Presentation on theme: "EU COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FUNDS"— Presentation transcript:
1EU COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FUNDS 2014-2020 CEDOS 15 February 2013
2- CSF FUNDS ‘ALLOCATED’ TO THE UK - STRUCTURAL FUNDS, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & FISHERIES FUNDS EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (£2.8 bn England)Innovation and knowledge based economy (incl commercialisation of research and technology transfer)Stimulating enterprise and supporting SMEsSustainable Development & low carbon technologiesBuilding sustainable communities – incl regeneration10 programmes in England managed by DCLG (previously RDAs)EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND (£2.5 bn for England)Helping unemployed and inactive people into work (especially disadvantaged groups such as ex-offenders, young people NEET and unskilled people)Improving workforce skills and redundancy support1 English programme managed by DWP
3- CSF FUNDS ‘ALLOCATED’ TO THE UK (continued) - STRUCTURAL FUNDS, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & FISHERIES FUNDSEUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (£3.7bn for England)Improving the environment and countryside; Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry sector ; Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy. One English programme / DEFRA.EUROPEAN FISHERIES FUND (£40m for England in )Smart, green fisheries (to address discards); aquaculture businesses ; coastal communities dependent on fishing. 1 UK programme / DEFRA.
4CURRENT DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS No additional notes
5WHAT DELIVERY PARTNERS TOLD US No regional boundaries / new chances to collaborateHarmonised and simplified administrative proceduresMore consistent and co-ordinated approach & advice from managing authoritiesClarified arrangements for city deals / ITIsBroader range of partners locked in (esp SMEs)Pooled knowledge & lessons learnedBetter co-ordinated approach to HMG match-fundingTransparent allocations
6PROPOSED DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS 2014-2020 ProjectsCommunity Led Local Development, including Leader and FLAGsMaritime and FisheriesProgramme(EMFF)RuralDevelopment(EAFRD)Growth Programme(ERDF, ESF & EAFRD)CSF GrowthTeamsCo-financing OrganisationsLEPs / ITIs
7GROWTH PROGRAMMEAn “EU Growth Programme” to be financed by ERDF and ESF with a contribution from EAFRDA single “EU Growth Programme Board” incorporating a joint Programme Managing Committee for ESF and ERDFLEPs to be the fundamental building blocks receiving a 7 year notional allocation subject to periodic performance reviewsLEPs to identify their preferred EU investment prospectus as part of their wider growth strategy, for agreement by the Growth Board. LEPs will not take on project delivery accountabilities, however but retain a strategic oversight role in cooperation with local partners.Government departmental teams to work as “CSF Area Growth Teams” to support LEPs in their strategic role. All final funding decisions to be dependant upon due diligence by fund Managing Authorities.National co-financing initiatives to take account of local needs‘ITIs’ may be an option in a limited number of places - where this arrangement will deliver better value, higher impact results.
8GROWTH PROGRAMME ORGANISING PRINCIPLES Complex EU funds packaged as a coherent and consistent programmeVariable geographiesNational and local priorities alignedBETTER FOCUSHIGHER IMPACTINCREASED GROWTHLocal decision making and driveA single set of targets and milestones across EnglandCommon standards and transparent accountabilitiesEU regulatory requirements met and financial risk minimisedLower cost & simplifies administration
9GROWTH PROGRAMME THEMES Top prioritiesResearch, technological development and innovation – esp. commercialisationRaising SME competitiveness – esp re exportsShift to low-carbon economy – esp energy efficiency & renewable technologiesEmployment & skills (inc. social inclusion)Other objectivesClimate change adaptation, risk prevention & managementEnvironmental protection & resource efficiencySustainable transport and removing network bottlenecksAccess to & use of ICT
10WHAT’S NEW: ‘LESS DEVELOPED’ REGIONS 2014-2020 GDP/head below 75% EU27 average80% EU co-financing available for wider range of activitiesSafety net” of 2/3 of previous allocation for regions moving ‘up’ and out of this categoryAt least 25% spend must be from European Social FundWest Wales and the ValleysCornwall and Isles of Scilly
11WHAT’S NEW?: ‘TRANSITION’ REGIONS 2014-2020 GDP/head between 75% and 90% of EU27 average60% EU co-financing OVERALLSafety net” of 2/3 of previous allocation for regions moving ‘upwards’ into this categoryAt least 40% spend must be from European Social Fund, of which 70% likely to focus on only 4 employment-related priorities, with up to 20% for tackling social exclusion at national level (although the 20% can include a proportion of ERDF).80% ERDF likely to focus on only 4 priorities- Cumbria (89.5% of EU average)Devon (88.1%)Northern Ireland (86.4%)East Yorkshire & N. Lincolnshire (85.8%)Lancashire (84.9%)South Yorkshire (84.5%)Highlands & Islands (84.1%)Shropshire & Staffs (83.9%)Merseyside (80.2%)Lincolnshire (79.8%)Tees Valley & Durham (78.5%)
12‘MORE DEVELOPED’ REGIONS 2014-2020 GDP/head more than 90% EU27 average50% EU co-financingAt least 52% spend must be from European Social Fund, of which 80% of each programme must focus on only 4 prioritiesAt least 20% of value of ESF likely to focus on social exclusion at national level (but can include ERDF)80% ERDF to focus on only 4 priorities:InnovationSME competitivenessLow carbon and energy efficiency (at least 20%)A N other?
13WHERE ARE WE NOW? Ministers agree domestic delivery EU Commission tests & launches proposalsMinisters agree domestic deliveryGo liveMid 2014Informal consultationDevelop UK EU budget negotiating positionsDevelop UK CSF negotiating positionsUK negotiates EU budgetHMG develops EU Growth Programme; LEPs develop EU investment portfolioIdentify, develop and test policy options; Negotiate UK Partnership AgreementUK negotiates with other EU countries, European Parliament and CommissionEU - Eurozone crisis; downward pressure on EU budget; upward pressure on CSF funds to deliver results UK – pressure to drive high impact growth; localism; city deals; CSR; ministerial change & elections
14NEXT STEPS : EUROPEEU 7 year budget deal agreed by Member States 7 FebFinancial allocations to countries; to special status areas (eg transition) & confirmation of funding prioritiesSwift approval by EP?Then CSF regulations negotiations with European Parliament (4 months + ?), then back to governments (4 months + ?)Then UK business plan negotiated with Commission, followed by programme proposals (4 months + ?)Earliest likely start : Q2 2014
15NEXT STEPS - ENGLANDSpring Budget: Outline LEP guidance published on EU investment strategies (alongside outline response to Lord Heseltine review)From Spring 2013: LEPs to identify and prioritise EU pipeline investments, with advice from local EU teamsSummer: more detailed LEP guidance once EU negotiations with EP further developed & final response to Lord Heseltine review complete (+ EU allocations?)Autumn: LEPs submit first cut strategic plans incl emerging EU pipeline to HMG for agreement / steerWinter: LEP / HMG agree targets, milestones. Plans consolidatedSpring 2014: UK business plan (incorporating LEPs’ proposals) agreed with European CommissionSummer 2014: Start spending?!
16GUIDANCE TO LEPs IN AN UNCERTAIN LANDSCAPE How do LEP strategic plans map onto EU funding priorities?What are the top priority transformational investments needed to drive jobs and growth which can be EU funded?What local ‘reach’ is needed : who to involve and how?Who else beyond the LEP do you need to work with to strengthen your strategic advantages?What wider funding packages need to be put in place?