Miguel Mares Garcés Employment Fundación Comunitat Valenciana Region Europea in Brussels [email_address] Workshop on Increasing the Quality of Human Labour in Public Procurement TAIEX RTP 33062 Timis County, Timisoara, Romania 29 th October 2009 1
WHO WE ARE THE VALENCIAN REGION VALENCIA REGION IN BRUSSELS FUNDACIÓN COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA REGION EUROPEA PARTNERS ORGANIZATION HUMAN RESOURCES BUDGET /FUNDING PROJECTS
Project Valencia Towers Port of Valencia Conselleria de Turisme
The Region of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain and is part of the so-called Mediterranean Arch, an axis which has experienced one of the fastest economic growth rates in the European Union.
With 4,8 Millions of inhabitants, the population of the region accounts for 10.8 % of the total Spanish population
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain.
In our Region, Spanish and Valencian are the co-official languages.
In Spain: 1 official language, Spanish, plus 4 co-official languages: Basque, Catalan, Galician and Valencian
The Valencian Region
1989 Opening of the first Valencian Office in Brussels
1999 Local pilot project: valenciainnova.info
Nov 2003 : New regional approach
How to cope with entering Objective 2 (Competitiveness) in 2007
65% less on EU funding
Globalization and risks for local enterprises
European partnership as an instrument for added value. Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea
Convergence towards the competitiveness objective:
Before 2007 the Valencian Region was included in the former Objective 1 .
After January 2007 our Region was included in the Objective competitiveness and employment (formerly Obj. 2).
Decrease of the 65% of ERDF Structural Funds for Valencian Region
The Valencian Region created in 2003 the Fundación Comunidad Valenciana - Región Europea to tackle this transition:
Broker of partnerships and spreading results of projects at a European level.
Activating main economic areas of our Region.
A new instrument for the Valencian Region
Regional and local administrations Public organisations
Energy companies Saving banks Chambers of commerce Universities Prof. Associations Strategic tool: Public Private Partnership (PPP) FCVRE Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea FUNDACIÓN COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA – REGIÓN EUROPEA www.uegva.info
Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea www.uegva.info
Non-profit organisation, based in the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels
Created in 2003 in order to help Valencian civil society to obtain European funding as the Valencian Region entered the ‘Competitiveness and Employment’ EU regional objective in 2007
Facilitates the participation of Valencian industrial groups, chambers of commerce, financial institutions, local development agencies, educational organisations, research institutes and other stakeholders in European policies and projects
AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITIES (VALENCIA REGION)
FUNDING OF THE VALENCIAN REGIONAL OFFICE IN BRUSSELS
HHRR: PERMANENT STAFF AND TRAINNEES EVOLUTION
In the Valencian Regional Office our best asset is our Human Capital and we share our experience by the exchange of staff:
We host your employees in our premises in Valencia or Brussels
We can work out an exchange of staff
Countries of origin of our staff
European projects with the involvement of the FCVRE Number of approved projects 49 + 4 initiatives Valencian budget of approved projects 58.5 Mo € Total budget of approved projects 122.5 Mo € Projects under evaluation 54 projects FCVRE: Indicators
RETURN ON INVESTMENT 2003 - 2007
Valencian Regional Office Rue de la Loi, 227 – 4th Floor B-1040 Brussels
La FCVRE fomenta la inserción de colectivos con especiales dificultades y anima a la presentación de candidaturas para incorporarse a nuestro equipo. Thank you for your Interest! Human Resources , Training and Counseling Department Fundación Comunidad Valenciana-Región Europea [email_address] www.uegva.info Rue de la Loi 227 / 227 Wetstraat B-1040 Bruxelles / Brussel Tel (direct): +32 2 282 41 74 / +32 2 282 41 69 Fax: +32 2 282 41 61