Position Paper UKPosition of the Commission Services on theDevelopment of the PartnershipAgreement and Programmes in the U...
ContentsA. ContextB. Challenges and Priorities relevant to FundsC. Priorities for European Territorial CooperationD. Succe...
A. ContextCommon Strategic Framework• Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherentapproach• Thematic concentration• Foc...
THE COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFFTHE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFFOperational Programmes ...
Socio-economic Situation UK• UK GDP per capita 108% of the EU-27• Large regional disparities: between and withinregions• U...
Selection Europe 2020 headlinetargetsEurope 2020 headline targets Currentsituation UKNational 2020target - NRP3% of EU GDP...
Why a Position Paper?• Context: closer alignment - Europe 2020strategy and Country Specific Recommendations• Pro-active ap...
B. Challenges and Priorities relevantto the FundsDecreasing labour marketopportunities and increasingrisk of social exclus...
Significant labour market challenges Low labour market participation of youngpeople, (NEETs) / increase of part-time orte...
Significant labour market challenges• Increasing early school leaving (currently 14.9%)10
Significant social inclusion challenges• Insufficiently flexible and expensive full-time pre-school child care.• Increasin...
Increase labour market participationthrough improved labour market andeducation policies and reducing therisk of social ex...
Priorities and specific objectives• 1. Integration of young people,especially of (NEETs) into the labourmarket SMEs take ...
Priorities and specific objectives2. Access to employment and support forlabour mobility:Support unemployed, economically...
Priorities and specific objectives• Active inclusion: Reduce the number of people at risk ofpoverty and exclusion. Incre...
Priorities and specific objectives• 1. Lifelong learning and skills upgrade Increase apprenticeships for young people. I...
Priorities and specific objectives2. Support vocational training in theagricultural, fisheries and forestrysectors.3. Redu...
Challenge: Stagnant investment in R&D&Iand low availability of finance to the privatesector (especially SMEs)•Stagnating i...
Priority: Promoting R&D investment andthe competitiveness of the business sector• Support business investment in R&D&I and...
Priority: Promoting R&D investment andthe competitiveness of the business sectorThematic objective: Strengthening research...
Priority: Promoting R&D investment andthe competitiveness of the business sectorThematic objective: Enhancing the competit...
Challenge: Inefficient use of resources•Share of renewable energy sources in final consumptionshould increase•Preservation...
Priority: Promoting an enviromentallyfriendly and resource-efficient economy• Promote growth and sustainable living throug...
Priority: Promoting an enviromentallyfriendly and resource-efficient economyThematic Objective: Supporting the shift towar...
C. Priorities for European TerritorialCooperationCooperative approaches in coherence withcountry-specific programmes, eg:•...
D. Success Factors for EffectiveDelivery• Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherentapproach• Monitoring and evaluati...
Ex-ante conditionalities:• Smart Specialisation Strategy• Employment and training-relatedconditionalities• Fisheries-relat...
Monitoring and evaluationEmphasis should shift from financial absorption toresults. This implies building robust monitorin...
Integrated approaches to territorialdevelopment• A broad range of instruments are provided for in thisregard and should be...
What Next?• Informal dialogue meetings between Commissionand UK• Submission of draft Partnership Agreement by UK• negotiat...
Next stepsNext steps•PAadoptionby ECSecondsemester2013Secondsemester2013Beginningof the officialnegotiationsbetween ECand ...
Timing for negotiationsNext steps 32
It is essential to start the preparation of the newprogramming documents now.Work should start on:• Ex-ante conditionaliti...
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This presentation was given by the European Commission on a position paper for the UK on future of structural funds 2014-2020.

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  1. 1. Position Paper UKPosition of the Commission Services on theDevelopment of the PartnershipAgreement and Programmes in the UK forthe period 2014-2020José Palma Andrés – Director, DG Regional and Urban PolicyPeter Stub Jorgensen – Director, DG EmploymentArmando Astudillo Gonzalez – DG Maritime Affairs andFisheriesJean-Bernard Benhaiem, DG Agriculture and RuralDevelopmentLondon, 6 December 2012
  2. 2. ContentsA. ContextB. Challenges and Priorities relevant to FundsC. Priorities for European Territorial CooperationD. Success Factors for Effective Delivery2
  3. 3. A. ContextCommon Strategic Framework• Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherentapproach• Thematic concentration• Focus on results• Cooperation• Simplification3
  4. 4. THE COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFFTHE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFFOperational Programmes forERDF (incl. ETC)ESFEMFFEAFRDEU levelNational levelContext 4
  5. 5. Socio-economic Situation UK• UK GDP per capita 108% of the EU-27• Large regional disparities: between and withinregions• Unemployment: 7.9%. Youth unemployment20.4%• 80% population urban area• Biggest contributors to growth expected:private consumption, business and dwellinginvestmentContext 5
  6. 6. Selection Europe 2020 headlinetargetsEurope 2020 headline targets Currentsituation UKNational 2020target - NRP3% of EU GDP to be invested inresearch and development1.77% No target in NRP20% energy from renewables 2.9% 15%75% population aged 20-64 shouldbe employed73.6% No target in NRPReduction in number of people inEU at risk of poverty or socialexclusion by al least 20 millionIncrease from13.5m to 14.2mbetween 2007and 2010No target in NRPContext 6
  7. 7. Why a Position Paper?• Context: closer alignment - Europe 2020strategy and Country Specific Recommendations• Pro-active approach: early stage information onCommission services position on MemberStates priorities for 2014-2020• Commissions view on development needs,challenges and priorities• Framework for dialogue between Commissionservices and Member States7Context
  8. 8. B. Challenges and Priorities relevantto the FundsDecreasing labour marketopportunities and increasingrisk of social exclusion8
  9. 9. Significant labour market challenges Low labour market participation of youngpeople, (NEETs) / increase of part-time ortemporary jobs. High number of low skilled workers, forwhom demand is falling. Gender gap in type of employment/ largeproportion of part-time and fixed-termcontracts.9
  10. 10. Significant labour market challenges• Increasing early school leaving (currently 14.9%)10
  11. 11. Significant social inclusion challenges• Insufficiently flexible and expensive full-time pre-school child care.• Increasing (2007-10) No of people at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion.• Secong highest rate of worklesshouseholds in Europe (17.3% in 2011).11
  12. 12. Increase labour market participationthrough improved labour market andeducation policies and reducing therisk of social exclusionFunding priority12
  13. 13. Priorities and specific objectives• 1. Integration of young people,especially of (NEETs) into the labourmarket SMEs take up more young apprentices. Business starts-ups for young people. Youth guarantee for young people. Young people without basic skills get accessto state funded training.Promoting Employment andSupporting labour mobility13
  14. 14. Priorities and specific objectives2. Access to employment and support forlabour mobility:Support unemployed, economically inactiveand multiple disadvantaged.Increase employability of the long term-unemployed.Employment in rural and coastal areas.Promoting Employment andSupporting labour mobility14
  15. 15. Priorities and specific objectives• Active inclusion: Reduce the number of people at risk ofpoverty and exclusion. Increase employability of inactive andmultiple disadvantaged. Facilitating access to childcare services.Promoting social inclusionand combating poverty15
  16. 16. Priorities and specific objectives• 1. Lifelong learning and skills upgrade Increase apprenticeships for young people. Improve quality of vocational training. Increase advanced and higher-level skills. Involve more SMEs. Encourage adaptation in some sectors andregions. Access to vocational training to people withpoor basic skills.Investing in education, skillsand lifelong learning16
  17. 17. Priorities and specific objectives2. Support vocational training in theagricultural, fisheries and forestrysectors.3. Reduce early school-leaving.Investing in education, skillsand lifelong learning17
  18. 18. Challenge: Stagnant investment in R&D&Iand low availability of finance to the privatesector (especially SMEs)•Stagnating investment in R&I in recent years•Translating knowledge into new products andintellectual capital, commercialising research•Access to funding for SMEsChallenges and Priorities… 18
  19. 19. Priority: Promoting R&D investment andthe competitiveness of the business sector• Support business investment in R&D&I and enhance theeffective commercialisation of basic research and thecooperation between research and economic sectors• Support innovative production and consumptionpatterns which minimise negative impact onenvironment• Increase SME competitiveness and backentrepreneurship, particularly in export-related sectors,through provision of funding (non-bank and businessadvisory services)Challenges and Priorities… 19
  20. 20. Priority: Promoting R&D investment andthe competitiveness of the business sectorThematic objective: Strengthening research,technological development and innovationChallenges and Priorities… 20
  21. 21. Priority: Promoting R&D investment andthe competitiveness of the business sectorThematic objective: Enhancing the competitivenessof SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries andaquaculture sectorCountry specific recommendation: Improve the availability ofbank and non-bank financing to the private sector and inparticular to SMEsChallenges and Priorities… 21
  22. 22. Challenge: Inefficient use of resources•Share of renewable energy sources in final consumptionshould increase•Preservation of natural resources, quality and availabilityof water resources, soil quality and erosion•Sustainable use of marine resources for the furtherdevelopment of the countrys blue economy•Economically viable adaptation of the fisheries sector tocurrent, social and environmental sustainabilitychallengesChallenges and Priorities… 22
  23. 23. Priority: Promoting an enviromentallyfriendly and resource-efficient economy• Promote growth and sustainable living throughinvesments in urban transport and connectivity• Support energy efficiency and the use of renewableenergy• Improve the management and environmental protectionof national resourcesChallenges and Priorities… 23
  24. 24. Priority: Promoting an enviromentallyfriendly and resource-efficient economyThematic Objective: Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectorsThematic Objective: Protecting the environment andpromoting resource efficiencyChallenges and Priorities… 24
  25. 25. C. Priorities for European TerritorialCooperationCooperative approaches in coherence withcountry-specific programmes, eg:•Fostering innovation, eco-innovation, renewableenergy, energy efficiency and environmentalprotection, sharing best practice, etc.•Mobilisation of co-investments - smartspecialisation potential of cooperative clusternodes. Cooperation synergies.•The Atlantic Strategy•Potential PEACE programme25
  26. 26. D. Success Factors for EffectiveDelivery• Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherentapproach• Monitoring and evaluation aligned to newregulatory framework• Coordination, complementarity and synergybetween CSF funds including use of integratedapproaches (ITIs, CLLD, etc.)26
  27. 27. Ex-ante conditionalities:• Smart Specialisation Strategy• Employment and training-relatedconditionalities• Fisheries-related conditionalities (multi-annualstrategic plan on aquaculture, administrativecapacity for data collection and implementationof an EU control, inspection and enforcementsystem)27Success factors …
  28. 28. Monitoring and evaluationEmphasis should shift from financial absorption toresults. This implies building robust monitoringand evaluation capacities, including regional level,to:• Set realiable targets and track physical progressbetter• Improve alert mechanisms• Carry out in-depth evaluations and translate theirresults into corrective measures• Develop sound methodologies to capture the impactof the interventions28
  29. 29. Integrated approaches to territorialdevelopment• A broad range of instruments are provided for in thisregard and should be fully grasped (e.g. Atlanticstrategy)• In order to stimulate ownership, the role of local actorsshould be enhanced in line with the LEADER experience• Integrated Territorial Investments allow the flexibleimplementation of parts of OPs in a cross-cuttingmanner – their success may critically depend on settingup sound management structures• Community-led Local Development offers an integratedbottom-up approach in response to complex territorialchallenges29
  30. 30. What Next?• Informal dialogue meetings between Commissionand UK• Submission of draft Partnership Agreement by UK• negotiation mandate and observations onPartnership Agreement sent to UK by Commission• Adoption Partnership Agreement• Submission of draft Programmes• Observations on Programmes by Commission• Final deadline for adoption of Programmes30
  31. 31. Next stepsNext steps•PAadoptionby ECSecondsemester2013Secondsemester2013Beginningof the officialnegotiationsbetween ECand the UKNovember2012November2012Launch UKNovember2012 untilsubmissionPA by MSNovember2012 untilsubmissionPA by MSInformaldialoguebetween ECand the UK -Discussiononspecific areasPA/OPsSecondsemester2013Secondsemester2013Q1 2014Q1 2014 First half2014First half2014OfficialsubmissionPA and OPsOPadoptionby EC31
  32. 32. Timing for negotiationsNext steps 32
  33. 33. It is essential to start the preparation of the newprogramming documents now.Work should start on:• Ex-ante conditionalities to be fulfilled by the PA and OPssubmission• Ex-ante evaluation to be ready by the PA and OPssubmission• Involvement of all partners from the start ensuringownership of the programmes• Discussions, bilateral meetingsby topicsby funds when necessaryNext steps
  34. 34. Thank you.

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