Bis structural funds opportunities 2014 2020 - bis presentation @ april 2012 ppt
UK STRUCTURAL FUNDS 2014-2020- NCVO European Funding Network - 27 April 2012
A COMMON STRATEGIC APPROACHEurope 2020: EU drive for greater impact, betteralignment & stronger accountability Improved focus and prioritisation to drive faster economic growth Better co-ordination and integration between EU programmes Programmes focussed on delivering results and impact More transparent, efficient, streamlined and simplified delivery systems for beneficiaries
COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKOpportunity to align substantial investments: Regional economic development (ERDF) Skills, employment & pre-employment (ESF)And also: Rural development (EAFRD – currently part of the CAP) Fisheries (EMFF – currently part of the CFP)
THEMATIC OBJECTIVES COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FUNDS• Innovation and R&D• ICT: Improving access; quality and usage• SMEs: Improving competitiveness, incl. in the agricultural and aquaculture sectors• Shift to low carbon economy• Climate change adaptation and risk management• Environmental protection & resource efficiency• Sustainable transport and unblocking key networks• Employment and labour mobility• Social inclusion and fighting poverty• Education, skills and lifelong learning• Improving institutional capacity for efficient public administration (‘Technical Assistance’)
COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK - OPPORTUNITIES Integrated interventions Geographic flexibility (eg. Nationalissue based; pan-regional city-wide; local communities) Streamlined systems (reduced red tape for beneficiaries in exchange for stronger performance management accountability at Member State level) Community-led local development (all 4 funds) ‘Local Action Groups’ able to draw on all 4 Strategic Framework funds according to an integrated plan. Joint Action Plans (ERDF & ESF only) Lump sum payments to a single beneficiary up to €10m or 20% of an Operational Programme (whichever is lower) to manage a group of projects aimed at a specific purpose (but not for infrastructure or major projects) Integrated Territorial Investments (ERDF & ESF only) Urban development or Territorial strategy drawing on a multiplicity of programme strands and programmes. Management can be delegated to a city or NGO.
‘LESS DEVELOPED’ REGIONS 2014-2020 GDP/head below 75% EU27 average 75%-85% EU co-financing available for wider range of activities Safety net” of 2/3 of previous allocation for regions moving ‘up’ and out of this category At least 25% spend must be from European Social Fund Likely to be West Wales and the Valleys + Cornwall and Scilly Isles
‘TRANSITION’ REGIONS 2014-2020 GDP/head between 75% and 90% of EU27 average 60% EU co-financing Safety net” of 2/3 of previous allocation for regions moving ‘upwards’ into this category At least 40% spend must be from European Social Fund, of which 70% of each programme must focus on only 4 priorities, with 20% earmarked for tackling social exclusion at national level 80% ERDF to focus on only 3 priorities Likely to include : – Devon – Lincolnshire – East Yorkshire & N. Lincolnshire – Shropshire & Staffordshire – South Yorkshire – Merseyside – Lancashire – Tees Valley & Durham – Highlands & Islands – Cumbria – Northern Ireland
‘MORE DEVELOPED’ REGIONS 2014-2020 GDP/head more than 90% EU27 average 50% EU co-financing At least 52% spend must be from European Social Fund, of which 80% of each programme must focus on only 4 priorities At least 20% ESF to focus on social exclusion at national level 80% ERDF to focus on only 3 priorities: Innovation SME competitiveness Low carbon and energy efficiency (at least 20%)
Regional Aid & Assisted Areas Key tool for achieving Government’s growth ambitions. UK in active discussions with the Commission to influence the Guidelines for 2014-20 Guidelines to set maximum Assisted Area coverage for each Member State and rules for how Member States can offer aid to companies located in Assisted (ie deprived) areas Commission to publish draft Guidelines autumn 2012. UK will launch consultation on draft Assisted Areas map – final approval by Commission. Final Guidelines published spring 2013. Assisted Areas Map will also determine the overall level of EU and domestic funding that can be paid to a Structural Funds recipient in Assisted Areas under State Aid rules.
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