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    Estonia's investment needs in 2014-2020 (24-05-2013) Estonia's investment needs in 2014-2020 (24-05-2013) Presentation Transcript

    • Estonias investment needs in2014-2020Commission Services analysis24.05.2013, Tallinn
    • Content:I. Background and timetableII. Common strategic framework, Partnership Agreement andprogrammesIII. Economic situation and challengesIV. European Semester 2012-Recommendations for EstoniaV. Funding prioritiesVI. Succes factorsContent - Slide 2/27
    • BackgroundCommissions analysis brought together in PositionPaper for negotiations of the 2014-2020 EuropeanStructural and Investment FundsPro-active approach: early stage information onCommission services position on 2014-20 priorities toMember StatesFramework for dialogue between Commission servicesand Member StatesCloser alignment with EU2020 strategy and CountrySpecific Recommendations (National ReformProgrammes)I. Background and timetable - Slide 3/27
    •  ESIF - stimulating smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in order toachieve EU2020 objectives Concentrate future EU spending on priority areas Prioritisation and orientation of results (e.g. ex-ante conditionalities) The macro-regional strategy for the Baltic area – integral part ofprogramming for the next periodI. Background and timetable - Slide 4/27
    • TimetableInformaldialogue withall MemberStatesI. Background and timetable - Slide 5/27
    • THE COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD, EMFFTHE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD, EMFFNational level Rural developmentprogrammes(EAFRD)EU levelNational levelOperational Programmesfor ERDF, ESF, CF(can be 1 multifund OP)OperationalProgrammes for(EMFF)II. Common strategic framework, Partnership Agreement and programmes - Slide 6/27
    • Economic situation in EstoniaIII. Economic situation and challanges - Slide 7/27
    • Europe 2020 headline targets for EstoniaEurope 2020 headline targets Current situation in Estonia National 2020 target in the NRP3% of EUs GDP to be invested in researchand development1.42 % of GDP in 2009, 1.63 % in 2010(0.81 % public, 0.82 % private)3 %20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissionsreduction compared to 1990+6 % non-ETS emissions (2010 compared to2005). Based on current policies, it could reach+12 % in 2020, compared to 2005+11 %(nationally binding target for non-ETSsectors compared to 2005)20% of energy from renewables 23 % in 2009, 24 % in 2010 (Eurostat) 25 % in 2020 (RES Directive target)20% increase in energy efficiency GIC = 6.07 Mtoe (2010) (Final EnergyConsumption = 2.90 Mtoe in 2010)Primary Energy Savings = 0.75 Mtoe(Final Energy Consumption = 2.90 in 2020)75% of the population aged 20-64 should beemployed66.4 % in 2010, 70.1 % in 2011 76 %Reducing early school leaving to less than10%13.9% in 2009, 11.6% in 2010, 10.9% in20119.5 %At least 40% of 30-34 years old completingtertiary or equivalent education35.9 % in 2009, 40 % in 2010 40 %Reducing the number of people at risk ofpoverty or exclusion by at least 20 million inthe EU (compared with 2008 levels)17.5 % in 2010, 58 000 people in 2009 15 %III. Economic situation and challanges - Slide 8/27
    • Challenges for Estonia IInsufficient participation of private sector inresearch and innovation and inadequatecompetitiveness of SMEs•1.63% of GDP on R&D (0.82% private)•Fragmented R&I system, lack of focus•Only a fraction of companies innovate•Business-academia co-operation not strong enough•Improvements in competitiveness required to fosterexportsIII. Economic situation and challenges - Slide 9/27
    • Challenges for Estonia IIInsufficient infrastructure endowment•Missing north-south infrastructure•Inadequate quality of road and rail•Lacking intermodal connection points and integratedsystems•Interoperability of transport systems and hubs•Outdated energy distribution networkIII. Economic situation and chellanges - Slide 10/27
    • Challenges for Estonia IIISkills mismatch, high unemployment of vulnerable groupsand low-skilled people, varying capacity of localgovernments in providing public services•Decreasing population =>insufficient labour supply in longer term•High youth unemployment•Increasing long-term unemployment•Skills mismatch and lack of skilled labour force•Low participation rate in lifelong learning, in particular for low-skilled andolder people•Low coverage of ALMP measures => low effectiveness of ALMP•Varying capacity of local governments in providing public servicesIII. Economic situation and challenges - Slide 11/27
    • Challenges for Estonia IVHigh energy intensity and gaps in relation to EUenvironmental targets•Low energy efficiency performance at sector level•Only 0.2% of energy in transport from RES, shift frompublic transport to private cars•Gaps in compliance with water and waste directives•Biodiversity and sustainable use of marine resourcesIII. Economic situation and challenges - Slide 12/27
    • European Semester 2012recommendations for Estonia1. Preserve a sound fiscal position by implementingbudgetary plans as envisaged, ensuring achievement of theMTO by 2013 at the latest, and compliance with theexpenditure benchmark. Complement the planned budgetrule with more binding multi-annual expenditure ruleswithin the medium-term budgetary framework, continueenhancing the efficiency of public spending andimplementing measures to improve tax compliance.IV. European Semester 2012 – Recommendations for Estonia - Slide 13/27
    • European Semester 2012recommendations for Estonia2. Improve incentives to work by streamlining thesocial benefits system and increasing flexibility in theallocation of disability, unemployment and parentalbenefits, while ensuring adequate social protection.Improve delivery of social services, while bettertargeting family and parental benefits and removingdistortionary income tax exemptions related tochildren. Increase the participation of the young andthe long-term unemployed in the labour market.IV. European Semester 2012 – Recommendations for Estonia - Slide 14/27
    • European Semester 2012recommendations for Estonia3. Link training and education more effectively tothe needs of the labour market, and enhancecooperation between businesses and academia.Increase opportunities for low-skilled workers toimprove their access to lifelong learning. Fosterprioritisation and internationalisation of theresearch and innovation systems.IV. European Semester 2012 – Recommendations for Estonia - Slide 15/27
    • European Semester 2012recommendations for Estonia4. Improve energy efficiency, in particular inbuildings and transport, and strengthenenvironmental incentives concerning vehicles andwaste, including by considering incentives such asthe taxation of vehicles. Foster renewable energyuse, including through upgraded infrastructure andlegislation. Continue the development of cross-border connections to end relative market isolation.IV. European Semester 2012 – Recommendations for Estonia - Slide 16/27
    • European Semester 2012recommendations for Estonia5. Enhance fiscal sustainability of municipalitieswhile improving efficiency of local governmentsand ensure effective service provision, notablythrough stronger incentives for the merger of orincreased cooperation between municipalities.Relevant reform proposals should be put in placewithin a reasonable timeframe.IV. European Semester 2012 – Recommendations for Estonia - Slide 17/27
    • Funding priorities1) Strengthening private research and creating aninnovation-friendly business environment2) Upgrading infrastructure3) Skilled labour force, better education, highemployment and inclusive society4) Environment-friendly and resource-efficienteconomyThere is no ranking in the presentation of the fundingprioritiesV. Funding priorities - Slide 18/27
    • Strengthening private research andcreating an innovation-friendlybusiness environment (1)• Foster prioritisation and internationalisation of R&I systems• Develop R&I strategy for smart specialisation• Identify the knowledge-intensive sectors on which toconcentrate public resources• Optimise benefits of cooperation• Current relative level of CSF investments is proposed to bemaintained, private investment should increaseV. Funding priorities - Slide 19/27
    • Strengthening private research andcreating an innovation-friendlybusiness environment (2)• Enhance private research, development andinnovation activities• Match transnational, national and regional R&Iprovision to business demand• Strengthen SMEs competitiveness and facilitate theiraccess to finance and internationalisation, includingin agriculture and fisheriesV. Funding priorities - Slide 20/27
    • Upgrading infrastructure• Provision of key transport and energy links reducesisolation and boosts the economy• Current level of CSF investments in this funding areais proposed to be maintained• Improve essential transport links, including movingahead with the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, a key railwayproject to implement the EU Strategy for Baltic SeaRegion• Develop energy distribution networksV. Funding priorities - Slide 21/27
    • Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility• Access to employment for job-seekers and inactive people• Support to self-employment, entrepreneurship and businesscreation• Active and healthy ageingEnhancing access to affordable, sustainable and high-qualityservices, including health care and social services of generinterestV. Funding priorities - Slide 22/27Skilled labour force, better education, highemployment and inclusive society (1)
    • Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning• Reducing early school-leaving and promoting good qualityeducation• Enhancing access to lifelong learning (LLL), upgrading the skillsand competences of the workforce and increasing the labourmarket relevance of education and training systems.• Improving the quality, efficiency and openness of tertiary andequivalent education with a view to increasing participation andattainment levels• Developing education and training infrastructure as regards pre-school facilities and the secondary education sector restructuringV. Funding priorities - Slide 23/27Skilled labour force, better education, highemployment and inclusive society (2)
    • Enhancing institutional capacity and ensuring anefficient public administrationInvestment in institutional capacity and in the efficiency of publicadministrations and public services with a view to reforms, better regulationand good governance• Increase the capacity of local governments to provide high-quality publicservices and create incentives for closer cooperation in provision of publicservices, in particular social and educational services.• Strengthen the capacity to formulate policy and to make use of regulatorytools to improve the business environment through a consistent use ofimpact assessments, better involvement of stakeholders, administrativesimplification and reduction of burden on businesses, increased use of ICTto support the regulatory reform.V. Funding priorities - Slide 24/27Skilled labour force, better education, highemployment and inclusive society (3)
    • • Shift to an energy efficient, low-carbon economy• Address the remaining gaps in the compliance withthe acquis and the binding EU targets in the field ofenvironment (transport related air pollution, wastehierarchy, waste water, drinking water)• Further environmental protection in agricultural,fisheries and maritime sectorsEnvironment-friendly and resource-efficient economyV. Funding priorities - Slide 25/27
    • Success factors Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherent approach Targeted actions with measurable impacts, concentration Cooperation across regions, funds & strategies Ex-ante conditionalities, e.g.• R&I strategy for smart specialisation• National transport plan• Strategic plan for aquaculture; data collection forfisheries management and the implementation of aUnion control, inspection and enforcement system.VI. Succes factors - Slide 26/27
    • •Thank you!