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“Territorial cooperation as motor for regional development”
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EUROPEAN TERRITORIAL COOPERATION:THE EXPERIENCE
OF NORTH REGION AND ITS INTEGRATION ON THE
STRATEGY “EUROPE 2020”
CARLOS NEVES | PRESIDENT OF NORTH REGION (CCDR-N)
Carlos Neves,
13.dezembro.2012
“Territorial cooperation as motor for regional development”
PORTO | 19.april.2013
NORTE REGION MAIN FIGURES
Norte Region main figures
Geographical area
 21.300 km2 Area (around 1/4 of the national
area)
 144 km of Atlantic coast
 568 km of border (portuguese region with
more km of continuos border)
 Geographic connection to Galicia, Castilla y
León and Centro Region
Norte Region main figures
A region with high relevance and influence in the national
context

1/3 of national population (3.7 million inhabitants);

38% of young national population;

50% of the portuguese companies;

28% of national GDP;

42% of national exportations;

5.000 M€ of superhavit in the trade balance of G&S

35% of national employment.
“Territorial cooperation as motor for regional development”
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I. EUROPEAN TERRITORIAL COOPERATION
1. European Territorial Cooperation
 Assign scale to territories
 Cooperation at three levels: crossborder, interregional and transnational
 Cooperation as second objective of the European Cohesion Policy
 Challenges: more intelligent, sustainable, inclusive cooperation and thematically
focused.
Joint diagnoses and strategies
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Optimization of synergies established between regions
TERRITORIAL
COOPERATION
“delete” borders
networking
CROSSBORDER
INTERREGIONAL
52 programmes
> 70% allocation for TC
4 programmes
~ 5% allocation for TC
share experiencies
TRANSNATIONAL
13 programmes
> 25% allocation for TC
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1. 1 CROSSBORDER COOPERATION
1. 1 Crossborder Cooperation
 More than 20 years of experience of political and institutional cooperation between
Norte of Portugal and border regions: Galicia and Castilla y Léon
 Creation of cooperation mechanisms
 Working Communities
 Eurocities (Chaves - Verín and Tui - Valença)
 European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC Galicia Norte of Portugal, the 1st Iberian and the 3rd European)
 Sectorial Commissions
 Working Groups
These mechanisms created dynamics of cooperation that
mobilized the main regional players, based on political,
institutional and personal relations.
1. 1 Crossborder Cooperation
POCTEP – Crossborder Cooperation Programme Spain – Portugal 2007/2013
Allocation : 354 M€
 195 projects approved (102 with Norte Region participation)
 More than 1 000 partners
Areas and flagship projects:
 Nanotechnology (INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology
Laboratory)
 Research & Development (Universities and Technologies Centers)
 Innovation (link the Scientific and Technological System to the
productive and entrepreneurial sector)
 Clean and environmental energy (sustainability of the natural
heritage)
 Cooperation between enterprises (clusters)
1. 1 Crossborder Cooperation
Future 2014-2020
 Crossborder regional strategy that will lead to a Common Strategic Plan 2014-2020,
aligning with the strategies "Europe 2020" and “Norte 2020”;
 Crossborder cooperation as a privileged strand (more than 70% of the European
Territorial Cooperation allocation);
 New instruments of governance and specific regulation for cooperation.
Thematic objectives:
 Research and innovation;
 Entrepreneurial competitiveness;
 Environmental protection and efficient management of resources;
 Social inclusion and combating poverty in areas such as health.
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1. 2 INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION
1. 2 Interregional Cooperation
Interreg IVC
Projects of Regional Initiative/ Capitalization projects (EU Mainstream Programmes)
Allocation : 405 M€
 36 projects with PT partners (7 partners from Norte Region)
Priorities:
 Innovation and knowledge based economy;
 Environment and risk prevention.
Areas and flagship projects:

Network with 10 vineyard regions

Digital Local Agenda. 11 partners
from 9 countries
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1. 3 TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION
1. 3 Transnational Cooperation
Atlantic Area Operational Programme
 Managing Authority: CCDR-N
 5 Members States (España, France, Ireland, Portugal and United Kingdom)
 33 regions
Allocation : 159 M€
 3 call for projects (4th call closed last month)
 63 projects
 574 partners (39 entities from Norte Region)
1. 3 Transnational Cooperation
 Priorities
Promote transnational entrepreneurial and innovation networks
(25 projects)
Protect, secure and enhance the marine and coastal environment sustainability
(21 projects)
Improve accessibility and internal links
(6 projects)
Promote transnational synergies in sustainable urban and regional development
(11 projects)
1. 3 Transnational Cooperation
Future 2014-2020
 It will be crucial for EU Programmes to cooperate in the funding and implementation
of ambitious projects for the Atlantic Area, allowing, intelligent and sustainable results
and leverage effect fitting the strategies of the Member States;
 Intelligent growth, that gives priority to developing an economy based on knowledge
and innovation;
 Sustainable growth, that promotes, that promotes an economy that is more efficient
and more environmentally-friendly in the use of resources;
 Inclusive growth, capable of producing an economy that creates jobs and increases
social and territorial cohesion;
 Connection with the Atlantic Strategy both at maritime and territorial approaches;
 Key player for both definition of the Atlantic Strategy and its future implementation;
 Capitalization of the existing assets such as knowledge and networks developed within
the actual OP.
“Territorial cooperation as motor for regional development”
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2. CONCLUSIONS
2. Conclusions
COOPERATION
Crossborder
Interregional
Transnational
 Orientation for results with effective impact on territories
 Thematic concentration and smart specialization
 Projects with scale and critical mass in accordance with regional and European
strategies
“Territorial cooperation as motor for regional development”
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“We have the new tools and the
new ambition. Now we need to
make it happen.”
José Manuel Durão Barroso
“Territorial cooperation as motor for regional development”
PORTO | 19.april.2013
Thank you!
CARLOS NEVES | PRESIDENT OF NORTH REGION (CCDR-N)
[email protected]
Carlos Neves,
13.dezembro.2012

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