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1 1 Lodovico Gherardi Regione Emilia-Romagna Core Start-up Team of the future Managing Authority

2 programming period novelties for the European South Eastern Transnational European Territorial Cooperation Programmes 2

3 Milestones in Macroregional Strategies  2012 – European Council request to the Commission to present Action Plan for the EUSAIR (Adriatic Ionian)  2014 – Adoption of the Action Plan for the EUSAIR  Commission  June  Council Endorsment  October Source: Central Europe MA, 2013

4 EUSAIR area 8 countries involved: 4 EU countries: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia; 3 candidates countries: Albania, Montenegro, Serbia; 1 potential candidate country: Bosnia and Herzegovina 4

5 EUSAIR macro-region characteristics The area affects a region primarily defined by the Adriatic and Ionian Maritime Strategy, also covering important terrestrial surface area. EUSAIR treats the marine, coastal and terrestrial areas as interconnected systems 5

6 EUSAIR: area challenges…. Socio-economic disparities; Transport; Energy; Environment; Natural and man-made hazards and risks entailed by climate change; Administrative and institutional issues. … and opportunities Blue Economy; Connectivity; Cultural and natural heritage and biodiversity; Tourism. 6

7 EUSAIR Action Plan – Pillars and Topics Blue Growth Blue Technology Fisheries and aquaculture Maritime and marine governance and services Connecting the region Maritime transport Intermodal connection to the interland Energy networks Environmental quality The marine environment Transnational terrestrial habitats and biodiversity Sustainable tourism Diversified tourism offer (products and services) Sustainable and responsible tourism management (innovation and quality) CAPACITY - BUILDING, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, CHANGE MITIGATION AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT 7

8 EUSAIR macro-region - principles Like the other existing macro regions (the Baltic Sea Region, the Danube Region), also EUSAIR is characterised by the “3 Nos”: NO new funds ; NO new legislation; NO new institutions. 8

9 Integrated funding approach 9 EARDFCOSMEEMFF….ENIERDFLIFE+ Horizon 2020 ETCESFIPA II

10 EUSAIR - funding 10 All Programmes operating in the area shall contribute to the implementation of the EUSAIR goals, e.g.: Programmes directly managed by EU COM: e.g.: Life+, Creative Europe, Horizon 2020, Cosme, Erasmus +, etc. ETC interregional, transnational and bilateral Programmes; ERDF, ESF, EMF funds; Contribution from other institutions (e.g. EIB, EBRD, WBIF); National/ international public/private donors. ADRION will contribute to support the governance and implementation of EUSAIR, and its projects can contribute to the governance & implementation of the Action Plan

11 11 Research and Innovation Combating climate change ICT Competitiveness of SMEs Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency Sustainable transport Better public administration Better education, training Social inclusion Employment & Mobility ERDF Thematic Objectives 10 For each TO, Investment priorities are set by the Regulations Specific Objective defined by Programmes

12 12 Concentration in ETC at least 80% of funds on max 4 thematic priorities TO x TO z Priority 1 Priority 2Priority 3 Priority 4 TO y Cooperation Programme (CP)

13 Changes in transnational European Territorial Cooperation Programmes South East Europe (SEE) Adrion Danube Balkan Mediterranean Three new transnational Programmes 13

14 14 Balkan Mediterranean Danube Adriatic Ionian Changes in transnational European Territorial Cooperation Geographies in the South East Europe from to

15 INTERREG European Territorial Cooperation Crossborders Croatia-Slovenia Greece-Italy Italy-Croatia Italy-Slovenia IT-AL-ME (IPA II) Transnationals ADRION Adriatic-Ionian MED CENTRAL EUROPE ALPINE SPACE Interregionals Interreg Europe 2020 URBACT ESPON INTERACT Beyond ETC: integrate all EU, national, regional, local and private funds for common shared projects Source: Elaboration Emilia-Romagna Region (2013) on EU shapefile

16 MAIN FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME 16

17 Overall goal (on-going draft CP) To promote sustainable economic and social prosperity of the Adriatic and Ionian area through growth and jobs creation, by improving its attractiveness, competitiveness and connectivity while at the same time preserving the environment and ensuring healthy and balanced marine and coastal ecosystems 17 The ADRION Programme in a nutshell

18 Area of intervention/ eligible geographical area 18 ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Albania (entire country) Bosnia and Herzegovina (entire country) Croatia (entire country) Greece (entire country) Italy (part) Montenegro (entire country) Serbia (entire country) Slovenia (entire country) Adrion area coincides with EUSAIR geographical area

19 19 The ADRION Programme finance in a nutshell EU available funds: 99,2 milion EUR out of which ERDF 83,5 milion EUR IPA II 15,7 milion EUR EU co-financing rate: up to 85% No “Common POT” (ERDF + IPA II) Seat of the implementing bodies: (Managing & Certifying Authority, Joint Secretariat and Audit Authority) Bologna – Emilia-Romagna Region

20 Thematic Objectives & Priority Axis in the Adrion Programme 20 Selected Thematic Objective TO 1 - Research TO 6 – Environment TO 7 - Transport TO11 – Governance ADRION Priority Axis Innovative and smart region Sustainable region Connected region Towards a better governance of the EUSAIR

21 and Investments priorities (IP) 21 Priority Axis 1 – Innovative and smart Region (IP 1b) - Promoting business investment in R&I Priority Axis 2 – Sustainable Region (IP 6c) Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage (IP 6d - Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure Priority Axis 3 – Connected Region (IP 7c) Developing and improving environment- friendly transport system including multimodal links Priority Axis 4 – Towards a better governance of the EUSAIR (ETC Reg. art 7) Enhancing EUSAIR Governance Programme priorities, TOs and IPs are in line with the overall EUSAIR goals

22 Adrion Programme Specific Objectives 22 PA1: Smart & Innovative Region SO 1.1: Support the development of a regional Innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area PA2: Sustainable Region SO 2.1: Promote the sustainable valorisation of natural and cultural assets as growth assets in the Adriatic- Ionian area SO 2.2: Enhance the capacity in transnationally tacking environmental vulnerability, fragmentation and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic- Ionian area PA3: Connected region SO 3.1: Enhance capacity for integrated transport and mobility services and multimodality in the Adriatic- Ionian area PA4: Towards a better governance of the EUSAIR SO 4.1: Facilitate the coordination and implementation of the EUSAIR by enhancing institutional capacity of public administrations and key stakeholders and by assisting the progress of implementation of joint priorities. 19,8 45,6 17,8 9,9 Union support M Euro

23 The Cooperation Programme elaboration process August 2013: Launch of the new Programme - setting in place of the Programme Task Force composed by representatives of the participating countries April 2014: start elaboration of the Cooperation ProgrammeMay 2014: designation of the Programme Managing AuthorityJuly-Sept. 2014: Public consultation on Programme content October 2014: Agreement on Programme content 23

24 November 2014: Submission of the Adriatic-Ionian Cooperation Programme (CP) to the European Commission Last quarter 2014/beginning of 2015: further elaboration of the CP – management and technical characteristics- negotiation with the Commission Mid 2015: foreseen approval of the Adriatic-Ionian Cooperation Programme, by Decision of EC 2015: Joint Secretariat team selection; Programme launch event TO11 Strategic Project start (support to EUSAIR governance) Third quarter 2015: launch of the 1 st call for proposals 24 The Cooperation Programme - next steps

25 Ensure an efficient and effective Programme facing the limited funds available; Ensure sound financial management; Guarantee transparency and equal treatment principle towards applicants and projects; Support visibility of outcomes achieved; Provide innovative and capacity building initiatives; Avoid reinventing the wheel and base new projects on past experience and results achieved (from SEE, MED, IPA Adriatic CBC…) ADRION - key management principles The Managing Authority will: 25

26 Coordination between the MA of ETC programmes The eligibility area of ADRION programme:  partially overlaps with:  2other macro-regional strategies  3 other Transnational programmes  completely encloses 11 CBC programmes 26

27 27 € Adriatric Ionian Strategy Alpine Strategy Danube Strategy

28 28 MED Alpine Space Central Europe Balkan MED

29 $$ IT-HR GR-IT IT-SI SI-HR IT-AL-MN HR-BhI HR-SR GR-AL MN-AL BHI-MNI SR-MN SR-Bh I

30 To achieve the effective management of ETC programs : There is a need for a strong coordination among the managing authorities of ETC transnational programs geographically located within macro-regional strategies 30

31 31 MED Alpine Space Central Europe Balkan MED $$ IT-HR GR-IT IT-SI SI-HR IT-AL-MN HR-BhI HR-SR GR-AL MN-AL BHI-MNI SR-MN SR-Bh I € Adriatric Ionian Strategy Alpine StrategyDanube Strategy

32 Contacts with MAs of MED, BALKAN-MED, DANUBE, CENTRAL EUROPE and ALPINE SPACE are on going with the aim of coordinating the 3 programmes with partially overlapping areas and objectives in such a way as to maximize the their respective impact: i.e. joint communication, coordination during calls, capitalization are some of the issues at stake.

33 Keep in touch with the programme evolution 33 Tel (+39) Viale Aldo Moro, 30 - Bologna Facebook Linkedin Twitter …. following the future ICT evolution


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