8.        « ARCHITECTURE » OF THE PILOT ACTIONS ALTERNATIV TOURISM /RURAL TOURISM • Aim: • Creation/optimization of the opportunities of alternative tourism/ rural tourismtrough the application of the Portuguese model (integrated territorial • interventions) • Donor : Vale do Ave • Receivers: South East regional Authority/ Lecce/ Greece 8

  9. « ARCHITECTURE » OF THE PILOT ACTIONS URBAN AND EXTRA - URBANMOBILITY • Aim: • Testing of a regional mobility network, through the creation of • mixed societies • Donor : UmbriaRegion • Receivers: Epirus / SERA/ Vale do Ave 9

  10. « ARCHITECTURE » OF THE PILOT ACTIONS PUBLIC-PRIVATE ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL COOPERATION • Aims: • Research and application of the best practices of public/private cooperation. • Activation of the most efficient mechanisms of administrative and financial support • Creation of new niche enterprises • Donors: EPF/ all partners according to the acquired experience; • Receivers: all partners 10

  11. « STATE OF THE ART » • OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES ENDED BY JUNE 2002 • FINAL CONFERENCE IN ROME on September 9th: • Project Partners, • EC officials, • Public Authorities of the concerned countries, • SMEs representatives. 11

  12. « EDIMAR » • EPF is as well Principal Partner in the RECITE II EDIMAR Project • (Lead Partner: Welsh Development Agency) with the following aims: • To strengthen the economic base of maritime regions, through area-based partnerships, integrated development strategies and co-operative networking with other similar maritime regions; • To develop a comprehensive action-plan to assist port-related SMEs to identify new markets within the partner regions and with other potential trading areas; • To examine the potential for growth in SME tourism support services with particular reference to the cruise ship and ferry sector. 12