Presentation on theme: "Local economic development in less favoured urban areas"— Presentation transcript:
1 Local economic development in less favoured urban areas MessagesDiscover the new cohesion policy : it opens a wide range of public and private investment opportunities.Public-private partnerships: working together for more competitiveness, innovation and sustained regional growth.EU Cohesion policy means achieving more together – Structural Funds investments make enlargement a success for all.Investing in Europe: Regions and cities deliver the Growth and Jobs agenda.Patrick FOURGUETTEURBACT thematic expert
2 The URBACT Programmeaims to develop exchanges of experience between European cities and the actors, which have been involved in the URBAN Programmes, initiated and implemented by the European Union since the late 1980s (URBAN Pilot Projects and URBAN I and II), while at the same time contributing to an improvement of actions carried out at local and regional level in order to find the most efficient solutions to common problems.Exchange of experience between European CitiesCapitalisation of experienceDissemination of experience
3 Economic developmenta major dimension for regeneration of less favoured urban areas = creation of wealth,in relation with other components of urban life (housing, infrastructures, safety…)generated by ENTERPRISES located in the city territory.Economic developmenta major dimension for regeneration of less favoured urban areas = creation of wealth,in relation with other components of urban life (housing, infrastructures, safety…)generated by ENTERPRISES located on the city territory.
4 how to generate more « enterprise »? In the less favoured areas, lack of enterprisesProblem for the City:how to generate more « enterprise »?By acting on:Support instrumentsEnterprise opportunities
5 Traditional support instruments For the big businesses, tailor made services on request,For the small businesses, collective support instruments on:access to finance,market information,management skills.How to create more businesses in less favoured areas?
6 Pre-conditionsAdequate taxationinformation on their business communityinformation on local business requirements,interface with the small business community
7 InstrumentsFinancial and non financial support instrumentsInformation and communicationRegulation instrumentsSupport to human capitalImprovement of environment / infrastructuresPartnership
8 OpportunitiesHeritage, cultural industriesPhysical regeneration, infrastructures, improvement of environmentServices to residents, social inclusion, diversityPossibly knowledge economy
9 The strengths of the Cities: ProximityLegitimacyPublic statusCreativityCapacity to form partnershipsEntrepreneurial capacity
10 5 major issues to be addressed: Integrated approachPartnership with other administrative levels (regional, national) and necessity of raising awarenessEntrepreneurial capacity with social economyPublic procurement procedures in relation with the involvement of the business community: external / big businesses vs. local / small businessesSustainability of the actions: evaluation, partnership, access to the market
11 Additional information: http://urbact.eu Thank you for your attentionQuestions?