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1 EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Insight into interregional cooperation Irma Astrauskaitė| Communication Officer Benoît Dalbert| Project Officer Joint Technical Secretariat POWER final conference 21 September 2011, Brussels

2 2 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Summary 1. Reminder on the programmes context 2. Programme state of play 3. First programme achievements 4. Concluding words on the POWER project

3 3 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme context

4 4 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme context EU Cohesion and Regional Policy Reducing disparities

5 5 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme context EU Cohesion and Regional Policy REGIONAL / NATIONAL PROGRAMMES Objective 1: Convergence 81.54% billion Objective 2: Regional Competitiveness and Employment 15.95% 55 billion Objective 3: European Territorial Cooperation 2.52% 8.7 billion

6 6 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Objective 3: European Territorial Cooperation A B C Cross-border transnational interregional networking 53 programmes 13 programmes 1 programme URBACT INTERact ESPON 3 programmes INTERREG IVC 6.5 billion 1.8 billion 321M 134M 1. Programme context INTERREG INTERREG: 3 strands and 67 different programmes

7 7 POWER Final conference – 21 September INTERREG IVC main features ERDF funding: 300 m Eligible area: - EU 27 - Switzerland & Norway 2 priorities - Innovation & knowledge economy - Environment and risk prevention 2 types of interventions - Regional Initiative Project - Capitalisation Project 1. Programme context

8 8 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme context Programme rationale INTERREG IVC allows local and regional policy-makers to access the experience of others in Europe facing similar issues in order to renew their practices / strategies / policies Mainly dedicated to local and regional authorities Core focus on the exchange of experience Learning by sharing

9 9 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme state of play

10 10 POWER Final conference – 21 September calls for proposals organised st Call2 nd Call3 rd Call4 th Call Regional Initiative Projects Capitalisation Projects Both types of Projects 1002 (+29) applications 492 applications 973 (+481) applications 1357 (+355) applications Launch of the Programme TOTAL: ~ project partners 2. Programme state of play

11 11 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Applicants per country – all calls 2. Programme state of play

12 12 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Approved Projects 122 projects partners 71 projects in priority 1 51 projects in priority 2 82% of EU NUTS 2 regions represented BUDGET, EUR committedremaining 2. Programme state of play

13 13 POWER Final conference – 21 September approved projects: - 6 Climate change - 5 Energy efficiency - 5 Sustainable public transport - 3 Other For a total of 226 partners coming from all EU Member States, also Switzerland and Norway INTERREG IVC projects related to Energy and Sustainable transport 2. Programme state of play

14 14 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Programme new development 2. Programme state of play Capitalisation at programme level to better exploit the knowledge resulting from projects working on a similar topic Approved in June 2011 by the Monitoring Committee with a start planned in 2012 up to 12 topics covered renewable energy cultural industries entrepreneurship ageing population climate change sustainable transport

15 15 POWER Final conference – 21 September First programme achievements

16 16 POWER Final conference – 21 September Results and achievements Outputs of the 41 first call projects Exchange of experience / match experiences 35 Regional Initiative projects 6 Capitalisation projects 1,121 good practices identified Average of 32 per project Exchange of experience results in 23 spin off activities 1,639 staff members with increased capacity Average of 40 per project 29 sucesfully transfered

17 17 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Examples of transfer under Priority 1 From: Mid Sweden region To: Flevoland region (NL) Summer entrepreneur – Stimulate entrepreneurial mindset among young people through the creation of their own business during summer vacation Practice : Project : 3. Programme achievements

18 18 POWER Final conference – 21 September practice transferred (mainstreamed) (2 other transfers planned in North West England and Veneto) - Participation of 38 young people - Creation of one business MINI-EUROPE example: main results 3. Programme achievements

19 19 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Examples of transfer under Priority 2 From: Borrough of Bromley (UK) To: Frankfurt am Main (DE) Practice : Walk to school – Encourage school children to walk to school rather than travel by car Project : 3. Programme achievements

20 20 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Results: - 1 practice transferred (partly financed by IVC) - 15 schools and 3,000 pupils involved - 40 tonnes CO 2 (and 19,200 litres of oil) saved PIMMS TRANSFER example 3. Programme achievements

21 21 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme achievements Improvement of regional and local policies Outputs of the 41 first call projects 50 national/regional/local policies improved 42 Priority I INNOVATION 8 Priority II ENVIRONMENT 12% of policies addressed are already improved (50 out of 423) 66% of policies addressed in Capitalisation projects are improved (34 out of 56)

22 22 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme achievements Sub-theme: Information society Example of policy improvements (INNOVATION) Project: Bologna Municipality (IT) Partner concerned:Policy improved : Revision of the Emilia Romagna Regional Telematic Plan which now includes the Guidelines for Local Wireless Communities coming from PIKE

23 23 POWER Final conference – 21 September Programme achievements Sub-theme: Natural and technological risks, climate change Example of policy improvements (ENVIRONMENT) Regional Environment Centre for Eastern Europe (SK) Project:Partner concerned: Policy improved: Revision of the Emilia Romagna Regional Telematic Plan which now includes the Guidelines for Local Wireless Communities coming from PIKE

24 24 POWER Final conference – 21 September st call Capitalisation Projects: financial commitment Achievements of the first call Capitalisation Projects Projects IVC ERDF spent (EUR) Leverage effect Amount dedicated to the implementation of practices (EUR) B3 Regions1,525,947x 307= 468,612,500 ERIK ACTION1,418,440x 17= 24,561,200 ESF6 CIA935,661x 55= 51,300,000 ICHNOS PLUS734,183x 0.9= 687,800 PIKE1,146,295x 6= 7,272,900 RAPIDE1,194,558x 18= 21,210,460 TOTAL6,955,084x 82573,644,800 TOTAL (without B3 Regions) 5,429,137x 19105,032, Programme achievements

25 25 POWER Final conference – 21 September POWER project

26 26 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Project strength : clear relevance to INTERREG IVC 4. POWER European added-value of the issue tackled: low carbon economy in the context of climate change A focus on the exchange of experience at policy level which is also reflected at sub-project level Quality of partnership: A majority of partners are public authorities Good geographical coverage: 7 partners from all 4 corners of Europe, including 2 new MS

27 27 POWER Final conference – 21 September POWER Project strength : quality of approach and deliverables Efficient communication strategy (e.g. video) 9 approved sub-projects of high quality Exchange of experience also between partners with 1 policy improved (IT) and other results expected soon First results: 69 staff members with increased capacity 4 spin-off activities incl. CO2 calculator

28 28 POWER Final conference – 21 September 2011 Thank you for your attention!


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