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Regional Policy The future of EU funding - proposals from the Commission Ieva Zālīte European Commission, DG REGIO Glasgow, 22 February 2013.

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1 Regional Policy The future of EU funding - proposals from the Commission Ieva Zālīte European Commission, DG REGIO Glasgow, 22 February 2013

2 Regional Policy Structure of the presentation Key principles of the regulatory framework Position Paper for the UK Timetable 2

3 Regional Policy Regulatory Framework Strategic, integrated, coordinated and coherent approach Thematic concentration Focus on results Territorial development Simplification Types of regions 3

4 Regional Policy THE COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF Operational Programmes for ERDF (incl. ETC) ESF EMFF EAFRD EU level National level 4

5 Regional Policy State of play of the negotiations on the legislative package Partial General Agreement Strategic programming - provisions on content and scope of the adoption of Partnership Agreements and programmes Provisions on content and adoption related to the Code of Conduct on partnership Clear timelines for strategic programming New name for the funds – European Structural and Investment Funds More flexibility in the set-up of the structure of priority axes – concern to the Commission 5

6 Regional Policy Why a Position Paper? Context: closer alignment - Europe 2020 strategy and Country Specific Recommendations Pro-active approach: early stage information on Commission services' position on Member States' priorities for Commission's view on development needs, challenges and priorities Framework for dialogue between Commission services and Member States 6

7 Regional Policy What does Position Paper advocate for the UK? Challenges Decreasing labour market opportunities and increasing risk of social exclusion Stagnated investment in R&D&I and low availability of finance to the private sector (especially SMEs) Inefficient use of resources Funding priorities Increase labour market participation through improved labour market policies and reducing the risk of social exclusion Promote R&D investment and the competitiveness of the business sector Promote an environmentally friendly and resource efficient economy. 7

8 Regional Policy Timetable Informal dialogue meetings between Commission and UK authorities – launched on 30 January 2013 Submission of draft Partnership Agreement by UK – within 4 months of the entry into force of CPR Observations on Partnership Agreement sent to UK by Commission – within 3 months of its submission Adoption Partnership Agreement – no later than 4 months after its submission Submission of draft Programmes – within 3 months from submission of PA Observations on Programmes by Commission – within 3 months Final deadline for adoption of Programmes – within 6 months 8

9 Regional Policy Multiannual Financial Framework Agreement by the European Parliament Certainty for the preparation of Partnership Agreements and programmes Accepts the new category of regions Recognises the need for investment in growth and jobs for all EU regions 9

10 Regional Policy For more information InfoRegio: ec.europa.eu/inforegio RegioNetwork: 10


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