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1 > EU Structural Funds – the Frankfurt Experience Oktober 2007

2 Administration of EU Structural Fund in Germany Certain amount granted by EU handed over to the German Government Framework/operational programme of the structural funds developed on the federal level Framework of the structural funds developed on the regional level - in the case of Frankfurt: State of Hesse. R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N

3 Amount of grants for the State of Hesse R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N LevelBill. EUR% of total budget total Budget EU ,3100 Of which structural funds (cohesion policy)374,437,5 15,8% of which reserved for regional competitiveness and employment policy 55,05,9 17,1 % of which foreseen for Germany9,41,0 50% of which for EFRE4,7470,5 5,55 % of which foreseen for the State of Hesse 0,26350,03

4 Main topics of the Hessian Government R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N Innovation and knowledge based economy Promotion of entrepreneurship and competitiveness especially SME Enlargement of potentials of economically disadvantaged regions and reduction of regional disparities Technical support

5 The situation of Frankfurt: Prospering city region Contrast to other parts of the state of Hesse (gap between the city and rural areas) Competition between cities within the region as well as between the regional government (of the State of Hesse) and the City of Frankfurt R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N

6 Competencies of Frankfurt No possibility to get involved into the decision process Funding of projects in the framework of the Structural Funds More success in the framework of the European Social Funds (projects) R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N

7 Lobbying the structural funds > Participating in activities of cities networks (i. e. Eurocities) in the framework of the development of structural funds; Networking on the federal level Contacts on the regional level R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N

8 Examples of successful ESF projects. INTEGRA – project for the qualification of people aged 55+ who have been without occupation for more than one year ( EUR) Kompetenzagenturen – agencies for competence at schools for students between 14 and 16 years ( EUR) Lernbetrieb – special enterprises for young people between 14 and 27 – learning by doing and eventually graduate from school (amount ESF n. k.) R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N

9 Procedure to get funding from the State of Hessen Responsible institutionStep Ministery for social Affairs of the State of Hessen Announcement of funding (ESF as well as capital from the state of Hessen) MunicipalityContacting associations, supporting oragnisations Collecting concepts and calculations Sending Application to the Investitionsbank Hessen (Hessian Development Bank) Investitionsbank Hessen (IBH)Granting according to each year of duration of projects Municipalityforwarding the decision about grants to associations Forwarding declaration about their expenditures to IBH Demanding grants from the IBH every 3 months IBHPayments to municipality MunicipalityDivision and payment to organisations collecting proofs of use and sending them with reports to the IBH After having verified them ( municipal auditing office) Demand of Complete proof after the project at the organisations Sending Summary of proofs to IBH After having verified it (municipal auditing office) monitoring

10 > THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Petra Schwind Stadt Frankfurt am Main Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten Sandgasse Frankfurt am Main Phone Fax R E F E R A T F Ü R I N T E R N A T I O N A L E A N G E L E G E N H E I T E N


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