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1 CASTILLA-LA MANCHA STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STRUCTURAL FUNDS 2007-2013 Brussels, 11 th October 2007

2 OVERVIEW Introduction: personal and organisational information Background: Castilla-La Mancha: geographical context Main socio economic features Evolution of the convergence index Major Issues: Basic contents of the Castilla-La Mancha Strategic Framework Architecture of the Strategic Framework European Funds implementation: the role of the Operational Programmes Expected impacts Conclusions

3 INTRODUCTION: PERSONAL AND ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION The coordination of the Castilla-La Mancha Strategic Framework has been implemented jointly between: Ildefonso Martinez Economist & Master in EC Law Structural Funds Coordinator. Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha E-mail: imartinez@jccm.esimartinez@jccm.es Web: http://www.jccm.es/economia/index2.phphttp://www.jccm.es/economia/index2.php David Gago Consultant. Red2Red Consultants Economist, MSc in Economics. PhD in Economics (Forthcoming) E-mail: dgs@red2red.net Web: http://www.red2red.net/indexE.htmhttp://www.red2red.net/indexE.htm

4 CASTILLA-LA MANCHA: REGIONAL CONTEXT Castilla- La Mancha is located in the very center of Spain. An extensive plain dominates the territory. It is known as LA MANCHA after the famous novel EL QUIXOTE Year 2005 Castilla- La Mancha Spain % CLM/ Spain Area (Km 2 )79.463505.98815,70 Population1.894.66744.108.5304,29 Density (hab./Km 2 )23,8487,1827,34 Number of Municipalities9198.13311,30 GDP mp (constant M)25.245735.9233,43 Agriculture (%)10,43,26----- Industry (%)18,9617,7----- Building sector (%)14,311,61----- Services (%)56,367,4----- GDP per capita ()13.32516.68479,87 Activity rate5457,4----- Unemployment rate9,2 -----

5 MAIN SOCIOECONOMIC FEATURES (related to the content of Operational Programmes) Entrepreneurship: Recent dynamism but scarce pulse of the entrerprise innovation and weak comercialisation channels. Employment and formation, Advances in occupation but still weak women incorporation to the labour market. More effort needed to improve skills R&D&I and Information Society: Important effort in the provision of ICT infrastructures but low levels of R&D&I Transport infrastructures, Substantial progress in motorways. More effort needed to improve connectivity. Energy and environment fields: Good starting point in renewable sources provision but high levels of energy intensity and water shortages.

6 CONVERGENCE EVOLUTION OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA Convergence Index with respect EU15=100, EU25=100 and EU27=100 European Funds have triggered a significant effect over regional per capita income during the 1988-2006 period: Castilla-La Mancha is currently over the 75% threshold European Funds during 1988-2006 have enabled an estimated GDP increase of 4,49% with respect to the baseline scenario (no European Funds) according to the HERMIN model.

7 BASIC CONTENTS OF THE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK The Strategic Framework of the Region: a bridge between the Regional Pact and the Lisbon Agenda objectives, through Structural Funds. Castilla-La Mancha Strategic Framework has basically consisted of the elaboration of: A diagnostic study & SWOT matrix. The setting of the strategic priorities The analysis of the coherence with respect to the most important institutional agreements The estimation of the potential impact The executive summary of the priorities contained in the Regional Operational Programmes ERDF and ESF The definition of the implementing provisions and a compilation of procedures

8 ARCHITECTURE OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK Regional Strategic Framework 2. Priorities (Strategy) 1. Diagnostic study (SWOT) Input/output analysis Statistic&econom. analyses Regional and Central Government Coordination Thematic meetings Operational Programme ERDF 3. Priorities 4. Implementing provisions Operational Programme ESF 3. Priorities 4. Implementing provisions 5. Ex-Ante Evaluation 5. Ex- ante Evaluation Strategic Environmental Evaluation Built under partnership horizontal principle Equal Opportunities Principle Sustainable Development Principle 6. Procedures Regional and Central Government Coordination

9 THE ROLE OF OPERATIONAL PROGRAMMES Coherence with... CLM STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK EARDF COHESION FUND Developed through Operational Programmes ERDF (74,6%) ESF (24,4%) Regional & Multiregional Programmes Regiona l Programmes Multiregiona l Programmes Reg Govern (40%) Central Govern (60%) Partnership Central Govern

10 EXPECTED IMPACT OF EUROPEAN FUNDS 2007-2013 IN CASTILLA-LA MANCHA (ERDF) Impact of ERDF (excluding R&D).Output Impact of R&D ERDF Impact of Total ERDF.Output

11 CONCLUSIONS OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK Strategic evaluation: It bridges key issues of the Regional Pact with Lisbon Agenda Issues (National Reforms Programme and European Guidelines) Achievement of desirable (and measurable) goals and a monitoring process Partnership principle. Development of monofund Operational Programmes: Regional Operational Programmes ERDF and ESF and Multiregional Programmes.

12 Thank you very much for your attention!


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