Presentation on theme: "I NVESTMENT FOR P UBLIC S ERVICES : H OW TO B ETTER S UPPORT THE G ROWTH OF T HESE S ECTORS 21 J ANUARY 2015 Valeria Ronzitti – General Secretary."— Presentation transcript:
I NVESTMENT FOR P UBLIC S ERVICES : H OW TO B ETTER S UPPORT THE G ROWTH OF T HESE S ECTORS 21 J ANUARY 2015 Valeria Ronzitti – General Secretary
S TRUCTURE OF THE PRESENTATION Short introduction to CEEP A lobbying position in Brussels An experience about EU funded projects A say on the EU Investment Plan
CEEP’ S M ISSIONS European organisation with a two-fold mission: Cross-sectoral European Social Partner representing public employers in the European Union Lobby organisation representing public services providers vis-à-vis the European institutions
F ACTS & FIGURES ABOUT CEEP Founded in 1961 1 of 3 general cross-industry European Social Partners, along with BUSINESSEUROPE and ETUC Organises its work in 3 Boards and their respective Task Forces: CEEP members are enterprises providing services of general interest, regardless of their legal ownership or status active fields such as local and regional authorities, waste and water management, energy, transport, healthcare and education. Public Services Services of General Interest & Statistics Local Enterprises Enterprises, Internal Market & Competition Social Affairs Macro-economics Health & Safety Social Protection Vocational Training Sustainability Environment Water Energy Transport Communications
A LOBBYING POSITION Lobbying to ‘shape‘ the EU political priorities: Developed positions on topics such as: Circular Economy Package; 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies; Review of the Drinking Water Directive and its annexes.
I NVOLVEMENT IN EU FUNDED PROJECTS Setting up EU-funded projects: Horizon 2020, aiming at stimulating research and innovation and reinforcing economic growth. European Regional Development Fund, aiming at reinforcing economic and social cohesion supporting the development and structural adjustment of regional economies. LIFE+, supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.
CEEP AND THE EU I NVESTMENT P LAN Influence the implementation of the EU Investment Plan. Three policy objectives: Reverse investment trends, help boost job creation and economic recovery, without weighing on national public finances or creating new debt; Take a decisive step towards meeting the long-term needs of the economy and increase competitiveness; Strengthen the European dimension, with a special focus on the interconnections vital to the Single Market.
CEEP AND THE EU I NVESTMENT P LAN The European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) Goals: to provide greater risk-bearing capacity through public money to encourage project promoters and attract private finance to viable investment projects (notably broadband and energy networks, transport infrastructure, education, research, innovation, renewable energy and energy efficiency). Means: by the European Investment Bank (commit EUR 5bn) and a guarantee of EUR 16bn to be created under the EU budget, with an expected multiplier effect of 1:15 in real investment in the economy. Governance: concrete projects will be validated by an independent Investment Committee, based on their viability and making sure that public support does not exclude or crowd out private investment.
CEEP AND THE EU I NVESTMENT P LAN The EU Investment Plan’s sectoral focus: Upgrade of energy sector networks, integrating renewable sources of energy and diversify sources of supply; Improvement of waste, recycling and water facilities and networks; Education and innovation systems; Modernisation of welfare system; Transport sector; Broadband and digital economy. Sectors in which CEEP has developed a specific expertise.
CEEP AND THE EU I NVESTMENT P LAN The Pipeline of projects: A dynamic pipeline of investable projects of European significance could be established. That pipeline could become, in the long-term, a permanent structure. Strong need for independent and transparent assessments that can confirm whether a project is economically viable and in particular whether it satisfies all relevant regulatory and administrative requirements.
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