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1 1 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Reporting on Categorisation European Commission seminar for managing and certifying authorities Brussels, 9 June 2009 Mathieu Fichter DG REGIO – D2 Mathieu Fichter DG REGIO – D2

2 2 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Purpose of the categorisation exercisePurpose of the categorisation exercise The 5 reporting dimensionsThe 5 reporting dimensions The operations selectedThe operations selected The timingThe timing The data transferThe data transfer Categorisation in the AIRCategorisation in the AIR Content

3 3 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Purpose of categorisation Report on how EU tax payers money contributes to Cohesion Policy Inform budgetary authorities, civil society and citizens Useful data for the MS, regions, monitoring committees, stakeholders.

4 4 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Purpose of categorisation Report on how EU tax payers money contributes to Cohesion Policy Inform budgetary authorities, civil society and citizens Useful data for the MS and regions

5 5 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 The 5 dimensions (I) Priority themes: –Entry point of the reporting –Covers a variety of measures or a more specific one Type of financing –Nature of the funding (4 possibilities)

6 6 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Territory: –Type of zone in which investment is made –Make a choice: assess if project is predominantly rural or urban for instance –Split an operation pro rata between 2 or more codes Economic activity: –Different from priority theme –To be linked to the end use of the investment The 5 dimensions (II)

7 7 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Localisation –Indicate the code of the NUTS area where the investment takes place –Provide the most detailed level –If more than one NUTS region: provide common denominator at lowest possible level Amount: –Cumulative basis –In, EU funding for the operations selected –Euro value of commitment made in national currency (use of 1 exchange rate for all programmes) The 5 dimensions (III)

8 8 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Use of category codes - 1 State aid schemes (or venture capital schemes) with multiple beneficiaries can be coded as follows ThemeFormTerritory Economic Activity NUTS 81 (or 3)01 (or 00)6 MS or NUTS II Other investment in firms Non repayable (or VCF) Urban (or NA) Unspecified manufacturing BAR code

9 9 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Use of category codes waste water projects, with EU allocations of 5 Mio each, would represent only one combination => only one cumulative amount. ThemeFormTerritory Economic Activity NUTS PL127 Water Treatment Non repayable UrbanActivities linked to Env. Warsaw BAR code

10 10 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 The operations selected Use a common national definition of this concept For EC it is operations selected by MAs or delegated intermediate bodies Implies a decision to grant – that decision can take different forms

11 11 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 The timing On-going data collection on individual projects (operation), encoded electronically Reporting (electronic form) at the moment of the submission of the annual and final reports

12 12 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 The data transfer Data (allocation by combination of dimensions) to be transmitted only in electronic form –No manual encoding of data into SFC2007 –Uploading of excel sheet as an attachment in SFC 2007 will be mandatory –Develop a web-service based data transfer linked with SFC 2007

13 13 Cohesion Policy Brussels, 9 June 2009 Categorisation in the AIR MA present summary table on the funding to the monitoring committee for approval No paper version of the report to be sent to the EC EC will make aggregate data available on EU or national level


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