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1 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities 21 st – 22 nd February 2013, Budapest Ministry of Public Administration and Justice Experiences of Approval Authorities Austria – Burgenland WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits European affairs and statistics at the Office of the Government of Burgenland 1

2 Agenda • CV • Austria – a federal state • EGTC – status quo in Austria and Burgenland • registered EGTCs in Europe, Austria, Hungary … • EGTC Tirolo – Alto Adige – Trentino • European Territorial Cooperation – Burgenland • Conclusion – Outlook 2

3 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits European affairs and statistics at the Office of the Government of Burgenland 3

4 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits Austria – federal state with nine Laender 4

5 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits EGTC in Austria – status quo Development in the adaption of legal provisions on EGTC in Austria • Austria is a federal state composed of 9 autonomous Laender. • Art. 15 Federal Constitutional Law In so far as a matter is not expressly assigned by the Federal Constitution to the Federation for legislation or also execution, it remains within the Laenders’ autonomous sphere of competence. • The adaption of federal constitutional law is still pending. • In the meantime each of the nine Austrian Laender has adopted the legal provisions on EGTC – very similar. 5

6 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits EGTC in Austria – implementation of the EGTC regulation in Austrian provinces Bgld. EVTZG – Bgld. Act concerning the application of Regulation (EC) No. 1082/2006 – 24 th February 2011 • § 1 Scope of application • § 2 Approval and Interdiction • § 3 Registration of an EGTC (with seat in Burgenland) • § 4 Dissolution of an EGTC • § 5 Control of Management of Public Funds • § 6 Entry into force 6

7 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits List of European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation EGTCs whose establishment have been notified to the CoR (Committee of the Regions)in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1082/2006 of the European Parliament an the Council • 31 EGTCs in Europe – already in place – 13 in preparation • 10 EGTCs with seat in Hungary – and some more in preparation • 0 EGTCs with seat in Austria • 1 EGTC with seat in Italy and participation of Austria (Tyrol) 7

8 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits EGTC – situation in Austria Established EGTC: • EGTC Euregio Tirolo-Alto Adige-Trentino – registered 9/2011 with seat in Italy • in preparation: EGTC „Senza Confini“ – Austria (Carinthia) and Italy Friuli – Venezia Giulia – Veneto • there are some other ideas in Upper Austria and Salzburg 8

9 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits EGTC Euregio Tirolo – Alto Adige – Trentino • Countries involved: Italy & Austria • Seat of the EGTC: Bolzano, Italy • Members – Land Tyrol – The Autonomous Province Bolzano – South Tyrol – The Autonomous Province of Trento • Establishment of the EGTC: officially registered 13 th Sept

10 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits EGTC Euregio Tirolo – Alto Adige – Trentino • The members had a long history of cooperation before becoming an EGTC. • The key objectives are to strengthen the economic, social and the cultural cooperation between the citizens of the member regions and to strengthen territorial development with a focus on the following areas: • Education, culture, energy, sustainable mobility (green corridor Brenner), health, research and innovation, mountain agriculture etc. 10

11 Neusiedler See – Fertő tó 11

12 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits Burgenland and European Territorial Cooperation • Burgenland took part in 3 bilateral programs – Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia • In these programmes about 210 projects have been approved with an EU funding of approx. € 209 Mio. in total in the period of 2007 – 2013 (Burgenland: € 33 Mio.) • very successful cooperation – commitment of program funds about 100% • Burgenland also participated in transnational programs – South-East Europe (SEE)– Central Europe • and in interregional programmes – INTERREG IVC 12

13 EGTC-Meeting of the Approval Authorities – Budapest February 2013 WHR in Prof in (FH) Mag a Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits Conclusion The goal after the „pilot-phase of implementation EGTC“ is to • exchange the experiences within Europe, • to get some examples of good practice, • to identify the challenges, opportunities, obstacles and the added value. • This could be a good basis for more feasible EGTC regulations and an excellent guidance for choosing the most sustainable and efficient instruments in territorial cooperation and for Multi- Level Governance. 13

14 Thank you … 14 Foto: Dieter Zirning cc

15 … for your attention! 15


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