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Report on the seminar
How to Get the EU Funding for Adriatic Sea
Partnership Projects
November 14, 2007
Ljubljana, November 14, 2007
Report on the seminar
How to Get the EU Funding for Adriatic Sea Partnership Projects
The seminar was organized by Slovenian Ministry of the Environment and Spatial
Planning, and by the Regional Environmental Center, Country Office Slovenia, held
on 30th October 2007 in Hotel Metropol, Portorož.
Participants:
30 participants representing different institutions form Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and
Montenegro attended the seminar (see the List of participants).
Objectives of the seminar:
To present the EU strategic directions of Cohesion Policy 2007-13 and
relations with EU Maritime policies;
To present the broad variety of EU funds and programs, and to help
identifying potential funding for Adriatic Sea Partnership projects;
To facilitate the discussion and identification of potential projects, to initiate
the design of strategic projects, to strengthen project partnerships;
Course of the seminar:
Mr. Mitja Bricelj, State Secretary at Slovenian Ministry of the Environment and Spatial
Planning welcomed participants and explained main issues related to trilateral
commission and future actions within Slovenian presidency to EU (Presentation 1 on
the Adriatic Sea Partnership).
After that, Mr. Matej David (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and
transport) introduced conclusions from the previous day meeting of the Trilateral
Ballast Water Management Subcommission (BWMSC) that were identified relevant
for research work priorities in the Adriatic Subregion in the field of ballast water issue.
Further, he also pointed out that
As an introduction to the seminar, Ms. Ana Hace, Morigenos (Marine Mammal
Research and Conservation Society) representative delivered a short presentation on
Slovenian Dolphin Project.
Ms. Milena Škrl Marega, REC started the seminar with the presentation on European
Cohesion policy and EU funding system in the period 2007-2013. She briefly
described EU strategic priorities and budget headings with the reference to maritime
areas (Presentation 2 on European Cohesion Policy).
Ms. Mateja Šepec Jeršič, REC introduced the opportunities for funding Adriatic Sea
Partnership projects through the thematic priorities of Structural Funds and
Community Programs in the period 2007-2013. The focus was on those programs
where Adriatic regions and cities are eligible - European Territorial Cooperation,
Operational Programs: IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Program, and
Mediterranean program (Presentation 3 on Opportunities for Funding Maritime
Projects).
The presentations were followed by working groups (WG) discussions. Two WGs
discussed potential project ideas – the first group under the thematic areas of Ballast
Water Management and Contingency Plan, and the second group under Integrated
Costal Zone Management. The discussions identified potential project ideas, actors
and potential project partnerships. Participants also identified what kind of assistance
would be needed for successful planning and implementation of projects.
Results of working groups discussion:
A) Conclusions of the working group on Ballast Water Management and on
Contingency Plan
1. Ballast Water Management Plan for Adriatic
Working group (WG) participants agreed on cooperation in the project Ballast Water
Management Plan for Adriatic. Within this strategic project several subprojects
should be designed and implemented:
- Data collection (Baseline surveys in ports,Ballast water reporting)
- Early warning system
- Risk assessment (Exemptions And additional measures)
- Decision Support System (DSS as a support for an effective ballast water
management)
- Control and Monitoring (system for control and monitoring of ballast water
management requirements compliance)
The strategic project Ballast Water Management Plan for Adriatic could be prepared
and implemented in different ways:
1. As one »umbrella« project, lead by one lead partner, or
2. As a group of well-coordinated sub-projects that are managed by several lead
partners; in this case the coordination among the sub-projects should be done
by the “Trilateral” Sub-commission for Ballast Water Management (with
invitation to all Adriatic countries).
The second option was suggested as much more convenient if we consider the
potential funding from the EU funds, because would be more probable that several
different applicants could get much more funding from these sources. This approach
would also provide much more flexibility to cooperating institutions and countries, as
it is bottom-up approach, based on their initiatives. But on the other hand it was
recognized the coordination of all these sub-projects will be quite a demanding
challenge.
Lead partners who will coordinate the design and the implementation of these subprojects should be those partners who, beside the interest in research work, have
also the expertise and experience (indebt knowledge of a lead partner is needed for
a qualitative formulation of the project application). The lead partner would involve all
Adriatic countries, depending on their interest for cooperation. The project overall
goal would be the same for all involved partners, but the design and implementation
of measures and activities should be flexible – based on the country specific
conditions and circumstances (legal system, level of knowledge and expertise,…).
The BWMSC was identified as appropriate umbrella for concerted action in the
process of projects preparation and further cooperation. As the first step, the interest
of the relevant institutions as potential partners in ballast waters related projects (as a
lead partner or just partner) would need to be identified.
Mr. Matej David (also as coordinator of the BWMSC under the Slovenian presidency)
was willing to coordinate the initiative for preparation of the strategic project Ballast
Water Management Plan for the Adriatic.
Potential partners in the projects:
- Research institutes,
- Maritime authorities,
- Economic bodies (especially ports),
- Regional agencies,
- National public bodies,
- Health bodies,
- Civil society organizations
The next meeting of BWMSC is planned for March 2008. In the mean time an
preparatory work will be conducted via correspondence among BWMSC members
including all other potential participants from all Adriatic countries.
REC was invited to give an assisstance in linking the Ballast Water Management
project ideas with the particular EU-funding Programs, in order to identify which
Operational Programs and coming tenders would enable the best options for getting
the funding (compatibility of priorities).
2. Contingency Plan
The need to establish concerted approach in the Contingency planning for oil
pollution from vessels for the entire Adriatic was identified as critical. Due to limited
time available at this meeting, there was no in-depth discussion to identify detailed
priorities for research work. The Sub-Regional Contingency Plan for Prevention of,
Preparedness For And Response To Major Marine Pollution Incidents in the Northern
Adriatic was was recognized as solid framework that could be be extended to all the
Adriatic Sea. Researches and other activities would need to be identified to enable
this.
B) Conclusions of the working group on Integrated Costal zone Management
(ICZM)
Second working group discussed the idea was presented to develop a strategic
project related to data collection and management, as well as its use in practice.
Italian participants presented the proposal, which is actually idea from the past, when
the agreement was accepted between Italy and former Yugoslavia. Now it could be
defined again in the new Adriatic framework.
The title of the project idea was CAOS – Coordinated Adriatic Observing system,
and it involved at that time Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, USA expert, and other
stakeholders. A kind of program was prepared already, and it identified the following
problems: fishery and over fishing, epoxy and anoxia of bottom water, harmful alga
blooms and muscles.
Its aim was to develop common Data Center for collecting and management data in
the process of Automatic Data Recording (from satellite, boa-s, costal observation
centers, radar, ...).
Principle concept was to use as much as possible infrastructure that can give data in
real time and send it to the center, as well as to integrate all the data collected in the
past. For data collection the network of different organizations is needed, data should
be collected in one point and be managed for wider use.
Potential users of the collected data would be fishers, environmental agencies; tourist
services providers, local authorities, ...
During the discussion it was recognized that beside mentioned aspects, some new
issues should be integrated in the strategic project. For example:
- To include biodiversity issues and climate effect to the ecosystem of the
Adriatic eco-region,
- To include: modeling part and prediction – 1st part of the project
data that must be collected to put in evidence (climate,
biodiversity) – 2nd part
- To pay attention on calibration – necessary is organization of data collection –
there is no common system in Adriatic,
- To foresee exchange of researchers,
It was proposed to structure the project according to the Integrated Costal Zone
Management components:
1. Sustainable urban planning of the space (costal strip area):
Non building lines,
Indicators for sustainable urban planning
Capacity assessment (as part of EIA)
2. Biodiversity component
Monitoring and data collecting,
Establishing and management of costal protected areas / zones
National priorities to be identified
3. Technical capacity building for monitoring and specific research
(equipment, networking, staff)
4. Solid, waste impact to ecosystems (infrastructure and other activities),
5. Hot spots on the coast solving and use of new technologies (change of use
for example for eco-tourism)
All the results of the previously mentioned activities will be directly useful also for
tourism. The idea was presented by Tour operator to develop new product oriented is
sustainable tourism development: Connecting Adriatic – program with boats
(cruising + stay) starting for example in Istria (Koper), continues to Kotor or Italy...
Potential partners in the project:
- From Italy: Institute OGS, Trieste, ...
- From Slovenia: Biological Station Piran, ...
- From Croatia: Rudjer Bošković Institute Rovinj, Marine Biological Institute
Split,
- From Montenegro: Institute for Maritime Biology Kotor, Center for
Ekotoxicological Research, Hydrometeorological Institute of Montenegro, ...
- Greek partner will be needed also
For monitoring and data collection EPA in each country will be essential.
Necessary steps:
1. To nominate project developer,
2. To involve interested partners and to design the consortium,
3. To draft an umbrella project (strategic project) proposal and to find out how
IPA Adriatic and MED program can be used for sub-projects financing,
It would be good to examine the possibility to engage technical assistance for project
proposal preparation.
Attachments:
1. List of participants,
2. Seminar invitation;
3. PwP presentations on: 1. Adriatic Sea Partnership, 2. European Cohesion
Policy, 3. Opportunities for Funding Maritime Projects, and 4. Success
Factors;
4. Priorities of IPA Adriatic CBC program and MED program;
The report prepared by:
Milena Škrl Marega and Mateja Šepec Jeršič
Revised by:
Matej David and Mitja Bricelj
How to Get the EU Funding for Adriatic Sea Partnership Projects
Portorož (Slovenia), 30th October 2007
Name
Institition
E-mail
1
Adam Benović
Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, University of Dubrovnik
[email protected]
2
Anka Rajković
Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro
[email protected]
3
Ana Hace
Morigenos, Marine Mammal research and Conservation Society
[email protected]
4
Boris Marzi
Luka Koper
[email protected]
5
Elvis Belac
Luka Koper
[email protected]
6
Erika Magaletti
ICRAM Central Institute for Marine Research, Roma
[email protected]
7
Goran Jurisič
Government of the Republic of Montenegro, Ministry of Transportation,
Maritime Affairs and Telecommunications
[email protected]
8
Milena Marega
Regional Environmental Center, Country Office Slovenia
[email protected]
9
Mateja Šepec
Regional Environmental Center, Country Office Slovenia
[email protected]
10
Jelena Knežević
The Republic of Montenegro, Ministry of Tourism and Environmental
Protection
[email protected]
11
Jure Barovič
Luka Koper
[email protected]
12
Marina Cabrini
Department of Biological Oceanography, Institute OGS Trieste
[email protected]
13
Matej David
Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, Portorož
[email protected]
14
Mitja Grbec
Private Consultant in Maritime and International Law
[email protected]
15
Mitja Bricelj
Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Environment and
Spatial Planning
[email protected]
16
Nevia Kružić
Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical
Planning and Construction
[email protected]
17
Robert Kojc
Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Environment and
Spatial Planning
[email protected]
18
Roberto Giangreco
Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea
[email protected]
19
Roberto Agostinis
Marine Safety Department, Trieste Harbour Master Office
[email protected]
20
Vesna Flander Putrle
Marine Biology Station, National Institute of Biology, Piran
[email protected]
21
Vladimir Malnar
Republic of Croatia, Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and
Development – Harbour Mater's Office, Rijeka
[email protected]
22
Zoran Nikitović
Hemosan, Bar
[email protected]
23
Nina Ražen
Morigenos, Marine Mammal research and Conservation Society
[email protected]
24
Davorin Fantolini
Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry Transport
[email protected]
25
Damiano Virgillo
Department of Biological Oceanography, Institute OGS Trieste
26
Janez Sterle
Life Class
27
Robert Rogič
Koalicija za Tržaški zaliv
28
Mauro Bastianini
CNR ISMAR Institute for Marine Sciences, Venice
[email protected]
29
Franc Kranjc
Primorski utrip
[email protected]
30
Sonja Ribolica
Primorske novice
31
LudomiraVavrova
IUCN-SEE Serbia
[email protected]
32
Igor Pavlin
International Center for Promotion of Enterprises Slovenia
[email protected]
[email protected]siol.net
ADRIATIC SEA
PARTNERSHIP
Mag. Mitja Bricelj
Idea behind ASP
¾ an umbrella initiative (partnership) as a focal point for sustainable development
of the Adriatic;
¾ appropriate institutional arrangements based on international consensus
possibly including support
¾ to the extension of the Trilateral Commission to the whole Adriatic;
¾ an interim secretariat to serve and facilitate processes related to the above;
¾ support to stakeholder involvement in the ASP;
¾ development of inventory of projects as a basis for drafting an Adriatic
Management Plan; and
¾ a clearinghouse for project financing.
Process overview
¾Beginning in Portorož
¾First meeting in Sarajevo
¾ASP at Environment for Europe in Beograd
Beginning in Portorož
¾ A Slovenian initiative in cooperation with the Regional
Environmental Center (REC), the Adriatic Sea Partnership (ASP) was
launched at the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) sub-regional
conference on Sustainable Development Strategy for the Adriatic,
which was held in Portorož, Slovenia, on June 5-6, 2006.
¾ InfoRac and the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, joined the ASP at the meeting in Postojna on
22 September 2006
First meeting in Sarajevo
¾Defining partnerships : a partnership document or a memorandum of
understanding
¾The ASP as an inter-sessional working body, reporting to the meetings of the
Trilateral Commission, the AII and other existing bodies
¾Focus of the ASP on projects under the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable
Development and the EU Marine Strategy.
¾The legal and content gap analyses
ASP at Environment for Europe
in Beograd
¾“Side Event at international Conference.
¾Scanning the Horizon: A Survey of Gaps and
Opportunities for Cooperation on the Adriatic
Gap analysis
¾Priority actions and existing commitments
¾Goals of international cooperation on the Adriatic
¾The ASP Gap Analysis
¾Suitability of existing initiatives for targeted action on the
Adriatic
¾Scenarios
Future of ASP
¾Subregional coordinator
¾Trilateral commission
¾Joint Adriatic future
ADRIATIC SEA
PARTNERSHIP
Mag. Mitja Bricelj
Mag. Mitja Bricelj
European Cohesion Policy and
New Funding System 2007-2013
Portorož, November 30, 2007
www.rec-lj.si
Seminar objectives:
•
To present the EU strategic directions of Cohesion
Policy 2007-13 and relations with EU maritime
policies;
•
To present the broad variety of EU funds and
programs, and to help identifying potential funding for
“Adriatic projects”;
•
To identify projects ideas, project leaders and
potential project partnerships.
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Seminar topics:
Overview of the EU policies and opportunities given
by the EU Funds
2. Reference to the maritime projects in the Strategic
Guidelines and in the priorities of EU funds
3. Presentation of most appropriate programs for ASP
projects
4. Presentation of success factors for acquiring the EU
funding
5. Working groups discussion on project ideas and
partners for implementation of three priority
projects (on ballast water, contingency plan and costal zone
1.
management)
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European Cohesion policy and funding
system 2007 – 2013
2007-2013:
period of great financial opportunities –
for those who have information,
ideas, knowledge, skills and
partnership
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EU strategic priorities:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Ensure the success of enlargement
Increase competitiveness
Create better jobs
Attain the idea of an area of freedom, justice and
security
Strengthen the EU’s role on the global stage.
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EU Financial framework for 2007-2013
864 billions EUR in 2007-2013 in four budgetary headings:
1. Sustainable growth:
1.a Competitiveness for Growth and Employment
1.b Cohesion for Growth and Employment
2. Preservation and Management of Natural Resources,
Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries, Environment
3. Citizenship, Freedom, Security and Justice
4. EU as Global Partner
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864 billion EUR in years 2007-2013
Preservation and
management of Natural
Resources Agriculture,
Rural development,
Fisheries
Environment
Sustainable Growth
• Competitiveness for
Growth and Employment
• Cohesion for Growth
and Employment
(Regional Policy)
371.344 mio EUR
382.139 mio EUR
EU
BUDGET
8
Citizenship, freedom,
security and justice
EU as Global Partner
10.770 mio EUR
49.463 mio EUR
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New EU financing system
1. Sustainable Growth
1.1 Competitiveness for
Growth and Employment Community Programmes
1.2 Cohesion for Growth Regional Assistance: two Structural Funds,
and Employment Cohesion Fund and other instruments
2. Reservation and
management of Natural
resources Agriculture, Rural
development; Fisheries,
Environment
European Agricultural Guarantee Fund,
European Agricultural Rural Development
Fund, European Fisheries Fund
LIFE+ Program
3. Citizenship, freedom, Community Programmes
security and justice
External Assistance: Instruments for Pre4. EU as Global Partner Accession Assistance, Neighbourhood and
Partnership,
Democracy and Human Rights etc.
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EU Financial Perspectives 2007-2013
Presidency conclusions of 19 December 2005: Financial Table
COMMITMENT APPROPRIATIONS
BY HEADING
In billion of EUR,
at 2004 prices
1a. Competitiveness for growth and employment
In %
72.1
8,4%
1b. Cohesion for growth and employment
307.6
35,7%
2. Preservation and management of natural
resources
371.2
43,1%
293.1
34,0%
3. Citizenship, freedom, security and justice
(excl. EUSF)
10.3
1,2%
4. The EU as a global partner (excl. EDF)
50.0
5,8%
5. Total administrative expenditure
50.3
5,8%
0.8
0,1%
of which market-related expenditure
6. Compensations BG/RO
Total commitments
862.4
In % of EU-27 GNI
1.045%
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New generation of EU Programs 2007 - 13
“3 funding packs”:
1. Community Programs
2. External Aid: Programs for pre-accession
assistance, neighbourhood and partnership, and
development cooperation
3. Regional Assistance: Programs for delivery of
Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund to regions
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1. Community Programs
EU provides financial assistance through various
community programmes in a broad range of fields
such as research, competitiveness and innovation,
media, education, health, youth, culture, and several
others.
Different organisations, bodies and companies from all
Member States can participate, as well as
participants from Non-Member States according to
their agreements with the EU.
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1. Community Programs
direct support
FP7 – Seventh Framework Programme for Research and
Technological Development
CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Programme: EIP, ICT
(eContentPlus, IDABC, Safe Internet Plus), IEE
LLL – Lifelong Learning Action Plan: Comenius, Grundtvig,
Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus,
Transversial programmes
LIFE+
Marco Polo, TEN, Culture2007, Youth in Action
Citizen for Europe, Health Framework programme
Daphne II, Media 2007,
and many others………
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2. External assistance instruments
IPA - Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
ENPI - European Neighbourhood and Partnership
Instrument
ICI - Instrument for Cooperation with Industrialised
Countries
DCI - Development Cooperation and Economic
Cooperation Instrument
Instrument for Stability, and others.
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3. Regional Assistance - indirect support
Delivery of Structural and Cohesion Funds at regional
and national level
The regional assistance accounts for a larger portion of
the expenditures and finances regional development
within the Member States in order to obtain
economic and social prosperity and to reduce the
gaps in development between regions.
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Community Strategic Guidelines for
Cohesion
Strategic Guidelines: How to implement the EU priorities (Lisbon,
Gothenburg) through the regional programmes?
1.
Guideline: Making Europe and its regions a more
attractive place to invest and work
2.
Guideline: Improving knowledge and innovation
for growth
3.
Guideline: More and better jobs
4.
Cross-cutting territorial dimension of the Strategic
Guidelines
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy
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1. Guideline: Making Europe and its regions a more
attractive place to invest and work:
1.1.
Expand and improve transport infrastructures
1.2. Improve the environmental contribution to
growth and jobs
1.3. Address the intensive use of traditional energy
sources
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2. Guideline: Improving knowledge and innovation
for growth
2.1. Increase and improve investment in RTD
2.2. Facilitate innovation and promote
entrepreneurship
2.3. Promote the information society for all
2.4. Improve access to finance
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3.Guideline: More and better jobs
3.1. Attract and retain more people in employment and
modernise social protection system
3.2. Improve adaptability of workers and enterprises and
the flexibility of the labour market
3.3. Increase investment in human capital through better
education and skills
3.4.
Administrative support
3.5.
Support in preserving of the health of labour force
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Cross-cutting:
Territorial Cohesion and co-operation
ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
The contribution of cities to growth and jobs
Supporting the economic diversification of rural
areas
Cooperation: cross-border / trans-national /
interregional
Relevant actions: managing costal zones, reaping the
benefits of the sea, achieving sustainable urban
development, re-using brown fields and waste
disposal sites,….
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References to the Maritime Areas in
the Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion
Expand and improve transport infrastructure
More attention should be paid to developing the 'motorways
of the sea' and to short-sea shipping as a viable alternative
to long-distance road and rail transport
(without distinction between Convergence and Competitiveness objectives)
Transnational cooperation
The actions envisaged include the prevention of natural
hazards, water management at river basin level, integrated
maritime cooperation and R&D/innovation networks
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Regional Assistance:
Three new Objectives 2007 – 2013
•
Objective 1: Convergence
(support employment and job creation in the
Member States and least developed regions)
•
Objective 2: Regional competitiveness and
employment
(anticipate and encourage the changes in the
global world)
•
Objective 3: European territorial cooperation
(ensure a harmonius and balanced development
throughout the entire Union)
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2007-2013
2007-2013
Programming
Programming
Period
Period
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Regional Assistance Programs
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Regional Assistance Programs
Read carefully the Operational Programs, and consider
priorities, measures, eligible activities,…when
selecting funding program for your project.
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EU Funds (1)
Structural Funds:
1. ERDF - European Reconstruction and
Development Fund
R&D in technology, innovation, entrepreneurship,
environment and risk prevention, tourism, transport,
telecommunication, energy, education,, health, direct assistance
for investment in SME, cross-border, regional and transnational
cooperation…
2. ESF - European Social Fund
Increasing adaptability of workers and enterprises, access to
employment and participation in the labour market, reinforcing
social inclusion, ….
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EU Funds (2)
3. CF – Cohesion Fund:
Completion of the connections needed to facilitate transport;
optimization of the efficiency of existing infrastructure;
achievement of interoperability of network components;
integration of the environmental dimension in the network
The eligible countries for Cohesion Fund are the least prosperous
Member States of the Union whose gross national product per
capita is below 90% of the EU-average.
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EU Funds (3)
4. EAFRD – European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Development
5. EAGF – European Agricultural Guarantee Fund
6. EFF – European Fisheries Fund
Budget: EUR 4 963 millions for period 2007-2013
Aims:
to strengthening the competitiveness and the viability of the
operators in the sector,
to promote environmentally friendly fishing and production
methods and
to foster sustainable development of fisheries areas.
•
•
•
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European Fisheries Fund
EFF five priorities:
1. Adapting fishing capacity and effort to available fish
resources
2. Supporting the various industry branches
3. Aid for organizations, which represent the collective
interest of the sector
4. Sustainable development of fisheries-dependent
areas
5. Technical assistance to Member States to facilitate
the delivery of aid
•
Each Member States establish a National Strategic Plan, which
present an overall strategic vision and the medium term development
policy of the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
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Objectives, Structural Funds and instruments
2007-2013
Objectives
Structural Funds and instruments
Convergence
ERDF
ESF
Regional Competitiveness
and Employment
ERDF
ESF
European territorial
Cooperation
ERDF
infrastructure,
innovation,
investments
etc.
vocational
training,
employment
aids etc.
all Member States and regions
Cohesion
Fund
environmental and
transport infrastructure,
renewable energy
MemberStates with a
GNI/head below 90%
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Cohesion Policy 2007-2013
Programmes and
Instruments
Eligibility
Priorities
Convergence objective
Budget:
EUR 307.6 bn
Allocations
81.7%
(EUR 251.33 bn)
•innovation;
Regions with a GDP/head
•environment/
Regional and national <75% of average EU25
risk prevention;
programmes
•accessibility;
Statistical effect:
ERDF
•infrastructure;
Regions with a GDP/head
ESF
•human resources;
<75% of EU15
•administrative capacity
and >75% in EU25
•transport (TENs);
Member States
Cohesion Fund
•sustainable transport;
GNI/head <90%
•environment;
including phasing-out
EU25 average
•renewable energy
57.6%
EUR 177.29 bn
4.1%
EUR 12.52 bn
20.0%
EUR 61.42 bn
Regional competitiveness and employment objective
15.8%
(EUR 48.79 bn.)
(0.37% of EU-GNI)
Regional programmes
(ERDF)
and national
programmes
(ESF)
Member States
suggest a list of
regions
(NUTS I or II)
"Phasing-in"
Regions covered by objective 1 beween 2000-06
and not covered by the
convergence objective
•Innovation
•environment/risk
prevention
•accessibility
15.5%
EUR 38.4 bn
•European Employment
Strategy
European territorial co-operation objective
•innovation;
Cross-border and
Border regions and
•environment/
transnational
greater regions of
risk prevention;
programmes andHow to Get thetransnational
EU Funding for Adriatic Sea•accessibility
Partnership
networking (ERDF)
co-operation
•culture, education
3.4%
EUR 10.38 bn
2.44%
(EUR 7.5 bn.)
of which:
77.6% cross-border
18.5% transnational
3.9% interregional
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References to the Maritime Areas
in the new ERDF Regulation
1st Objective - Convergence:
• No specific reference, but no restriction since the 11 fields
of intervention for the ERDF apply to the coastal areas
2nd Objective: Regional competitiveness / employment:
Strengthening secondary transport networks by improving
links to TEN-T networks, to regional railway hubs, airports
and ports, or to multimodal platforms… and by promoting
regional and local inland waterways, and short-sea
shipping
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References to the Maritime Areas
in the new ERDF Regulation
3rd Objective - Territorial Cooperation :
•
Cross-border cooperation
No specific reference, but no restriction since the fields of
intervention apply to the coastal areas (joint protection of
natural resources, access to transport to reduce isolation,
joint use of social infrastructures etc.)
•
Trans-national cooperation
Actions may include: protection and management of river
basins, coastal zones, marine resources etc., the
promotion of maritime security and protection against
natural and technological risks
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Other opportunities through the
thematic priorities of Structural Funds
→ How to retain and attract people in remote coastal areas?
→ How to diversify their activities?
Accessibility and coverage with services of general economic
interest:
•
short sea shipping, multimodal platforms (sea, rail, road)
•
ICT: web access, e-services, e-health
•
water supply, energy, postal services, health, waste treatment
Support to SMEs, RTD & innovation in coastal areas:
•
Creation of SMEs / clusters between SMEs and local
universities
•
maritime industry, fishery and aquaculture, sustainable tourism,
•
renewable energy and environment
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Complementarity between the ERDF and
the European Fisheries Fund (EFF)
Risk of overlapping:
• Infrastructure related to accessibility / transport (fishing ports),
• Processing and marketing infrastructure in fishery and
aquaculture,
• Economic diversification, support to SMEs, tourism
Procedures to ensure complementarity and demarcation:
• ERDF Regulation: demarcation ERDF/ EFF at the level of the
OP,
• Guidelines: the Member States should ensure complementarity
and coherence between actions to be financed by the ERDF,
Cohesion Fund, ESF, EFF and EAFRD.
(in principle: ERDF → large scale projects // EFF → small scale
projects)
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New instruments
• JEREMIE,
• JESSICA,
• JASPER
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New instruments: JEREMIE
Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises
JEREMIE aims to:
•
•
•
•
increase funding opportunities for business development,
improve national and regional cooperation to allow for
better management of public resources and exchange of
good practices,
improve the use of public resources under EU
programmes,
the initiative also allows for national and regional
authorities to utilize funds from the ERDF.
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/funds/2007/jjj/jeremie_en.htm
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New instruments: JESSICA
Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas
•
JESSICA is a joint initiative for financing sustainable urban
development, operated by the European Commission in
cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and
the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).
•
Aims to coordinate their approach with the objective of
providing financing for urban renewal and development
actions as well as for social housing, using a combination
of grants and loans.
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/funds/2007/jjj/jessica_en.htm
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New instruments: JASPER
Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions
•
JASPER is a technical assistance partnership to prepare
major projects between the Regio Directorate General, the
European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank
for Rural Development.
•
JASPER provides a pool of expertise, free of charge, to
assist structural fund managing authorities with the
preparation of major projects. The assistance covers the
technical, economic and financial aspects and is available
from the early stages of project preparation.
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/funds/2007/jjj/jaspers_en.htm
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Opportunities
Relevant funding programs are available at regional,
national, EU and international level.
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“Every good project idea brings the
funding if you select the relevant funding
program and consider the rules.”
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Sources of information
EU Funding in Brief: (February 2007)
http://www.2007-2013.eu
www.eucenter.org
European Commission:
http://ec.europa.eu/financial_perspective/index_en.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/grants/index_en.htm
http://europa.eu/index_sl.htm
Cordis: http://www.cordis.lu/fp7
National contact points and secretatiates
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Thank you for your attention !
[email protected]
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Opportunities for funding maritime
projects in Adriatc area
through the thematic priorities of Structural Funds and
Community Programs 2007-2013
www.rec-lj.si
Relevant funding programs
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European Territorial Cooperation Programms:
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IPA ADRIATIC CBC programme
Mediterranean Programme
South East Europe programme
Interreg IV C
Structural funds at national level
External assistance
• IPA - Instruments for pre-accession assistance
• ENPI - European Neighbourhood and Partnership
Instrument
•
Community Programs
• 7th Framework Programme
• LIFE+
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New generation of EU Programs 2007 - 2013
“3 funding package”
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EU Territorial Cooperation programs
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EU Territorial Cooperation programs - general
•
Supporting transnational projects in geographically
defined areas of EU and neighbouring countries,
•
Transnational focus – themes need to exceed local
problems,
•
Increasing the efficiency of regional policy through
interregional promotion and cooperation, the
networking and exchange of experiences between
regional and local authorities.
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EU Territorial Cooperation programs - objectives
3 levels of cooperation
•To strengthen cross-border co-operation through
joint local and regional initiatives (6.44 billion €)
• To foster transnational co-operation aiming at
integrated territorial development (1.83 billion €)
• To support interregional co-operation and
exchange of experience (445 million €)
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3
Cross–Border Cooperation
Cross-border
Cooperation Areas
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Cross–Border Cooperation
The CBC programs in 2007-2013 will help to solve local
problems in the fields of: entrepreneurship, crossborder trade, tourism, culture, protection and joint
management of the environment, access to
transport, cross-border water, waste and energy
management systems joint use of health, culture,
tourism and education infrastructure.
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Cross–Border Cooperation
EGTC - European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation
• a new European legal instrument enabling regional and
local authorities from different member states to set up
cooperation groupings with a legal personality;
• role to organise and manage cross-border,
transnational or interregional cooperation measures,
with or without a financial contribution from the EU.
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Cross-Border Cooperation Programs
Bilateral programmes:
Italy – Slovenia
Croatia-Slovenia
Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia-Montenegro,
Croatia-Serbia
……….
Multilateral programme:
IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation programme
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IPA ADRIATIC cross-border cooperation programme
IPA ADRIATIC
CBC PROGRAMME
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IPA ADRIATIC cross-border cooperation programme
Objective: strengthening of sustainable development
capabilities of the Adriatic region through a
concerted strategy of action between the partners of
the eligible territories.
Application of EU principles
Promotion of sustainable development
Promotion of equal opportunities and nondiscrimination
The competition rules
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IPA ADRIATIC cross-border cooperation programme
•
Funds available 2007 - 2010:
Co-financing rate 85%
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Participating / Eligible ountries
•
Three EU Member States: Italy, Slovenia and
Greece
•
One candidate country: Croatia, and
•
Three potential candidates countries: Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania
Additionally, a phasing out participation for Serbia is
envisaged for joint projects in the field of institutional
co–operation.
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Prioritiy 1 of the Programme
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION
•
Measure 1.1 – Research and Innovation
……networks between University, Research Centres and other
qualified organizations…… advanced research activities……
researcher mobility ……exchange between enterprises and
universities…… international technological platforms……
scientific and technological networks in the Adriatic area……
joint research activity between enterprises and universities……
clusters of excellence……
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•
•
Measure 1.2 – Financial Support for Innovative SMEs
Measure 1.3 – Social, Health and Labour Networks
Measure 1.4 – Institutional Cooperation
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Prioritiy 2 of the Programme (1)
NATURAL / CULTURAL RESOURCES AND RISK PREVENTION
Measure 2.1 – Protection and Enhancement of the
Marine and Coastal Environment
……joint management …… studies of the coastal
environmental system……common instruments for
integrated coastal zone management…… monitoring
(GIS)…… joint protection from alien and invasive
species…… control of sea water quality, scientific
researches for responsible use of marine food resources
……
•
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Prioritiy 2 of the Programme (2)
Measure 2.2 – Natural and Cultural Resource
Management and Prevention of Natural and
Technological Risks
……long- term environmental strategies (including the
SEA use plans) …… networks between Agencies,
Organizations and Universities in the field of
environmental protection and risk management ……
ballast water management……
•
•
Measure 2.3 – Energy Saving and Renewable
Energy Resources
•
Measure 2.4 – Sustainable Tourism
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Priorities 3 and 4 of the Programme
PRIORITY 3: ACCESSIBILITY AND NETWORKS
• Measure 3.1 – Physical Infrastructure
• Measure 3.2 – Sustainable Mobility Systems
• Measure 3.3 – Communication Networks
PRIORITY 4: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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Transnational cooperation
Transnational
Cooperation Areas
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Transnational cooperation
Projects to have clear transnatonal focus (relevant in
wider territoral scope)
• Innovation and the knowledge economy and
environment and risk prevention,
• Exchanges of experience on sustainable urban
development,
• Actions involving studies, data collection, and the
observation and analysis of development trends.
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Mediterranean programme
MEDITERRANEAN
PROGRAMME
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Mediterranean programme
Objectives:
•
Improvement of competitiveness of the Med space
in order to promote growth and employment for the
next generations,
•
Promotion of territorial cohesion and environmental
protection in a logic of sustainable development.
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Mediterranean programme
Available funds: 260 mio €, cofinancing up to 85%
Cooperation area*:
• whole countries: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Slovenia
• regions of France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK
Croatia, Montenegro – from IPA funds
www.interreg-medocc.org
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MED Priorities
Axis 1
Strenghtening
innovation
capacities
Axis 2
Protection of the environment and
promotion of a sustaianble
territorial development
•Objective 1.1
•Objective 2.1
Dissemination of
innovative technologies
and know-how
Protection and enhancement of natural
resources and heritage
•Objective 1.2
Promotion of renewable energy and
improvment of energy efficiency
Strenghtening strategic
cooperation between
economic development
actors and public
authorities
•Objective 2.2
•Objective 2.3
Maritime risk prevention and strenghtening
of maritime safety
•Objective 2.4
Prevention and fight against natural risk
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MED Priorities
Axis 3
Improvement of mobility
and of territorial
accessibilitity
•Objective 3.1
Axis 4
Promotion of polycentric
and intergrated
development of the Med
space
Improvement of maritime
accessibility and of transit
capacities through multimodality
and intermodality
•Objective 4.1
•Objective 2.2
•Objective 4.2
Support of the use of information
technologies for a better
accessibility and territorial
cooperation
Strenghtening of identity and
enhancement of cultural resources
for a better integration of the Med
space
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Coordination of development
policies and improvement of
territorial governance
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MED Priorities
Priority Axis 2: Protection of the environment and promotion of a
sustaianble territorial development
•
Objective 2.1 - Protection and enhancement of natural resources and
heritage
……assessment, measurement, certification, monitoring and
management systems of natural resources and pollution
….. developing common standards ……. harmonising
data ….… information and intervention strategies at the
transnational scale….. protecting fragile areas (reserves,
coasts, small islands, landscapes)…… transnational
strategies of development for fragile areas……
implementation of integrated management strategies for
coastal areas…… safeguarding and stocking of water
resources……
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MED Priorities
•
Objective 2.3 -Maritime risk prevention and strenghtening of maritime safety
……transnational initiatives for common observation,
analyses and communication systems…… improving a
shared knowledge of traffics and risks in the whole
Mediterranean area…… promoting use of observation
means with new technologies (Galileo system
control)…… management and risk monitoring in maritime
transport ……
•
Objective 2.4 - Prevention and fight against natural risk
…… common tools of observation, monitoring,
communication, diffusion of information and intervention
at transnational level…… common standards……to
harmonise norms (equipments; prevention, information
and intervention systems……
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South East Europe
South East Europe Area
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South East Europe
Objective: to develop transnational partnerships on
matters of strategic importance in order to improve
the territorial, economic and social integration
process and to contribute to cohesion, stability and
competitiveness.
Priorities
1. Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship,
2. Protection and Improvement of the environment,
3. Improvement of the accessibility,
4. Development of transnational synergies for
sustainable growth areas.
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South East Europe
Available funds: around 245 milion €
• Cooperation area*: 17 countries
• Co-financing rate: up to 85% for all participating EU
Member states
• MA and JTS: Budapest
• Call for tender expected: early 2008
www.cadses.net
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Interregional Cooperation
INTERREG IVC
•
•
•
Europe-wide programme with a single management
structure,
Clear focus on regional development policies in the
areas of innovation, knowledge economy,
environment and risk prevention,
Different types of interregional cooperation projects
and networks to be funded:
Regional Initiatives
Fast Track Networkes
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Interreg IV C
Priority 1: Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
• Research, technology and development
• Information society
• Entrepreneurship, SMEs and economic sectoral
development
• Employment, human resources and education
Priority 2: Environment and Risk Management
• Energy and sustainable public transport
• Biodiversity and preservation of natural heritage
• Natural and technological risks
• Water & waste management
• Cultural heritage
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Instrument for Pre-Accession
(IPA)
Budget for IPA in total € 11 565.0 mill
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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
IPA is a financial instrument for the pre-accession process
for the period 2007-2013
Assistance is provided within the framework of the European
Partnerships of the potential candidate countries and the
Accession Partnerships of the candidate countries.
Category I – Candidate Countries
Category II
- Albania
- Croatia
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Turkey
- The former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia
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- Serbia, including Kosovo
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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
Five components of IPA:
•"support for transition and institution-building"
•"cross-border cooperation"
The other three components are aimed at candidate countries only:
•"regional development" designed to prepare the countries for
the implementation of the Community's cohesion policy, and in
particular for the European Regional Development Fund and the
Cohesion Fund;
•"human resources development" concerns preparation for
cohesion policy and the European Social Fund;
•"rural development" is concerned with preparation for the
common agricultural policy and related policies and for the
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
IPA is based on strategic multi-annual planning under
indicative planning documents, established for each
beneficiary country and covering main intervention areas.
Forms of assistance:
Investment, procurement contracts or subsidies;
Administrative cooperation, involving experts sent from
the Member States;
Action by the Community acting in the interest of the
beneficiary country;
Budget support (granted exceptionally and subject to
supervision)
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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
The IPA replace, from 1 January 2007
the programmes for candidate countries, Phare,
SAPARD and ISPA, Phare Cross-Border Cooperation
(CBC) and Coordination, pre-accession financial
assistance, CARDS, …
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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
For further information please visit:
http://europa.eu/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/e50020.htm
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ENPI
European Neighbourhood and Partnership
Instruments
The European Neighbourhood
Policy complements the
multilateral Barcelona Process,
which continues to be a key
element of EU relations with
the Mediterranean countries.
Participants: EU’s neighbours to the east and along the southern and eastern shores of
the Mediterranean i.e. Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Balarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel,
Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldavia, Marocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia,
Ukraine
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ENPI
Aim: to provide a single, integrated approach to
cooperation along the externnal borders of the Union
to realise the vision of building an incresingly closer
realtionship with our neighbours, and zone of
stability, security and well-being for all.
Cooperation activies at borders between MS and
neighbouring countries covered by the ENPI,
including maritime borders.
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ENPI
Fields of cooperation:
•political and security issues;
•ecomonic and trade matters;
•common environmenatl concerns;
•integration of transport and enrgy networks;
•scientific and cultural cooperation.
Total funding available for ENPI-CBC programmes:
- for the period 2007-10 € 583 mill (€ 274 mill from ENPI and € 308
mill from ERDF)
- for the period 2011-13 € 535 mill (€ 252 mill from ENPI and € 282
mill from ERDF)
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Research
7th EU Framework Programme
(FP7)
€ 53 billion
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7th Framework Programme
FP7 : Seventh Framework Programme for
Research and Technological Development
Overall aims:
• Strengthening scientific and technological principles
• Fostering international competitiveness of the EU
• Providing scientific support to the main EU policies
of the EU
Annual working programmes and calls
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7th Framework Programme
specific programmes
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7th Framework Programme
indicative breakdown
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7th Framework Programme
Budget developments of the FP´s
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7th Framework Programme
Cooperation
bringing together researchers from across Europe to tackle
the following areas:
• Health;
• Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology;
• Information and Communication Technologies;
• Nano-sciences, Nano-technologies, Materials and new Production Technologies;
• Energy;
• Environment (including Climate Change);
• Transport (including Aeronautics);
• Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities;
• Space
• Security
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7th Framework Programme
Cooperation
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7th Framework Programme
Cooperation
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•
•
Information technolgy
Personalised healthcare
Mobility
• Cooperative systems Water
• Intelligent vehicles & services
•
•
Environmental management
Energy efficiency
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7th Framework Programme
Cooperation Î environment
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ƒ
ƒ
ƒ
Environment & health effects
Natural hazards
Resource management
• Water
• Urban development
Environmental technologies
• Water
• Soil
• Waste
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7th Framework Programme
Sources for further information
European Research Portal:
www.ec.europa.eu/research
General information on the Seventh EU Research
Framework Programmes:
www.ec.europa.eu/research/fp7
Specific information on research programmes, projects and
FP7 Call documents: www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7
General information requests:
www.ec.europa.eu/research/enquiries
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Implementation
LIFE+
€ 1.9 bill
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LIFE+
LIFE+: the financial instrument for the environment
ƒ Brings simplification by regrouping a broad range of
existing environmental programmes and instruments in a
single framework
ƒ Divided into three strands:
ƒ LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity
ƒ LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance;
ƒ LIFE+ Information and Communication on
environmental issues
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Thank you for your attention!
Mateja Šepec Jeršič
REC Slovenia
[email protected]
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Success factors
“Every good project idea brings the money if you select
the relevant funding program and consider the rules.”
www.rec-lj.si
Success factors
1. Innovative project idea that meets the needs and
implement the strategy
2. Co-operation and synergies
1. Compliance of project objectives with EU and
national policies
2. Selection of appropriate funding programs
3. High quality application
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Innovative project idea
•
•
•
•
•
The base for a project idea: needs, problems,
opportunities in the community;
The project implements the strategy;
Situation analyses (critical issues, needs, actors,
recent achievements,…);
Innovative approach;
Consideration of EU good practices.
The project is relevant for beneficiaries.
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Cooperation and synergies
•
•
•
•
•
Who is affected by the problem / need?
Who faces the same problems / needs at
international fora? How do they tackle these
problems?
Could we bring to solving the problems / reaching
the project goals individually?
Who could contribute to better results and effects?
Could our problems be solved better in cooperation
with other organisations / communities / cities,
SMEs? Could synergies improve the project results?
Creation of project partnership at local, regional,
national, international level
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Compliance with EU and national
policies
•
•
•
Are the project objectives in compliance with the
strategic priorities at:
- local level,
- national level,
- EU level?
How can we prove this?
EU added value?
EU and national relevance of the project
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Selection of appropriate funding
program
•
•
•
•
What is the type of a project (research,
development, infrastructure,…)
Could our project benefit from the cooperation and
experience exchange with organisations from other
countries? Would international project partnership
increase project results?
In which funding programs the priorities, measures
and eligible actions are compatible with our
project’s objectives and activities?
Are the funding program financial requirements
convenient (co-financing rate, bridging funds,
eligibility of expenditures,…)
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Combining funding sources
•
Pragmatic combination of funding programs
•
Division of strategic project into several sub-projects
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High quality project application - 1
Careful consideration of the funding program / OP
priorities and tender requirements;
Efficient and convincing consortium;
Clear aims and strategic vision;
Project aim in line with EU policies;
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High quality project application - 2
•
Realistic approach regarding aims, working plan,
budget and management;
•
Support by politicians, business community, NGOs,
media;
•
Involvement of as many stakeholders as possible;
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Administrative compliance and formal completeness
of the application.
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Joint action
To get things moving in the
right direction ...
... it needs some
synchronized action.
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What is a strategic project?
A strategic project is defined as having a genuine
transnational character, whilst contributing to the
structuring of the European Territory. It should also
assure a significant territorial impact and meet
sustainable development needs.
Strategic project are encouraged by the EC.
Earmarked funding in INTERREG IV !
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Characteristics of strategic projects -1
Strategic projects:
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tackle the strategic EU theme - are based on
national / transnational strategic directions and
documents,
contribute to solving problems of territories involved,
have a real cross-border or transnational character
and significant impact on transnational
surroundings,
are innovative,
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Characteristics of strategic projects - 2
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have political support,
have critical mass,
are based on networking,
have long-term social impact,
use cross-sectoral approach,…
Strategic projects or strategic programmes?
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Joint action needed
“In a 'strategic project', cooperation should be genuine in
the sense that all the partners have:
a common
motivation,
a true engagement,
and
an equal level of
interest.”
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Opportunities
Earmarked funding in European Territorial Cooperation
Programs!
Good practice: Maritime Safety Umbrella Organisation
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Opportunities
Relevant funding programs are available at regional,
national, EU and international level.
How to get the funding?
• think about the needs, problems and the
opportunities in your community;
• develop a project idea in a partnership;
• select the appropriate funding program and follow
the announcements of calls;
• prepare the application with consideration of tender
requirements.
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Thank you for your attention.
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IPA ADRIATIC CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME
PRIORITY 1 – ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION
Measure 1.1 – Research and Innovation
Examples of possible actions: establishment of cooperation networks between University,
Research Centres and other qualified organizations, advanced research activities, fostering
researcher mobility and exchange between enterprises and universities, creating
international technological platforms, creating scientific and technological networks in the
Adriatic area, joint research activity between enterprises and universities and developing
partnership for innovation, creation of clusters of excellence.
Expected Beneficiaries: Research institutions, Universities, SMEs, Public Organizations.
Measure 1.2 – Financial Support for innovative SMEs
Examples of possible initiatives: creation and growth of knowledge-based enterprises (start
up, spin off, business incubator networks and subsidiary factories and the use of seed
capital), investment in research and innovation, creation and strengthening of cluster
systems (cooperation between the entrepreneurial, institutional, academic and
research in public and private sectors), internationalization of Joint SMEs, assistance to
SMEs for the promotion of environmentally-friendly products and production processes,
investment in firms directly linked to research and innovation.
Expected beneficiaries: SMEs and Joint SMEs , Public Bodies, Development Agencies
Measure 1.3 – Social, Health and Labour Networks
Examples of possible initiatives: enhancing the use of ICT for improving labour mobility,
providing health and social services, transfer of competence in the social-health and labour
sector, optimising the exploitation of existing health and social infrastructures in order to
improve quality and accessibility to social and health services; facilitation of geographical and
occupational mobility of workers, integration of cross-border labour markets, harmonise the
delivery of healthservices and the reduction of territorial inequalities, creation of international
networks (e.g.: epidemiological monitoring, exchange of information in order to rapidly
address health emergencies), creation of integrated networks of services for voluntary social
work and of health services (hospital facilities, tele-medicine, tele-assistance and common
service centres), harmonisation of academic qualifications and certificates.
Expected Beneficiaries: Voluntary organizations in the social and health sectors, Local and
Public Authorities,
Measure 1.4 – Institutional Cooperation
Examples of possible initiatives: wide adoption of governance tools which facilitate the
integration/cooperation between Public Authorities, promotion of permanent networks
between Public Authorities for the dissemination of innovative services; e-government, to
greater simplify procedures and reduce time needed for supply of services to citizens;
actions aimed at increasing European identity in a multicultural and multi-ethnic youth
context through territorial and social cooperation projects.
Expected beneficiaries: Public Bodies, Business Support Organizations and Agencies, NGOs
PRIORITY 2 – NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES AND RISK PREVENTION
Measure 2.1 – Protection and Enhancement of the Marine and Coastal Environment
Examples of possible initiatives are: reinforcing Local Authority competence in the joint
management of the marine and coastal environment also through the promotion of a
common planning policy, specific studies of the coastal environmental system, developing
common instruments for integrated coastal zone management, marine -coastal environment
monitoring also through a joint Geographical Information System (GIS), joint projects for the
protection of inland water from widespread pollution, from alien and invasive species and the
control of sea water quality; strengthening of ecological systems and protection of
biodiversity to improve environmental quality and the promotion of economic and social
sustainable development, prevention of coastal erosion, scientific researches to improve
sustainable and responsible use of marine food resources to guarantee food supply quality,
protection of the NATURA 2000 sites.
Expected beneficiaries: Public Bodies, Research centres
Measure 2.2 – Natural and Cultural Resource Management and Prevention of Natural and
Technological Risks
Examples of possible initiatives: strengthening the competence of Public Authorities in
defining long- term environmental strategies (including the SEA use plans), innovation and
dissemination of technology and best practice for the preservation and management of the
cultural and natural heritage; create networks between Agencies, Organization and
Universities in the field of environmental protection and risk management, exchange of
experience in management of NATURA 2000 sites in respect to the Council Directive
92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna and flora and Council
Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, ballast water management, joint
projects to check and free eligible area from pollution.
Expected beneficiaries: Public Authorities, NGOs, SMEs
Measure 2.3 – Energy Saving and Renewable Energy Resources
Examples of possible initiatives: promotion of centres of excellence for the development of
renewable energy sources (sustainable use of sea water, solar energy, biomass & biogas,
abattoir refuse), dissemination of best practice on energy conservation and renewable
energy sources, awareness campaigns on energy conservation and renewable energy
Sources, preparation of regional and local programmes for sustainable energy production
and consumption, pilot projects and demonstrative actions on the use of renewable sources
(small scale renewable power plants).
Expected beneficiaries: SMEs, Public Authorities
Measure 2.4 – Sustainable Tourism
Examples of possible initiatives: enhancement of natural and cultural centres of excellence,
strengthening of networks between museums, theatres, etc, creation of networks for
developing the tourism and sports infrastructure, strengthening territorial and landscape
awareness through the promotion of cultural identity, improving management of tourist
services through cross-border cooperation (exchange of experience and know how, etc),
promotion and creation of Area trademarks (eco-labels, blue-flags), enhancement of new
cultural products for development of sustainable cultural tourism, tourist marketing action
aimed at lengthening the tourist season, promotion of integrated tourist routes and packages,
carrying capacity assessment for tourism development, improvement and integration of
tourist information services, development and promotion of trade in traditional craftwork
through the creation of local consortia and joint territorial marketing actions, joint strategies
for diversification and differentiation of the Adriatic area as a tourist destination, studies and
common strategies to enhance inland areas as tourist destinations.
Expected beneficiaries: Tourism Board and Organizations, Public and Private Bodies
Developing or Operating Tourism and / or Cultural Facilities
PRIORITY 3 –ACCESSIBILITY AND NETWORKS
Measure 3.1 – Physical Infrastructure
Examples of possible initiatives: Modernization and strengthening of port and airport
facilities, Improving the security of goods and carriers.
Expected beneficiaries: Public and public equivalent authorities (ports authorities)
Measure 3.2 –Sustainable Mobility
Examples of possible initiatives: Support for the cross-border management of public
transport services, promotion of links between ports and inland areas to enhance
interfunctioning networks, strengthening and promotion of transport services for both goods
and people.
Expected beneficiaries: Public Authorities, Public and private companies
Measure 3.3 –Communication Networks
Examples of possible initiatives: innovative projects on the use of new ICT, particularly in the
promotion of awareness and enhancement of the territory in culture and multimedia,
promoting ICT for access to public services (e-government, e-learning, eprocurement etc.),
using ICT as an instrument to reduce cross-border transportation needs (videoconferencing,
websites, etc), using ICT to develop efficient traffic management systems and traffic
information systems regarding cross-border transport flows.
Expected beneficiaries: Public Authorities, NGOs
MED OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2007-2013
PRIORITY AXIS 1: STRENGTHENING INNOVATION CAPACITIES
OBJECTIVE 1.1.: Dissemination of innovative technologies and know-how
Possible actions:
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Building transnational networks between organisations that support businesses,
economic operators, chambers of commerce, clusters… to facilitate technology transfer
as well as the dissemination of innovative practices and know-how (marketing, economic
intelligence, use of ICT, management, evolution of skills, diversification of activities)
•
Developing transnational networks developing research and resource centres,
innovation and entrepreneurship centres and intermediate structures that facilitate
innovation processes (legal assistance, access to funding, human resource
management, technology watch, promotion of economic intelligence, use of ICT,
partnership building, capitalization and dissemination of information related to
innovation.
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Developing transnational cooperation networks between businesses, research and
training institutions to support the creation, capitalization and dissemination of new
patents, new production processes, new products and new services; to disseminate and
improve financial engineering tools to implement these innovations.
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Promoting transnational cooperation and exchange to improve the capacity for
innovation in the fields of energy and the environment (developing technology
underpinning renewable energy; new processes to reduce industrial and agricultural
pollution…) in line with European priorities (PCRD, PCIC).
OBJECTIVE 1.2.: Strengthening strategic cooperation between economic development
actors and public authorities
Possible actions:
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Creating transnational structures that aim at improving regional policy and innovation
capacity (comparing experience and disseminating know-how; experimenting shared
organisation modes; carrying out sectoral strategies and benchmarking; disseminating
and applying common standards…)
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Setting up innovative actions that strengthen the international dimension of Med SMEs
(trade and partnership opportunities; exchanges dealing with the development of
commercial routes; support for innovative clusters; promoting transnational marketing
activities…)
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Support transnational initiatives that aim at encouraging sustainable development and
modernisation, diversification and adaptation of traditional economic sectors of the Med
area (agriculture, tourism, ecotourism…)
PRIORITY AXIS 2 : PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTION OF A
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
OBJECTIVE 2.1. : Protection and enhancement of natural resources and heritage
Possible actions:
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initiatives to improve and coordinate assessment, measurement, certification, monitoring
and management systems of natural resources and pollution; developing common
standards and promoting the application of European and international standards in
public policies (reducing greenhouse gas emissions…): harmonising data, information
and intervention strategies at the transnational scale.
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partnerships to protect, enhance, and increase the awarness of the fragile areas
(reserves, coasts, small islands, halieutic resources, forests, landscapes) and their
resources (both physical and virtual) promoting biodiversity through protection and
enhancement of natural resources;
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elaboration of transnational strategies of development for fragile areas, especially for
sustainable tourism initiatives; implementation of integrated management strategies for
coastal areas; elaboration of strategies to anticipate and adapt to climate changes;
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initiatives for the safeguarding and stocking of water resources; promoting water saving
and reuse (domestic, industrial, agricultural…); improvement of water management to
fight against the desertification process;
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improving information systems and awareness-raising with regards to climate changes
and risks on natural heritage and landscapes.
OBJECTIVE 2.2. : Promotion of renewable energies and improvement of energy
efficiency
Possible actions:
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transnational networks for capitalisation, development and transfer of innovative
technologies for the production and use of renewable energy (solar, wind power
including offshore, biomass, geothermal …)
Creation and dissemination of innovative materials and production processes amongst
public actors and businesses that allow to reduce energy consumption.
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pilot projects to develop processes improving energy efficiency and reducing energy
consumption.
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Innovations in the field of standards (construction, housing, transport…) and their
harmonisation with respect of international directives in terms of energy saving,
efficiency and consumption.
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raising awareness of the civil society with regards to the use of innovative technologies
in the field of energy.
OBJECTIVE 2.3. : Maritime risks prevention and strengthening of maritime safety
Possible actions:
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Promoting transnational initiatives for common observation, analyses and
communication systems improving a shared knowledge of traffics and risks in the whole
Mediterranean area;
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Elaboration of transnational strategies and intervention plans improving coordination and
exchange of data between competent authorities in the maritime field;
•
Promoting the use of observation means with new technologies and in particular with the
Galileo system; coordination of monitoring and evaluation actions concerning pollution in
fragile or protected maritime areas;
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Supporting transnational joint actions for prevention, alert, interventions, control,
management and risk monitoring in maritime transport and industrial activity ;
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Supporting transnational initiatives to pool and share resources and tools (technical
means, exchange of competences, use of innovative technologies…) ;
OBJECTIVE 2.4. Prevention and fight against natural risks
Possible actions :
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Structuring common tools of observation, monitoring, communication, diffusion of
information and intervention at transnational level; develop applications of the Galileo
system; identification of risks areas; monitoring the consequences of climate changes;
assessment of vulnerability of landscapes, forests and natural resources; assessment of
seismic risks; monitoring of floods and fires; anticipation of risks related to the sea or
fragile territories (tsunamis, sea level rise, earthquakes…);
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Implementing common tools, development and exchange of innovative practices for
mitigation and adaptation through improving land use, forestry, reducing the impact of
urbanisation on coastal areas and limiting abandonment of hinterlands; promoting
planning systems to prevent soil erosion and landslides ;
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Support mutualisation of intervention means; support a better transnational coordination
of operational structures; elaborate and implement assistance plans at regional, national
and transnational level;
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Develop risks and natural disasters management plans at transnational level; develop
new strategies and new planning techniques to forestall the consequences of climate
change;
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Set up common standards and to harmonise norms (equipments; prevention, information
and intervention systems…);
PRIORITY AXIS 3 : IMPROVEMENT OF MOBILITY AND OF TERRITORIAL ACCESSIBILITY
OBJECTIVE 3.1. : Improvement of maritime accessibility and of transit capacities through
multimodality and intermodality
Possible actions:
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Strengthening coordinated transnational actions between institutions concerned for the
development of European and Mediterranean transport corridors, support to public
policies in favour of the main intra-Mediterranean corridors.
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Promoting coordinated strategies between ports to strengthen their capacity to face
international competition (transhipment, allowing merchandise to access European
space, multimodal logistical platform…)
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Improving services to develop maritime highways and short sea shipping (logistical
systems, merchandise tracking…) improving the accessibility of islands (information,
adaptation of services, better management of passenger flows…)
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Promoting the interoperability of railways at the transnational scale; encouraging the
implementation of multimodal regional platforms; promoting intermodality and continuity
for existing networks (sea, road, rail…)
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Building transnational partnerships to promote multimodal transport systems in urban
areas (train, cars, public transport, cycling…); promote the use of transportation modes
with a low environmental impact (public transports, use of biofuel, cycling…)
OBJECTIVE 3.2.: Support to the use of information technologies for a better accessibility
and territorial cooperation
Possible actions
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Disseminate innovative tools allowing the development of on line services and making
easier the access to digital services in isolated territories and islands (financial services,
information on transport services, public health, education, leisure,…);
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Support transnational actions allowing a more efficient use of ICT for the civil society, to
administrations and economic operators;
Develop the use of ICT to improve transnational observation, analyse and
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communication means on sensitive issues like maritime cooperation, goods and
passenger transports, management of water, prevention of risks, social services…;
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Develop schemes of electronic communication networks on a transnational scale;
Develop interoperability and security of electronic platforms; increase the reliability and
security of electronic transactions…
PRIORITY AXIS 4 : PROMOTION OF A POLYCENTRIC AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT
OF THE MED SPACE
OBJECTIVE 4.1. : Coordination of development policies and improvement of territorial
governance
Possible actions:
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Strengthening town networks and support integrated territorial development strategies
between Mediterranean urban areas (economic development, ports development,
transport, energy, environment…);
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Promoting transnational collaboration between different territorial systems (towns,
metropolis, islands, rural areas, isolated territories, …) to improve services networking
and favour the setting up of common strategies (transports, territorial planning,
sustainable tourism, management of natural and cultural heritage…);
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Disseminating good practices at transnational scale concerning the use of innovative
planning instruments, innovative development models, innovative systems for services in
small cities and less populated areas;
OBJECTIVE 4.2.: Strengthening of identity and enhancement of cultural resources for a
better integration of the Med space
Possible actions:
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networks to support common transnational management of cultural poles (urban areas,
historical centres, cultural districts, UNESCO world heritage, etc.);
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initiatives enhancing the role of historical heritage and cultural resources (material and
immaterial) in a perspective of integrated territorial development ;
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of common strategies implementing innovative cultural services; promote cultural
initiatives aiming to increase territorial economic attractiveness (e.g. business tourism,
congress, trade fairs, conferences, festivals, thematic events, education tourism, health
tourism…);
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better economic valorisation of local and regional heritage and cultural resources;