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Fonduri Structurale Tiad 140509

  1. 1. EUROPEAN FUNDS OPPORTUNITIES (for private sector) TÜRK IS ADAMLARI DERNEGI Bucharest May 14, 2009
  2. 2. About… Instruments 3 structural instruments: European Regional Development Fund European Social Fund Cohesion Fund PLUS The Common Agricultural Policy has own instruments for developing rural area European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance
  3. 3. FAQ’s
  4. 4. Could I do it in-house? in-house?
  5. 5. How long it takes to have the financing contract signed? signed?
  6. 6. What does “eligible expenses” mean?
  7. 7. How much will I get back, as back, percentage of investment?
  8. 8. How much do I have to invest before getting the GO approval?
  9. 9. Could I benefit a pre – financing or when I’ll receive the money?
  10. 10. Could I buy second hand equipment & machinery?
  11. 11. Should be only EU origin?
  12. 12. What about leasing? leasing?
  13. 13. How many payment files will I prepare?
  14. 14. Do I have to grease anybody?
  15. 15. Identify needs and carefully define the project
  16. 16. Find a good consultant with fine references Listen to him !
  17. 17. Listen to him !
  18. 18. Allocate resources : people (1-2 (1- persons), money & time
  19. 19. Make sure you get a complete and relevant technical documentation, documentation, including the list of equipments Stick to it!!
  20. 20. DONT’s
  21. 21. Believe it’s easy
  22. 22. …Or impossible
  23. 23. Think money will last by 2013
  24. 24. Count on your estimated cash flows on the reimbursed money to continue implementing
  25. 25. Spend money before signing the financing contract (with few exceptions)
  26. 26. FACTS
  27. 27. PROJECT’S PHASES Submitting Signing the Technical Tender Conformity Payment n Payment 1 the financing Project Procedures & Selection (n<=5) (Phase 6) application contract (Phase 2) (Phase 7) (Phase 4) (Phase 5) (Phase 1) (Phase 3)
  28. 28. Eligibility - Beneficiary Registered in Romania No State or Local Budget debts Operational profit – prior year Not in difficulty, within the meaning of the Community guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty Managerial capacities The project shall comply with the general objective of the measure and at least one of the specific objectives Excluded activities: RETAIL, REAL ESTATE.
  29. 29. Eligibility - Beneficiary Micro-enterprises Compliance with “de minimis aid” rule. Urban area- financed through Regional Operational Programme - No Start-ups Rural area – financed through National Rural Development Programme – Start-ups are included There is a strong preoccupation of the Government from streamlining approval process. But we can’t hardly see any differences. So…be prepared!!
  30. 30. Eligibility - Expenses All the equipment must be paid after the signing of the Contract with the Managing Authority An advance may be solicited – only secured by a bank guarantee for 110% of the solicited amount Fees for architects, engineers and consultants, feasibility studies, taxes for certificates, permits and authorizations: max. 8% of the eligible value of investments, if the project includes constructions works max. 3% of the eligible value of investments, if the project does not includes constructions works Land acquisition: only through European Regional Development Fund & Cohesion Fund (the acquisition value: 10% of total eligible expenses) VAT, interests&comissions, leasing expenses (interests&comissions), second-hand equipment – Non- eligible expenses
  31. 31. Eligibility - Expenses Reimbursed money principle – after the total payment is done, the beneficiary can apply to receive the aid. You may prepare 2 simultaneous projects but eligibility comes only if they are financed through different priority axes Mortgage or pledge on investments are allowed only for projects financed trough National Rural Development Programme . In all other cases you must have other collaterals in order to receive bank financing One possible solution: Beneficiary of projects financed by European Funds can guarantee the bank loans submitting to: The Rural Credit Guarantee Fund The National Credit Guarantee Fund for SME’s EXIMBANK
  32. 32. Financing opportunities Brief
  33. 33. Tourism Modernizations Regional Operational Programme Priority Axis 5: Sustainable development and promotion of tourism Key Areas of Intervention (5.2): Creation, development, modernization of the tourism infrastructure for sustainable valorization of natural resources and for increasing the quality of tourism services Beneficiary: SME’s with tourism activity – for at least 1 year prior to the submitting Project value: 700,000-17,000,000RON incl VAT. Grant 50% - 70% Improvement of natural sites with tourism potential Development of spa tourism Rehabilitation, modernization and extension of accommodation structures and related utilities (e.g. hotels, motels and camping, chalets and youth hostels, accommodation units on the ships/pontoons) Creation, rehabilitation, and extension leisure tourist infrastructure and related utilities (e.g. swimming-pools, mini- golf grounds, tennis, paint-ball).
  34. 34. Tourism Greenfield National Rural Development Programme Key Area of Intervention 313 - Encouragement of tourism activities Beneficiary: Micro-entreprises Aid intensities: a. 70% from total eligible cost and shall not exceed 70,000 Euro/ project for the investment projects in agro-tourism; b. 50%from total eligible cost and shall not exceed 200,000 Euro/project for other investment types in rural tourism. The support under this measure envisages investments in rural space: a) Investments for the infrastructure related to accommodation facilities; b) Investments for leisure activities; c) Investments for small scale infrastructure as information centres, tourism signs posting etc; d) Development and/or marketing of the tourism services related to the rural tourism.
  35. 35. Agriculture National Rural Development Programme (1) Key Area of Intervention: “Modernization of agricultural holdings” - 121 Investments in agricultural holdings, (vegetal and animal breeding sectors), for new buildings and/or the modernization of existent agricultural buildings as part of the holding, as well as the connected utilities, the acquisition of new equipment and machines and the setting-up of plantations. GRANT VALUE: In the sectors where the maximum eligible value will not exceed 2,000,000 Euro, the share of the non-refundable support will be 50% and will not exceed 1,000,000 Euro. For projects also including investments for production and use of renewable energy, the maximum eligible amount will be 3,000,000 Euro, while the share of the non-refundable support will be 50% and will not exceed 1,500,000 Euro. For projects belonging to an associative form and serve its members, the maximum eligible amount will be 4,000,000 Euro, while the share of the non-refundable support will be 50% and will not exceed 2,000,000 Euro.
  36. 36. Agriculture National Rural Development Programme (2) Key Area of Intervention: “Adding value to agricultural and forestry products” - 123 The support through this measure is granted for tangible and intangible investments within the units for agricultural products processing and marketing processing raw materials GRANT VALUE: The amount for support is up to 50% of the eligible value of investments and a maximum ceiling of the non-refundable public aid of 2,000,000 Euro/project. The amount of support is up to 50% of the eligible value of investments and a maximum ceiling of the non-refundable public aid of 3,000,000 Euro/project for the investments belonging to an associative form and serving its members; The support intensity for the Development Region no. 8 Bucharest-Ilfov can not exceed 40% of the eligible value
  37. 37. Industrial National Rural Development Programme Key Area of Intervention: “Support for micro-enterprises creation and development” - 312 Supporting non-agricultural activities in the rural area through micro-enterprises development (both newly created and existing). GRANT VALUE: The intensity of the non-refundable public aid shall go up to 70% (for micro-enterprises for Bucharest-Ilfov region will be 10% lower than in the other regions of the country) of the total eligible costs and shall not exceed: - 50,000 EUR per project, if the beneficiaries are licenced natural persons; - 100,000 EUR per proiect, for micro-enterprises which develop their activity in the transport sector; - 200,000 EUR per project, for other micro-enterprises.
  38. 38. Industrial Regional Operational Programme Priority Axis 4: Strengthening the regional and local business environment Key Area of Intervention: Support the development of micro-enterprises (4.3) Procurement of equipments and modern productive technologies, services, constructions; Procurement of IT systems (software and equipments); Use of new technologies in the current activities of micro-enterprises; Relocation of the micro-enterprises in business structure; Extension/ construction/ rehabilitation/ modernization of the micro-enterprises production premises TOTAL PROJECT VALUE: 20,000 – 500,000 EURO (eligible and non-eligible) Grant value: max 70% from eligible value, max 200,000 EURO (de minimis)
  39. 39. Industrial The Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” Priority Axis 1: An innovative and eco-efficient productive system (1) Key Area of Intervention 1.1: Productive and environment friendly investments and preparation for market competition, especially of SMEs 1. Support for strengthening and upgrading the productive sector by tangible and intangible investments Project value: Small investment: up to 1,075,000 RON Big investment: 1,075,001 – 6,450,000 RON Grant: max 70% from value of investments 2. Support for the implementation of international standards Project value: Consulting, certification: 10,000 Euro Laboratories: 100,000 Euro Grant: max 70% from value of investments
  40. 40. Industrial The Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” Priority Axis 1: An innovative and eco-efficient productive system (2) 3. Support to access new markets and internationalization Project value Marketing and promoting activities: 30,000 Euro Participating at exhibitions: 200,000 Euro Consultancy: 40,000 Euro Grant: max 80% from value of investments
  41. 41. Industrial The Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” Priority Axis 1: An innovative and eco-efficient productive system (2) Key Areas of Intervention 1.1: Access to finance for SMEs JEREMIE Key Areas of Intervention 1.1: Sustainable entrepreneurship development Development of business support structures of national and international dimension (project value: 600,000 RON) Consultancy support for SMEs (project value: 35,000 RON) Support for enterprises’ integration in supplier chains and clusters (project value: 10,000,000 RON) Grant: vary, from 60% to 80%
  42. 42. Industrial The Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” Priority Axis 3: ICT for private and public sectors Supporting SME’s and NGOs for connecting to Internet through broadband connections and purchasing related hardware and software. Max value of the grant : 80,000 RON max 80% from value of investments Supporting SMEs for setting up a broadband network and PIAPs in the market failure areas (under-served rural and small urban areas). Max value of the grant : 6,000,000 RON max 65% from value of investments (55% Bucharest-Ilfov)
  43. 43. Industrial The Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” Priority Axis 4: Increasing energy efficiency and security of supply, in the context of combating climate change Efficient and sustainable energy (improving energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of the energy system) Max value of the grant : 10,000,000 EURO max 60% from value of investments Valorization of renewable energy resources for producing green energy Investments in upgrading and building new power and heating production capacities by valorization of renewable energy sources: biomass, micro hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, bio fuels and other renewable resources. Max value of the grant : 250,000 - 10,000,000 EURO max 70% from value of investments
  44. 44. Human Resources Sectoral Operational Programme “Human resources development” Priority Axis 3: Increasing adaptability of workers and enterprises Training to enterprises - economic restructuring and notably changes linked to the opening to trade in order to minimize their social costs and facilitate adaptation. Top and middle management as well as employees shall benefit from training in areas such as: marketing methods, intensive training of the personnel in acquiring entrepreneurial knowledge, diversifying the production, use of IT in productive processes, new system of quality management and promotion of innovation, training in applying the EU regulations on health and safety at work, restructuring and organizational management
  45. 45. THANK YOU www.magnadevelopment.ro

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