SCIE Forum - Interreg


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Paula MacLachlan is the national contact point for Interreg in the UK and provided the SCIE Forum with an overview of the types of projects that Interreg funds

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  • Relatively: high GDP high employment rates skilled labour patent applications High levels of industrialisation and economic activity Development pressure Transport density Connectivity and environment problems
  • Also ITN Also P1 – ENEVATE C2C business SIGNATURE P2 - Sustation Enalage Soon: Last Mile WEASTFLOWS (Strategic Initiative) Strengthening the development of sustainable connectivity on NWE for freight and logistics with the support of ICT innovative solutions. . The project aims to develop a transport capacity of a large part of the NWE territorial area and has thus a huge potential economic impact for the entire NWE region The partnership involves many different sectors: regional public authorities, research institutions, universities and private enterprises which bring specific expert knowledge The project can also be seen as a platform for the development of innovative ICT management systems for real life freight operational demonstration. UK main partner = IfS - Thames Gateway Institute for Sustainability 22 other partners form ports, private sector, research institutes, regional / local development agencies Budget = 1,293,050.00 euro Improve transport under utilization etc. – corridor development – last mile principle GAPS: Waste Hazard and risk management (except flood) Maritime safety and marine environment Soil, air and noise pollution By-pass effect of HST and feedering Economic potential of air and port gateways ICT to reduce the need to travel
  • SCIE Forum - Interreg

    1. 1. <ul><li>INTERREG North West Europe </li></ul><ul><li>SCIE Forum, 1 st February 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Supply Chains and Logistics </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Third Structural Funds Objective (2.5% of budget) </li></ul><ul><li>European Territorial Co-operation </li></ul><ul><li>ERDF funding </li></ul><ul><li>79 co-operation zones (this area is in 5!) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently on 4 th period of Interreg programmes (Interreg IV) </li></ul><ul><li>50% grant rate </li></ul>What is INTERREG?
    3. 3. The Interreg 'family'
    4. 4. Interreg IVB programme areas; the 13 'zones'
    5. 5. What is Transnational Co-operation ? <ul><li>A transnational issue is a challenge which goes beyond national borders, for which, by its very nature, a satisfactory solution cannot be found at national, regional or local level without co-operation with partners in other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Added value: </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient and innovative solutions for common problems </li></ul><ul><li>Access to knowledge and hard won experience </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in exchange networks </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your organisation’s profile </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of significant budget </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>1 Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>2 UK </li></ul><ul><li>3 Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Luxembourg </li></ul><ul><li>5 Switzerland* </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of </li></ul><ul><li>6 France </li></ul><ul><li>7 Germany </li></ul><ul><li>8 Netherlands </li></ul>Interreg NW Europe; 8 Countries
    7. 7. Cooperation area Characteristics <ul><li>21% of the EU territory </li></ul><ul><li>180 million inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>39,5% of the EU population </li></ul><ul><li>307 inhabitants/km2 (that's high!) </li></ul><ul><li>75% of the population lives in densely populated, urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of industrialisation & economic activity </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity problems & issues </li></ul>
    8. 8. Interreg IVB NWE priorities: 2007-13 Developing the NWE knowledge-based economy by capitalising on our capacity for innovation Priority 1 - €89.3m: €37.9 left Sustainable management of natural resources and of natural and technological risks Priority 2 - €86.9m; €10.1 left Improving connectivity in NWE by promoting intelligent and sustainable transport and ICT solutions Priority 3 - €89.3m; €34.1 left Promoting strong and prosperous communities at transnational level Priority 4 - €68.5m; €27.1 left
    9. 9. Objective 3.1 To manage transport growth; optimising the capacity of existing(unimodal) freight and passenger transport infrastructure Objective 3.2 To support effective innovative multi-modal strategic actions and inter operable transport systems Objective 3.3 To develop innovative approaches to the use of ICT in order to improve connectivity, reducing the need to travel and replacing physical mobility through virtual activity for both passenger mobility and freight transport Priority 3: Connectivity
    10. 10. Weastflows – sustainable freight east-west across NW Europe Watertruck – flexible environmentally friendly push barge for freight on small waterways INLANAV – making small waterways more attractive CODE 24 – Unblocking bottlenecks on the Rotterdam to Genoa corridor InTrade – sustainable movement of freight inside ports SINTROPHER – tram train to link inaccessible areas to international rail and air hubs Priority 3: Examples
    11. 11. <ul><li>Visit the programme websites . Look at approved projects and project ideas (for similar interests and possible partners). Read the Operational Programme and Guidance Notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to regional networks and Come to a project development workshop: Luton 28 th February London mid July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Draft outline proposal and develop the partnership (we can help with this) </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have established a partnership - hold partnership meetings, first draft of application and then meet Programme Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Build support at local and national level </li></ul><ul><li>Allow plenty of time to develop project </li></ul>What to do next?
    12. 12. <ul><li>Discuss it with the Contact Point – Paula MacLachlan (NWE) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure strategic relevance, transnational added value and innovation is clear </li></ul><ul><li>Download application forms and Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise yourself with EC Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Have 4-6 partnership meetings: agree the Lead Partner, the project content, budget, comms and management </li></ul><ul><li>Attend JTS surgery and a further JTS meeting about 8 weeks before Call deadline </li></ul>The Proposal
    13. 13. <ul><li>Paula MacLachlan UK Contact Point – NWE programme </li></ul>Contact points and more information 0117 9441082 07810 056071 [email_address]
    14. 14. <ul><li>Jon Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>UK Contact Point – North Sea Programme </li></ul><ul><li>01259 781404 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: 0776 476 4773 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Contact points and more information