Presentation on theme: "OPEN DAYS 2006 Workshop 12E28 – 12. October The new European Social Fund 2007-2013 DENMARK Head of division Preben Gregersen Ministry of Economic and Business."— Presentation transcript:
OPEN DAYS 2006 Workshop 12E28 – 12. October The new European Social Fund DENMARK Head of division Preben Gregersen Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs National Agency for Enterprise and Construction, Managing Authority of ERDF and ESF administrations
OVERVIEW The creation of a joint administration in Denmark for ESF and ERDF The structural funds resources used in close coordination with the overall national policy The Danish structural fund strategy: NSRF The ESF programme Cutting red tape
Structural Funds Denmark
Number of municipalities reduced from 271 to 98 Establishment of 5 new regions Regions responsible for regional trade and industry development and thus for promoting regional competitiveness and employment Reform of local government January 1st 2007
Regional growth forums the focal point for trade and industry development and the regional partner in the Structural Fund programmes Comprised of regional poli- ticians and representatives from trade and industry, knowledge institutions, educational institutions, management and labour Reform of local government January 1st 2007 cont.
Denmarks Strategic Approach : NSRF Innovation and Knowledge More and Better Jobs Development of human resources Establishment and development of new enterprises Innovation, knowledge sharing and knowledge building Utilisation of new technology Areas facing structural difficulties, urban areas and rural areas Environmental policy Equal opportunity policy Employment policy
ESF DENMARK The European Social Fund Objective More and Better Jobs Priority 1 (Better jobs) A qualified workforce Priority 2 (More jobs) Expansion of the workforce Priority 3 Technical assistance Field of action 1.1 Development of human resources Field of action 1.2 Innovation, knowledge sharing and knowledge building Field of action 1.3 Utilisation of new technology Field of action 2.1 Development of human resources Field of action 2.2 Establishment and development of new enterprises Field of action 2.3 Utilisation of new technology
The ESF-programme Priority 1 (Better jobs) A qualified workforce Goals: Upgrading the qualifications of the workforce and better access to professional managerial skills and reinforced organisational development in enterprises Reinforced innovative efforts in Danish enterprises Better public sector and private use of new technology in the workforce.
The ESF-programme Priority 2 (More jobs) Expansion of the workforce Goals: Higher employment frequencies Reinforced entrepreneurial action Broader access to new technology in the context of jobs.
Cutting red tape Sources of input Lessons learned from national experience, inside and outside the administrations – positive and negative Dialogue with other Member States and the European Commission New possibilities through technological development
Improving the administration (Lessons) Eligible costs with restrictions Central auditing of all projects Multi-annual commitments Half-yearly project reporting on economy and implementation (Dialogue) Public tender as an instrument alongside grants (New possibilities) Increased use of IT in case work (applications, status reports etc.) IT-based storage of expenditure documentation
Conclusions Looking ahead Denmark bases the programming on the synergy of funds and a closer coordination to national policy The starting point for the programming is 15 years of regional structural funds administration in Denmark Cutting red tape and improving the administration play a central part in the programming