Regional Policy - European Parliament

Report
The future of EU funding proposals from the Commission
Guy Flament
European Commission,
DG REGIO
Cardiff, 19 April 2013
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Structure of the presentation
• Main principles of the regulatory
framework
• Position Paper for the UK
• Timetable
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Evolution of Cohesion policy
• 2000-2006: Conditions limited to compliance
with EU legislation
• 2007-2013: Earmarking of Lisbon Strategy
expenditure (Innovation,Research, ICT,
Knowledge society)
• 2014-2020: Investment policy; alignment with
EU 2020 objectives. Key words:
results/concentration/incentives and
conditionalities
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Main principles underpinning
Regulatory Framework
• Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherent
approach
• Alignment with the EU 2020 objectives: more
jobs and better lives through smart, sustainable
and inclusive economic growth
• Thematic concentration
• Stronger focus on results
• Simplification
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Coherence of EU action: integrated
approach
• Common provisions including CSF, Partnership
Contract, Programming
• Possibility for multi fund programmes,for
integrated territorial investments
• Local governance and management models
• Comprehensive territorial coverage: less
developed, transition and more developed
regions
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Concentration on EU2020 Strategy
• Menu of Thematic objectives in line with EU 2020
strategy
• Concentration of ERDF investments on energy
efficiency&renewable energy,
research&innovation, competitiveness&SMEs
• ERDF resources:80% in more developed and
50% in less developed on these three themes
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Stronger focus on results
• Focus on results: indicators, reporting, evaluation
• Preconditions for success : conditions for
effective investments in place (ex-ante
conditionalities)
• Performance framework for all programmes:
milestones and targets (ex-post conditionalities)
• Macro-economic conditionalities
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Simplification
• Common rules for all funds
• Streamlined delivery system: harmonised rules
on eligibility, greater use of simplified costs, one
stop shop
• Accreditation, annual clearance of accounts
• E-Cohesion
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EU level
National level
THE COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF
THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF
Operational Programmes for
ERDF (incl. ETC)
ESF
EMFF
EAFRD
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Programming: Reinforcing
effectiveness and performance
• Concrete investment priorities:limited
number,greater concentration of resources
• Stricter monitoring framework linked to
performance framework
• Familiar system of strategic, progress and
annual reporting
• Increased scope for financial instruments
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State of play of the negotiations on
the legislative package
• Partial General Agreement
• Strategic programming - provisions on content and scope of
the adoption of Partnership Agreements and programmes
• Provisions on content and adoption related to the Code of
Conduct on partnership
• Clear timelines for strategic programming
• More flexibility in the set-up of the structure of priority
axes – concern to the Commission
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Why a Position Paper?
• Context: closer alignment - Europe 2020
strategy and Country Specific Recommendations
• Pro-active approach: early stage information
on Commission services' position on Member
States' priorities for 2014-2020
• Commission's view on development needs,
challenges and priorities
• Framework for dialogue between Commission
services and Member States
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What does Position Paper advocate for the UK?
• Challenges
• Decreasing labour market opportunities and increasing risk of
social exclusion
• Stagnated investment in R&D&I and low availability of finance to
the private sector (especially SMEs)
• Inefficient use of resources
• Funding priorities
• Increase labour market participation through improved labour
market policies and reducing the risk of social exclusion
• Promote R&D investment and the competitiveness of the business
sector
• Promote an environmentally friendly and resource efficient
economy.
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Timetable
• Informal dialogue with UK launched on 30 January 2013
• Draft Partnership Agreement by UK – within 4 months of the
entry into force of CPR
• Observations on Partnership Agreement sent to UK by
Commission – within 3 months of its submission
• Adoption Partnership Agreement – no later than 4 months after
its submission
• Submission of draft OPs– within 3 months from submission of
PA
• Observations on OP by Commission– within 3 months
• Final deadline for adoption of Programmes – within 6 months
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Multiannual Financial Framework
• Agreement by the European Parliament
• Certainty for the preparation of Partnership
Agreements and programmes
• Accepts the new category of regions
• Recognises the need for investment in growth
and jobs for all EU regions
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For more information
InfoRegio:
ec.europa.eu/inforegio
RegioNetwork:
www.regionetwork2020.eu
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