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1 EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND 1 INTERREG IVC state of play RAPIDE final conference 15 & 16 June 2010, Magdeburg, Germany.

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1 1 EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND 1 INTERREG IVC state of play RAPIDE final conference 15 & 16 June 2010, Magdeburg, Germany

2 2 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June Overall programme state of play 2.Specific focus on Capitalisation Projects 3.A few words on RAPIDE Summary

3 3 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Programme implementation – June 2010 Two open calls for proposals carried out (2008 & 2009) Almost 1000 applications received Third call dedicated to Capitalisation Projects currently under evaluation Fourth call planned for end of 2010 / beginning of 2011 Terms of reference not available yet 1. State of play

4 4 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Programme implementation – June running projects - 71 projects in priority 1 Innovation & knowledge economy - 44 project in priority 2 Environment & risk prevention EUR 192 million ERDF allocated (64% of EUR 302 million, total available ERDF budget) 1. State of play

5 5 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Programme implementation – June 2010 Two important on-going tasks: Experimentation on capitalisation at programme level - Focus on 21 projects dealing with innovation policies - Possibility of generalisation Programme mid-term evaluation - Results expected in Autumn - Will feed into the terms of reference of the 4 th call (e.g. thematic restriction?) 1. State of play

6 6 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Overview on capitalisation projects CallAcronymFast trackSub-themeLead partner 1stERIK ACTIONYesInnovationRegional Government of Tuscany (IT) 1stB3 RegionsYesInformation SocietyPiedmont Region (IT) 1stRAPIDEYesInnovationSouth West of England RDA (UK) 1stPIKEYesInformation SocietyERNACT EEIG (IE) 1stICHNOS PLUSNoEntrepreneurship and SMEsANCITEL SARDINIA (IT) 1stESF6 CIAYesEmployment & human capitalAufbauwerk Region Leipzig (DE) 2ndC2CNYesWaste managementProvince of Limburg (NL) 2ndSufalNet4EUNoWaste managementProvince of Noord-Brabant (NL) 2ndMKWYesInnovationBrainport Foundation (NL) 2ndIMMODIYesInformation SocietyAssociation TECLA (IT) 2ndENTREDINoEntrepreneurship and SMEsKompass (DE) 2ndSCINNOPOLIYesInnovationLower Austrian Government,(AT) 2ndWINNET 8NoEmployment & human capitalMunicipality of Älvdalen (SE) 2. Capitalisation Projects

7 7 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Overview 13 approved projects (11.3% of the 115 running projects) Including 8 Fast Track networks For a total budget of EUR 20 million ERDF (10.4% out of EUR 192 million allocated) 2. Capitalisation Projects

8 8 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Overview Thematic allocation of the 13 running projects: 11 projects under Priority 1 4 projects in Innovation, Research & Technology Development 2 projects in Entrepreneurship and SMEs 3 projects in Information Society 2 projects in Employment, Human Capital Education 2 projects under Priority 2 2 projects in Waste Management 2. Capitalisation Projects

9 9 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Third call for proposals: first outcomes 29 applications submitted 55% of ineligible applications (16 out of 29) - 3 due to traditional eligibility criteria - 13 due to the new criterion on the provision of a support letter from the relevant Managing Authorities Decision on eligible applications during the next programme Monitoring Committee on 28 June Capitalisation Projects

10 10 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Third call for proposals: first outcomes Out of the 29 submitted applications : 10 applications under Priority 1 1 application in Innovation, Research & Technology Development 6 applications in Entrepreneurship and SMEs 1 application in Information Society 2 applications in Employment, Human Capital Education 19 applications under Priority 2 4 applications in Natural & Technological risk / Climate change) 2 applications in Water management 1 application in Waste management 1 application in Biodiversity / Natural heritage 8 applications in Energy and sustainable transport 3 application in Cultural Heritage and landscape 2. Capitalisation Projects

11 11 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Achievements / lessons learnt Main results to be known in Autumn (i.e. submission of last progress reports to JTS) In the 13 projects currently financed: partners involved - Including 80 public authorities - 23 EU Member States represented 2. Capitalisation Projects

12 12 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Achievements / lessons learnt Non measurable but important outcomes: - At project level: closer link between the world of cooperation and the world of mainstream - At EC level: new links within DG Regio and between DG Regio and other thematic DGs Difficulties / challenges encountered: decision-making process of each Operational Programme, availability of ERDF, etc. 2. Capitalisation Projects

13 13 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Achievements Expected results Leverage effect N° of Action plans (target value) Estimated amount of mainstream funds (target value) 1st call (6 projects)59EUR 167 million 2 nd call (7 projects)72EUR 142 million TOTAL131EUR 309 million Capitalisation Project ERDF budget Leverage effect Estimated amount of mainstream funds impacted EUR 20 millionx 15= EUR 309 million 2. Capitalisation Projects

14 14 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 What makes RAPIDE a good INTERREG IVC project 3. The PIKE project A good relevance to IVC and to Capitalisation Project: Clear reference to Regions for Economic Change topic (i.e. to bring innovative products and services to market more quickly) Participation of policy makers 4 out of 12 regions directly represented by the MA or intermediate body for structural funds Good geographical coverage and mix of regions 11 Member States represented including 5 new Member States

15 15 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 What makes RAPIDE a good INTERREG IVC project A fruitful work with different units of the EC e.g. RAPIDE in action conference; 24 March 2010 in Brussels A successful mainstreaming process 3. The PIKE project

16 16 RAPIDE final conference – 15 June 2010 Thank you for your attention!


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