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1 Patras, April 16 th, 2013 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes INFO DAY Call for Strategic Projects Proposals Eleni Katsiyianni (Ms), Head of Unit A ’- Monitoring of Horizontal Issues, Management and Control Systems, Implementation of Regulations and Interact Programme And Head of B2’- Management and Monitoring of Programmes in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Ministry of Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

2 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Summary of the Programme (1) The cross-border European Territorial Cooperation Programme “Greece-Italy ” was approved by the European Commission on 28/03/2008 Budget The total budget (ERDF and national contribution) for the European Territorial Programme “Greece-Italy ” is €117,000,000 approx. The total financing consists of €87,750,000 approx. (75%) ERDF funding and €29,250,000approx. (25%) national contribution.

3 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Summary of the Programme (2) Eligible area GREECE: Region of Western Greece (Prefectures of Aitoloakarnania and Achaia), Region of Ionian Islands (Prefectures of Corfu, Lefkada, Cephalonia and Zakynthos) Region of Epirus (Prefectures of Ioannina, Preveza and Thesportia) ITALY: Region of Apulia (Provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Lecce) ADJACENT AREA: Prefectures of Ilia and Arta in Greece Provinces of Taranto and Foggia in Italy

4 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Summary of the Programme (3) General objective “To strengthen the competitiveness and territorial cohesion in the programme area towards sustainable development by linking the potential on both sides of the cross-border maritime line”.

5 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Summary of the Programme (4) Priority Axis 1 “Strengthening competitiveness and innovation” Priority Axis 2 “Improve accessibility to sustainable networks and services” Priority Axis 3 “Improving the quality of life, protection of the environment and enhancement of Social and cultural cohesion”

6 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes What is a Strategic Project? A strategic project should be seen as a project that has all the characteristics of a “good” standard project, but in addition it has the ambition to affect/ result in a significant and long-lasting change and improvement on the whole or large parts of the eligible Programme area. It has to be extremely connected with national and regional policy framework, with the EU policies, priorities and challenges, i.e. Europe 2020, as well as with the essential standards identified in the ETCP “Greece – Italy ”

7 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes What is a Strategic Project? (2) A strategic project must tackle an issue that cannot be sufficiently dealt with by individual regions or countries alone or by “ordinary” cross border projects. It is thematically focused, deals with complex issues, may engage a significant proportion of Programnme’s budget and has a strong involvement of bodies/ stakeholders in the particular policy field. It has to provide clear added value and strive for concrete outputs and results.

8 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Projects should… Policy/ Programme dimension Be coherent with the Programme strategy and with European, national and regional policies

9 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Projects should… Geographical dimension Have real impact on the cooperation area Bring tangible and visible results (outputs and results) Be sustainable

10 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Projects should… Action dimension Built strong partnerships Capitalise on experiences Be innovative Be “holistic”/ interdisciplinary Communicate

11 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Consultation Process The Managing Authority, following the decisions of the Monitoring Committee, promoted a territorial consultation with key actors regarding the identification of joint themes of strategic co-operation, involving all regions participating in the Programme. A methodology for the identification of common priorities of strategic co-operation was introduced jointly by the MA and Apulia Region, and included the definition and key characteristics of a ‘strategic project’ in the framework of the Programme. The consultation started in February 2012 with the submission of a relevant questionnaire and included the identification of priorities for strategic co-operation by all regions.

12 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Technical Meetings 07/03/2012, Patras among the Greek regions with the participation of the MA 12/04/2012, Bari among the Italian Provinces, ANCI (Association of Apulian Municipalities) and Apulia Region 25/04/2012, Thessaloniki among the Greek regions with the participation of the MA 11/05/2012, Igoumenitsa among the Greek regions and Italian Provinces, with the participation of the MA

13 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Themes Priority Axis 1: Strengthening Competitiveness and Innovation Promotion of economic development through the valorisation of cultural and natural/ environmental resources: i. Establishment of cross-border areas of creative/ cultural industries; ii. Identification, promotion of tourism identity via the valorisation of cultural, natural/ environmental resources; iii. Establishment and promotion of hubs aiming at providing products and services to sectors such as tourism, arts, entertainment, design, architecture, media, ICT. Relevant Terms of Reference Development of the interregional creative district as a tool to improve innovation in cultural and touristic industries

14 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Themes Priority Axis 1: Strengthening Competitiveness and Innovation Valorisation of typical products through the adaptation to market requirements and to new dietary patterns/models, based on an increased attention to health and nutritional aspects as well as guaranties on origin and quality of products (traceability) Relevant Terms of Reference Valorisation of typical products through the adaptation to market requirements and to new dietary patterns/models based on an increased attention to health and nutritional aspects as well as guaranties on origin and quality of products (traceability)

15 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Themes Priority Axis 2: Improve accessibility to sustainable networks and services Improvement of transport, information and communication networks and services Relevant Terms of Reference Network of Hub sites for an increased access and mobility of people in the Programme area

16 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Themes Priority Axis 3:Improving the quality of life, protection of the environment and enhancement of social and cultural cohesion Safeguard of biodiversity of rural and coastal Adriatic-Ionian ecosystems, mostly paying attention on the protected areas and their management and governance plans for biodiversity ecosystem functioning and services Relevant Terms of Reference Safeguard of biodiversity of rural and coastal AdriaticIonian ecosystems, mostly paying attention on the protected areas and their management and governance plans for biodiversity ecosystem functioning and services

17 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Strategic Themes Priority Axes 1, 2, 3 Cross-cutting Terms of Reference for ALL Priority Axes Identification, promotion of tourism identity via the valorisation of cultural, natural / environmental resources

18 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Next steps 17/05/2013 Last day for proposals reaching the JTS Early July End of evaluation End July Approval of Projects by the PEC & MC September Signature of Subsidy Contracts

19 Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Thank you for your attention!


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