Presentation on theme: "Macroregional strategies a post-enlargement approach to the EU Cohesion Policy Carmen PODGOREAN EUSDR National Coordinator Interconnecting Europe's Regions:"— Presentation transcript:
Macroregional strategies a post-enlargement approach to the EU Cohesion Policy Carmen PODGOREAN EUSDR National Coordinator Interconnecting Europe's Regions: the Territorial Perspective COTER – Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy Iaşi - September 18, 2014
What does the EU Cohesion Policy do? support states and regions that are less developed “narrow the gap” strengthen competitiveness develop cross-border, transnational and inter- regional cooperation
Romanian-Austrian initiative EU mechanism to foster economic and social development in the region A cooperation exercise among 14 countries A platform of expanding and deepening cooperation among states (cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation) A consistent support for the EU ascension of non-EU member states What is the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)?
Relevance of EUSDR under the Juncker Commission The Juncker Commission is grouped in “clusters” with the goal of highlighting the connection between Europe 2020 Strategy and the EUSDR The “cluster” approach improves coherence among operational programmes.
What does the EUSDR cover? 11 priority areas, grouped under 4 pillars (connect the region; protect the environment; strengthen the region; build prosperity) 9 EU and 5 non-EU member states The entire surface of Romanian territory, not only regions bordering the Danube
EUSDR Governance Report of the European Commission regarding the Governance of Macroregional Strategies (20 May 2014) highlights: Macroregional strategies – new opportunity for Regional Development, since they consolidate existing horizontal EU policies and have a clear added value. Involvement of political entities in ensuring necessary conditions and resources for the consolidation EUSDR governance mechanisms Involvement of all levels of administration (national, regional, local), parliaments and civil society
Annual Forum of the EUSDR (Vienna, 26-27 June 2014) Participation: representatives of 14 states, European institutions, local/regional authorities, civil society Title: „We grow together – together we grow – Empowered for a prosperous and inclusive Danube Region” Focus on: strengthening governance, social inclusion Joint declaration of foreign affairs ministers highlighting their support to non-EU member states
efforts to include EUSDR objectives in Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes for the 2014-2020 financial framework essential to coordinate national priorities of EUSDR participating states in order to secure adequate EU funding 2014-2020 Financial Framework
337 billion Euro allocated for EU cohesion (2014- 2020), out of which Romania has: 23 billion for social, economic and territorial cohesion 450 million for territorial cohesion Increase in funding allocated to EU territorial cooperation: 2007-2013: 2.52% of EU budget (7.7 billion Euro) 2014-2020: 2.75% of EU budget (8.9 billion Euro)
Budget allocations per Member State (2014-2020)
Romanian priorities for the future develop mechanisms so that Operational Programmes “favour” EUSDR-labelled projects (separate calls/horizontal approach) continue to support the increased access of non-EU member states to EU funding for 2014-2020 promote cross-border cooperation and regional development, by taking full advantage of the EUSDR
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