Ex Ante Evaluation of the Northern Periphery Programme 2014-2020

Report
EPRC
Northern Periphery & Arctic
Programme: Regional Cooperation in
Practice
Dr Irene McMaster
Arctic Connections, 10-11 June, Glasgow
EPRC
Cooperation in practice
• Array of cooperation across the region
• Ever increasing interest in cooperation
• Cooperation in practice….
– Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme 2014-2020
(NPA)
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How it has worked in the
past…
Planning for 2014-2020…
Considerations for the
future…
EPRC
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Northern Periphery
Programmes
Built on long-standing transnational cooperation
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Article 10 Northern Periphery Programme
INTERREG IIIB Northern Periphery Programme
INTERREG IVB Northern Periphery Programme
INTERREG VB Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme
(1998-2000)
(2000-2006)
(2007-2013)
(2014-2020)
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Multi-level/multi-actor
– EU programme, national government ministries and agencies, regional and local
authorities, higher and further education, SMEs
– EU Member States and non-Member States
– External links with neighbouring regions
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Practical and Tangible
– Distinct focus on peripherality
– Transnational products and services
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2014-2020 living up to the name…
• Change of programme name - to include
‘Arctic’…!!
• Reflect significant changes in the Programme
area
• Recognise the policy context operating within
(EU, domestic and regional)
• Remain relevant to the whole Programme
area
EPRC
Embedding the Arctic
• Considered approach
– Preparatory project
– Evaluation input
– Programme planning
• Cohesive programme based on shared
interests
• Arctic embedded throughout the Programme
EPRC
NPA 2014-2020
Increased innovationand
transfer of R&D
Innovation
Increased innovation in
public service provision
Increased frequency and
higher sucessrate of start
ups
Northern Periphery and
Arctic
Entrepreneruship
Greater market reach
Renewables and Energy
Efficiency
Increased use of energy
efficiency and renewable
energy solutions
Protect, promote and
develop cultural and
natural heritage
Increased capacity to cope
with sustainable
environmental management
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Promoting Cooperation
• Thematic relevance of Programme
priorities
• Value in practical, regional/locally
based cooperation
• Programme well-established/trusted
• ‘Arctic’ cooperation not exclusive –
value in links beyond the Arctic
EPRC
Looking to the future ….
• Considerable scope for collaboration,
coordination & cooperation
– Dynamic policy environment
– Pace of change in the Arctic
• Need for resource to monitor change and inform future
developments
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