Presentation on theme: "Commission européenne 1 -1- Exchanging Experiences on Sound Programme Planning Vilnius 17/18 November 2005 Exchanging Experiences on Sound Programme Planning."— Presentation transcript:
Commission européenne 1 -1- Exchanging Experiences on Sound Programme Planning Vilnius 17/18 November 2005 Exchanging Experiences on Sound Programme Planning Vilnius 17/18 November 2005 Marie C. Donnelly Head of Unit ESF Policy Co-ordination, Employment, Local Development STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING OF ESF
Commission européenne 2 -2- The new strategic approach LISBON STRATEGY (incl. EES) INTEGRATED GUIDELINES NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAMME COMMUNITY STRATEGIC GUIDELINES FOR COHESION NATIONAL STRATEGIC REFERENCE FRAMEWORK OP priorities
Commission européenne 3 -3- The new strategic approach LISBON STRATEGY (incl. EES) INTEGRATED GUIDELINES NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAMME COMMUNITY STRATEGIC GUIDELINES FOR COHESION NATIONAL STRATEGIC REFERENCE FRAMEWORK OP priorities Women`s participation in the labour market
Commission européenne 4 -4- The new ESF Reinforced links with EES and social inclusion priorities Concentration Mainstreaming of EQUAL principles Strong focus on good governance and partnership Priority for institutional capacity building
Commission européenne 5 -5- The new priority ESF Institutional capacity –Supports reforms and modernisation –Supports Convergence Regions and Cohesion Member States –Should not be mistaken with Technical Assistance!!! – Special focus on building capacity to: develop and design policies and programmes deliver and implement policies, programmes and legislation
Commission européenne 6 -6- Strategic approach -Coherence of strategic documents; operational programmes; within a programme -Coherence of needs - objectives – results -Coherence of indicators Sound planning
Commission européenne 7 -7- Sound planning Involving stakeholders –To achieve common understanding and broad ownership of policies and actions; –To achieve political, technical and preliminary financial commitment of all stakeholders in an early stage of the programming. From the outset, fill in the priority axis = who will be implementing what, when, how...............
Commission européenne 8 -8- Sound planning Ensuring delivery –B–Build on existing structures and systems –D–Do not overcomplicate structures… –S–Simulations and forecasts = know the dynamics of the programme –E–Ensure enough high quality projects –P–Prompt response when things go wrong –C–Communication and publicity
Commission européenne 9 -9- Sound planning Ensuring delivery Establishment of efficient management and implementation sytems, for instance: –do not confuse commitments with payments!!! –thinking about decommitments at the stage of programming is not too early!
Commission européenne 10 -10- Sound planning Monitoring and evaluation –E–Effective on-going monitoring and evaluation –E–Ex-ante as a compass (guiding) –O–On-going as a learning tool Evaluation should be intrinsic to the programme NOT BOLTED ON!
Commission européenne 11 -11- Pillars of sound programme planning Learning from others: transnational/regional cooperation Crossing institutional boundaries: partnership Ensuring capability for implementation: capacity building Learning from experience: innovation Strategic orientation and coherence Stakeholder engagement Delivery planning Monitoring and evaluation Good governance
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