LEADER as a part of the CAP

Report
Leader as a part of the new CAP
European Commission
Directorate-General for agriculture and rural development
DG AGRI H.1 – Consistency of rural development
Karolina JASINSKA-MÜHLECK
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Purpose of the presentation
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Put LEADER in the context of the new CAP
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Highlight the main changes from Axis 4 to LEADER CLLD
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Explain how LEADER can be programmed to achieve its value
added
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Where do we stand?
General framework
• Common Provisions Regulation adopted
• Partnership Agreements submitted (1 PA adopted)
Rural development policy
• RD regulation adopted, IA/DA expected shortly
• ¼ RDPs submitted
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The new strategic framework
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Coordination with other Funds: CSF and PA
Europe 2020 strategy
Common Strategic Framework (CSF)
– covering the EAFRD, ERDF, ESF, Cohesion Fund and EMFF, and reflecting EU2020 through common
thematic objectives to be addressed by key actions for each of the funds
Partnership Agreement
– national document outlining the intended use of the funds in the pursuit of EU2020 objectives
Rural development
policy: EAFRD
Other CSF funds
(ERDF, ESF, CF, EMFF)
Priorities
Innovation, Environment and Climate Change as cross-cutting objectives
Fostering
knowledge
transfer and
Innovation in
agriculture,
forestry and
rural areas
Enhancing
competitiveness
of all types of
agriculture
and farm viability
Promoting
food chain
organisation
and risk
management
in agriculture
Restoring,
preserving and
enhancing
ecosystems
dependent on
agriculture and
forestry
Promoting resource
efficiency and
supporting the shift
towards a low carbon
and climate resilient
economy in
agriculture, food
and forestry sectors
Promoting social
inclusion,
poverty reduction
and economic
development
in rural areas
Rural Development Programme(s)
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Leader as a governance tool for balanced
territorial development in the RDP
Clear, appropriate Objectives & Priorities at EU-level
(legislation)
Pertinent Analysis and setting of Goals
(at programming level)
Wide menu
Pre-defined measures
Governance-based approach
(LEADER / CLLD)
Balanced Rural Development
Programme
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Lessons learnt from previous
programming periods
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Some rigidities in the use of LEADER as driver for CLLD
Limited quality of strategies
Limited LAG's capacities to develop and implement a LDS
Unclear responsibilities of different involved parties
Limited level of participation and limited interest by the
private sector
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What is new (1)?
• LDS as central tool to meet core objectives at local level:
unlocking strategies from RD measures
• Clear provisions on the elements of a LDS
• List of minimum tasks of a LAG
• Greater focus on animation and capacity building
• Strengthening the participation of the private sector in the
partnerships
• Multi-funded strategies
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What's new (2)?
• Simplified costs
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Increased range for population
Tailor made definition of rural areas
Streamlined transnational cooperation
EAFRD support rate to LEADER up to 80% (90%)
Minimum 5% EAFRD contribution to LEADER
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Achieving the added value of LEADER
• Chosing a flexible and open approach which is in line with
the needs on the ground
• Keep additional rules to necessary minimum
• Support capacity-building at all implementation levels
• Appropriate division of tasks
• Reduce administrative burden for all
• Provide space for innovation
• National co-funding has to be ensured
• Evaluate efficiency of delivery system
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A new chance for LEADER?!
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