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Presentation on the process and principles underlying the use of structural funds and related opportunities for local authorities. The presentation aims to highlight the coherence and complementarity ...

Presentation on the process and principles underlying the use of structural funds and related opportunities for local authorities. The presentation aims to highlight the coherence and complementarity between the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and the implementation of European policies through the Structural Funds.
The presentation has been shared and publicly discussed during the third event of Euromine project funded by European Commission under the Europe for Citizens program and which was held in Almadén (Spain).

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    Structural Funds 2014 2020 and Europe 2020 Strategy_Euromine project Structural Funds 2014 2020 and Europe 2020 Strategy_Euromine project Presentation Transcript

    • Structural Funds 2014-2020 andEurope 2020 StrategyMirko Podda Almadén – April 20131
    •  Europe 2020 strategy The key targets The horizontal regulation Principles of use of the funds The Common Strategic Framework Thematic Objectives The ERDF The ESF The EAFRD The Cohesion Fund2
    • Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year growth strategy which aim is toaddress the shortcomings of ourdevelopment model and to create theconditions for a different type of growth thatis: smarter more sustainable more inclusive3
    • Five key targets to achieve by the end of thedecade:1. Employment 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed2. Education Reducing the rates of early school leavingbelow 10% At least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completingthird level education4
    • 3. Research and Development – Innovation 3% of the EUs GDP to be invested in R&D4. Climate change and energy sustainability Greenhouse gas emissions 20% lower than1990 20% of energy from renewables 20% increase in energy efficiency5. Fighting poverty and social exclusion At least 20 million fewer people in or at riskof poverty and social exclusion5
    • In 2011 the European Commission haspresented with regard to the CohesionPolicy a general regulation (called thehorizontal regulation) for the Funds2014-2020 which sets out some generalprogramming criteria.6
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    • The principles underlying the proposal are: Strengthening of the partnership andmulti-level governance; Coordination of cohesion policy withthose of rural development and with otherEU policies; Definition of a limited number ofpriorities and key policies, with respectto which concentrate investments;8
    •  A particular focus on sustainabledevelopment which is a horizontalprinciple that covers all funds; Focus on results, which must be clearlylinked to the achievement of the targetsset in Europe 2020 strategy.9
    • The Common Strategic Framework hasbeen proposed by the European Commissionin March 2012. The CSF is intended by theEU as a tool that ensures: A coherent strategic planning for all thefunds; The achievement of the targets ofEurope 2020.10
    • Essential in the Horizontal Regulation is theenunciation of 11 thematic objectives thatderive from the three general priorities ofEurope 2020 (smart, sustainable andinclusive growth).These objectives are taken from the CommonStrategic Framework and represent thecornerstones of the EU Strategy for theStructural Funds 2014-2020.11
    • Europe 2020 priority: a smart growth1. Enhance research, technologicaldevelopment and innovation;2. Improve access, use and quality ofinformation and communicationtechnologies;3. Improve the competitiveness of SMEs andthe agricultural sector;12
    • Europe 2020 priority: a sustainable growth4. Support the transition towards a low-carboneconomy in all sectors5. Promote adaptation to climate change,prevention and risk management6. Protect the environment and promote theefficient use of resources7. Promote sustainable transport and removingbottlenecks in network infrastructure13
    • Europe 2020 priority: an inclusive growth8. Promote employment and supporting labormobility9. Promote social inclusion and combatingpoverty10. Invest in education, skills and lifelonglearning11. Improving institutional capacity and anefficient public administration14
    • The European Rural Development Fund willcontribute to all thematic objectives and willfocus on: The areas of investment linked to the context inwhich businesses operate (infrastructure,business services, business support, innovation,ICT and research); The provision of services to citizens in somesectors (energy, online services, education,infrastructure, health and social research,accessibility, quality of the environment).15
    • The European Social Fund will go through fourthematic objectives: employment and labor mobility; education, skills and lifelong learning; social inclusion and the fight against poverty; the strengthening of administrative capacity (withlimited possibilities for the more developedregions); Other thematic objectives, aiming to build theskills necessary for implementation of its actions.16
    • The European Agricultural Fund for RuralDevelopment will be based on six specificpriorities and will operate as a complement tothe ERDF and ESF in terms of: Sector (agriculture and forestry) and Territorial (the EAFRD will be responsible forcertain actions in the marginal and rural areas).To the EAFRD, the Commission also assigns animportant role in achieving the Europe 2020environmental objectives.17
    • The Cohesion Fund is aimed at reducingdiscrepancies of economic, social and territorialnature.Investment priorities: Major environmental and transport infrastructures.In conjunction with the ESF and the ERDF, theCohesion Fund contributes to accelerate growth andemployment, encouraging investment in people andphysical resources within the Convergence Objectiveregions.18
    •  http://ec.europa.eu/ http://www.focuseurope.org/sito/Thank you for your attention19