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1 1 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Contribution to the debate on the Green paper on territorial cohesion Brussels – 25 September 2009 Michel LAMBLIN | Programme Director

2 2 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September What role should the Commission play in encouraging and supporting territorial cooperation? to highlight the need for cooperation to further develop the promotion of existing results to reaffirm the need for innovation in every Territorial Cooperation programme 2- Is there a need for new forms of territorial cooperation? Evolution more profitable than revolution: massive dissemination and use of the existing stock of good practice, improvement of existing programmes and procedures, increase of the ERDF budget think of the subsidy rate (75% - 85% at the moment) reinforce the integration role of the regional policy towards thematic DGs 3- Is there a need to develop new legislative and management tools to facilitate cooperation, including along the external borders? a specific TA rate for cooperation (up to …%)

3 3 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Possible improvements for IRC enlarge the thematic areas of Innovation and Environment to further themes, such as: regional policy management (in order to improve the capacity building); territorial governance; other territories, not covered at present (not urban, nor regional) metropolitan areas, rural/urban interface; integrated sustainable development; the future interregional cooperation programme should be the natural platform to facilitate the transfer of cooperation results to regional operational programmes; to imagine devices to improve the access to IRC programmes for small public entities/authorities;

4 4 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 European Cooperation Crossborder

5 5 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 European Cooperation Transnational

6 6 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 European Cooperation Interregional

7 7 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Although IRC (InterRegional Cooperation) does not concern directly a territory, has this type of programme a territorial impact? Yes, as much as any other regional (territorial) programme, which can be improved through IRC

8 8 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September EU Programme M - Subsidy rate 75/85% Exchange & Transfer of good practices in the fields of Innovation & Environment Dedicated to Public local and regional Authorities INTERREG IVC INTERREG IVC characteristics Improve the effectiveness of regional development policies (and contribute to economic modernisation and competitiveness of Europe by Enabling exchange of experiences and knowledge, matching less experienced with more advanced regions, ensuring transfer of identified good practice into mainstream programmes Objective

9 9 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 INTERREG IVC 321 M _______________ = __________ Σ Structural Funds M ~ 1 ° / °° INTERREG IIIC experience Good practices identifiedGood practices transferred Policy instruments addressedPolicy instruments improved Reminder of INTERREG IIIC (2002/2006 – 264 projects – 2634 Cities and Regions involved)

10 10 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Distribution of the 9000 public authorities within the two first calls for projects (2 x 500 projects submitted)

11 11 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Programme Priorities Priority 1: Innovation and Knowledge Economy (177 M ERDF) Priority 2: Environment and Risk Prevention (125 M ERDF) INTERREG IVC characteristics Regional Initiative Projects Exchange of experience and good practice, development of tools and instruments of regional policies Capitalisation Projects Capitalisation projects: optimise results achieved, transfer of good practices identified into mainstream programmes Types of Interventions

12 12 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Soon, well start capitalisation at programme level: clustering projects working on similar issues; drawing lessons from their findings; publicising the lessons learnt for the benefit of all local and regional authorities and Managing authorities of Convergence and Competitiveness programmes.

13 13 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Where are we? 1 st Call (2008): -500 projects received involving 5000 public authorities (400 eligible) -41 projects approved for 70 MEUR 2 nd Call (2009): -500 projects received (400 eligible) -~ 60 projects recommended for ~100 MEUR -Decisions early November in Stockholm 3 rd Call (2010): -only Capitalisation projects and -limited at 15 MEUR

14 14 Territorial cooperation & Territorial cohesion - Brussels - 25 September 2009 Thank you for your attention!


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