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1 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Cristina Bonafé Project Manager EU Funding for Energy: Intelligent Energy Programme AER TRAINING ACADEMY 13 June Brussels

2 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Outline of the presentation: 1.Valencian Region: 1.Facts and figures of growth and sustainability 2.20 years managing European Funds. 3.Relevant bodies in the energy field. 2.European partnerships as an instrument for added value. 3.Call for proposal. Intelligent Energy Programme. 4.Best Practices: path-to-res, IECsme 5.Pre-project proposals: Management of straw, bioethanol, Pawlonie.

3 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas The Region of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain and is part of the so-called Mediterranean Arch, an axis which has experienced one of the fastest economic growth rates in the European Union With 4,8 Millions of inhabitants, the population of the region accounts for 10.5 % of the total Spanish population In our Region, Spanish and Valencian are the co-official languages. 1.- VALENCIAN REGION : Facts and figures of growth and sustainability

4 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 1. VALENCIA REGION - 20 YEARS MANAGING EUROPEAN FUNDS Convergence towards the competitiveness objective: Before 2007 the Valencian Region was included in the former Objective 1. After January 2007 our Region was included in the Objective competitiveness and employment (formerly Obj. 2) The Valencian Region created in 2003 the Fundación Comunidad Valenciana - Región Europea to tackle this transition: Broker of partnerships and spreading results of projects at a European level. Activating main economic areas of our Region. Key source RENEWABLE ENERGIES.

5 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas A) Valencian Energy Agency 5 VALENCIAN REGION – RELEVANT BODIES IN THE ENERGY FIELD To reduce the energy final consumption in the Valencian Region in order to diminish the energy final intensity in the economic sectors. To reduce the energy primary consumption in the Valencian Region in order to diminish the ratio of total primary energy per GDP unit. To improve the competitiveness of the Valencian companies, diminishing its energetic costs by means of the introduction of the most efficient technologies. To reduce the energetic dependence of the Valencian Region. To reduce the environmental impact, using less pollutant energies in order to expire with the commitments acquired by European Union in the summit of Kyoto.

6 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas B) Energy Agency of La Ribera: The Agència Energètica de La Ribera is an autonomous organism of the Environmental Consortium of La Ribera. It is a SAVE Agency that is working from July Objectives: Objectives: - To establish in the region a culture of energy saving. - Use of endogenous energy resources. - Use of renewable energies, contributing to the sustainable development of the region 6

7 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas VALENCIA REGION – RELEVANT BODIES IN THE ENERGY FIELD C) Local Energy Agency Vila- Real The aim of this project,, is the creation of a Local Energy Agency to coordinate and promote the initiatives related with renewable energy sources (RES) and energy efficiency. The proposal will be applied in the areas of industry, construction, public buildings, urban transportation and the habits of domestic energy consumption. The project intends to cover a region that includes determined municipalities from La Plana de Castellón, which interact in the energy framework of the zone. The total budget for the creation of this body is euros, and will be financed for the European Commission. 7

8 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Declaration of Wels (Austria) – European Regions for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Valencian Region signature – March 2006

9 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas City of the Arts and Sciences Twenty-Seventh Session Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Valencia, November 2007 Adoption of the final draft of the Synthesis Report of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4 SYR) IPCC - Nobel Peace Prize 2007

10 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 2.- EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIPS: An instrument for added value Permanent structures for European partnerships A new instrument for the Valencian Region Public sector Regional and local administrations Public organizations Private sector Energy, saving banks, chambers of commerce, universities, pro associations Public Private Partnership (PPP) FCVRE Foundation Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea (created in 2003)

11 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea The Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea, created in November 2003, is a non-profit organization, based at the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels. The Foundation bases its work on the strategically tool Public Private Partnership. The Foundation was created with the purpose of helping the civil society in the transitional participation on European funding as the Valencian Region will be entering Competitiveness Objective into This entity facilitates the participation of the Valencian civil society, industrial groups, chambers of commerce, financial institutions, local development agencies, educational organizations (research and development institutions), and other stakeholders in European policies and projects.

12 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas A new instrument for the Valencian Region Regional Partnerships Methodology FCVRE Foundation Comunidad Valenciana Región Europea Networks Lisbon Regions network European Projects network nrg4SD ( regions for Sustainable Development ) CoR - Open Days European projects TAIEX

13 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the Institution Building unit of Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission.TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the Institution Building unit of Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission. TAIEX provides centrally managed short-term technical assistance in the field of approximation, application and enforcement of legislation, oriented to the acquis communautaire.TAIEX provides centrally managed short-term technical assistance in the field of approximation, application and enforcement of legislation, oriented to the acquis communautaire. TAIEX is an instrument addressed to public civil servants (including all level and sectors of public Administration and elected officials)TAIEX is an instrument addressed to public civil servants (including all level and sectors of public Administration and elected officials) Example of interregional cooperation. TAIEX program

14 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Services currently provided by TAIEX: Experts sent to a beneficiary country to advise on legislative acts and interpretation of the acquis, or to provide guidance on administrative arrangements for its implementation and enforcement. Study visits providing opportunities for officials of beneficiary countries. Seminars and Workshops to present and explain issues related to the acquis to a wider audience. Training to provide necessary technical skills to inspectors in administrations. Peer Reviews to refine strategies and target further assistance. Database and information products supplying and receiving uniform information on the acquis including the monitoring of the national legislation. Translation – guidance on the organisation of the translation of the communitary acquis.

15 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas We have organized several Study Visit to Valencian Region of RTP experts from new MS and Candidate States on different topics February 2006 Waste Management and Urban Planning 7-11 May 2007 Environment and Climate Change

16 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 1.Identification of open call for proposals or foreseen deadlines. 2.What do you need to know before stating? THE VALENCIAN REGION HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTING THIS METHODOLOGY IN LATEST CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN LIFE PROGRAMME, INTELLIGENT ENERGY FOR EUROPE, INTERREG,… 3. Call for proposal. Intelligent Energy Programme 3. Call for proposal. Intelligent Energy Programme

17 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 1.Identification of open call for proposals or foreseen deadlines. INTELLIGENT ENERGY FOR EUROPE 2008 Project implementation Call for proposals Evaluation of proposals Contract negotiation Deadline: 26th June 2008 December 2008 April 2009 Launched: 12th March 2008

18 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 2. What you need to know before starting? Adopt a strategy for EU funding Calls for proposals: Dont wait for the calls to be published. Identify clearly the strategy of your organisations, stakeholders, region…(key sectors, fields, skills that need to be developed…) Select strategic partners. Identify the most suitable funding schemes. Identify the role you are most likely to play in a consortium (coordinator, partner, work packages vs. internal resources) Networking: Become an evaluator (if possible) Join EU associations/networks/platforms Be present/exhibit at relevant conferences

19 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 2. What you need to know before starting? Develop your skills EU projects are very challenging. They require many skills: 1.Understand Business Needs/Society Needs 2.Understand EU Policy 3.European Partners/Network 4.Consortium Agreement 5. Understand EC Financial regulation and 6. Administration 7. Project Management Skills 8. Communication Skills (including Intercultural…)… Develop your skills and train your staff. It will help you develop your organisation far beyond EU projects.

20 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 2. What you need to know before starting? Many reasons to contact your National Contact Points 1)They have direct contact with the European Commission. 2)They can advance information on the work programme, provide analysis of results of previous calls, arrange meetings with EC officers… 3)They usually organise workshops on call attended by EC officials and in certain regions they support applicants with funding or free assistance for the proposal writing. 4)They can provide early indication of results at the evaluation stage (informal) 5)In general they can provide recommendations for proposal evaluation, committees, conferences…

21 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Planning your proposal – the critical path (valid for all kind of EU projects: CIP, FP7, Interreg…) 2. What you need to know before starting? GIVE DETAILED EXPLANATIONS IN YOUR PROPOSAL ! STARTING POINT: What is the existing situation ? What is the problem to be solved ? What has been done so far, and by whom ? Where do you come into the picture – and why ? WORK PACKAGES: What exactly do you propose to do ? RESULTS: What will be different when the project has ended ? When you have finished, how will anyone know that you have succeeded ? – monitor your impacts ! TARGET GROUP: Who do you need to influence / engage? IMPACT: What measurable change will you achieve ?

22 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Writing your proposal Strong competition: you need a good idea ! Be imaginative, start early ! It takes longer than you think ! Easy to read? - evaluators assess it in ~2-4 hours. Have it read by an outsider (no jargon, simple for non mother tongue readers) Respect limits of length, but give as much detail as possible in each work package, and explain what each partner will actually do, how (methodology), and what will be delivered Provide evidence of : –the problem that you plan to address / solve (market failure), –your expertise (strong CVs), –your co-financing (letters of support, with funding commitments), –stakeholders who are committed to use the results (ideally they will be partners or co-sponsors) 2. What you need to know before starting?

23 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas The European dimension EU projects should address problems at the European level far beyond the specific interests of a Member State; The proposed solution must have a direct impact at the European level; Participants must be located in a Member State either Associated State (in general 3 in the minimum threshold and five can be a good compromise, the participation of third countries [non EU countries] is really welcome when the international dimension is requested); Subsidiary and proportionality 2. What you need to know before starting?

24 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas More thoughts on European Added Value results which are transferable to othersMulti-cultural working is difficult and expensive, so it must really deliver added value, with results which are transferable to others –A consortium of partners from different countries is not enough –Working in parallel in different countries is not enough –Working on issues addressed by EU policies is not enough Remember: Comparatively small (<500k) actions can nevertheless have high added value and impacts at EU level Actions, which fit better at national or local level, because of timescale, involvement of SMEs, intellectual property rights, etc…should be excluded 2. What you need to know before starting?

25 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Result / Impact indicators SMART (IEE) Indicators to measure the impact of your work: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely For example: Increased 7% of solar collectors in EU to carry a new product label Increased 10% of installers trained and certified in target regions Planning approval delays reduced from 2 to 1 year Audits leading to energy savings of 0,5 Mtoe (million tons oil equivalent) per year in schools Increased 5% of cyclists in target cities 2. What you need to know before starting?

26 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Eligibility criteria A proposal is eligible when: Received before the deadline (in the call text) Involve the minimum number of participants Administrative forms and proposal description are present Signatures and stamps in original (when requested) Overall budget according to the funding scheme (large or small scale projects) Content related to topics Special conditions are included and acceptable 2. What you need to know before starting?

27 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Electronic submission On line preparation only!!!!!!! Main reason for failure in the submission -Writing till the last minute -Technical problems -Panic (errors) -Too late starting upload -Run out of time 2. What you need to know before starting?

28 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Conclusions Be active Be persistent Create as many project ideas as possible Maintain your contacts with potential partners Believe that EU projects are new business opportunity 2. What you need to know before starting?

29 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Project Managment: Organization of events The FCVRE organizes and participates in many events in collaboration with European institutions, regional offices and local adminstrations. Events are a great chance to discuss best practices and to promote European projects and the Valencian Region in Europe. Open Days in CdRGreen Week DG EnvironmentBrussels office – Valencian Region

30 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas PROJECT IEC SME IEE - SAVE 2005 Total budget: Total budget: EC contribution: (50%) Duration of the project: To create a standard procedure to improve energy competence on SME-level that is simple, efficient, transnational, sustainable and non-profit oriented. Programme: IEE Best Practices

31 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas PROJECT PATH-TO-RES PROJECT PATH-TO-RES IEE - SAVE 2006 IEE - SAVE 2006 Total budget: Total budget: EC contribution: (50%) EC contribution: (50%) Duration of the project: Duration of the project: Develop a step-by-step assessment which can evaluate and define pathways to renewable and efficient energy systems based on real data from local/regional energy systems The objectives of the project is to develop an assessment tool to be used on a municipal level in as basis for planning and executing the transformation of the local energy system. Programme: IEE 31

32 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas 32 Publish your project initiatives and find ours at:

33 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas To reduce atmospheric pollution caused by the annual burning of straw. - To reduce atmospheric pollution caused by the annual burning of straw. - To identify markets and infrastructures for the value enhancement of straw and other by-products by means of solutions which are already developed in European projects and other solutions which are being studied in order to seek technological innovation in this field. MANAGEMENT OF THE WASTE RICE STRAW MANAGEMENT OF THE WASTE RICE STRAW 5. Pre-project proposals:

34 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas - To obtain for the region a sustainable development of the grapevine sector, and the diminution of its impact in the environment compatible. -To demonstrate the technical and yield viability of the elaboration of paper paste with vine shoots, and to introduce the resulting paper in the habitual distribution and commercialization channels. - Other actions to promote the wine: To host the World Wine Competition in Valencia. 25th to 27th April A jury panel composed by more than 200 experts from 50 countries, will evaluate the characteristics of the samples that will submit to an examination. MANAGEMENT OF THE WASTE COMING FROM THE GRAPEVINE MANAGEMENT OF THE WASTE COMING FROM THE GRAPEVINE

35 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas The project includes growing trees for biomass production and processing vegetal by-products for receiving ecological fuel to be sed in thermo power plants. Biomass - PAULOWNIA Biomass - PAULOWNIA

36 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas We want to cooperate with you and we are open to discuss new ideas for future initiatives You may find further information on our website:

37 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Valencian Regional Office Rue de la Loi, 227 – 4th Floor B-1040 Brussels

38 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas Thank you for your kind attention


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