Presentation on theme: "Development Priorities in Regional Operational Programmes prepared by the Polish Regions for the Programming Periode 2007--2013 8 – 11 October 2007,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Development Priorities in Regional Operational Programmes prepared by the Polish Regions for the Programming Periode8 – 11 October 2007, BrusselsBarbara KocowskaOffice for European Funds ManagementLower Silesian Voivodship’s Office
2 Structure of the presentation General background:programming periode 2004 – 2006 versus 2007 – 2013Structural Funds allocation for PolandAnalysis of 16 RPOs projects:number and contents of Priority Axesevolution of RPO drafts and negotiations with the ECregional solutions and projects’ strategiesEU priorities as formulated in the Renewed Lisbon Strategy and assessment of ROPs respective cohesionOpportunities and challenges
3 Scheme of implementation of Structural Aid for Poland in the Programming Periods 2007—201316 Regional Operational Programmes ,6 mln €OP Infrastructure and Environment ,7 mln €OP Human Capital 9 707,2 mln €OP Innovative Economy 8 254,9 mln €OP Eastern Poland’s Development ,8 mln €OP European Territorial Cooperation 731,1 mln €OP Technical Assistance 516,7 mln €2004—2006Integrated Regional Operation Programme (16 regional components)6 Sectoral Operational ProgrammesCI INTERREGCI EQUAL
4 Poland 6%Poland 19,4%UE ( ) – 213,0 bln € Poland: 12,8 bln €:8,6 bln € for 7 Operational Programmes and 2 Community Initiatives (SF)4,2 bln € (CF)UE ( ) – 347,4 bln € Poland: 67,3 bln €:ERDF: 52 %ESF: 15 %CF: 33 %After the Ministry for Regional Development
5 RPOs Share in EU funding 16,6 bln € = 24 % of EU allocation for PolandAfter the Ministry for Regional Development
6 Evolution of number of Priority Axes in RPO drafts Number of PASeptember 2006March 2007July 2007Between 6 and 912(3 x 6 PA, 3 x 7 PA, 4 x 8 PA, 2 x 9 PA)131032More than 101 (13 PA)1 (11 PA)--3 reductions: from 13 to 10, from 10 to 9, from 9 to 7 and from 8 to 7 PA1 increase: from 7 to 8
7 Strategic Community Guidelines Making Europe and its regions more attractive for investments and employmentKnowledge and innovation for growthMore better jobsTerritorial dimension of cohesion policy
8 Regional Strategies’ Goals Improvement of life quality of the region’s inhabitants and increase of its competitivenessby respecting the rules of sustainable developmentas well as increase of its social, economic and spatial cohesionand maintaining its cultural and natural diversity
9 Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, interview for „Gazeta Wyborcza”, 14 September 2006 „The biggest challenge for Poland is today not to develop any projects which will be financed with billions of Euros from European Structural Funds, but to establish a right proportion between investments in the infrastructure, what is called in Europe „investing in concrete”, and investments in innovation. […] Many politicians think that investing in innovation is something for the richest only. But it is not truth – it is mainly for the poorest ones”.
10 Most Frequent Choices of Priority Axes Infrastructure, transport 16Environment: protection, resource management, safety 16Social infrastructure, education, health, life improvement 14Enterprises, entrepreneurship and innovation 12Culture and tourism 11Information society 10Revalidation of urban areas 10Energy, clean energy 4Local development, local infrastructure, territorial potential 4Competitiveness of regional economy 3Infrastructure for economic growth 3Knowledge-based society 2
11 Review of Regional Solutions Growth and competitiveness of region’s enterprisesStrengthening of enterprises’ competitivenessEntrepreneurship and InnovationsStimulating of growth of investments in the enterprises and strengthening of innovation potentialEconomy, innovation, enterpreneurshipCreating opportunities for developing the innovative potential and enterpreneurship in the regionCompetitive and innovative economyIncrease of innovativeness and enhancing enterpreneurship in the regionDevelopment and innovation in SMEsRD, innovation and enterpreneurshipDevelopment of enterpreneurshipSupporting innovation, building of IS and increase of regional investment potentialEntrepreneurshipCompetitiveness of enterprisesEconomy, innovation, technology
12 Major Challenges and Opportunities Lack of resources for the beneficiaries’ own contributionDecrease of the level of SF co-financing according to the rules of public aid deepening the aboveVulnerability to political pressure and election agendaDeconcentration of resources as result of the „good uncle” syndromeBetter identification of regional problems and needs helps take appropriate measures – better implementation of the subsidiarity ruleSimplification of procedures and shorter way from project to refundationCoherent spending in accordance with regional development strategies
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