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1 INTERREG III B, PHARE CBC and TACIS CBC Programme -Combination of EU instruments for transnational co- operation in the BSR CEEC\NIS participation in BSR INTERREG III B Programme Belarus Denmark Estonia Finland Germany Latvia Lithuania Norway Poland Russia Sweden Marta Plichta, BSR INTERREG III B Joint Secretariat Baltic Sea Region INTERREG III B

2 INTERREG Initiative INTERREG Initiative The EU INTERREG Initiative is playing an increasingly important role in the attempts of the European Community to achieve economic and social cohesion across the overall EU territory. The EU INTERREG Initiative is playing an increasingly important role in the attempts of the European Community to achieve economic and social cohesion across the overall EU territory. European Council in Berlin 1999, European Council in Berlin 1999, the Member States emphasised the particular contribution of the INTERREG Initiative to better balanced living conditions of the European territory by promoting: - transnational - cross-border - cross-border - interregional cooperation & - interregional cooperation & - sustainable development BSR Interreg III B Programme

3 INTERREG in BSR HOW to achive the objective ? INTERREG co-operation with third countries, especially with the EU candidate countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and Russia, Belarus should be further improved! INTERREG co-operation with third countries, especially with the EU candidate countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and Russia, Belarus should be further improved! the Berlin European Council underlined the need to co-ordinate the external policy instruments and the Structural Funds in order to make external co-operation possible under INTERREG. BSR Interreg III B Programme

4 INTERREG IIIB and PHARE – programming During the period financial assistance from the European Communities to the candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe will be provided through three instruments: Phare programme, ISPA and Sapard. During the period financial assistance from the European Communities to the candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe will be provided through three instruments: Phare programme, ISPA and Sapard. Phare programme covers national programmes, cross border and multi-country programmes and take account of the fact that, since the other two instruments have sectoral objectives, Phare should continue to provide general assistance to the candidate countries to help them prepare for accession. Phare programme covers national programmes, cross border and multi-country programmes and take account of the fact that, since the other two instruments have sectoral objectives, Phare should continue to provide general assistance to the candidate countries to help them prepare for accession. BSR Interreg III B Programme

5 PROGRESS in co-ordinating INTERREG III with other instruments! INTERREG III Guidelines covers the co-ordination between the ERDF and the external financing instruments. INTERREG III Guidelines covers the co-ordination between the ERDF and the external financing instruments. the implementation of INTERREG III must ensure coherence and synchronisation with the other financial instruments concerned.the implementation of INTERREG III must ensure coherence and synchronisation with the other financial instruments concerned. once a year, a report is provided on the progress achieved as regards co-ordination between the ERDF and the other financial instruments. once a year, a report is provided on the progress achieved as regards co-ordination between the ERDF and the other financial instruments. BSR Interreg III B Programme

6 PROGRESS in co-ordinating INTERREG III with other instruments! For the Baltic Sea area, the PHARE 2000 Review authorises the use of PHARE-CBC funds for the participation of the Baltic States and Poland in the Interreg IIIB Baltic Sea programme. For the Baltic Sea area, the PHARE 2000 Review authorises the use of PHARE-CBC funds for the participation of the Baltic States and Poland in the Interreg IIIB Baltic Sea programme. Bringing INTERREG and Tacis funding togetherBringing INTERREG and Tacis funding together it is a Commission practical guide, published in April 2001, which sets out the history of the two instruments, their current situation and then describes the steps that the Commission is taking to advance co-ordination BSR Interreg III B Programme

7 PROGRESS in co-ordinating INTERREG IIIB with other instruments! JPD- Joint Programming Document JPD- Joint Programming Document PHARE CBC Programme Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland BJCC-Baltic Joint Coordination Committee BJCC-Baltic Joint Coordination Committee Co-operation with European Commission - EuropeAid and Tacis CBC offices Co-operation with European Commission - EuropeAid and Tacis CBC offices in Russia and Belarus National sub-committees, SC, MC National sub-committees, SC, MC BSR Interreg III B Programme

8 European Union Funds available for Baltic Sea Region co-operation PHARE CBC INTERREG TACIS CBC BSR Interreg III B Programme

9 BSR INTERREG III B Financing ERDF Denmark, Finland Germany, Sweden (Together 85,4 M) Norway (12 M) Phare/ Tacis Others (national, bilateral, Pan-Baltic, private) Baltic Sea Region: 97.1 M ERDF in one common pool plus national co-financing (public or public-like) in addition: 24 M BSR Interreg III B Programme

10 BSR INTERREG III B minimum eligible partnership three partners two have to contribute financially one must be a Member State BSR Interreg III B Programme

11 Participation in BSR INTERREG IIIB projects Project partners outside the EU area in general must not receive INTERREG funds with the exception that travel and subsistence expenses of those partners can be eligible when a meeting or seminar they attend takes place in the European Union and is part of an approved project. Project partners outside the EU area in general must not receive INTERREG funds with the exception that travel and subsistence expenses of those partners can be eligible when a meeting or seminar they attend takes place in the European Union and is part of an approved project. Project partners from Norway are eligible to receive Norwegian national and regional co-financing. Project partners from Norway are eligible to receive Norwegian national and regional co-financing. All other project partners have to find alternative resources like funds from the PHARE and Tacis or other programmes. All other project partners have to find alternative resources like funds from the PHARE and Tacis or other programmes. Non-EU project partners Financing instruments for BSR Interreg III B Programme

12 Participation in BSR INTERREG IIIB projects Project partners from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland may apply for co-financing within the PHARE CBC programme. Project partners from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland may apply for co-financing within the PHARE CBC programme. Budget line for 2001(call will be open in autumn 2002) Budget line for 2001(call will be open in autumn 2002) funds available per country 1 Million for Small Project Funds 1 Million for Small Project Funds – grant size (20% co-financing) 2 Million for Grant Scheme 2 Million for Grant Scheme – grant size (20% co-financing) Accession countries – PHARE CBC Financing instruments for BSR Interreg III B Programme

13 Participation in BSR INTERREG IIIB projects project partners may be eligible to apply for financing from the Tacis programme. project partners may be eligible to apply for financing from the Tacis programme. In particular the Tacis CBC Small Project Facility and the Tacis CBC Micro Project Facility, which are directed to regional and local authorities seems appropriate to co-finance participation in the INTERREG III B programme In particular the Tacis CBC Small Project Facility and the Tacis CBC Micro Project Facility, which are directed to regional and local authorities seems appropriate to co-finance participation in the INTERREG III B programme Belarus and Russia – TACIS CBC Financing instruments for BSR Interreg III B Programme

14 SUMMARY: funding schemes available for partners from candidate countries, Russia and Belarus wishing to implement a joint BSR INTERREG III B project. PHARE CBC PHARE CBC TACIS CBC TACIS CBC Bilateral funds Bilateral funds National funds National funds BSR Interreg III B Programme

15 BSR INTERREG III B First call for applications – October approved in December 2001 BSR Interreg III B Programme

16 BSR INTERREG III B projects Second call for applications - March approved in May 2002 BSR Interreg III B Programme

17 WHAT to consider while developing joint BSR INTERREG IIIB projects with E-BSR partners on board: different decision making schedule for PHARE and Tacis programmes different decision making schedule for PHARE and Tacis programmes projects duration while combining different programmes projects duration while combining different programmes including in the project budget possibility to cover travel and accommodation for E-BSR partners in the first and last part of the project (before and after PHARE/TACIS project is completed) including in the project budget possibility to cover travel and accommodation for E-BSR partners in the first and last part of the project (before and after PHARE/TACIS project is completed) lead applicant for Tacis programme can be also EU member state or one of the accession countries. lead applicant for Tacis programme can be also EU member state or one of the accession countries. BSR Interreg III B Programme

18 ensuring financial participation in case of lack of finances from PHARE or Tacis (especially when E-BSR partners have already active role within INTERREG project) ensuring financial participation in case of lack of finances from PHARE or Tacis (especially when E-BSR partners have already active role within INTERREG project) reasonable division of tasks according to funds available reasonable division of tasks according to funds available using Seed Money for development of project idea and partnership and better preparation for the main project and application! using Seed Money for development of project idea and partnership and better preparation for the main project and application! ensuring that application submitted for complementary project to Tacis or PHARE is handle according the programme requirements. ensuring that application submitted for complementary project to Tacis or PHARE is handle according the programme requirements. keep informing and consulting JS also regarding your partners submitting application to different financial instruments. keep informing and consulting JS also regarding your partners submitting application to different financial instruments. BSR Interreg III B Programme

19 MORE INFORMATION : BSR INTERREG III B - CEEC\NIS info & news: INTERREG-Tacis list with updates: EU-COM site on INTERREG and Tacis projects: BSR Interreg III B Programme

20 Information and contact addresses are available at: BSR Interreg III B Programme


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