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  • 1. 2007-2013 The new European Regional Development Fund DG REGIO
  • 2. The economic logic of the new regional policy
    • A new regional development policy:
        • from comparative to competitive advantages
        • from compensating disadvantages to supporting development opportunities
        • from geographical to thematic concentration of interventions
  • 3. The legislative architecture Regulation 1083/2006 [OJ L 210, 31.7.2006]: GENERAL PROVISIONS Regulation 1080/2006 [OJ L210, 31.7.2006]: ERDF Regulation 1084/2006 [OJ L210, 31.7.2006]: COHESION FUND Regulation 1081/2006 [OJ L210, 31.7.2006]: ESF INTER-INSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENT [OJ C 139, 14.6.2006] Commission Regulation: IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS
  • 4. The legislative architecture Regulation 1083/2006 [OJ L 210, 31.7.2006]: GENERAL PROVISIONS INTER-INSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENT [OJ C 139, 14.6.2006] ELIGIBILITY DECISIONS: Convergence [OJ L243, 6.9.2006] Phasing in [OJ L243, 6.9.2006] Cohesion Fund [OJ L243, 6.9.2006] Cooperation [...] FINANCIAL DECISIONS: Convergence [OJ L243, 6.9.2006] Competitiveness [OJ L243, 6.9.2006] Cooperation [OJ L247, 9.9.2006]
  • 5. The legislative architecture
    • What can you find in the new ERDF regulation:
        • list of priorities for intervention (articles 4-6)
        • list of non-eligible expenditure (article 7)
        • treatment of specific situations (articles 8-11)
        • specific provisions for the European territorial co-operation objective (articles 12-21)
  • 6. Priorities
    • THREE KEY PRIORITES:
        • Innovation and R&D
        • Environment and risk prevention
        • Accessibility
    • ... but actual policy mix should reflect analysis of the regional situation and available resources
    Articles 4-6
  • 7. Priorities
    • CONVERGENCE: a wider set of possibilities to reflect huge development needs and higher aid intensity (around €160 per year, per person)
    • COMPETITIVENESS: focus on the three priorities + some flexibility to respond to specific situations (e.g. phasing in regions)
    • COOPERATION: wider choice for cross-border (local), focus on three priorities for transnational, networks
    Article 4 Article 5 Article 6
  • 8. Eligibility
    • Eligibility of expenditure is determined by national legislation with exceptions:
        • interests on debts
        • purchase of land
        • decomissioning of nuclear power stations
        • recoverable value added tax
        • housing
    Article 7 and Article 56.4 of the general regulation
  • 9. Eligibility
    • Housing is eligible, but:
      • only in recently acceded Member States
      • only as a component of a wider urban development plan targeted at distressed areas
      • only within the limits of 3% of ERDF programmes or 2% of total ERDF allocation (around €1.6 billion)
      • limited to multi-family housing and to buildings owned by public authorities or non-profit operators
    Article 7.2 and Chapter III.1 of the Commission implementing regulation
  • 10. Territorial aspects Specific provisions
    • Urban development
        • integrated strategies (“in addition to”)
        • raise flexibility to 15%
    • Rural and fisheries
        • clarify roles of different instruments
    • Geographical and natural handicaps
        • incentive to concentrate (“without prejudice to”)
    • Outermost regions
        • operation aid (minimum of 50%)
    Article 8 Article 9 Article 10 Article 11