Kat Feldinger

Report
Structural Funds 2014-20
Kat Feldinger
European Structural Funds Division
EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020
• Harmonisation across funds – new
Common Strategic Framework
• To support Europe 2020 – boost smart,
sustainable jobs and growth
• 11focused objectives – and high levels of
thematic concentration
• Partnership agreement and Code of
Conduct
• Transition regions in Cohesion policy
Commission Perspective
EU 2020 Target
UK
Scotland
3% of GDP to be invested in R&D&I
1.77 %
1.58 % of GDP
0.52 % (of GVA)
Greenhouse gas emissions 20% lower than
1990
-19.1 %
-24.3 %
Greenhouse gas in sectors not covered by ETS
10% lower
-11.9 %
20% of energy from renewable sources
2.9 %
20% increase in energy efficiency (reduction in
energy consumption)
TBA
75% of 20-64 year-olds employed
71.2 % (Q2 2012)
71.6 % (Q2 2012)
School leaving at less than 10%
15 %
14 %
(note: 23% do not
achieve upper
secondary
qualifications)
40% of 30 to 34 year-olds with tertiary
education
45.8 %
50 %
Reduce the number of people at risk of poverty
or social inclusion by 20 million (EU wide)
Increased from
13.5 to 14.2
m
15 % of population
and dropping
24.1 %
Scottish Perspective on Proposals
• Perfect fit with Economic Strategy and
Smart Specialisation: tighter focus,
greater impact – and thinking big
• Learning from current programmes
– N+2 and match availability
– Competent management, interruptions
– National strategic vs. local/small projects
• Fastest impact on growth and recovery
ERDF
EMFF
EAFRD
EAFRD
ESF
ERDF
EMFF
capacity building
Education, skills, LL
Social inclusion
Employment and
labour mobility
Sust. transport
Environment and
resource efficiency
Climate change adaptation
Low carbon economy
Competitiveness of
SMEs, ag and fish sectors
ICT access and use
R&D&I
Common Strategic Framework funds: Delivering Europe 2020
Thematic Concentration
Basis for planning
• Structural funds should have structural
impact – not more of the same
• Work with policy colleagues to raise
ambition levels
• Evidence base is key – not about short
term issues but long term outcomes
• No separate SF process – PA and OP’s
part of same ‘project’ and by same team,
iterative development
Broadband strategy
Connecting Europe
Major hub connections
Support to use
infrastructure for SMEs
ERDF
Final mile
Govt service and
applications
Small amount of
infrastructure funding
Advanced skills for usage
ESF
EAFRD/LEADER
Employability vs. skills
Employability and
inclusion
• Focus on those
already out of work,
and those furthest
from labour market –
CPP model
• Link to local business
development – local
jobs for local people!
Skills
• Future growth sector
focus
• Vocational training
aimed at mid-tier
skills, not access
courses
• Curriculum
development
Role for Third Sector?
• Lower levels of
funding + top-down
planning = no
challenge funding
• 3rd sector working in
context – local,
regional, national
• Managing the audit
burdens
• What is 3rd sector
best at?
• How to ensure that
role
Consistency?
Unit costs?
Guidance?
Procurement?
Separate third sector
delivery model?
More information
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