Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

BoF: Using the Structural Funds in the domain of REN: Past experience and Future prospective TNC 2014 19 May 2014, Dublin Athina Zampara, EC, DG CONNECT,

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "BoF: Using the Structural Funds in the domain of REN: Past experience and Future prospective TNC 2014 19 May 2014, Dublin Athina Zampara, EC, DG CONNECT,"— Presentation transcript:

1 BoF: Using the Structural Funds in the domain of REN: Past experience and Future prospective TNC May 2014, Dublin Athina Zampara, EC, DG CONNECT, Unit C1 eInfrastructure

2 Past, present and future: - NRENs have already used SF to develop and upgrade their services - Presentations from CZ, HU, PL - Greece: Apart from the REN, they are developing HPC activities (procurement of HPC system to be operational in second half of 2014, data storage system) - Cyprus has plans to request ESIF funding

3 ESIF/Thematic Objectives (of possible interest to NRENs) TO1. Research and Innovation Ex-ante conditionality: 1. A national or regional smart specialisation strategy is in place 2. Multiannual plan for investment in Research and Innovation (e.g. updated roadmap of research infrastructure) TO2. Information and Communication Technologies Ex-ante conditionalities: 1) Digital Growth strategic policy framework 2) National/Regional NGN plans in place.

4 RIS3 Strategy planning for MS: Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisations (RIS3) – S3 Platform (provides advice for the design of RIS3, information on the emerging fileds of smart specialisation priorities)

5 What is new? Synergies The European Commission and the Member States are mandated to ensure - coordination - synergies and - complementarities between the European Structural and Investement Funds (ESIF), Horizon 2020 and other EC programmes (COSME, Erasmus+, etc)

6 Synergies … - are about obtaining more impacts on competitiveness, jobs and growth by combing ESIF and Horizon 2020 This can be achieved by: - cumulative funding (use different public funding sources in one project, programme, group of projects - funding of successive projects or parallel projects

7 Attention to - Non substitution principle (the use of a union funding instrument to substitute the non-union contribution to another union instrument is not allowed) - ESIF support is subject to State Aid limitations (whereas Horizon 2020 funding is not) - Overlaps and double-financing must be avoided - Objectives of the projects must align with the RIS3

8 Novelties for ESIF - More ESIF (<10%) can be spent outside OP territory – if for the benefit of the programme area - Emphasis on innovation - National Contact Points close to national and regional ESIF policy makers and Managing Authorities

9 Opportunities - To receive funding to further develop NRENs in general as an eInfrastructure provider if appropriate (network, data, hpc services) – Plan where you want to be in 2020! Research and education community Public administration Private domain (e.g. research SMEs) - To bridge the digital divide with the less developed countries - To help national policies align with european priorities

10 Questions - Do you need to take stock of what has happened in the past? - Does TERENA know what NRENs plan to request from MS for ESIF funding? - Are there complimentary needs to GEANT that ESIF money could be used for? - Could ESIF funding be used for helping the less developed countries? - Could ESIF funding be used for boosting innovation (eg supporting private research SMEs)

11 Obstacles to synergies - Do we know what are the main obstacles to using ESIF funding? past now and for the future - What NRENs did to overcome the obstacles? CYNET's suggestion: if they knew what other NRENs did, they could use this information for lobbying in their country

12 Potential threats? - Protect Geant's from politically motivated top- down choices - Protect Geant's self-regulated regime

13 Next steps - Investigate your country's RIS3 - Consult the S3 platform - Contact the Managing Authorities of the respective Operational Programmes - Contact the National Contact Points - See the multiannual plan for R&I in your country and the roadmap for Ris – make sure NRENs are there.

14 Actions at EC level - What do NRENs need in order to be able to request and use ESIF funding? concrete actions for EC? Ask for specific support


Download ppt "BoF: Using the Structural Funds in the domain of REN: Past experience and Future prospective TNC 2014 19 May 2014, Dublin Athina Zampara, EC, DG CONNECT,"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google