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RUR@CT, a tool for the transfer of good practices between european Regions


Rur@ct - Jean-Jacques LOZACH

Rur@ct - Jean-Jacques LOZACH

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  • 1. [email_address] « European Regions for rural innovation »
  • 2. Jean-Jacques LOZACH Regional council of Limousin 1st Vice-President in charge of territorial and regional development
  • 3. WHY RUR@CT ? Strategic foundations
    • Attractiveness and dynamism of rural areas depend on their capacity of innovation
    • Rural territories have an innovation potential which is not enough developped and should contribute towards Lisbon european strategy
    1 st pillar = INNOVATION
  • 4.
    • This innovation potential is based on the development of endogenous and exogenous resources
    • Cooperation is an exogenous resource reinforcing the efficiency of regional policies thanks to the transfer of good practices
    2nd pillar = TRANSFER WHY RUR@CT ? Strategic foundations
  • 5.
    • There is no rural development without agriculture, but rurality is not only agriculture (complementarity)…
    • Synergies are needed between the different programmes and european funds for the development of rural areas
    3rd pillar = RURAL WHY RUR@CT ? Strategic foundations
  • 6.
    • Rural issues should be taken into account within regional policies
    • Regional level allows to guarantee a better territorial cohesion thanks to an integrated governance ( rural / urban synergies…)
    4th pillar = REGIONS WHY RUR@CT ? Strategic foundations
  • 7. The integration regional policy for new populations in Limousin
    • Observation of two trends: => Demographic decline but positive migratory balance
    • Objective : => To attract and integrate new inhabitants … and develop new activities
    • A strategic plan for rural development : => A cross-disciplinary integration policy
      • Supporting actions of communication promotion and prospecting at regional level…
      • Providing the conditions for local integration : technical, methodological and financial tools for rural territories (LAG for example)
  • 8. An innovative experience within RURAL INNOVA
    • RURAL INNOVA project allowes to promote this integration policy implemented in Limousin and to share this experience with other interested Regions :
      • Valencia Region (Spain)
      • Information meeting for the technical services responsible for the programme « Savia Rural » (28th february 2006).
      • Marche Region – Acqualagna municipality (Italia)
      • Presentation made within a national conference on « integration policies » in Italia, with the prospect of the organization of a « fair for moving into the countryside » in Acqualagna municipality
  • 9. From talk to action : how to do ?
    • Other partners are interested for transferring this good practice :
      • Molise Region (Italia) => willingness to integrate this kind of policies into regional development programmes
      • Instituto de Desarrollo Comunitario (Spain) => wish to develop project on that issue within transnational cooperation programmes
    • From sharing informations to transfering one experience, the process needs to be structured by : - methodological and technical tools - organizational frameworks
  • 10. David BUCHET Regional council of Limousin Responsible for territorial cooperation
  • 11. HOW TO ORGANIZE RUR@CT ? Technical implementation of the 4 pillars INNOVATION RURAL TRANSFER REGIONS [email_address]
  • 12.
    • To promote rural innovations for… T erritorial C ohesion
    • To rpovide operationnal tools for… C apitalization and T ransfer of good practices
  • 13.
    • Transfer of good practices is possible possible only between similar structures having the same missions, responsabilities and capacities of action
    • Partners with a status of regional public authority (or equivalent bodies) in priority at NUTS II level
    A network of Regions for transfer Which kind of partners ? INNOVATION RURAL TRANSFER REGIONS
  • 14. Rural innovation (1) Which kind of good practices ?
    • A wide range of thematics
    • An integrated approach (rather than sectional)
    • Based on opportunities of rural areas (rather than handicaps)
    • A logic of investment (rather than subsidies)
    • A bottom-up and participative approach
  • 15.
    • Regional initiatives with a territorial implementation
    • Local initiatives being part of a regional strategy
    • Successful initiatives having already produced tangible outputs
    • Initiatives whose transferability will be analyzed previously
    INNOVATION RURAL TRANSFER REGIONS Rural innovation (2) Which kind of good practices ?
  • 16. Jean-Jacques LOZACH Regional council of Limousin 1st Vice-President in charge of territorial and regional development
  • 17. COOPERATION BETWEEN REGIONS Success factors (1)
    • Exchanging good practices is not enough, capitalization is necessary with the prospect of transfer
    • Capitalization implies to share informations between Regions partners of the network
    1st succes factor = CAPITALIZATION
  • 18.
    • A political commitment is necessary for promoting the process of transferring good practices
    • Regions should have a proactive involvement , requiring operational results
    2nd success factor = COMMITMENT COOPERATION BETWEEN REGIONS Success factors (2)
  • 19.
    • Capitalization and transfer of good practices require : - technical and methodological tools - financial resources and specific skills
    3 rd success factor = MEANS COOPERATION BETWEEN REGIONS Success factors (3)
  • 20.
    • A strategic and amitious policy choice
    • 4 millions of ERDF for stakeholders in Limousin until 2013
    • Part of this budget ( 1 million € ) for [email_address] : - implementation of tools for capitalization - management and coordination of the network
    An axis for interregional cooperation within ERDF OP of Limousin Example
  • 21. Cédric LEGER Regional council of Limousin Responsible for RUR@CT network
  • 22. HOW TO ORGANIZE RUR@CT ? Technical implementation of the 3 success factors INNOVATION RURAL TRANSFER REGIONS [email_address] CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 23. PROJECTS OF COOPERATION Exploring new solutions already experimented elsewhere Boat = Project Crew = partners Course = Objective CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 24. INTERREG PROGRAMME Many projects with different objectives… CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 25. INTERREG PROGRAMME … but some of them having the same course CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 26. [email_address] A network of projects and partners… … for a wide capitalization of good practices CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 27. [email_address] A tool for capitalization
    • Communication tools => a web site and a database
    • Operational informations => a list of analyzed good practices => methodological documents
  • 28. [email_address] A commitment for the transfer «Exporting» Region «Importing » Region - Transferability expertise - Project and action plan Good practice CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 29. Example The integration regional policy for new populations in Limousin EXPERTISE (specific conditions for the transfer) ANALYSIS (general conditions of transferability) DESCRIPTION (detailed informations about the experience) PROJECT (implementation and evaluation) CAPITALIZATION - Exporting Region (Limousin) TRANSFER - Importing Region
  • 30. [email_address] Diversified financial means CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS TRANSFER CAPITALIZATION INTERREG IVB or IVC Other specific fundings OP ERDF Limousin 7 Framework Programme OP ERDF Limousin
  • 31.
    • To sign the charter for the commitment of the partners
    • To provide general informations by filling in a form
    • Documents available at www.ruract.eu
    • (or [email_address] )
    [email_address] How to go on board ? CAPITALIZATION COMMITMENT MEANS
  • 32. Jean-Jacques LOZACH Regional council of Limousin 1st Vice-President in charge of territorial and regional development
  • 33.
    • Composition
    • European Regions members of RUR@CT
    • European experts in the field of european development
    • European institutions (AER, CEMR, Committee of the Regions…)
    • European Rural Network
    • Missions
    • Monitoring of RUR@CT activities
    • Defining strategic evolutions of the network
    • Managing juridical structuration into EGCT
  • 34.
    • May to October 2008
    • Conception and development of tools (database, web site)
    • Identification of 50 good practices and analysis of their transferability
    • November - December 2008
    • Inauguration of the website and the database
    • First meeting of transnational steering committee
    • From january 2009
    • Expertises of transférability
    • Updating of the database (3 new good practices / month)
    • Organization of methodological seminars in Bruxelles every 3 months
    • Launching of a juridical study about EGCT status if the network
    • A partir de janvier 2010
    • Implementation of pilot projects or action plans
    • Juridical structuration RUR@CT network into EGCT
    SCHEDULE & NEXT STEPS Implementation of the network
  • 35. [email_address] is also a forum for strategic debate
    • Conferences organized every 2 years « Innovative rural Regions » => discussions and proposals related to the evolutions of european policy for rural development with the prospect of 2013, dealing with : - « health-check » of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - review of european budget - reform of cohesion policy
  • 36. Thanks for your attention