Integrated Territorial Investment

Integrated Territorial Investment
06 March 2013
Draft guidance
• Based on Presidency compromise text – "nothing
is agreed until everything is agreed"
• The extent of delegation of tasks to urban authorities
• The extension of ITIs to EAFRD and EMFF as proposed
by the Council
• The guidance fiche will be adjusted following the
expert meeting
• To provide a comprehensive understanding of the
conditions set out in the legal framework
• Addressing the questions that have already
• Main elements/sections
Basic features of ITIs
Programming requirements
Delegation of implementing tasks (+ audit and control)
Monitoring and reporting
ITIs within ETC programmes
Basic features
• A voluntary tool for Member States
• Must be based on an integrated territorial strategy
• Can cover any sub-national territory as well as
multiple categories of regions
• Draws on funding from at least two priority axes
• Mono –fund or multi-fund [complementary
participation of EAFRD and EMFF]
• Can include any form of support (including FIs)
• Can include elements implemented based on
community-led local development
Strategic programming requirements
• Important to elaborate an approach that ensures the
coordinated use of the ESI Funds
• Partnership Agreement to set out the approach to
integrated territorial development including the
general approach to the use of ITIs – (types of) areas
where ITIs will be used, the ESI funds to be
implemented through ITIs, basic implementation and
coordination arrangements between ESI Funds
• Operational programmes to set out where and how
ITIs will be used, the indicative (overall) financial
allocation to ITIs from each priority axis, the
arrangements for coordination between MAs
concerned + elements related to integrated actions
for sustainable urban development
Delegation of tasks, control and
• Delegation of implementation tasks is not mandatory
(possible exception for integrated actions for sustainable
urban development)
• Delegation of MA and CA tasks=delegation of tasks to an
intermediate body
• All general rules and principles as regards the delegation of
management tasks apply
• The arrangements for delegation, management and control
require careful consideration and coordination – simpler if
the extent of delegation from all MAs is the same, if control
and audit are coordinated
Monitoring and reporting
• ITI is an implementation tool, not an objective in
• ITI must contribute to the achievement of the
thematic objectives, investment priorities and
specific objectives set out in the contributing
• Financial and indicator data is traced back to
contributing priority axes
• Specific indicators can be used at management
level to assess the implementation of individual
• Use of ITIs is possible especially in CBC
• ETC specifies are very few – general rules and
principles apply
• Cross –border impact must be preserved
• Delegation of implementation tasks – only to
joint bodies (EGTC or other joint body)
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