Presentation on theme: "European & Structural Funds Programme 2014-2020 SELEP CLLD Workshop Church House, London 3 December 2013"— Presentation transcript:
European & Structural Funds Programme 2014-2020 SELEP CLLD Workshop Church House, London 3 December 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org
What is CLLD Modelled on Leader Programme (5% of RDPE) ERDF and ESF experience through Urban (cities) and Equal (social inclusion) Programmes An optional tool for involving citizens at local level in developing responses to social, environmental & economic challenges Focussed on sub-regional areas (10-150,000 population) Driven by local communities & their needs Multi-sectoral (public, private and civil society) Integrated approach: multi-fund options or single funds option possible e.g. ESF + ERDF; Leader + ESF + ERDF; EMFF + ESF etc. and linkages to other strategies & actors Innovation is encouraged (new markets, services, products and social innovation, e.g. user-led)
Why should you consider CLLD? Local communities in control of needs of local area and preferred solutions Concentrated on areas that need and can use the most Opportunity for small scale, localised and micro-interventions Programmed against TO9 but LDS can deliver against any other TO interventions complementary to LEP investment strategies Builds the capacity of communities to act & work in partnership Based on co-responsibility and ownership Strong focus on innovation & social innovation: new ways of thinking and doing Long-term investment (7 years) & benefits of investment stay in the community Networking and cooperation
Where can CLLD happen? Available to: Urban areas: newly established LAGs to access ESF and/or ERDF for activities in part of city, a deprived neighbourhood, a market town etc. Rural Areas: where appropriate LEPs can work with their rural Leader Groups to deliver a multi- fund CLLD approach, using ERDF and/or ESF as well as core EAFRD funding. Coastal Areas: FLAGs could add ESF and ERDF
How does it work? A three stage process: 1.LEPs strategies set out use (or not) of CLLD 2.If yes LAGs come together and design LDS 3.LAGs deliver the LDS.
What should an LDS contain The definition of the area and population covered by the strategy; An analysis of the development needs and potential of the area, including an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; A description of the strategy and its objectives A description of the integrated and innovative character of the strategy A hierarchy of objectives, including clear and measurable targets for outputs or results A description of the process of community involvement in the development of the strategy An action plan demonstrating how objectives are translated into actions; A description of the management, monitoring and evaluation arrangements Evidence demonstrating the capacity and capability of the LAG to implement the strategy and; A financial plan for the strategy, including the planned allocation of each of the concerned European Structural and Investment Funds.
Minimum Tasks of a LAG LAG appoints accountable body, approved by the MA, from members to manage funds; contract/pay providers; be accountable to MA Build the capacity of local actors to develop and implement operations Drawing up selection procedures Making calls for proposals Selection of proposals Monitoring and evaluation
Minimum Tasks of the MA Selection criteria of Local Development Strategies CLLD Selection Committee (approve an LDS, use of multi-fund, grants use of Lead Fund) Approving the CLLD accountable body
What can be supported by CLLD? Preparatory Support (6-12 months) before the LDS starts: training actions for local stakeholders; studies of the area concerned; consultancy costs; consultations with stakeholders; administrative costs of organisations applying for preparatory Support Implementation of operations of LDS: the projects Cooperation activities of LAG: e.g. exchange of good practice, mutual learning, themes better dealt on a larger scale Running and Animation Costs (up to 25% of LDS): start when LDS starts, operating, personnel, training, public relations, monitoring & evaluation/exchange between stakeholders support beneficiaries to develop operations & prepare applications
In Working Progress… -Timetable for implementation of CLLD -The selection criteria of LDS -Timing of Preparatory Support -Lead Fund -Co-ordination & administrative arrangements for CLLD -Business Process for CLLD & role of the LEP -Clarifying Match Funding in support for CLLD
Next steps & further information A communique to LEP/Local Growth Teams Possible further guidance in 2014 both from Government and the European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/what/fut ure/experts_documents_en.cfm#3