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Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation The Marco Polo Programme Marco Polo Info Day 28 June 2012 Anne Bårseth / Denise Kwantes.

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1 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation The Marco Polo Programme Marco Polo Info Day 28 June 2012 Anne Bårseth / Denise Kwantes

2 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Outline 5 Action Types – Summary of key points From proposal to contract Overview of conditions and criteria Eligibility criteria Selection criteria Award criteria

3 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation In case you have: An idea for a new transport service that would shift freight from the road… Which has a European dimension… Which would be loss making in its first years… But overall should become viable in the long run… Marco Polo can help you! Is Marco Polo the programme for you?

4 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation What is the starting point? Reading carefully the Call text is the most successful first step! Check if your proposal is eligible Choose 1 of the 5 MP action types Checklist for each of the 5 MP action types on the MP website - very useful MP Helpdesk is also there to help by phone and

5 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation The 5 Action Types Modal Shift – MOD Catalyst – CAT Motorway of the Seas – MOS Traffic Avoidance – TAV Common Learning – CLA

6 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation The 5 MP Action types - Summary of key points MODCATMoSTAVCLA Duration2 to 3 years3 to 5 years1-2 years Threshold (tkm average per year) 60m (13 for IWW, 30 for SWL) 30m200m80m (or 4m vkm) min 250k Shift/avoidance subsidy 2 per 500 tkm- Max % of eligible costs 35%50% Ancillary Infrastructure Max 20% of Total Eligible Costs-

7 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation From proposal to contract Proposal preparation Evaluation (external/ internal) Contract negotiation Grant Agreement into force DeadlineResultsEACI decision June 2012 Sept end 2012/beginning 2013 March/April 2013

8 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Overview of conditions and criteria -Funding conditions -Eligibility criteria -Exclusion criteria Selection criteria Award criteria Proposal is excluded Ranking

9 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation GENERAL: E1 Uniqueness E2 Transport services E3 European Dimension – Undertakings E4 European Dimension – Cost E5 Type of Legal Entity E6 Start-up action SPECIFIC per action type: Route (MOD, MOS, CAT, TAV) Duration (all) Threshold (all) Competition (all) Effect on production output or workforce (TAV only) Eligibility criteria

10 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Specific Eligibility Criteria MODCATMoSTAVCLA Route*(territory of 2 EU/fully participating country countries or 1 EU/fully participating and 1 close 3 rd country) Modal shift/traffic avoidance at least on the territory of 1 EU/fully participating country) (+ use of Category A ports for MoS) n/a Duration2 to 3 yr3 to 5 yr1-2 yr Threshold (tkm average per year) 60m (13 for IWW, 30 for SWL) 30m200m80m (or 4m vkm) - min 250,0 00 Competition risk analysis yes * The route should be international AND under the control of the applicant

11 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Selection criteria How to demonstrate financial capacity: send latest unconsolidated financial statements audited for partners receiving >300,000 subsidy all partners should show minimum values for following two ratios: oCurrent assets/current liabilities >0.5 oEU grant/Equity<1 How to demonstrate technical capacity: at least a 5-year experience by the applicants in the project area or at least 5-year experience of their directly involved employees evidence provided by company records and CVs

12 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation How are the proposals assessed? Award criteria Criteria/Action TypeMODCATMoSTAVCLA Credibility & Viability50 40 Environmental & Social Benefits 2530*20 Quantity of freight shifted2520 Innovative approach (CAT/MoS/TAV: inc. dissemination plan) 2010 European added value35 Dissemination plan15 There is also a threshold per criterion! * Including freight shifted off the road

13 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation How to determine your subsidy? MOD/CAT/MOS/TAV: Funding will be lowest of: Modal 2 Euro / 500 tkm (or / 2000 m 3 km or 25 vkm) Maximum 35% of total eligible costs Deficit CLA: Funding will be lowest of: 50% of total eligible costs Deficit

14 Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Thank you for your attention!


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