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European Commission EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy EN Objective 3 Territorial Co-operation 2007 -2013 Workshop

European Commission EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy EN Objective 3 Territorial Co-operation 2007 -2013 Workshop 4: Trans-national co-operation DG Regional Policy Brussels, 22 February 2005

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Questions of the Member States § Budgetary flexibility

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Questions of the Member States § Budgetary flexibility between cross-border and transnational cooperation (art. 22 ERDF) § Geographic flexibility (cooperation with partners outside the programme area, art. 22) § Criteria for the definition of programme areas § Definition of strategic projects § Focus on priority themes § Consistence of themes / strategic projects and zoning 2

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Questions of the Member States (II) § Overlapping

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Questions of the Member States (II) § Overlapping of programme areas § Bilateral maritime co-operation § Relation between transnational co-operation and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) § Place of transnational cooperation in the national strategic frameworks § Outermost regions 3

European Commission Regional Policy EN Content of the presentation Þ Programming Þ Management Þ

European Commission Regional Policy EN Content of the presentation Þ Programming Þ Management Þ Methodology for zoning Þ Strategic projects Þ Priority themes and actions Þ Definition of programme areas 4 9/10/2020

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Process for adoption of new spaces § list

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Process for adoption of new spaces § list of eligible areas annexed to the Community Strategic Guidelines on Programming Cohesion (CSG) § option: if MS want, trans-national coop. integrated in the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 5

European Commission Regional Policy EN Trans-national co-operation projects Programming 6 • Partners from at

European Commission Regional Policy EN Trans-national co-operation projects Programming 6 • Partners from at least two countries • Fulfil at least 2 of the following 4 cooperation criteria: • joint project development • joint implementation • joint project staff • joint financing 9/10/2020

EN European Commission Flexibility concerning the location Regional Policy of the operations (1/2) 9/10/2020

EN European Commission Flexibility concerning the location Regional Policy of the operations (1/2) 9/10/2020 • Expenditures paid for the implementation of operations located on the territory of third countries (Art 22(3) ERDF): • for cross-border and trans-national cooperation • on condition that the operations benefit to EU Regions • ceiling: 10% of the ERDF contribution to the OP • for those expenditure, the responsibility lies on the EU lead beneficiary and certifying authority 7

EN European Commission Flexibility concerning the location Regional Policy of the operations (2/2) •

EN European Commission Flexibility concerning the location Regional Policy of the operations (2/2) • Operations including partners from outside the eligible area (Art (22 (2) ERDF) • in duly justified cases • only in the framework of transnational cooperation • ceiling: 20% of the ERDF contribution to the OP 8 9/10/2020

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN METHODOLOGY Strategic approach 9 § Identify critical mass

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN METHODOLOGY Strategic approach 9 § Identify critical mass for strategic projects and priority themes at European level § Experience of INTERREG III B § Identify spaces for future programmes

European Commission Regional Policy EN Strategic projects - definition § Genuine trans-national character Strategic

European Commission Regional Policy EN Strategic projects - definition § Genuine trans-national character Strategic approach § Contribute to structuring European territory § Assure a significant territorial impact § Choice on the basis of severeness of the problem and sustainable 10 development needs. 9/10/2020

European Commission Regional Policy EN Priority themes and actions 11 9/10/2020

European Commission Regional Policy EN Priority themes and actions 11 9/10/2020

European Commission Regional Policy EN River basins and ‘motorways of the sea’ Source: GISCO,

European Commission Regional Policy EN River basins and ‘motorways of the sea’ Source: GISCO, DG TREN

9/10/2020 European Commission Regional Policy EN Regional flood risk analysis Low to medium risk

9/10/2020 European Commission Regional Policy EN Regional flood risk analysis Low to medium risk High risk Very high risk 13 Source: JRC LISFLOOD model

9/10/2020 European Commission Regional Policy EN Forest fire analysis Priority themes and actions Source:

9/10/2020 European Commission Regional Policy EN Forest fire analysis Priority themes and actions Source: JRC 14

9/10/2020 European Commission Regional Policy EN 4 priority themes article 6 ERDF 1. Water

9/10/2020 European Commission Regional Policy EN 4 priority themes article 6 ERDF 1. Water management Priority themes and actions 2. Natural risk prevention 3. Improving accessibility 4. Creation of scientific and technological networks 15

European Commission Regional Policy EN 3 types of projects/actions 1. Strategic projects and actions

European Commission Regional Policy EN 3 types of projects/actions 1. Strategic projects and actions Priority themes and actions 2. Bilateral maritime co-operation 3. "Soft" co-operation projects/actions 16 9/10/2020

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Definition of programme areas: 4 criteria 1. Geographical

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Definition of programme areas: 4 criteria 1. Geographical criteria Definition of programme areas 2. Thematic typology / strategic projects 3. Political criteria 4. Programming continuity 17

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Geographic flexibility (20%) Article 22 of ERDF §

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Geographic flexibility (20%) Article 22 of ERDF § Flexibility for space continuity: Definition of programme areas add an area concerned with the project(s) § Flexibility for trans-spaces co-operation (ex: Interreg III B New Project shared by 5 programmes on maritime safety) 18

European Commission Regional Policy EN 4 criteria of analysis of current programmes/spaces 1. Management

European Commission Regional Policy EN 4 criteria of analysis of current programmes/spaces 1. Management Definition of programme areas 2. Results / outcomes 3. Geographic coherence 4. Potential for strategic projects 19 9/10/2020

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Constraints in current programmes § Limited financial ressources

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Constraints in current programmes § Limited financial ressources Definition of programme areas § Geographic overlapping: it should be limited. § Number of participating states: sometimes too big (ex 18 countries in CADSES) § Not enough space identity § Difficulties to get a sufficient number of strategic projects in each space. 20

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Two types of current / future spaces §

European Commission 9/10/2020 Regional Policy EN Two types of current / future spaces § Future spaces with geographical pertinence, good potential for strategic Definition of programme areas projects, fair cooperation and management § NOT all the 13 Current spaces are convincing on these criteria. 21