Presentation on theme: "Samuele Dossi DG for Regional Policy - Evaluation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Samuele Dossi DG for Regional Policy - Evaluation Territorial instruments : a results orientation for integrated investmentsSamuele DossiDG for Regional Policy - EvaluationPresentation delivered at the Evaluation Network meeting, June 21st 2012
2 Territorial cohesion… To allow for better adapted strategies for different types of territoriesCitiesUrban and metropolitan areasRegionsCross-border territories
3 What are we trying to change? …in a new frameworkThematic concentration on Europe 2020Common Strategic Framework for all Funds, including EAFRD and the EMFFResults orientationNew intervention logic:What are we trying to change?
4 The building blocks of the territorial dimension of future cohesion policy In the partnership contractsIntegrated approach to territorial development setting out the mechanisms and arrangementsIn the Operational Programmes:Community-led local development (art )Integrated Territorial Investments (art. 99)Innovative urban actions (art. 9 ERDF)
5 Community-Led Local Development (articles 28-31 of the Common Provisions regulation) Focused on specific sub-regional territoriesCommunity-led, by local action groups composed of representatives of public and private local socio-economic interests, no majority partnerCarried out through integrated and multi-sectoral area-based local development strategiesConsidering local needs and potential
6 Community-Led Local Development Local Development Strategiesstrategy and objectives, clear and measurable targets for outputs or results - coherent with the relevant programmes of the involved Fundsmanagement, monitoring and evaluation arrangementsLocal Action Groupscomposition: no interest group should represent more than 49% of voting rights (core principle of CLLD)monitor the implementation of the local development strategy and the operations supported and carry out evaluation activities
7 Integrated Territorial Investment (article 99 of the Common provisions regulation) For territorial based strategies requiring integrated investments under more than one priority axis or operational programmeOperational Programme should identify planned ITIs and set out indicative financial allocations for each ITICan be implemented by a Managing Authority, or an intermediate body (e.g. local authorities, regional development bodies, NGOs)
8 Integrated Territorial Investment Bodies responsible should identify the change they seek – based on needsMonitoring system to report on operations and outputsConsider including evaluation of effects in the Evaluation Plan
9 Innovative Urban Actions The ERDF may support the costs of innovative actions in the field of sustainable urban development inSelection Criteria:IUA to foster innovative and experimental solutions in relation to sustainable urban developmentA European-wide competition to identify the most forward- looking, cutting-edge proposalsProposals selected based on their innovative content, credibility and transferability throughout the EU
10 Innovative Urban Actions Financing:Actions to be supported subject to a ceiling of 0.2% of the total annual ERDF funding (est. EUR 360 million)Payments to be linked to the production of outputs and the reporting and dissemination of learning and results
11 Local Development Approach study Main findings… LDA comes in all shapes and ways and to reduce it to a single model is impossibleThe main contribution of the LDA in the delivery of interventions co-financed by ERDF is the dimension of policy integrationAvailability of time and capacity building as features for successful LDA
12 LDA and the Common Provisions Regulation Commission proposes Community Led Local Development (CLLD) for the periodThis uses a "strict" definition of LDAThe CLLD model is only one possible type of Local Development Approach and it is quite rare for ERDF interventions
13 Local Development Approach study Recommendations… Simplification of the procedural and administrative requirementsImportance of the continuity of the "rules of engagement"Necessity to elaborate new tools for monitoring and evaluation of LDAManaging Authorities need to pay attention to the dimension of policy integrationInvolvement of stakeholders in the implementation phase
14 Next steps… EC recommendations on M&E (CLLD) are "work in progress" Discussion at SAWP under CY Presidency;Delegated ActDefinition of area and population coverage by strategies;Common guidance on CLLD implementationTargeted at Managing Authorities and relevant LAGs;
15 Thank you for your attention! Thank you for your attention!