Þróunarsjóður EFTA - Bjarni Vestmann

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Almenn kynning á Þróunarsjóði EFTA frá fundi 25. nóvember 2011.

Almenn kynning á Þróunarsjóði EFTA frá fundi 25. nóvember 2011.

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  • Today we launch a 4 week consultation process on the Regulation and its annexes, including the 32 programme areas These documents will then be finalised and distributed to the Beneficiary States In parallel, the MoU-talks are launched – and we hope to conclude as many as possible during this autumn and winter

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  • 1. Financial Mechanism Office October 2011 Reducing disparities Strengthening relations
  • 2.
    • Agreement with EU signed 28 July 2010
  • 3. EEA Grants 2009-14
    • Three donors: Iceland Liechtenstein Norway
    • Fifteen beneficiary states: New EU members + Spain, Portugal and Greece
    • 988.5 million Euro
  • 4. Overall objectives Reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area Strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States and the Beneficiary States
  • 5. Programme approach EEA FM 2009-14 Programmes Projects Reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area Strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States and the Beneficiary States finances composed of OVERALL OBJECTIVES
  • 6. What is a programme?
    • Overall plan or strategy with a budget, objectives and expected outcomes
    • Rules for who can apply for funds and how the projects will be selected
    • Predefined projects and open call for proposals
    • The programmes are managed by the beneficiary state
    • The donors approve the programme, but not the projects.
    • Each programme has a dedicated web page
  • 7. PRIORITY SECTORS
    • GREEN FOCUS - 30% of the funding to environmental and climate efforts
    • Development of civil society (min. 10%)
    • Research and scholarships
    • Health
    • Cultural heritage and exchange
    • Human and social development and local and regional initiatives
  • 8. MOU – agreement with each country
    • MoUs entered into with each beneficiary state
      • Programmes to be funded in each country
      • Programme allocation
      • Focus of the programme
      • Donor state programme partners
  • 9. Donor partnership programmes
      • Strategic cooperation between public entities at programme level
      • Advising and sharing experience with the programme operator
      • Opens up for wider and more long term relationships
      • Icelandic public entities involved
        • RANNIS – scholarship
        • Orkustofnun – Geothermal energy
  • 10. Role of the donor programme partner
    • Assist in developing the programme
    • Advise on implementation and selection procedures
    • Participate in cooperation committee
    • Advise on possible donor project partners
    • Organize study tours, seminars and exchange of experience
  • 11. Project partnership
    • Only entities in the beneficiary state can apply for project funds
    • Can have partners in Iceland – partnership projects
    • Seed money to develop partnership project prior to calls for proposals
    • Up to 85% grant rate
    • Respect public procurement and state aid regulation
  • 12. Bilateral funds
    • At national level all beneficiary states needs to set aside 0.5% of the funds for initiatives that will strengthen bilateral relations with the donor states
    • Every programme will set aside 1.5% of the programme costs for a bilateral fund to develop partnership projects or promote networking exchange of experience, best practise, etc
  • 13. TIMELINE 2010 2011 2015 2017 2012 2013 2014 2016 2009 Agreements Policy framework: Regulation, programme areas, MoUs Establishing programmes Programmes Grants to projects Project implementation Final reporting
  • 14. For more information: www.eeagrants.org