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© EIPA 2004 - ALH - slide 1 UNDP Seminar, Skopje, 1-3 December 2004 The Impact of EU Accession: Instruments and Practices in the Management of EU Affairs.

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1 © EIPA ALH - slide 1 UNDP Seminar, Skopje, 1-3 December 2004 The Impact of EU Accession: Instruments and Practices in the Management of EU Affairs at Sub-national Level Alexander Heichlinger Senior Lecturer & Project Leader European Institute of Public Administration- European Centre of the Regions (EIPA-ECR), Barcelona

2 © EIPA ALH - slide 2 What to consider? Member States as the contracting partners of the European Union (Art. A TEU) => Top-down transposing and implementation => Bottom-up interest and influencing Europeanisation of local and regional government, administration, decisions and politics; => Fit for Europe/Eurofitness at all levels Sub-national entities and the EU

3 © EIPA ALH - slide 3 The Eurofit administrations and authorities at sub-national level are those which are able to assess the implications of EU legislation and policies for their individual bodies as well as to manage related programs/funding and to clearly represent their demands to both central government as well as the EU institutions, potentially in conjunction with other municipalities, regions, Länder, provinzie, regioni, counties, comunidades autonomas, etc. Sub-national entities and the EU

4 © EIPA ALH - slide 4 Key Issues/Conditions: 1 The formal organization (organigram) of the administration in relation to and the coordination instruments of European activities (Management of Europe) 2 Interests representation/communication on EU matters in Brussels 3 Strengthening of European competence (i.e. training on the EU) 4 Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Sub-national entities and the EU

5 © EIPA ALH - slide 5 Ad 1: Political responsibility embedded in the mayors/presidents cabinet/department Specialized European units in each department or one European-coordination unit with horizontal tasks and -if possible- competencies Instruments: – Guidance through information and services – Coaching and consultancy to other units – Coordination of foreign missions and activities – Assistance in management of EU funds Sub-national entities and the EU

6 © EIPA ALH - slide 6 Ad 2 (and 4): A strategic internal building of a corporate sub- national identity is essential for a targeted and effective cooperation with Europe Networking and other forms of cooperation of public interests at home and the mobilization of economic and civil society to achieve the set goals (public-private partnerships) Establishment of an office in Brussels (representation office) Sub-national entities and the EU

7 © EIPA ALH - slide 7 Ad 3: Training and development of staff with the objective of strengthening the Eurofitness in the administration (still a goal in many EU member states, old and new ones) Sending people to Brussels European experience and language skills as a prerequisite for promotion Sub-national entities and the EU

8 © EIPA ALH - slide 8 Ad 1 (European organigram): Two Good Practices Sub-national entities and the EU

9 © EIPA ALH - slide 9 The Organization of Europe in Catalonia Delegation Brussels Delegation Tarragona Delegation Lleida Delegation Girona Patronat Catalá Pro Europa Programm für die Beziehungen mit dem Europarat (Comisionado) Europa International Cooperation Latin America and Catalan Comunities Generalsekretariat für Auswärtige Beziehungen (Secretaria General de Relacions Exteriors) Ministry of the President (Departament de Presidencia) Ministry of Governance and Institutional Relations (Departament de Governacio i Relacions Institucionals) Ministry X EU responsible/ unit Ministry Y EU responsible/ -unit Präsident Commission on External Affairs Secretaria Gerneral de Exteriors Comisionado Patronat Catalá Pro Europar Europe Sub-national entities and the EU

10 © EIPA ALH - slide 10 Arbeitsgruppe Europa Jour Fix Magistratsabteilungen Amtsführender Stadtrat der Geschäftsgruppe Z Präsidialbüro Verfassungs- und Rechtsmittelbüro Internationale Beziehungen Wien Haus EU-Förderungen Magistratsdirektion Magistratsdirektor Bürgermeister (BMG) Stadtsenat (BGM und 13 Stadträte) Gemeinderat (= Landtag ) Europakommission Bedienstete mit Sonderaufgaben – Stadtbaudirektor – Bereichsleiter (für öffentliches Recht) – Gruppenleiter Verwaltungsakademie Wien Wiener Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds (WWFF) Unterstützung (logistisch, finanziell etc.) Mitgliedschaft Amtsführender Stadtrat der Geschäftsgruppe X Amtsführender Stadtrat der Geschäftsgruppe Y Stadtbaudirektion Koordinationsbüro The European Organigram of the City of Vienna Sub-national entities and the EU

11 © EIPA ALH - slide 11 Ad 2 (interests communication): A Case Study Sub-national entities and the EU

12 © EIPA ALH - slide 12 Sub-national entities and the EU Effort/ Expenditure Time Expert ProposalOfficial Commission ProposalDecision of the Council/EP Communication Principles

13 © EIPA ALH - slide 13 Sub-national entities and the EU Time Expert ProposalCommission Decision Essential Area of Communication Effort/ Expenditure In the German case: Bundesrat 15% 85% Communication Principles Decision of the Council/EP

14 © EIPA ALH - slide 14 Sub-national entities and the EU Zeit Schwerpunkt der Vorfeldarbeit Aufwand Stellungnahme des Bundesrates Why? Debate What/what for? Debate How/how much? Debate Observation and Assessment of the Political Debate Timeframe of the debate Decision

15 © EIPA ALH - slide Cohesion Report Active Participation in Decision-Making: The Case of a German Land in Structural Funds Decision Commission Proposals Speech in the Cohesion Forum 05/01 Visit by Com. Barnier 09/01 Decision MPK East 03/02 Decision MPK West 12/02 In addition: Opinion CoR, 07/03 Report del EP, 09/03 Networking Report by Regions 04/03 Sub-national entities and the EU Mid-term report on Cohesion

16 © EIPA ALH - slide 16 Sub-national entities and the EU

17 © EIPA ALH - slide 17 Alexander Heichlinger (A) Senior Lecturer & Project Leader Deputy Head of eEurope Awards Fields of specialization: local and regional (economic) development, structures and cooperation in the EU; management of EU matters at these levels; local/regional representations and lobbying in Brussels; e Government and ICT/IST in public administrations; EIPA-ECR Barcelona Tel.: Fax: Visit our web site: Contact Details


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