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1 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Lessons to draw from the Italian OP on Technical Assistance European Network of Environmental Authorities ENEA 5 A Coruña, Galicia, Spain 9 June 2006 Paola De Cesare Italian Ministry of Economy & Finance Department for Development & Cohesion Policies General Manager

2 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA a)Challenges & Preconditions to improve skills on environmental policy governance b)Operational Programme (OP) Technical Assistance (TA) and the Environment c)The Task-Force of experts for TA d)The Environmental Authorities (EAs) e)The Italian Network (Rete) of Managing Authorities (MAs) & EAs f)The Working Groups of the Rete g)Preparing the National Strategic Framework (NSF) 2007-2013 CONTENTS

3 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA a - a - Challenges & Preconditions to improve skills on environmental policy governance

4 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA CHALLENGES & PRECONDITIONS for strengthening the ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF DEVELOPMENT CONSER- VATION The interests and rights of future generations of humans and species GROWTH The interests and rights of present people of Europe and of the World CAPACITY BUILDING Culture of sustainability, assessement and performance Task-Force SYSTEM OF RELATIONSh. Culture of management, exchange and participation Rete EAs CHALLENGESPRECONDITIONS

5 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA CHALLENGES Biodiversity of species, plants and habitats GHGs and air quality Water quality and quantity Waste prevention and management Sustainability of transport & energy choices … Goteborg Strategy Production quality Revenue growth Income equity Competitivity Effectiveness in expenditure Social inclusion Women and youth at work … Lisbon Strategy CONSERVATIONGROWTH

6 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA CONSERVATIONGROWTH Trade-offs but also wide margins for SUSTAINABILITY Scientific Progress, R&D, Innovation & Technologies Social equity and access to natural resources Environment as an opportunity for sound growth

7 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA PRECONDITIONS MA and EA of central and regional administrations MAs and EAs altogether in a network(Rete) Other relationships: networks of experts, exchange of best practices, common methodologies, … Environment Authorities (defending the interest of the Environment) Environmental integration in non- Environmental Institutions (other Ministries, Agencies, Regions, Local Authorities, Firms/Utilities) Economic integration in Environmental Institutions (management culture, market-based instruments and services, economic and environmental assessment culture, …) Environment data, indicators, monitoring Environment Agencies, Managers & Experts giving legs to run CAPACITY BUILDINGSYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIPS

8 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA EU Structural Funds in Italian Ob. 1 Regions: Three tools for environmental integration in the CSF I. Environmental Authorities (EAs), both central and regional II. The Network of EAs And Managing Authorities for Structural Funds 2000-2006 III. An environmental Task-Force for strengthening EAs and the APAT/ARPA system (Env. Agencies) towards the NOP TA Cooperation with Managing Authorities Member of Monitoring Committees

9 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA b) The National Operational Programme (NOP) of Technical Assistance (TA) and the Environment A tool to improve capacity building

10 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA NOP Technical Assistance Financial breakdown of the 1.2 Measure among its 12 Sectorial Operational Projects environment Millions of Euros

11 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Financial breakdown, at central, regional and horizontal level, of the Sustainable Development Operationel Project Millions of Euros

12 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA c) The Task-Force of experts into the Environment and Sustainable Development Operational Project of the NOP TA

13 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Price, Waterhouse & Coopers study for the EC, 1999 says: Only 0,7 units per region dedicated to environmental integration in Structural Funds and Central and Regional EAs structures need to be reinforced. Dedicated central and regional task-forces should be created CSF 2000-2006 consequentely

14 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA through CSF 2000-2006 The major project of Technical Assistance (Environment & Sustainable Development) includes 150 experts supporting: 60 for the Regional Environmental Authorities Obj.1 50 for the Regional Environmental Protection Agencies for data and monitoring (ARPAs) Obj.1 40 for the Central Environmental Authority (Ministry for En- vironment & Territory) (of which 20 for the Ecological Network)

15 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA CAMPANIA 10 junior 7 junior 1 senior National Environmental Authority 27 junior 15 senior MOLISE 6 junior 4 junior 1 senior BASILICATA 6 junior 4 junior 1 senior PUGLIA 9 junior 1 senior CALABRIA 8 junior 6 junior 1 senior SICILIA 10 junior 8 junior 1 senior SARDEGNA 7 junior 8 junior 1 senior Environmental Authorities Environment Protection Regional Agencies Tasks force composition

16 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA An open and highly competitive public competition: 130 junior experts out of 6.000 applicants 20 senior experts out of 500 applicants An equal opportunity selection: 2/3 of women among juniors 1/2 of women among seniors A multidisciplinary selection: 1/3 from economics/law/politics 1/3 from statistics/architecture/engineering 1/3 from natural sc./biology/environment sc.

17 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA The role of training: 3 months of high level training in the Center of the National Training Agency for the Obj.1 Regions 9 months of training on the job with reorientation seminars Planned continuous update and training: with 3-monthly Workshops experts website community forum exchange of best practices and methodologies

18 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA environment Task-Force coming from multiple backgrounds building the necessary interdisciplinary teams common training to build a common background highly motivated shock and support for Public Administration people

19 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA d) The Environmental Authorities

20 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA The environmental Task-Force has given the Environmental Authorities the possibility to play an effective role for the first time in the history of Structural Funds But what are they doing in practice?

21 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Tasks at regional level * supporting the Regional EAs in all SFs activities drafting the POCS for ROPs preparing the ROP Monitoring Committee proposing environmental elements (criteria, indicators, funds) in ROPs Measures bids working out environmental analysis of PITs helping to draft Water Plans, Parks Plans,Waste Plans, Contaminated Sites Plans drawing out State of the Environment Reports preparing the new Operational Programmes 2007-2013 preparing the SEA for the new programmes … * the role of the Central Environmental Authority is similar

22 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA e) The Italian Network of EAs & MAs (Rete)

23 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA RETE MEMBERSHIP: established during 1994-99 programming period, becoming significant in the 2000-06 period 1 Environmental Authority of CSF + 7 NOPs (Min. of Environment & Territory) 1 Managing Authority of CSF (Ministry of Economy & Finance) 2 European Commission (DG-Env, DG-Regio) 7 Managing Authorities of NOPs (i.e. Ministries) 7 Managing Authorities of ROPs (South Regions - Objective 1) 7 Environmental Authorities of ROPs (South Regions - Objective 1) 14 Managing Authorities of Docup (North Regions – Ob.2) 14 Environmental Authorities of Docup (North Regions – Ob.2) 1 National Statistics Agency (Istat) 1 National Environmental Agency (Apat) 21 Regional Environmental Agency (Arpa) often accompanied informally by the experts of the different institutions

24 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA In the RETE there are no: NGOs Producers Associations Consumers Associations Workers Unions Stakeholders of any kind The RETE is the Network of Public Officers, the experts of Public Administration working together to find the best solutions to serve their role of public service Participation of stakeholders (NGOs, Producers, Consumers, Unions, etc.) in the Italian SFs system is guaranteed and works in the Steering Committees of: -the CSF -the 7 National OPs -The 7 Regional OPs

25 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Instrument for spreading information and best practices, to develop and agree methodologies and assessment Developing tools of investigation of institutional, technical and procedural issues (specific Working Groups) An innovative pattern of cooperation among institutions (Systematic Operational Cooperation Plans one to one between Environmental and Managing Authorities and work all together within the RETE)

26 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA f) The Retes Working Groups and products

27 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA 1.WG Operational Plan of Systematic Cooperation between EAs and Managing Authorities (POCS) 2.WG Methodological and technical guidelines for the evaluation of Operational Programmes (NOPs & ROPs) 3.WG Methodological and technical guidelines for the environmental evaluation of Territorial Integrated Projects (PIT) 4.WG Evaluation of the implementation of the PPP within the CSF (Polluter-Pays-Principle) The Methodological Working Groups

28 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA WG Evaluation of the implementation of the PPP into the the CSF (Polluter-Pays-Principle) WG Evaluation of State aid schemes for enterprises for environmental aims (Raita) WG Environmental sustainability into the Urban Areas Working Group on guidelines for SEA for 2007-13 The Thematic Working Groups

29 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA 1.Working Group on Waste 2.Working Group on Water 3.Working Group on Ecological Network 4.Working Group on Contaminated Sites 5.Working Group on Urban Areas 6.Working Group on Environmental Monitoring 7.Working Group Energy 8.Working Group Rural Development The Sectorial Working Group

30 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA 1.Methodological and technical guidelines for Operational Plan of Systematic Cooperation between EAs and Managing Authorities (POCS) 2.Methodological and technical guidelines for the evaluation of Operational Programmes (NOPs & ROPs) 3.Methodological and technical guidelines for the environmental evaluation of Territorial Integrated Projects (PIT) 4.Update of the Ex ante Environmental Evaluation of CSF, NOPs, ROPs 5.Evaluation of the implementation of the PPP into the CSF (Polluter-Pays-Principle) 6.Evaluation of State aid schemes for enterprises for environmental aims (Raita) 7.Sectorial Reports on waste, water, monitoring,….. Some examples of the WGs products

31 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Need for capacity building to support environment and sustainability in CP Need to prepare capacity in time well before the beginning of the Programmes Need to have specific technical tools (programs-projects) Need to have strong, motivated, long- lasting leadership Conclusions - Lessons to be drawn from the Italian OP TA

32 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Environment in the Process the preparatory table on environment the horizontal document on environmental integration to the other 7 preparatory tables the transfer in the draft NSF … Preparing the NSF 2007-2013 (1)

33 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Environment and Sustainable Development as a Priority the role of SEA Preparing the NSF 2007-2013 (2)

34 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Environmental strategic approach of the NSF 2007-2013

35 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA STRATEGIC COHESION POLICIES GUIDELINES NATIONAL STRATEGIES LISBON STRATEGY STRATEGIC RURAL DEVOLOPMENT GUIDELINES THEMATIC SEMINARS CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIONS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PARTNERS REGIONAL LOCAL AUTHORITIES ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PARTNERS REGIONAL LOCAL AUTHORITIES PRELIMINARY NATIONAL STRATEGIC DOCUMENT STRATEGIC DOCUMENT MEZZOGIORNO PRELIMINARY REGIONAL STRATEGIC DOCUMENTS NATIONAL STRATEGIC DOCUMENT NATIONAL STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PROCESS OF DEFINITION

36 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA NATIONAL STRATEGIC DOCUMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH EUROPEAN COMMISSION SERVICES NSF STRATEGIC PART OPERATIONAL PART CONVERGENCE COMPETITIVENESSCOOPERATION P.O. FERS P.O. FSE P.O. FERS P.O. FSE P.O. FERS

37 Ministry of Economy & Finance – Managing Authority for the Italian CSF & OP TA Programming 2007/2013 definition on the basic of agreement between State/Regions/Authonomies of 3.2.2005 8 Thematic tables Centre – Regions – Economic and Social Partners 8 Thematic tables Centre – Regions – Economic and Social Partners 10 Centre- Regions Technical working Group 10 Centre- Regions Technical working Group Proposal for National Strategic Framework Strategic Document Mezzogiorno Central Administrations Committee MEF/MoL/Mezzogiorno Regions REGIONS NEGOTIATIONS CENTRE - REGIONS NEGOTIATIONS CENTRE - REGIONS Table I Education Territorial Dimension Table II Research, innovation, Banks, State Aids Table III Environment Cultural Resources, Market, Services Table IV Social Services, Inclusion Security, Legality Table V Networks and (links), Territorial Dimension Table VI Local Development Drafting Group Table VII Cities, Economy Table VIII International Dimension Investment Promotion Table I Education Territorial Dimension Table II Research, innovation, Banks, State Aids Table III Environment Cultural Resources, Market, Services Table IV Social Services, Inclusion Security, Legality Table V Networks and (links), Territorial Dimension Table VI Local Development Drafting Group Table VII Cities, Economy Table VIII International Dimension Investment Promotion WG Single Programming process FAS/FS WG Economic and Social Partnership WG Cooperation WG Public Service objectives WG Evaluation WG Capacity Building, incentives WG Monitoring and Control WG Financial circuit and Project Design WG Links with other EC Policies WG Internal Market and Competition WG Single Programming process FAS/FS WG Economic and Social Partnership WG Cooperation WG Public Service objectives WG Evaluation WG Capacity Building, incentives WG Monitoring and Control WG Financial circuit and Project Design WG Links with other EC Policies WG Internal Market and Competition Thematic Priorities Implementation Conditions NSF - QSN Regional Strategic Documents Preliminary National Strategic Document

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