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    European Structural Funds European Structural Funds Presentation Transcript

    • Social Inclusion & Tackling Poverty inEuropean Structural Funds: 2014-2020Eleanor WarleyWelsh European Funding Office
    • What we’ll cover • Social Inclusion & Tackling Poverty in EU Structural Funds, considering: • Current programmes • European Commission proposals for future EU programmes • Wales’ preparations for future programmesEwrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Social Inclusion / Tackling Poverty in Current Programmes • ESF Programme focused on: • Tackling Unemployment / Inactivity • Increasing Skills • Example Projects: WCVA Gateway, JCP Want to Work • ERDF Programme focused on economic growth, including: • Support for social enterprises & credit unions • Promoting digital inclusionEwrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • EU Programme Proposals To achieve Europe 2020 goals Commission is proposing : • Closer integration of funds (ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF). • New, more directive, ‘architecture’ – Common Strategic Framework; Partnership Agreement; Operational Programmes. • Stronger focus on performance/results • Use of stronger (contractual) conditions / incentives. • Social Inclusion & Combating Poverty – a key part of the Partnership AgreementEwrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Investment Focus: ESF ESF draft regulations are focused on Europe 2020 goals: • Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility • Investing in education, skills and life-long learning • Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty – min. 20% of ESF • Enhancing institutional capacity and efficient public administration • Greater emphasis on fighting youth unemployment • Strengthened provision for transnational co-operation, social innovation, gender equality and equal opportunities.Ewrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Planning for new programmes • Qualification – likely but still not 100% certain • Amounts – awaiting confirmation of EU budget • Planning in partnershipEwrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Welsh Government Guiding Principles • Creation of sustainable jobs and growth: facilitating role of business. • Balance between greater thematic concentration and more effective spatial targeting- essentially greater concentration in fewer geographic areas- to maximise impact. • Alignment of programmes with relevant Welsh Government strategies and policies. • Contribution to a transformational impact on the Welsh economy. • Ensure sustainability of future investments: clear exit strategies, takes account of role of private sector, building social resilience etc. • Demonstrate clear added value and based on sound evidence.Ewrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Future Priorities • Informed by partnership engagement, Ministerial priorities • Education, Skills and lifelong learning. • Research and Innovation. • Helping people into Work. • Sustainable transport and network infrastructure. • SME Competitiveness. • Sustainable ( renewable) energy and energy efficiency. • Access to and exploitation of the digital economy.Ewrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Social Inclusion & Tackling Poverty • Built into the ESF with a clear link to employability and increasing skills – both of which are key to tackling poverty. • Early thoughts include: • Focusing on furthest from the labour market, workless households • Ensuring people gain essential skills and are digitally included • Targeted early years provision to prevent skills / employability gaps in later life • Scope within other funds – ERDF, EAFRD, EMFF - to support social inclusion / tackle poverty – emphasis on inclusive economic growth and employment • Development in detail will take place during summer 2012 – consultation on draft programmes in late 2012.Ewrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • EU Negotiation of Budget / Regulations Planning Timescales Publish draft Publish Agreement regulations & draft of Financial draft financial Common Perspective perspective Strategic and budget Agreement of Structural (2014-2020?) Framework Negotiations allocations Fund Regulations 2011 2012 2013 2014 First meeting Early Detailed Public Negotiation of Begin of Post-2013 programme programme consultation Operational programme Partnership development development on draft Programmes implementation Forum & consultation documents Establish workstreams WEFO key stages / milestonesEwrop & Chymru: Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Buddsoddi yn eichDyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Europe and Wales: Investing in your future
    • Thank you. Contact us on:E-mail: WEFO-Post2013Programmes@wales.gsi.gov.ukWebsite: www.wefo.wales.gov.ukTwitter: www.twitter.com/wefowales orwww.twitter.com/wefocymru