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1 THE ROLE OF A REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF REGIONAL TERRITORIAL POLICIES SYMPOSIUM ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE ANKARA 7TH SEPTEMBER 2006 Roberta DallOlio – ERVET, Head of EU Policies and International Cooperation Department 1

2 2 EMILIA-ROMAGNA AT A GLANCE 2004

3 3 REGIONAL TOPOGRAPHY

4 4 TOTAL EMPLOYEES IN INDUSTRY AND SERVICES SECTORS

5 5 EMILIA-ROMAGNA POSITIONING AMONG A SELECTION OF EUROPEAN REGIONS Eurostat 2003: RER ranks 23 rd (on a total of 256 regions NUTS II) in terms of GDP per capita in PPP Fonte: Eurostat

6 6 STRENGTHS Entrepreneurship Knowledge Social capital Quality of life Services Infrastructures Public System Public Policies

7 7 INDUSTRIAL POLICY EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGIONS ROLE 1970 institution of Regions delegated powers: agriculture, vocational training, handicraft, no competences on industrial matters growing role of business associations and unions influencing local policy making competition between national and regional models of governance encouraged innovative policies crisis of large industries and birth of SMEs

8 8 THE ORIGINS OF ERVET – THE 70S CONTEXT I.Changing Political and Institutional setting; II.Changing economical environment Emilia Romagna Regional Government founded ERVET (Regional Law n. 44 of 18/12/1973) Policy of infrastructured areas: promoting new enterprises in disadvantaged areas by lowering the cost of access to premises and primary infrastructure

9 9 THE EVOLUTION OF ERVET – THE 80S (1) CONTEXT I.Strong economic growth mainly due to SMEs II.Growing demand for specialized services by SMEs III.poor development of services market and IV.entrepreneurial organisations V.specialization of regional economy in specific sectors (industrial clusters or districts) ERVETs mission was redefined (Regional Law 17/05/1982 n. 23)

10 10 EMILIA-ROMAGNA: INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

11 11 THE EVOLUTION OF ERVET – THE 80S (2) POLICY OF REAL SERVICES Delivered to the local manufacturing systems through the creation of 9 SERVICE CENTRES Employees CENTRO CERAMICOCeramic tiles and machines CITER Textile/clothing/apparel CERCALShoes/apparel CESMAAgricultural machinery NUOVA QUASCOConstruction CERMETQuality certification ASTERTechnology transfer DEMOCENTER Industrial automation26

12 12 THE EVOLUTION OF ERVET – THE 80S (3) SERVICE BUSINESS CENTRES Major Shareholders, Business Associations, Private Companies, Local Public Authorities (Municipalities and Provinces), Chambers of Commerce Services delivered Information and consultancy HR Training Product certification Process certification Market analysis and forecasts Marketing services Laboratory tests Technological transfer Product/process innovation Innovative activities and projects

13 13 A NEW COMPETITIVE SCENARIO: THE 90S Regional Law 13/05/1993 n. 25 gave ERVET the role of tool for implementing regional economic policy and focused its activity on the support of regional businesses in the domains of: quality innovative financial services innovation and technological transfer promotion of scientific/technologic centres of excellence ERVET (Politiche per le Imprese Spa) pursued these objectives indirectly, promoting the constitution of business centres, public/private bodies and/or consortia, thus becoming a sort of holding for the financial and strategic management of the Business Centres, the ERVET SYSTEM.

14 14 ERVET SYSTEM SOURCES OF FUNDING ERVET SYSTEM TURNOVER 2002:

15 15 ERVET SOURCES OF FUNDING ERVET TURNOVER 2002:

16 16 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS CONTEXT POLITICAL-AMDIMINISTRATIVE-DECENTRALISATION Transfer of competencies from national to regional level INDUSTRIAL POLICY VOCATIONAL TRAINING TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MARKET GROWTH PRIVATE COMPANIES ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSOCIATIONS NEW BUSINESSES PRIORITIES APPLIED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SERVICES CONTEXT POLITICAL-AMDIMINISTRATIVE-DECENTRALISATION Transfer of competencies from national to regional level INDUSTRIAL POLICY VOCATIONAL TRAINING TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MARKET GROWTH PRIVATE COMPANIES ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSOCIATIONS NEW BUSINESSES PRIORITIES APPLIED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SERVICES

17 17 NEW SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR REGIONAL ECONOMY NEW LAW ON INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER CLOSER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN FIRMS, UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC RESERCH BODIES NEW ERVETS STRATEGIC FOCUS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS TO TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING POLICIES

18 18 ERVET – Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio SpA joint-stock company established in 1974 by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government Regional Law no. 44/1973 Regional Law no. 23/1982, Regional Law of reform no. 25/1993 and finally through: Regional Law of reorganisation no. 5/ year Agreement 3 year Activity Plan Annual Plan and Annual Working Plan

19 19 OBJECTIVES (ART. 5 STATUTE) The management system of ERVET is targeted at the best performance of the Regional Development Agency towards its main stakeholders, namely Regional Government of Emilia Romagna, Local authorities within the Region itself and Private companies.

20 20 BENEFICIARIES OF ERVETS SERVICES Regional Government of Emilia Romagna, Local authorities within the Region itself Regional territory

21 21 CONTEXT-SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM The system was designed to cater for the specific characteristics of the institutional and economic profile of Emilia Romagna: institutional level characterised by polycentrism complex governance system, vast majority of SMEs (lacking the necessary organisational and financial dimensions to develop sophisticated and high added value services within their own structures).

22 22 KEY PLAYERS/ORGANISATIONS The management systems strategic goals are defined by the Assembly of Shareholders, while the Board of Directors actually runs the management system. Employees and external consultants carry out day-to-day operations Therefore, ERVET management system is implemented by Board of Directors Heads of Functions/Departments.

23 23 KEY PLAYERS/ORGANISATIONS President of the Board of Directors (who is also ERVETs legal representative) is responsible for the correct implementation of the system. 7 members of the Board of Directors + 3 members of the Board of Auditors + 9 Heads of Departments ERVETs organisational structure comprises 9 thematic departments grouped under 3 functions, each with a person in charge. In day-to-day operations though, multidisciplinary groups that cross cut the organisational structures prevail, because of the very nature of ERVETs activities, that are mainly projects targeted at specific objectives.

24 24 ERVETS EXPERTISE Focused on 4 main areas: Centre of competence Integrator of systems Policy advisor Implementer of network

25 25 ERVETS MISSION Is divided into 4 areas: Operative technical support Targeted actions Partnerships and networks Observatories and analysis

26 26 THE MODEL Intensity of the relationship with stakeholders contribution to analysis and elaboration of policies lowhigh low high COMPETENCE PERFORMER STRATEGIC ADVISOR BODY RENTER SYSTEM INTEGRATO R TECHNICA L ASSISTANT

27 27 THE NEW REGIONAL LAW REFORMING ERVET (1) (Law 31/03/2003 n.5) 1.Realization of actions targeted to the promotion of sustainable development and to the environment qualification of the regional territory through: Technical Assistance to ERR and to local Authorities in carrying out territorial development programmes Promotion and co-ordination of initiatives and agencies focused on territorial development Management of ERR actions aimed to interregional and international cooperation Technical Assistance for programmes and projects of Development co-operation Promotion of foreign direct investments in the regional territory. 1.Realization of actions targeted to the promotion of sustainable development and to the environment qualification of the regional territory through: Technical Assistance to ERR and to local Authorities in carrying out territorial development programmes Promotion and co-ordination of initiatives and agencies focused on territorial development Management of ERR actions aimed to interregional and international cooperation Technical Assistance for programmes and projects of Development co-operation Promotion of foreign direct investments in the regional territory.

28 28 THE NEW REGIONAL LAW REFORMING ERVET (2) (Law 31/03/2003 n.5) Technical Assistance to ERR and to Local Authorities for the participation to initiatives of design and investment aimed to: realization of systems and infrastructures for the economic development of the territory promotion of PPP even through project finance Technical Assistance to ERR and to Local Authorities for analysis and studies on regional economy and for the evaluation and monitoring of regional policies 2.Promotion and participation to investment fund initiatives and management-investment trusts aimed to territorial development projects 3.Acquisition of capital shares in companies in which Emilia Romagna Region holds stakes Technical Assistance to ERR and to Local Authorities for the participation to initiatives of design and investment aimed to: realization of systems and infrastructures for the economic development of the territory promotion of PPP even through project finance Technical Assistance to ERR and to Local Authorities for analysis and studies on regional economy and for the evaluation and monitoring of regional policies 2.Promotion and participation to investment fund initiatives and management-investment trusts aimed to territorial development projects 3.Acquisition of capital shares in companies in which Emilia Romagna Region holds stakes

29 29 COMPANIES IN WHICH ERVET HOLDS: A MINORITY SHARE TETA S.r.l.- Centro italiano servizi dalla terra alla tavola (Parma) PROMO - Società per la promozione delleconomia modenese (Modena) SIPRO SpA - Agenzia provinciale per lo sviluppo - Ferrara SOPRAE SpA - Società di promozione attività economiche (Piacenza) (IN LIQUIDATION) SOPRIP SpA - Local development Agency - (Parma) CITER - Centro innovazione tessile dellEmilia-Romagna - Carpi (MO) A MAJORITY SHARE Nuova QUASCO - Qualità degli appalti e sostenibilità del costruire (Bologna) ASSOCIATED COMPANIES CERMET - Certificazione e ricerca per la qualità (Bologna)

30 30 GENERAL PROGRAMME BROAD LINES OF ACTIVITY A. DESIGNING, MANAGING, MONITORING AND EVALUATING REGIONAL POLICIES FOR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT G. SUPPORT IN IMPLEMENTING DOCUP OBJECTIVE 2 B. CONCERTED PLANNING H. EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT C. SECTORAL TERRITORIAL POLICIES I. TERRITORIAL MARKETING D. EUROPEAN, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL NETWORKS J. PROJECT FINANCE E. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES K. ANALYSIS, STUDIES AND PILOT PROJECTS F. REGIONAL E-GOVERNMENT POLICIES

31 31 ANNUAL PROGRAMME 2005 (1) A. DESIGNING, MANAGING, MONITORING AND EVALUATING REGIONAL POLICIES FOR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT A. 1 TA for mountain territory development D. EUROPEAN, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL NETWORKS D. 1 Coordination of local actions and pilot projects A. 2 Planning of interventions for the territorial development, the monitoring and the evaluation D. 2 Support in managing Networks of European Regions B. PLANNING in PARTERSHIP B. 1 Concerted territorial planning and improvement of Area Special Programmes D. 3 Promotion, support and animation of TWINNING programme C. SECTORAL TERRITORIAL POLICIES C. 1 Support in designing regional logistics policy D. 4 Support to RER in international cooperation C. 2 Support in designing territorial tourism policies C. 3 Local development and new partnership of local authorities C. 4 Support in designing territorial agricultural policies E. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES E. 1 Environmental sustainability, monitoring and evaluation of environmental policies

32 32 ANNUAL PROGRAMME 2005 (2) F. REGIONAL E-GOVERNMENT POLICIES F. 1 Support in developing e-government programmes H. 6 INTERREG III B – ESTIA SPOSE Project G. SUPPORT IN IMPLEMENTING DOCUP OBJECTIVE 2 G. 1 Technical Assistance on RER DOCUP Objective 2 I. TERRITORIAL MARKETING I. 1 Territorial mktg. and investments attraction H. EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT H. 1 Information, training on EU policies I. 2 Support for territorial mktg. at international level H. 2 Promotion of RER at European levelJ. PROJECT FINANCE J. 1 Developing project financing tools H. 3 EU planning projects H. 4 INTERREG III K. ANALYSIS, STUDIES AND PILOT PROJECTS K. 1 Regional economys scenarios and targeted analysis H. 5 Support in implementation on S3 project founded by INTERREG III C East zone K. 2 New indicators for development and analysis of economic impact of regional welfare state

33 33 ERVETS DEPARTMENTS Territorial Policies European Union Polices and International Cooperation Sectoral Policies and Evaluation of Public Policies Sustainable development and environment Special Project Welfare Professional Training Assessment

34 34 ERVETS COMPANY BODIES (1) Shareholders Assembly Board of Directors President Board of Auditors COMPOSITION OF THE SHAREHOLDING

35 35 ERVETS COMPANY BODIES (2) The Board of Directors 3 years 7 members (5 appointed by the Emilia-Romagna Region and 2 appointed by the General Assembly of the shareholders) Daniele Alni – President Giuseppina Gualtieri – General Manager

36 36 ERVET TURNOVER

37 37 Thank you for your attention Grazie per lattenzione Roberta DallOlio EU Policies and International Cooperation Unit Tel ERVET – Emilia Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio SpA Via Morgagni, Bologna tel /


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