Introduction and positioning of Interreg Jessica Monteyne Programme manager Interreg IVA France-Wallonia-Flanders
1. Position of Interreg in European policy 2. Interregprogrammes in the Province of West-Flanders 3. How to set up a proje...
Positioning of Interreg in European Policy <ul><li>Art. 151.4 of the Maastricht treaty (1992) ‘’mainstreams’ culture into ...
Regional policy EU: financing - Structural funds: Cohesionfund ESF (European Social fund) ERDF (European Regional Developm...
Regional policy EU 3 Objectives: Objective 1: Convergence Objective 2: Regional competitivness/employment Objective 3: Ter...
Regional policy EU Objective 1: Convergence promote growth-enhancing conditions and factors leading to real convergence fo...
<ul><li>Regional policy EU </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 2: Regional competitivness/ employment </li></ul><ul><li>Aims at st...
Regional policy EU Objective 3 (Interreg): Territorial cohesion  Cross-border cooperation (A)   - strengthens cross-border...
 
Regional policy EU Objective 3 (Interreg): Territorial cohesion  Transnational cooperation (B) - aims at integrated territ...
 
<ul><li>Emphasis on Lissabon and Göteborg agenda </li></ul><ul><li>   EU =  most competitive economy in the    world  + f...
Cohesion   fund Regional   policy Objective 2 Regional competitivness and employment Objective 3 European territorial coop...
81,5% 2,5%  16% Regional   policy Objective 2 Regional competitivness and employment Objective 3 European territorial coop...
Interreg vs. Objective 3: difference? European Community initiative Objective within regional policy
Interreg: History Interreg I: 1991-1994 Interreg II: 1995-1999 Interreg III:  2000-2006 Objective3/Interreg IV:  2007-2013
2. Interreg programmes in the Province of West Flanders  EU regional support Province of West Flanders Cohesion policy Obj...
Cohesion policy Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Fl...
 
<ul><li>Partners  </li></ul><ul><li>Province of West Flanders </li></ul><ul><li>Province of East Flanders </li></ul><ul><l...
Central objective Establish synergy between potential capacities of the cross-border cooperation area in order to improve ...
<ul><li>Preparation  of  a programme </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Prep ar atory Steering Group </li></ul>...
3 sub-programmes: <ul><li>French-Flemish sub-programme </li></ul><ul><li>French-Walloon sub-programme </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
1. Common strategy  => 4 Operational Objectives: Priority 1  Stimulate economic development    Priority 2  develop the cro...
<ul><li>2. Budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of the ERDF programme budget:  from 89 million EUR to about  138 million ...
ERDF grant:  <ul><li>Organisational/working costs: 50 % </li></ul><ul><li>Investments: 25 % with maximum of 500.000 €/proj...
3. Common Management Structure  <ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Interreg  contactpoint / antenne per region :  Projec...
Decision <ul><li>Technical committees  per sub-programme : Advising role </li></ul><ul><li>S teering committee s  per sub-...
<ul><li>Monitoring Committee  for the whole programme :  Supervision of programme </li></ul>Control
Cohesion policy Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Fl...
 
<ul><li>Partners  </li></ul><ul><li>België </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie West-Vlaanderen </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Oost-Vl...
<ul><li>Central objective </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a  sustainable socio- </li></ul><ul><li>economic development in the ...
<ul><li>Priority 1  Economy </li></ul><ul><li>  Stimulate sustainable economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Priority 2  Enviro...
<ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of ERDF programme budget:  from 84 million EUR to  94,8  million EUR  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Management Authority (by delegation    Province of Antw...
Cohesion policy Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Fl...
<ul><li>Countries implied   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>France  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gr...
 
<ul><li>Central objective  </li></ul><ul><li>Development of  competitive and </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable growth potentia...
<ul><li>2 seas programme </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Priority 1  Promote an economically    competitive, attractive and ...
<ul><li>La manche </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Priority 1:  Reinforce the sense of belonging to a common space and the aw...
<ul><li>La manche </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Priority 4: Ensure sustainable environmental development of the common spa...
<ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>320 million EURO </li></ul><ul><li>ERDF grant :  50 % </li></ul><ul><li>Structur...
<ul><li>Paying Authority  </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Facilitators’:  1 situated in West-Flanders  representing    3 provinces </l...
How to set up a project? What programme? Tips and tricks Procedure : submission and instruction
Contact the programme managers Choice of programme influenced by: Territory – partner countries Topic => programme documen...
Strong management / lead partner  (personnel, organisation, resources…) Good partnership  Clear objectives  Realistic plan...
Tips & Tricks: finances Realistic budgets Solid financial management and support No overlap in financing Co-financing Know...
Procedure: Submission and instruction of projects
Projectide a Submission Steering committee Content / budget / partners Reorientation / Declination Approval Execution Foll...
Succesful cultural projets Succesful cultural projects: Vis-à-vis
 
Succesful cultural projects: 4x4
Succesful cultural projects: Next
Succesful cultural projects: Transdigital
<ul><li>Greatest difficulties: </li></ul><ul><li>Administration, administration, administration….. </li></ul><ul><li>Langu...
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  1. 1. Introduction and positioning of Interreg Jessica Monteyne Programme manager Interreg IVA France-Wallonia-Flanders
  2. 2. 1. Position of Interreg in European policy 2. Interregprogrammes in the Province of West-Flanders 3. How to set up a project? 4. Succesful cultural Interreg projects Agenda
  3. 3. Positioning of Interreg in European Policy <ul><li>Art. 151.4 of the Maastricht treaty (1992) ‘’mainstreams’ culture into the broader policy framework. </li></ul><ul><li>EU Citizenship programme </li></ul><ul><li>- Lifelong learning programme </li></ul><ul><li>Media programme </li></ul><ul><li>- Structural funds </li></ul><ul><li>- … </li></ul>
  4. 4. Regional policy EU: financing - Structural funds: Cohesionfund ESF (European Social fund) ERDF (European Regional Development fund) - 30 % of total EU budget
  5. 5. Regional policy EU 3 Objectives: Objective 1: Convergence Objective 2: Regional competitivness/employment Objective 3: Terriorial cohesion
  6. 6. Regional policy EU Objective 1: Convergence promote growth-enhancing conditions and factors leading to real convergence for the least-developed Member States and regions. In EU-27, this objective concerns – within 17 Member States – 84 regions with a total population of 154 million, and per capita GDP at less than 75 % of the Community average.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Regional policy EU </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 2: Regional competitivness/ employment </li></ul><ul><li>Aims at strengthening competitiveness and attractiveness, as </li></ul><ul><li>well as employment, through a two-fold approach. </li></ul><ul><li>development programmes will help regions to anticipate and promote economic change through innovation and the promotion of the knowledge society, entrepreneurship, the protection of the environment, and the improvement of their accessibility. </li></ul><ul><li>more and better jobs will be supported by adapting the workforce and by investing in human resources. </li></ul><ul><li>In EU-27, a total of 168 regions will be eligible, representing 314 million inhabitants. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Regional policy EU Objective 3 (Interreg): Territorial cohesion Cross-border cooperation (A) - strengthens cross-border co-operation through joint local and regional initiatives - addresses NUTS level 3 regions along all internal land borders and certain external land borders and all NUTS level 3 regions along maritime borders separated by a maximum distance of 150km
  9. 10. Regional policy EU Objective 3 (Interreg): Territorial cohesion Transnational cooperation (B) - aims at integrated territorial development Interregional cooperation (C) - exchange of experience
  10. 12. <ul><li>Emphasis on Lissabon and Göteborg agenda </li></ul><ul><li> EU = most competitive economy in the world + full employment before 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>. Economically: knowledge economy and innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>. Socially: investments in human potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>. Environment: sustainable development </li></ul></ul>Regional policy EU
  11. 13. Cohesion fund Regional policy Objective 2 Regional competitivness and employment Objective 3 European territorial cooperation ERDF ESF Objective 1 Convergence ERDF
  12. 14. 81,5% 2,5% 16% Regional policy Objective 2 Regional competitivness and employment Objective 3 European territorial cooperation Objective 1 Convergence
  13. 15. Interreg vs. Objective 3: difference? European Community initiative Objective within regional policy
  14. 16. Interreg: History Interreg I: 1991-1994 Interreg II: 1995-1999 Interreg III: 2000-2006 Objective3/Interreg IV: 2007-2013
  15. 17. 2. Interreg programmes in the Province of West Flanders EU regional support Province of West Flanders Cohesion policy Objective 1 Convergence Objective 2 Regional competitivness and employment Objective 3 European territorial cooperation Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Flanders/ Netherlands Maritime North Sea North West Europe
  16. 18. Cohesion policy Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Flanders/ Netherlands Maritime North Sea North West Europe
  17. 20. <ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Province of West Flanders </li></ul><ul><li>Province of East Flanders </li></ul><ul><li>Flemish Government </li></ul><ul><li>Walloon Government </li></ul><ul><li>Préfecture </li></ul><ul><li>Three Regions in France </li></ul><ul><li>Four Departments in France </li></ul>
  18. 21. Central objective Establish synergy between potential capacities of the cross-border cooperation area in order to improve a sustainable, co-ordinated and integrated development of the regions, for the best interest of the population living on the border.
  19. 22. <ul><li>Preparation of a programme </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Prep ar atory Steering Group </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Ex-ante evaluation => operational programme </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of local actors: </li></ul><ul><li>strategy </li></ul><ul><li>thematical working groups </li></ul>
  20. 23. 3 sub-programmes: <ul><li>French-Flemish sub-programme </li></ul><ul><li>French-Walloon sub-programme </li></ul><ul><li>Trilateral sub-programme </li></ul><ul><li>1. Common strategy : operational programme </li></ul><ul><li>2. Common budget devided into 3 separate enveloppes per sub-programme. </li></ul><ul><li>3.Common management structure </li></ul>
  21. 24. 1. Common strategy => 4 Operational Objectives: Priority 1 Stimulate economic development Priority 2 develop the cross-border identity through culture and tourism Priority 3 improve territorial solidarity by improving cross-border accessibility to services Priority 4 joint management of the area through sustainable environment development
  22. 25. <ul><li>2. Budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of the ERDF programme budget: from 89 million EUR to about 138 million EUR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution over sub-programmes : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>France-Wallonia: 70 million EUR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tripartite : 18,5 million EUR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>France-Flanders: 40,5 million EUR </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 26. ERDF grant: <ul><li>Organisational/working costs: 50 % </li></ul><ul><li>Investments: 25 % with maximum of 500.000 €/project </li></ul>
  24. 27. 3. Common Management Structure <ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Interreg contactpoint / antenne per region : Projectmanagement and daily management . </li></ul><ul><li>Joint secretariat (Namur ) : Coordination and operational management of the programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Paying Authority (Province of East-Flanders) </li></ul><ul><li>Managment Authority (Walloon Region) </li></ul>
  25. 28. Decision <ul><li>Technical committees per sub-programme : Advising role </li></ul><ul><li>S teering committee s per sub-programme : Approval of projects </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>Monitoring Committee for the whole programme : Supervision of programme </li></ul>Control
  27. 30. Cohesion policy Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Flanders/ Netherlands Maritime North Sea North West Europe
  28. 32. <ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>België </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie West-Vlaanderen </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Antwerpen </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Vlaams-Brabant </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Limburg </li></ul><ul><li>Nederland </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Noord-Brabant </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Limburg </li></ul><ul><li>Provincie Zeeland </li></ul>
  29. 33. <ul><li>Central objective </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sustainable socio- </li></ul><ul><li>economic development in the </li></ul><ul><li>border area by stimulating </li></ul><ul><li>operational-oriented cross-border </li></ul><ul><li>initiatives. </li></ul>
  30. 34. <ul><li>Priority 1 Economy </li></ul><ul><li> Stimulate sustainable economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Priority 2 Environment </li></ul><ul><li> Preserve & reinforce sustainable environment </li></ul><ul><li>Priority 3 Human interest </li></ul><ul><li> Improve “quality of life” reinforcing social </li></ul><ul><li> cohesion & integration </li></ul>
  31. 35. <ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of ERDF programme budget: from 84 million EUR to 94,8 million EUR </li></ul><ul><li>ERDF grant : max. 50% </li></ul>
  32. 36. <ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Management Authority (by delegation  Province of Antwerp) </li></ul><ul><li>Paying Authority (Province of East-Flanders) </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Secretariat (Antwerp – 1 programme director) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Point Interreg (Ghent + liaison with W-Fl. ) Control & decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Info : www.grensregio.eu </li></ul></ul>
  33. 37. Cohesion policy Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Cross-border Transnational Interregional France/ Wallonia/ Flanders Flanders/ Netherlands Maritime North Sea North West Europe
  34. 38. <ul><li>Countries implied </li></ul><ul><ul><li>France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great-Britain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two sub-programmes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North programme (= “2 Seas Programme”): from Cornwall to Norfolk, Région Nord-Pas de Calais, province of West-Flanders & parts of East-Flanders, Antwerp, Zeeand, South of Holland & North of Brabant. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South programme (= “Manche Programme”): Bretagne, Haute-Normandie & Basse-Normandie, department of Pas-de-Calais in France + from Cornwall to Norfolk in UK. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 40. <ul><li>Central objective </li></ul><ul><li>Development of competitive and </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable growth potential of </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime & non-maritime capital </li></ul><ul><li>throughout the programme area, </li></ul><ul><li>stimulating partnerships for cross-border </li></ul><ul><li>cooperation. </li></ul>
  36. 41. <ul><li>2 seas programme </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Priority 1 Promote an economically competitive, attractive and accessible territory Priority 2 Stimulate and reinforce a safe and healthy environnement Priority 3 Improve “quality of life” Priority 4 Common p riority
  37. 42. <ul><li>La manche </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Priority 1: Reinforce the sense of belonging to a common space and the awareness of shared interests   e.g. projects promoting mutual learning of language and culture Priority 2: Build partnerships between players involved in cross-border economic development, and between centres of excellence e.g. projects supporting the launching of new enterprises Priority 3: Build an attractive common space to live in and visit e.g. projects sharing in cultural activities
  38. 43. <ul><li>La manche </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Priority 4: Ensure sustainable environmental development of the common space  e.g. projects promoting renewable energies Priority 5: Common p riority
  39. 44. <ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>320 million EURO </li></ul><ul><li>ERDF grant : 50 % </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Management: </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Authority: Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Secretariat (Lille) </li></ul><ul><li>Info www.interreg4a-2mers.eu </li></ul>
  40. 45. <ul><li>Paying Authority </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Facilitators’: 1 situated in West-Flanders representing 3 provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Control & decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Info www.interreg4a-2mers.eu </li></ul>
  41. 46. How to set up a project? What programme? Tips and tricks Procedure : submission and instruction
  42. 47. Contact the programme managers Choice of programme influenced by: Territory – partner countries Topic => programme documents/ priorities Timing What programme?
  43. 48. Strong management / lead partner (personnel, organisation, resources…) Good partnership Clear objectives Realistic planning (bv. permits…) Clear communication Cross boarder added value (common actions/exchange) Use clear and measurable indicators Respect European and national legislation Regular contact with the programme secretariat Tips & Tricks: Content
  44. 49. Tips & Tricks: finances Realistic budgets Solid financial management and support No overlap in financing Co-financing Knowledge of programme rules on financing/eligible costs No pre-financing
  45. 50. Procedure: Submission and instruction of projects
  46. 51. Projectide a Submission Steering committee Content / budget / partners Reorientation / Declination Approval Execution Follow-up (reporting + Financial) Support from the programme managers Technical committee
  47. 52. Succesful cultural projets Succesful cultural projects: Vis-à-vis
  48. 54. Succesful cultural projects: 4x4
  49. 55. Succesful cultural projects: Next
  50. 56. Succesful cultural projects: Transdigital
  51. 57. <ul><li>Greatest difficulties: </li></ul><ul><li>Administration, administration, administration….. </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Long pre-financing time </li></ul><ul><li>Strict communication rules </li></ul>

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