Funds

Report
Programming for the Utilisation of
European Structural and Investment
Funds in 2014-2020 in Cyprus
Cyprus Project Management Society
Seminar
Nicosia, 23 October 2013
Planning Bureau
Adonis Constantinides
, Senior Planning Officer
Presentation Outline
 ESI Funds and Allocation of financial
resources for Cyprus in 2014- 2020
period
 Basic “rules” of ESI Funds
 Programming Framework 2014-2020
 Programming and Economic Crisis in
Cyprus
 Proposed Priorities For Cyprus
EU Funds Vs “Community Programmes”
 EU Multiannual Financial Framework-7 year
planning- Policies- Funds - Programmes
 Annual EU Budget
 EU Funds: Development Funds Allocation of
resources per member State and region – “Shared
Management”
 “Community Programmes”- Instruments Under
different EU Policies – Mainly No Allocation per
Member State- “Direct Management by the
Commission- Different “buzz” names(Horizon, Life
etc)
“European Structural and Investment Funds”
Which are these Funds?
 Cohesion Policy
 Structural Funds: European Regional Development
Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF)
 Cohesion Fund
 Common Agricultural Policy
 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
(EAFRD)
 Common Fisheries Policy
 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
MULTIANNUAL FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK (MFF) EU 2014-2020
Allocation from the European Structural and
Investment Funds
Estimated Allocation for Cyprus
€ mln
(2011 prices )
Cohesion Policy (Structural Funds & Cohesion
Fund)
526
Rural Development (EAFRD)
118
Fisheries (EMFF)
Additional allocation for 2014-2015 (subject to
final decision)
30 +*
200
* The final allocation for Fisheries will be formulated after the agreement on the Proposed
Regulation for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund between the Council and the
European Parliament
COHESION POLICY 2014-2020
Allocation for Cyprus
Fund / Initiative
€ mln
(2011 prices)
Cohesion Fund
Investment on Growth and Employment
(ERDF & ESF)
European Transnational Cooperation
(ETC – ERDF)
285
201+200(2014/15)
29
Youth Employment Initiative
(additional allocation from ESF and EC)
11
Total Allocation for Cohesion Policy
526(726)
EU Cohesion Policy invests in …
Employment & Training
Support
for SMEs
Energy
efficiency
Sustainable Development
Infrastructure
Research
and innovation
Cooperation
between regions
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PROGRAMMING PERIOD 2014-2020
Basic Provisions of the Regulatory Framework
Common
Strategic
Framework
Thematic
Concentration of
Funds
Synergies
between
Cohesion,
Agricultural and
Fisheries
Policies
Focus on
Coordination in
implementation
and monitoring
Supporting
integrated
territorial
development
EU2020
Strategy
targets
Enhancing the
efficient use of
funds
Focus on
Results
Enhancing
Territorial
Cohesion
COHESION POLICY 2014-2020
Smart
THEMATIC OBJECTIVES
1. Research, technological development and innovation
2. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
3. Competitiveness of SMEs
Sustainable
5. Climate change adaptation and risk prevention and
management
6. Protection of the Environment and resource efficiency
7. Sustainable transport and key network infrastructure
8. Employment and labour mobility
Inclusive
EU 2020
4. Low Carbon Economy (Energy efficiency and RES)
9. Social Inclusion and combating poverty
10.Education, skills building and life long learning
11. Institutional capacity and efficient public administration
COHESION POLICY 2014-2020
Thematic Concentration
ERDF
- 50% (from 80%) to at least 2 of the thematic objectives from:
Research and innovation, ICT, SMEs competitiveness,
Shift towards a low-carbon economy
- at least 12% (from
20%)
- At least 5% to integrated actions promoting Sustainable
Urban Development
ESF  20% to Promoting Social Inclusion and combating
poverty, 80% to at least 4 Investment Priorities
All Funds  20% to actions contributing to Climate
Change
COHESION POLICY 2014-2020
Ex-ante Conditionalities
 Strategic Frameworks, acquis communautaire
etc
 General: horizontal principles related to the
implementation / effectiveness of Programmes
 Thematic: related to specific intervention areas/
thematic objectives
PROGRAMMING PERIOD 2014-2020
PROGRAMMING FRAMEWORK
EU level
REGULATIONS
Common Strategic Framework
ERDF, CF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF
National Level
Strategy
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
ERDF, CF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF
National Level
Programming
PROGRAMMES
COHESION POLICY
ERDF, CF, ESF
OP RD
EAFRD
OP FA
EMFF
Project Selection
PROGRAMMING PERIOD 2014-2020
PROGRAMMING EXERCISE
Key Factors
o EU Framework
 EU 2020 Strategy – Thematic Objectives
 Regulatory Framework – Thematic Concentration,
Ex -ante Conditionalities, Performance Framework
 EC Recommendations - Position Paper
o National Framework
 National Strategy – Vision, development needs/challenges,
objectives and priorities
 Economic Crisis – new realities/ prioritisation for the use
of funds aiming at the “Restarting” of the economy
Economic Crisis and Programming of Funds In
Cyprus
 New realities – expected impact on economic
sectors
 Strategy - short term and medium term Objectives –
Crisis - «New Development Model»
 Limited Financial Resources
 Thematic concentration and development needs
 Integrated approach Vs “Shopping List of Projects”
 Financial instruments / access to finance / liquidity
 Infrastructure / support to the private sector
 Sustainable Development
 Coordination- Cooperation
Programming Period 2014-2020
Consultation Procedures
• Comments /Proposals by all Partners ( Social
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and Economic Partners, Ministries/Departments.
Local Authorities, NGOs etc.
Policy/Strategy on sectoral/area basis
Consultation with European Commission
Presentation of draft text to partners for
Comments
Meetings /Seminars/Workshops
“Smart Specialisation Strategy” process –
Bottom Up
Public Consultation
Proposed Strategy
in the Partnership Agreement
 Proposed Strategic Objective:
Restructuring of the economy, retaining
and creating new jobs under social
cohesion conditions
 Funding Priorities
PRELIMINARY PROPOSED FUNDING PRIORITIES (1)
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PRIORITY 1:
Restructuring and enhancing the competitiveness of
Cyprus economy
 PRIORITY 2:
Upgrading human resources and promoting employment
 PRIORITY 3:
Protection and efficient use of resources
 PRIORITY 4:
Social and territorial cohesion
PRELIMINARY PROPOSED FUNDING PRIORITIES (2)
 Funding Priority 1 – Restructuring and enhancing the
competitiveness of Cyprus economy
 Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs – Production and
supply of high value added products and services
 Information and Communication Technologies
 Adaptation of the agro-food, fisheries and aquaculture
sectors
 Enhancing the research and innovation activity
 Modernisation and improvement of the efficiency of the
public sector
 Completing Trans-European Network
PRELIMINARY PROPOSED FUNDING PRIORITIES (3)
 Funding Priority 2 – Upgrading human resources and
promoting employment
 Development of human resources
 Increase in employment, improvement of the employability of
human capital and combating unemployment
 Funding Priority 3 - Protection and efficient use of
resources
 Enriching the energy balance and promoting energy efficiency
 Efficient management and protection of natural and cultural
resources
 Funding Priority 4 – Social and territorial cohesion
 Social inclusion and combating poverty
 Rural and Urban Development
Topics for Discussion
 Which are the main challenges / potentials – Economic
crisis?
 “Out of Box” thinking?
 Which are the ¨comparative advantages¨ -competitive
advantages
 Which should be our development vision - objectives
 What types of interventions should we promote
 “Project Management “ in the Public and Private
sectors
 Desired synergies
 Management of Funds: lessons Learned
 “Cooperation Models” for Enterprises / organisations
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amming_period_2014_2020

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