Presentation on theme: "ATLANTIC STRATEGY and EU Cohesion Policy"— Presentation transcript:
1 ATLANTIC STRATEGY and EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 Vicente RODRIGUEZ SAEZ, DG Regional Policy,Deputy Head of Unit for European Transnational and Interregional CooperationChristian FAURE, DG Maritime Affaires and Fisheries,Deputy Head of Unit MARE.C.322 February 2012
2 CONTENT of the PRESENTATION 1. Macro-Regional and Sea Basin STRATEGIES2. ATLANTIC STRATEGY3. ETC LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK4. BUDGET and TIMELINE
3 Macro Regional Strategies DEFINITION (CRP Trilogue EP+Council)‘macroregional strategy’ is an integrated framework endorsed by the European Council, which may be supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds among others, to address common challenges faced by a defined geographical area relating to Member States and third countries located in the same geographical area which thereby benefit from strengthened cooperation contributing to achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion
4 Special reference to macro-regional and Sea-basin Strategies - Baltic Sea, Danube and Atlantic strategies are underway, interest for strategies in other parts of Europe (mandate received from European Council for Adriatic-Ionian, Alpine Strategy, Artic and North).- MRs and SBs provide framework for aligning policies and funding, with a view to increase impact, beyond ambit of cohesion policy.- Permanent Review of existing strategies + action plans. Council Conclusions by Danish Presidency on progress of Baltic Strategy. New reports and conclusions under preparation for Irish and Lithuanian Presidencies (1st Semester 2013).- General support for financial neutrality (no new EU legislation, institutions and funding).
5 ATLANTIC STRATEGY - Why the Atlantic? Communication November 2011 km coastline with changing economy and demographyPotential for growth and jobs of the blue economy:Traditional activities: shipbuilding, fisheries and aquaculture, tourismEmerging activities: ocean energy, seabed resources, marine biotechnologyOpportunities for sinergies from cooperation across Member States and Regions
6 5 ATLANTIC PRIORITY AREAS 1. Reduction of carbon emissions2. Ecosytem based management of living resources3. Protection against risk and emergencies4. Exploitation of seafloor resources5. Socially inclusive growthATLANTIC FORUM – ACTION PLAN- Atlantic Forum: Bottom-up approach by MS, regions and stakeholders (consultation).- Resulting in Action Plan by Spring 2013 (Irish Presidency endorsement)
7 How can Spain take on board priorities of the Atlantic Action Plan during the implementation phase? EU Regional funds to support 'blue economy' objectivesHorizon 2020CEF, LIFE+EIBPrivate sector
8 LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE General Regulation - Common provisions for cohesion policy, the rural development policy and the maritime and fisheries policies- Common provisions for cohesion policy only (ERDF, ESF, CF)Regulations for ERDF, ESF, CFETC RegulationModification of EGTC Regulation
9 Main features in Legislative Package Goals for Cohesion Policy (main Objectives):Investment for Growth and JobsEuropean Territorial CooperationOverall reform PrinciplesStrategic approach: Europe 2020 alignment (+ MRS and SBS)Thematic concentrationResults orientationSpecific ETC RegulationCooperation activities in all Funds covered by Common Strategic Framework and Partnership agreements.Member States should then align and coordinate their cooperation through Partnership agreements of neighbouring countries.
10 Macroregional and Sea-basin strategies in Legislative Framework Partnership Agreement to set out main priority areas for cooperation, taking account where appropriate of macro-regional and sea-basin strategies. (art.14 CPR)Programmes (both under Investment for Growth and Jobs and ETC) to set out the contribution of the planned interventions towards macro-regional strategies and sea-basin strategies, where appropriate (art.87 CPR)In transnational programmes (Art, 6-7 ETC Regulation)Development of a macro-regional or sea-basin strategyImplementation of an existing strategy e.g. through the financing of projects directly deriving from itImplementation of an existing strategy e.g. through supporting coordination of strategy process
11 Budget for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 (*) billion EUR (2011 prices)Cohesion Fund66.4Less developed regions164.3Transition regions31.7More developed regions49.5Cooperation8.948Extra allocation for outermost and northern regions1.4TOTAL322.25* Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) adopted by European Council 8/02/13, to be negotiated with EP.
12 How will ETC funding be allocated? Total EUR 8,948 billion proposed in MFF (*) adopted 08/02/201374% (a total of EUR 6,627 billion for cross-border cooperation)20,4% (a total of EUR 1,822 billion for transnational cooperation)5,6% (a total of EUR 0,5 billion for interregional cooperation)(*) Multiannual Financial Framework still to be negotiated with EP.
13 TIMELINE06/2011Commission proposal on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)10/2011Commission proposals on cohesion policy for2012/2013Dialogue between Commission and MS on partnership agreements and operational programmes20132014Adoption of new legislative package and agreement with EP on new MFF 1st Semester 2013.All Partnership Agreements to be adopted by November 2013All Operational Programmes to be adopted during 1st Semester 2014