Presentation on theme: "Regions 2020 structure The policy context: from challenges to priorities Regions 2020 revisited Policy Lessons."— Presentation transcript:
1 REGIONS 2020 Regional Responses to European Priorities Wolfgang Munch European Commission DG REGIO
2 Regions 2020 structureThe policy context: from challenges to prioritiesRegions 2020 revisitedPolicy Lessons
3 The policy context: from challenges to priorities
4 Context of the Regions 2020 discussion Budget review has marked the previous discussions.Europe 2020 Agenda: A new lead strategy for the EU
5 European Priorities responding to global challenges smart growthskills, education, innovationinclusive growthskills, jobs, flexicuritysustainable growthproductivity, green growth, low carbon economyCorresponding challengesglobalisation, social polarisation, demographic changeglobalisation, climate change, energy
7 Globalisation Regions of North-West periphery well placed; Southern and Eastern regions more exposed;Mixed patterns in Western and Central Europe;Urban areas better placed.
8 Absorption, diffusion and accessibility Knowledge base for growth: InnovationAbsorption, diffusion and accessibilitytop performing regions:Pink: Metropolitan knowledge-intensive services regionsLight blue: High-tech regionsmany regions with mixed performancelow performing regions:Dark blue: Traditional Mediterranean EuropeSource: ETEPSyellow regions perform above average on Absorption (Activity) and Diffusion (Productivity) and below average on Accessibility.green regions above average on Diffusion (High-tech manufacturing) and Absorption (Skilled workers) and average on Accessibility.light blue regions perform well above average on Diffusion (High-tech manufacturing, Private technology and Productivity) and above average on Accessibility (Private technology) and Absorption (Creative workers and Activity). They perform below average on Public knowledge.pink regions perform above average on Absorption (Knowledge-intensive services, Creative workers), Diffusion (Private technology and Productivity) and Accessibility (Private technology).blue regions perform below average on Accessibility (Private technology), Absorption (Creative workers, Skilled workers and Activity) and Diffusion (High-tech manufacturing and Private technology).red Type 3 regions perform well above average on Accessibility (Public knowledge), above average on Absorption (Creative workers) and below average on Diffusion (Productivity).purple regions perform below average on Diffusion (Private technology and Productivity), Absorption (Knowledge-intensive services and Creative workers) and Accessibility (Private technology). They do perform well on Skilled workers.
9 The economic crisis Globalisation Effects of the economic crisis (first results)GlobalisationDiminished growth perspectivesUK, Ireland, the Baltic's see worsening perspectives;improved position in Western and Central EuropeSource: ISMERI
10 Demographic change and social inclusion Aging and MigrationDemographic change and social inclusion33 % of regions will face population declineHighest share of elderly population (aged 65+) in Eastern Germany, Finland, Northern Spain, Italylow healthy life expectancy in Fin, most new Member StatesHigh share of foreign born in cities
11 Aging and MigrationThe neighbourhood and migration: Strong push and pull factors in the south, diminishing push factors in the East
12 Adaptation to Climate Change Southern Europe most vulnerable;170 million people live in strongly affected regions;North and Western regions less affected, except lowland coastal areas.
13 Low carbon economy Energy determined by national energy policy choices;Eastern and southern periphery more affected by security of supply.Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic and Bulgaria face strong challenges (carbon intensity and security)
14 Key Lessons: Asymmetric impacts result in regional disparities. Challenges create opportunities and vulnerabilities.Regions will be affected by a number of challenges.Strong differences in social, economic and environmental impact.Challenges affect rich and poor regions alike.Challenges don’t stop at borders (neighbourhood).The crisis affects a number of drivers.Cities are most impacted in terms of human systems but host many opportunities
15 Lessons for the future Regional Policy Need for continued support for all European Regions to drive forward regions to focus on the promotion of new approaches, re-orientate private and public investments.Integrated solutions will be key for adapted responses.Mobilisation of territorial potentials.Cohesion Policy is crucial for achieving future objectives of the Europe 2020 Agenda.smart growthinclusive growthsustainable growthmultilevel governance helps translating priorities into ownership and projects