Commission Services

Report
Position Paper for Slovenia
Position of the Commission Services on
the development of the Partnership Agreement
and Programmes in Slovenia
for the period 2014-2020
Launch Event in Ljubljana
29 November 2012
Introduction
• Strong alignment with the Europe 2020
strategy,
thematic
concentration
and
performance incentives
• Common Strategic Framework (CSF) funds
to jointly foster competitiveness, convergence
and cooperation at all levels
• Need for strong prioritisation and result
orientation
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Partnership Agreement/Contract
Commission Services' Position Paper
• Framework for dialogue between Commission
services and Slovenia
• Key challenges and funding priorities linked to
Europe 2020 objectives and Country Specific
Recommendations for Slovenia
• Optimise the use of CSF funds and concentrate
future spending on priority areas
3
Economic situation in Slovenia
• Slovenian economy hard hit by the crisis, limited
business prospects
• Unemployment forecast: 8.4% in 2012, peak at
9.4% in 2013
• Regional disparities remain important in Slovenia:
• GDP per head of almost 129% of the EU average in the
capital city region of Osrednjeslovenska
• GDP per head of only 59.3% of the EU average in the
Zasavska region
4
Europe 2020 headline targets
Europe 2020 headline targets
Current situation in
Slovenia
National 2020
target in the NRP
2.11% (2010)
3%
- 2% (2010 emissions
compared to 2005)
+17% (2020 projections
compared to 2005)
+ 4%
(national binding target
for non-ETS sectors
compared to 2005)
19.8% (2010)
25%
n.a.
Target not available yet
75% of population aged 20-64 should be
employed
68.4% (2011)
75%
Reducing early school leaving to less than
10%
4.2% (2011)
max. 5%
37.9% (2011)
40%
No progress
40.000 people
(with ref. year: 2008)
3% of EU's GDP to be invested in research
and development
20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
reduction compared to 1990
20% of energy from renewables
20% increase in energy efficiency
At least 40% of 30-34 years old should have
completed a tertiary or equivalent education
Reducing the number of people at risk of
poverty or exclusion by 20 mill. in the EU
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Main challenges
Burdensome business
environment hindering
competitiveness on
domestic and export
markets
Low labour
market
participation
Inefficient use of
resources
6
Challenge: Low labour market participation
Untapped labour market potential of older workers
(employment rate of people aged 55-64 across the EU)
80
2011 performance
2000 performance
70
60
%
50
40
30
20
10
0
SE DE DK EE FI UK NL CY LV LT IE PT CZ ES BG AT FR SK RO EL LU BE IT PL HU MT SI
Source: Eurostat
Risk of poverty below the EU average…
•At-risk of poverty in the EU, 2011, % of total population
Some groups are at higher risk of poverty
•At-risk-of-poverty rates by vulnerable groups in Slovenia, 2011*
Total
Jobless households with dependent children
Unemployed
Elderly women
0
20
40
60
80
*At risk of poverty rate : cut-off point: 60% of median equivalised income after social transfers
Source: EU-SILC 2011
•
Responsiveness of the education and training
system to labour market
•
Incidence of self-reported skill mismatch, % of employees, 2010
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Funding priority n°1: Increase labour
market participation through employment,
education & social inclusion
• Enhance labour market participation of the most
vulnerable groups
• Improve employment and income opportunities, as
well as social inclusion of vulnerable groups
• Improve matching of labour market skills supply and
demand
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Enhance labour market participation of the most
vulnerable groups
1. Access to employment for job-seekers and inactive
• Increase employment of older and young workers, lowskilled and long term unemployed
• Provide targeted and tailored training, validation of skills
2. Active and healthy ageing
• Promote elderly friendly work organisation
• Support healthier working lives
3. Promoting development and job creation in rural and
coastal areas
• Support creation of new small enterprises and job creation
• Support labour mobility
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Improve employment and income opportunities,
as well as social inclusion of vulnerable groups
1. Active inclusion
• Reinforce measures to help people return to employment
• Provide integrated employability measures
• Improve cost-effectiveness/adequacy of social and unemployment
benefits, while minimising traps effects
2. Enhance access to affordable, sustainable and high quality
services
•
•
• Healthcare services and reduce inequalities
• Long-term care services (deinstitutionalisation)
3. Promote social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic
development in rural areas
• Foster community-led local development initiatives
• Support social farming
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Improve matching of labour market skills
supply and demand
1. Enhance access to life-long learning, upgrade skills of
the workforce and increase labour market relevance of
education and training systems
• Participation in lifelong learning of older workers, low
skilled and long term unemployed
• Implement life-long learning strategies for the workforce
• Promote vocational education and training
• Promote
partnerships
between
social
partners,
enterprises, education institutions
2. Foster knowledge transfer and
agriculture, forestry and rural areas
innovation
in
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Challenge: Burdensome business
environment hindering competitiveness
•
Insufficient "knowledge triangle", access to finance and
entrepreneurship
•
•
•
Better connections between research and entrepreneurial sectors
Low level of productivity, barriers to internationalisation
Insufficient focus on strategic sectors and key enabling technologies
• Railway network not competitive enough
•
•
Freight haulage, modal shift
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
• Inefficiencies in the public administration
•
•
•
Weak institutional capacity (e.g. business environment, public procurement,
competition etc.)
Lack of coordination
Cumbersome spatial planning procedures
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Funding priority n°2: Competitive economy
for growth & jobs in a business-friendly
environment (including infrastructure)
• Foster an effective "knowledge triangle" & innovation processes
• Facilitate access to finance, promote entrepreneurship and
exploit new business opportunities
• Develop a modern and competitive rail network
• Improve efficiency of public administration
appropriate, institutional capacity
and,
where
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Foster an effective "knowledge triangle" and
innovation processes
1. Enhance research and innovation activities
• Promote cooperation between private and public sector
institutions into joint research projects
2. Promote research & innovation investments, product and
service development, technology transfers, networking
• Implement a comprehensive smart specialisation strategy
with focus on specific strengths and potentials in strategic
sectors and key enabling technologies
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Facilitate access to finance, promote
entrepreneurship & exploit business opportunities
1. Promote entrepreneurship by facilitating the economic
exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms
• Develop a tailor-made offer of financial instruments, including the
provision of start-up capital
• Establish business advisory services
• Support business development and higher quality products to
enhance competitiveness, viability and sustainability, also in the
agricultural, fisheries and aquaculture sector
2. Develop new business models for small and medium-sized
enterprises
• Enhance the internationalisation of activities while taking their size
into account
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Develop a modern and competitive rail network
1. Improve the quality of railway infrastructure and planning
• Increase speed on the railway network and main rail corridors
• Ensure the development of the European Rail Traffic
Management System
• Strengthen institutional capacity in preparation, prioritisation
and smooth implementation of strategic railway projects
2. Enhance regional mobility by upgrading the secondary rail
network and connectivity to main network
3. Develop sustainable transport systems
• Improve
the
quality
of
public
interoperability
• Support modal shifts from road to rail
transport,
including
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Improve efficiency of public administration
and institutional capacity
1. Investment in institutional capacity and the efficiency of
public administrations and public services
• Ensure efficient implementation of public policies (quality of
civil justice procedures, enforcement of competition etc.)
• Establish a framework for state-owned enterprises and
improve bankruptcy procedures
• Improve
preparation
and
implementation
of
public
procurement
2. Capacity-building for stakeholders delivering employment,
education, health and social policies, and sectorial and
territorial pacts to mobilise for reform
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Challenge: Inefficient use of resources
• Energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and smart grids
•
•
•
Energy efficiency still very low
Share of renewable energy sources in gross final energy consumption
below the target of 25% (20% in 2010)
The national transmission grid is becoming a bottleneck
• Resource efficiency
•
Waste management and recycling infrastructures
• Sensitive areas and biodiversity
•
•
Mountain areas and areas with specific handicaps
High nature value areas/Natura 2000 areas
• Climate change
•
•
Increased production risks
Increasing natural disasters
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Funding priority n°3: Environmentfriendly and resource-efficient economy
• Energy-efficient sectors with low greenhouse gas
emissions and expanded smart grids
• Enhanced waste treatment and recycling facilities
• Environmental
protection
and
management of natural resources
improved
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Energy-efficient sectors with low greenhouse
gas emissions and expanded smart grids
1. Promote environmentally-friendly energy production from
renewable energy sources and the reduction of greenhouse
gas emissions
• Increase investments in renewable energy sources
• Increase
energy-efficiency
in
businesses,
public
infrastructures, private housing and agricultural holdings
• Expand smart distribution systems at low voltage levels
(smart grids and smart metering)
• Enhance natural carbon sequestration
2.
Promote low-carbon strategies for urban areas
• Sustainable urban mobility
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Enhanced waste treatment and recycling
facilities
1. Investments in the waste and water sectors to meet the
requirements of the environmental acquis
• Implement the waste hierarchy by giving priority to prevention,
re-use and recycling
• Complete and ensure the proper running of infrastructure for
collection and biological treatment of waste water
• Protect drinking water sources and ensure quality monitoring
• Implement an integrated approach and water-efficiency
measures in the main water-consuming sectors
2. Investments to improve the urban environment
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Environmental protection and improved
management of natural resources (I)
• Preserve biodiversity and improve soil, air and water
management (targeted agri-environment schemes)
• Promote environmentally sound farming systems, support
farming in less-favoured areas and enhance sustainable forest
management
• Promote sustainable
management of Natura 2000
and High Nature Value areas
• Support ecosystem based
approaches, green corridors
and green infrastructure
25
Environmental protection and improved
management of natural resources (II)
• Ensure resilience to negative impacts of climate change
• Improve flood prevention
and support risk management
• Protect and restore marine
and costal biodiversity and
ecosystems
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Success factors (ex-ante conditionalities)
• Research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation
• Comprehensive transport plan, including railway development
• National strategies for active ageing policies and for combatting
poverty
• Strategy for reinforcing Slovenian administrative
including a public administration reform
efficiency,
• Effective implementation of EU acquis in sectors of waste and
water management, as well as energy-efficiency and renewables
• Administrative capacity for data collection for fisheries
management and the implementation of a Union control,
inspection and enforcement system
• National multiannual plan for aquaculture
• Improvement in the preparation/management of public tenders
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European Territorial Cooperation
• Transnational and cross-border approaches
• Remove main bottlenecks in transport
• Remove barriers to labour mobility
• Transfer of good practices, especially in innovation,
research and development or business environment
• Promote climate change adaptation, risk prevention and
management
• EU Strategy for the Danube Region
• Improve national coordination among the
ministries in Slovenia
• Stronger participation in different Priority Areas
respective
• Maritime Adriatic and Ionian Strategy
• Maximize the potential of the blue economy
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Negotiation process for Partnership
Agreement/Contract (PA)
Position
paper sent
to Slovenia
Launch
event
Informal
dialogue with
Slovenia
(working
groups)
Slovenia
sends PA
through SFC
CPR
adopted
October
2012
November
December
2013
Negotiation
mandate /
observations
sent to
Slovenia

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