Lisbon Strategy Within Multiscalar Frame RomeiroP

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Lisbon Strategy Within Multiscalar Frame RomeiroP

  1. 1. ssasas CCHS - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain) ssasas Universidade do Porto (Portugal) PLACING LISBON STRATEGY'S OBJECTIVES WITHIN A MULTISCALAR FRAME Patrícia ROMEIRO Annual Conference Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 6th - 8th April 2009 Fellowship from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Ministério da Ciência e Ensino Superior (Portugal)
  2. 2. CONTEXT EU External challenges • Globalization ( movement of goods, persons and information) • Communication Revolution (ICT democratization ) • Knowledge Based Society (and economy) EU Internal challenges • Economic Performance (USA .. China, India …diverging trends) • European Social Model (Ageing) • EU Enlargement (negotiations) LISBON STRATEGY
  3. 3. PRELIMINARY REMARKS AND TABLE OF CONTENTS MAIN QUESTION How the Lisbon Strategy is being coordinated/developed at the different geographical scales? PERSPECTIVE Multiscalar framework (from EU to sub-national level - Basque Country:Bilbao – an implementation best practice ) STRUCTURE 1. Lisbon Strategy: from 2000 to 2005 2. Lisbon Strategy, a multilevel governance? 3. Lisbon Strategy implementation from the EU to Bilbao: ICT focus 4. Main conclusions and recommendations
  4. 4. 1. Lisbon Strategy: from 2000 to 2005 What kind of delivery? “one size fits all” development strategies … ineffective in an integrated, globalized world (Pike et al, 2006) OPEN METHOD OF COORDINATION A mean to reconciling pursuit of European objectives with respect for national diversity and subsidiary through iterative benchmarking of progress against common indicators (EC, 2000) . i) General guidelines ii) Quantitative and qualitative indicators and benchmarks iii) European guidelines adaptation into national and regional policies iv) Periodic monitoring, evaluation and peer review (EC, 2000)
  5. 5. 1. (Cont.) • 3% growth rate Lisbon (2000) • 70 % employment rate (50% women workers, 50 % for older workers) • 3 % of GDP in R&D Mixed results … but obvious delays (Kok, 2004; EC, 2005) Lisbon Strategy "re-launch“ (2005) Key elements More focus (rigorous objectives´ prioritization) Growth and jobs Simplification Objectives and procedures More mobilization of all the actors involved A renewed partnership
  6. 6. 2. Lisbon Strategy, a multilevel governance? European Council European Commission Member States Guide the process Partnership (clear responsibilities, maximising synergies) Stronger Develop policy and Implement reforms ensure implementation Member States level National Reform Plan Integrated Guidelines (24) (NRP) “where messages can be tuned to national concerns and national debates” Community Lisbon programme (regulatory actions, financing (COM, 2005) Mr/Ms Lisbon actions and policy development) Permanent Lisbon Unit Annual Monitoring … Define New Priorities Annual Progress Report Implementation Report Country Recomendations (structural indicators) (structural indicators)
  7. 7. 2. (Cont.) Political Sinergy Priorities innovation and creativity European Union dimension business environment Member States dimension caring for people Regional dimension (?) caring for the environment
  8. 8. 2. (Cont.) Member States “must involve all those with a stake in Europe’s success – national parliaments, the regions, cities and rural communities, as well as civil society” (COM, 2005) …. nevertheless All the EU reports mention the lack of regional implication (EC, COM) Regions …. key contribution to the Lisbon Strategy's implementation • Efficacy and efficiency of delivery (highlighted by the EU) • Some Guidelines are related to regions´ competence • Way to mobilize local actors
  9. 9. 3. Lisbon Strategy implementation from the EU to Bilbao: ICT focus EU Spain Basque Country A good implementation practice! Bilbao
  10. 10. 3. (Cont.) EU Guidelines in the Spanish NRP EU Guidelines 7 Pillars Measures
  11. 11. 3. (Cont.) Lisbon Strategy (24 Guidelines) Basque Country Spain Regional Lisbon Strategy Plan, Coordinator and Coordinator Coordination Unit Regional Reform Plan 2006-2009
  12. 12. 3. (Cont.) EU Spain Basque Country Guid.7. To increase and improve investment in R&D Guid.8. To facilitate PILLAR 4: The R&D&i Strategy all forms of innovation Guid.9. To facilitate the spread and effective use of ICT and build a fully Program: INGENIO 2010 Plan: inclusive information PESI 2010: Digital society Sub-Programs/Plans: Agenda to the Basque • CÉNIT Country • CONSOLIDER i2010 (Information Society) • AVANZ@ 3 actions: Innovation: •Inclusion •Better public services •Companies •Quality of life •eGovernment
  13. 13. (Cont.) PESI 2010: Digital Agenda to the Basque Country Initiatives Programs Bilbao •Local Digital Agendas Institutional •International leadership related Digital to Local Digital Agendas Agenda •eGovernment 2007-2012
  14. 14. (Cont.) Digital Agenda, Bilbao 2012 Main areas 1. Public services (@Government) 2. Public space 3. Infrastructures and regulations 4. Organizations (training) 5. ICT sector promotion 6. Diffusion 7. Strategic partnerships 8. Cooperation 9. Internal management •Objectives improvements •Target group Local •Promoters Benchmarking = 40 actions •Other participants •Timing
  15. 15. (Cont.) Some projects 2008 1. Public services (eGovernment) New administrative services on-line and information www.bilbao.net (1st Council Transparency Award) Services catalogue on demand (website, by e-mail or mobile mensajes) Simultaneous translation web service in all administrative offices (immigrant population) ONA card (integrated electronic card for citizen services) 2. Public space “Bilbao 39.net” (free wi-fi spaces ): 12 new zones (target= 39) (…)
  16. 16. (Cont.) Projects INDICATORS Main areas
  17. 17. 4. MAIN CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMENDATIONS From 2000 to 2009 … focusing objectives and improving process (Lisbon Strategy as a political experimentalism - OMC) Lack of coordination and communication in the Lisbon process (among the different geographical scales) Regions play a vital role to support and engage citizens and stakeholders to the Lisbon Process (Universities, companies, etc.) Spain – concern to integrate different actors form the beginning (Regions) … but …unequal regions` participation in L.S. delivery (performances) Digital Agenda Bilbao 2012 (ICT) a good practice of multiscale Lisbon Strategy implementation
  18. 18. 4. (Cont.) Lisbon Strategy must focus more in a multiscalar approach (lessons provided by other EU action programs: RIS, RITT, etc.) Improve administrative mechanisms to enable effective participation by regional/local authorities and regional benchmarking Lisbon Strategy post-2010 under discussion … important to bear in mind that it is necessary to communicate the project and engage organizations/citizens (all EU citizens/organizations need to “fall in love with Lisbon”).
  19. 19. Annual Conference Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 6th - 8th April 2009 Thank you for your attention! Patrícia ROMEIRO (patricia.romeiro@cchs.csic.es) PhD student at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain) and University of Oporto (Portugal)

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