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ATLANTIC STRATEGY and EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. Vicente RODRIGUEZ SAEZ, DG Regional Policy, Deputy Head of Unit for European Transnational and Interregional Cooperation Christian FAURE, DG Maritime Affaires and Fisheries, Deputy Head of Unit MARE.C.3 22 February 2012.

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Atlantic strategy and eu cohesion policy 2014 2020

ATLANTIC STRATEGY and EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020

Vicente RODRIGUEZ SAEZ, DG Regional Policy,

Deputy Head of Unit for European Transnational and Interregional Cooperation

Christian FAURE, DG Maritime Affaires and Fisheries,

Deputy Head of Unit MARE.C.3

22 February 2012


Content of the presentation
CONTENT of the PRESENTATION

  • 1. Macro-Regional and Sea Basin STRATEGIES

  • 2. ATLANTIC STRATEGY

  • 3. ETC LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK

  • 4. BUDGET and TIMELINE


Macro regional strategies
Macro Regional Strategies

  • DEFINITION (CRP Trilogue EP+Council)

  • ‘macroregional strategy’ is an integrated framework endorsed by the European Council, which may be supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds among others, to address common challenges faced by a defined geographical area relating to Member States and third countries located in the same geographical area which thereby benefit from strengthened cooperation contributing to achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion


Special reference to macro regional and sea basin strategies
Special reference to macro-regional and Sea-basin Strategies

- Baltic Sea, Danube and Atlantic strategies are underway, interest for strategies in other parts of Europe (mandate received from European Council for Adriatic-Ionian, Alpine Strategy, Artic and North).

  • - MRs and SBs provide framework for aligning policies and funding, with a view to increase impact, beyond ambit of cohesion policy.

  • - Permanent Review of existing strategies + action plans. Council Conclusions by Danish Presidency on progress of Baltic Strategy. New reports and conclusions under preparation for Irish and Lithuanian Presidencies (1st Semester 2013).

  • - General support for financial neutrality (no new EU legislation, institutions and funding).


Atlantic strategy why the atlantic communication november 2011
ATLANTIC STRATEGY - Why the Atlantic?Communication November 2011

  • 30.000 km coastlinewithchangingeconomy and demography

  • Potential for growth and jobs of the blueeconomy:

    • Traditionalactivities: shipbuilding, fisheries and aquaculture, tourism

    • Emergingactivities: oceanenergy, seabedresources, marine biotechnology

    • Opportunities for sinergiesfromcooperationacrossMember States and Regions


5 atlantic priority areas
5 ATLANTIC PRIORITY AREAS

  • 1. Reduction of carbon emissions

  • 2. Ecosytem based management of living resources

  • 3. Protection against risk and emergencies

  • 4. Exploitation of seafloor resources

  • 5. Socially inclusive growth

  • ATLANTIC FORUM – ACTION PLAN

  • - Atlantic Forum: Bottom-up approach by MS, regions and stakeholders (consultation).

  • - Resulting in Action Plan by Spring 2013 (Irish Presidency endorsement)


How can spain take on board priorities of the atlantic action plan during the implementation phase
How can Spain take on board priorities of the Atlantic Action Plan during the implementation phase?

  • EU Regional funds to support 'blue economy' objectives

  • Horizon 2020

  • CEF, LIFE+

  • EIB

  • Private sector


Legislative package
LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE Action Plan during the implementation phase?

  • General Regulation

    - Common provisions for cohesion policy, the rural development policy and the maritime and fisheries policies

    - Common provisions for cohesion policy only (ERDF, ESF, CF)

  • Regulations for ERDF, ESF, CF

  • ETC Regulation

  • Modification of EGTC Regulation


Main features in legislative package
Main features in Legislative Package Action Plan during the implementation phase?

  • Goals for Cohesion Policy (main Objectives):

    • Investment for Growth and Jobs

    • European Territorial Cooperation

  • OverallreformPrinciples

  • Strategicapproach: Europe 2020 alignment(+ MRS and SBS)

  • Thematic concentration

  • Results orientation

  • Specific ETC Regulation

  • Cooperationactivities in all Fundscovered by Common Strategic Framework and Partnershipagreements.

  • Member States shouldthenalign and coordinatetheircooperationthroughPartnershipagreements of neighbouring countries.


Macroregional and sea basin strategies in legislative framework
Macroregional and Sea-basin strategies in Legislative Framework

  • Partnership Agreementto set out main priority areas for cooperation, taking account where appropriate of macro-regional and sea-basin strategies. (art.14 CPR)

  • Programmes (both under Investment for Growth and Jobs and ETC) to set out the contribution of the planned interventions towards macro-regional strategies and sea-basin strategies, where appropriate (art.87 CPR)

  • In transnational programmes (Art, 6-7 ETC Regulation)

    • Development of a macro-regional or sea-basin strategy

    • Implementation of an existing strategy e.g. through the financing of projects directly deriving from it

    • Implementation of an existing strategy e.g. through supporting coordination of strategy process



How will etc funding be allocated
How will ETC funding be allocated? Framework

Total EUR 8,948 billion proposed in MFF (*) adopted 08/02/2013

  • 74% (a total of EUR 6,627 billion for cross-border cooperation)

  • 20,4% (a total of EUR 1,822 billion for transnational cooperation)

  • 5,6% (a total of EUR 0,5 billion for interregional cooperation)

    (*) Multiannual Financial Framework still to be negotiated with EP.


Timeline
TIMELINE Framework