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Welcome!EU-Funding for Cities and Urban Spaces                Urban Expert                Nils Scheffler                sc...
ContentA. Presentation   1.   Allocation of EU Funds   2.   EU Funding Programs           INTERREG IV (Attractive and comp...
Opportunities through EU programs•    Additional funds.•    Special attention.•    Eased contact to higher decision levels...
Systematic of allocation of EU funds                   EU Funds  EU funding programs (OP)          EU Level             Na...
EU-program: INTERREG IV     Attractive and competitive cities and regions              INTERREG IV A             INTERREG ...
EU-program: INTERREG IV     Attractive and competitive cities and regions             INTERREG IV A       INTERREG IV B   ...
EU-program: INTERREG IV     Attractive and competitive cities and regions               INTERREG IV A           INTERREG I...
EU-program: URBACT II     Sustainable urban developmentObjective             Support exchange and learning between cities ...
EU-program: Europe for citizens     Active European citizenshipObjective         Encourage cities and citizens to become a...
EU-program: Europe for citizens     Active citizens for EuropeObjective             Bring cities and citizens across Europ...
EU-program: Europe for citizens     Active citizens for Europe                      Town twinning thematic             Tow...
EU-program: Civitas plus     Sustainable, clean urban transport systemObjective             Support and evaluate the imple...
EU-program: Intelligent Energy     Saving energy, use of renewable energy sourcesObjective         Boost actions to       ...
EU-program: Intelligent Energy     Saving energy, use of renewable energy sourcesEligible applicants   Any private or publ...
EU-program: Life +     Environmental and nature conservationObjective         Contribute to the implementation, updating a...
EU-program: Life +     Environment Policy and GovernanceObjective             Support technological projects that offer si...
EU-program: Life +     Environment Policy and GovernanceFinances              ∅ 2 Mio. € per projectDuration              ...
ConclusionWhen ‘hunting’ for EU programs. Be clear about• What activities you are looking for, e.g.    • Exchange of exper...
Questions?                  Urban Expert                  Nils Scheffler                  scheffler@urbanexpert.net       ...
EU-program: INTERREG IV ACross-border cooperation: Program areas                                 NECE: Cities and Urban Sp...
EU-program: INTERREG IV BTransnational cooperation: Program areas                                 NECE: Cities and Urban S...
EU-program: INTERREG IV BTransnational cooperation: Program areas                                 NECE: Cities and Urban S...
EU-program: INTERREG IV CInterregional cooperation: Program area                                  NECE: Cities and Urban S...
EU-program: URBACT IISustainable urban development: Program area                                NECE: Cities and Urban Spa...
EU-program: Civitas plusSustainable urban transport system: Program area                                 NECE: Cities and ...
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EU-Funding for Cities and Urban Spaces (NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09.2010)

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EU-Funding for Cities and Urban Spaces (NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09.2010)

  1. 1. Welcome!EU-Funding for Cities and Urban Spaces Urban Expert Nils Scheffler scheffler@urbanexpert.net NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 1 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  2. 2. ContentA. Presentation 1. Allocation of EU Funds 2. EU Funding Programs INTERREG IV (Attractive and competitive cities and regions) URBACT II (Sustainable urban development) Active European citizenship (Involvement of citizens) Civitas plus (Sustainable, clean urban transport system) Intelligent Energy (Saving energy, renewable energy sources) Life + (Environmental and nature conservation) Community development fund for Czech RepublicB. Open Discussion NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 2 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  3. 3. Opportunities through EU programs• Additional funds.• Special attention.• Eased contact to higher decision levels / networking beyond the project.• Broadened personal experience and knowledge through exchange of experience.• New solutions and ideas.Supporting you in your personal field of work, improving your professional capacity. NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 3 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  4. 4. Systematic of allocation of EU funds EU Funds EU funding programs (OP) EU Level National funding programs (OP) EU Member States Regional funding programs (OP) Regional Level Cities NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 4 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  5. 5. EU-program: INTERREG IV Attractive and competitive cities and regions INTERREG IV A INTERREG IV B INTERREG IV C cross-border transnational interregionalObjective Bring adjacent cross- Promote sustainable, Improve effectiveness of border regions closer balanced development regional and local together. across the EU. policies.Eligible Entrepreneurial, Innovation Innovation andtopics tourism, cultural knowledge economy initiatives Natural and cultural Environment Environment and Risk heritage Prevention Natural hazards Access to transport Accessibility Urban-rural relations Sustainable urban Common use of environment infrastructure NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 5 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  6. 6. EU-program: INTERREG IV Attractive and competitive cities and regions INTERREG IV A INTERREG IV B INTERREG IV C cross-border transnational interregionalEligible public body public body public bodyapplicants body governed by body governed by body governed by public law public law public law NGO NGO sometimes private sometimes private partners partners research institutions, universitiesFinances ∅ 1 Mio. € per ∅ 2-2,5 Mio. € per ∅ 1,75 Mio. € per project project projectDuration 2-3 years 2-3 years 2-3 yearsCo- 50%-85% 50%-85% 75%-85%financing NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 6 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  7. 7. EU-program: INTERREG IV Attractive and competitive cities and regions INTERREG IV A INTERREG IV B INTERREG IV C cross-border transnational interregionalMain min. 2 partners from min. partners from 2- min. partners from 3requirements different EU 3 countries countries (2 min. of countries EU) (sometimes 3 partners)Further http://ec.europa.eu/r http://ec.europa.eu/re http://www.interreg4c.information egional_policy/coop gional_policy/atlas20 eu eration/crossborder/i 07/transnational/inde ndex_en.htm x_en.htm NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 7 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  8. 8. EU-program: URBACT II Sustainable urban developmentObjective Support exchange and learning between cities to promote sustainable urban development.Eligible topics Active inclusion Cultural heritage and city development Disadvantaged neighbourhoods Human capital and entrepreneurship Innovation and creativity Low Carbon Urban Environments Metropolitan Governance Port Cities Quality sustainable livingEligible applicants Local, regional and national authorities research institutions, universitiesFinances € 300,000 - € 710,000 per projectDuration 2-3 yearsCo-financing 70% - 80%Main requirements min. 8 partners from 3 EU countries; max. 12 partners.Further information www.urbact.eu NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 8 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  9. 9. EU-program: Europe for citizens Active European citizenshipObjective Encourage cities and citizens to become actively involved in the process of European integration; Empower cities and citizens to develop a sense of European identity and mutual understanding between Europeans.Eligible topics Active citizens for Europe Active civil society in Europe Together for Europe Active European remembrance NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 9 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  10. 10. EU-program: Europe for citizens Active citizens for EuropeObjective Bring cities and citizens across Europe together to share and exchange experience, opinions and values, enhance people’s participation in the political process.Eligible topics Town twinning thematic networks Town twinning citizens’ meetingsEligible applicants Town twinning thematic Town twinning citizens’ networks meetings Local and regional authorities Municipalities Federation and association of local authorities NGO NGO twinning committee representing local authority NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 10 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  11. 11. EU-program: Europe for citizens Active citizens for Europe Town twinning thematic Town twinning citizens’ networks meetingsFinances 10.000-150.000 € per project. max. 22.000 € per project; 40.000 € per project if at least 10 towns participateDuration max. 2 years; max. duration of max. duration of meeting: 21 event: 21 days daysCo-financing fixed rates per activity fixed rates per activityMain requirements min. 2 municipalities linked by municipalities from min. 2 twinning agreement or are countries, 1 min. of EU engaged to prepare min. 25 invited participants, municipalities from min. 4 with at least 5 from each countries, 1 min. of EU. invited municipality min. 3 events per project min. 30 invited participantsFurther information http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.php http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.htm NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 11 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  12. 12. EU-program: Civitas plus Sustainable, clean urban transport systemObjective Support and evaluate the implementation of integrated sustainable and energy efficient urban transport measures.Eligible topics Alternative fuels, energy efficient vehicles Collective transport and integration modes Demand management strategies Mobility management Safety and security Less car dependent lifestyles New concepts for goods distribution Innovative telematics systemsEligible applicants Local authorities public transport operators and public agencies.Finances ∅ per project (investments)Duration Funding durationCo-financing 50%-100%Main requirements 1 partner or teamed-up organisations that have not been/are involved in CIVITAS projects. NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./Further information http://www.civitas-initiative.org 01.10.2010 I Page 12 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  13. 13. EU-program: Intelligent Energy Saving energy, use of renewable energy sourcesObjective Boost actions to foster energy efficiency and rational use of energy resources, promote renewable energy sources and support diversification of energy sources, promote energy efficiency and use of new and renewable energy sources in transport.Eligible topics Energy efficiency Integrated initiatives Buildings Bio business Industry Energy services Products Intelligent energy education Renewable energy sources Product standards Electricity European networking for Biofuels local action Heating and cooling Combined heat and power Domestic and other small-scale Sustainable energy applications communities Energy in transport Creation of local and regional Alternative fuels and clean energy agencies vehicles NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ Energy-efficient transport 01.10.2010 I Page 13 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  14. 14. EU-program: Intelligent Energy Saving energy, use of renewable energy sourcesEligible applicants Any private or public organisationFinances ∅ 1 Mio. € per project; € 500,000 - € 2,5 Mio. € per project#Duration 2-3 yearsCo-financing 75%Main requirements min. 3 partners from 3 countriesFurther information http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/ NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 14 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  15. 15. EU-program: Life + Environmental and nature conservationObjective Contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value.Eligible topics Nature and Biodiversity Environment Policy and Governance LIFE+ Information and Communication NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 15 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  16. 16. EU-program: Life + Environment Policy and GovernanceObjective Support technological projects that offer significant environmental benefits,. Help projects that improve the implementation of EU environmental legislation, Help projects that build environmental policy knowledge base, Help projects that develop environmental information sources through monitoring.Eligible projects Climate change, Environment and health, Water, Natural resources and waste, Air, Forests, Soil, Innovation, Urban environment, Strategic approaches, Noise, Governance, NGOEligible applicants public bodies, actors or institutions private bodies, actors or institutions NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 16 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  17. 17. EU-program: Life + Environment Policy and GovernanceFinances ∅ 2 Mio. € per projectDuration 2-5 yearsCo-financing 50%Main requirements min. 1 partnersFurther information http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/index.htm NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 17 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  18. 18. ConclusionWhen ‘hunting’ for EU programs. Be clear about• What activities you are looking for, e.g. • Exchange of experience • Development of pilot project • Investment.• Which concrete problem / issue you want to tackle.• Amount of funds needed for the project.• Get external support when you are a freshman. NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 18 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  19. 19. Questions? Urban Expert Nils Scheffler scheffler@urbanexpert.net NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 19 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  20. 20. EU-program: INTERREG IV ACross-border cooperation: Program areas NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 20 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  21. 21. EU-program: INTERREG IV BTransnational cooperation: Program areas NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 21 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  22. 22. EU-program: INTERREG IV BTransnational cooperation: Program areas NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 22 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  23. 23. EU-program: INTERREG IV CInterregional cooperation: Program area NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 23 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  24. 24. EU-program: URBACT IISustainable urban development: Program area NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 24 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net
  25. 25. EU-program: Civitas plusSustainable urban transport system: Program area NECE: Cities and Urban Spaces | Trieste | 30.09./ 01.10.2010 I Page 25 I scheffler@urbanexpert.net

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