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Cohesion policy in support of growth and jobs Community strategic guidelines 2007 -2013. Jan Edøy National Expert DG REGIO European Commission. 700 staff in total. Commissioner Danuta Hübner Director General – Dirk Ahner. Deputy Director General. Deputy Director General

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    1. Cohesion policy in support of growth and jobs Community strategic guidelines 2007 -2013 Jan Edøy National Expert DG REGIO European Commission

    2. 700 staff in total Commissioner Danuta Hübner Director General – Dirk Ahner Deputy Director General Deputy Director General Michele Pasca-Raymondo Directorate Resources 3 directorates addressing strategic issues of cohesion policy 4 directorates dealing with implementation in the Member States 1 directorate for financial control and auditing of actions 3 units: Policy reform, co-ordination, analysis and accession negotiations 3 units: Evaluation, thematic aspects, innovative actions 3 units: Territorial co-operation, urban actions, ultra-peripheral regions 16 units for the 27 countries and accession States 3 units for various auditing functions

    3. The reform of EU regional policy 2007-2013

    4. Reforming EU regional policy: a complex process • January 2003 Working Groups led by Commissioners • July 2003 Seminar to discuss Working Groups reports • February 2004 Financial Perspectives (total €1022 billion of which €336 billion for regional policy) Third cohesion report • July 2004 Draft regulations for regional policy • December 2005 Member States agree Financial Perspectives (total €862 billion of which €308 billion for regional policy) • May 2006 European Parliament agrees Financial Perspectives (Inter-Institutional Agreement) • July 2006 Regional policy regulations adopted • October 2006 Strategic Guidelines (EU level) adopted • January 2007 Implementation 2007 – 2013 starts

    5. EU Financial Perspective 2007-2013European Council - 19 December 2005 (2004 prices)

    6. infrastructure, innovation, investments etc. vocational training, employment aids etc. environmental and transport infra- structure, renewable energy all Member States and regions MemberStates with a GNI/head below 90% Objectives, Structural Funds and instruments 2007-2013 Objectives Structural Funds and instruments Convergence ERDF ESF Cohesion Fund ERDF ESF Regional Competitiveness and Employment European territorial Cooperation ERDF

    7. Structural Funds allocation by type of region 2007-13 Total: EUR 347.4 billion in current prices Convergence: EUR 199.3 bn. Cohesion Fund: EUR 69.6 bn. Phasing out: EUR 13.9 bn. Phasing in: EUR 11.4 bn. Competitiveness: EUR 4.5 bn. Cooperation: EUR 7.8 bn.

    8. 2. Concentration the Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas: process aspects LISBON AND GOTHENBURG AGENDA COHESION POLICY Integrated Guidelines Community Strategic Guidelines National Strategies (NSRFs) National Reform Programmes National and Regional Operational Programmes Annual Progress Report

    9. "Lisbon-new" and Cohesion, Rural Development and Fisheries Policies

    10. 2. Concentration on the Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas : (Community Strategic Guidelines) I) Making Europe and its regions more attractive places to invest and work • expand and improve transport infrastructures • Strengthen the synergies between environmental potection and growth • address Europe’s intensive use of traditional energy sources

    11. 2. Concentration on the Lisbon and Gothenburgh agendas : (Community Strategic Guidelines) II) Improving knowledge and innovation for growth • increase and better target investment in RTD • facilitate innovation and promote entrepreneurship • promote the information society for all • improve access to finance

    12. 2. Concentration on the Lisbon and Gothenburgh agendas : (Community Strategic Guidelines) III) More and better jobs • attract and retain more people in employment and modernise social protection systems • improve adaptability of workers and enterprises and the flexibility of the labour market • increase investment in human capital through better education and skills • administrative capacity • Help maintain a healthy labour force

    13. Lisbon Performance in Europe

    14. European Territorial CooperationMeasures to promote: • Cross-border • Transnational • Interregional (Including maritime cooperation where appropriate)

    15. Crossborder cooperation

    16. Transnational Cooperation

    17. EU Member States Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden (whole country), Germany (parts of the country) • Norway (whole country) • Russia (parts of the country) • Belarus (parts of the country)

    18. Transnational cooperationIncrease cooperation on matters of strategic importance • Support given to actions improving physical interconnection of territories (investments in sustainable transport) • Support to intangible connections (networks, exchanges between regions and parties involved)

    19. Transnational cooperationactions envisaged: • European transport corridors • Actions for prevention of natural risks • Water management (river basins) • Integrated maritime cooperation • Sustainable and urban development • Innovation and R&D

    20. Transnational cooperation • 13 Programme Areas • Concrete projects with some investments leading to tangible results • Building on projects and studies already done • New studies aiming at preparing concrete projects • Strategic and well planned projects involving regional and national authorities

    21. Transnational cooperation • Aim: intensive cooperation with significant impact related to the geographic area of the programme • Ambitious projects: exchange of experiences in interregional cooperation

    22. Transnational cooperation • Links between technology centres, incubators • Accessibility and communication gaps: increasing the share of intermodal transport through ports • Maritime pollution, coastal zones • Urban transport solutions • Optimal provision of services

    23. Interregional cooperationFocus on renewed Lisbon strategy • Strengthening innovation • SMEs and entrepreneurship • Environment and risk prevention • Exchange of experience and best practises • Modernisation of public sector services

    24. State of play of negotiations on NSRF and OP All National Strategic Reference Frameworks (NSRF) delivered by Member States at 5 March 2007. By 7 June 2007 - 12 has been completed by the Commission. These contain information about the national strategy, objectives to be achieved, the number of Operational Programmes, the split between cohesion instruments and the delivery systems By 7. June 2007: 373 out of 544 Operational Programmes have been delivered covering more than 90% of the agreed financial perspectives amounts 35 out of 69 European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Approval of all NSRF during July and OP during autumn 2007