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									  Assembly of European Regions Conference




NE – An Example of EU Support for Regional and Airport De
                                                  September 12, 2007
                                                    Poznan, Poland


                                                 Hartmut Beyer,
                                  UNICONSULT Universal Transport Consulting GmbH,
                                                    Hamburg


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 Introduction of UNICONSULT
 • Transport consulting company working on regional airport issues:
        airport business development, airport benchmarking, market potential analyses, a

 • Experiences from previous INTERREG regional airport projects:
        • SEABIRD (EU INTERREG II C)
        • SEAPLANE (EU INTERREG III B )

 • Responsible for EUROPLANE Project Coordination
          (EU INTERREG III C)

      Mission at the AER Conference
      “To present one example that European Commission can be of s




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  The EUROPLANE Project

INTERREG III C

11 partners plus                                                                                                                 Ljungbyheds Airport (Ljungbyhed))

                                                                                                                                                                  Kaunas County Governor´s Administration (Kaunas)


12 airports,                                                                                                                 Airport Rostock-Laage (Weitendorf)




03/2006 – 12/2007                                           Sera South-East Regional Authority (Clonmel, co. Tipperary)

                                                                                                                                                    Barnim County (Eberswalde)


Budget € 840,000,                                                                                                                                 Ministry of Economics State of Brandenburg (Potsdam)


                                                                                                        Province of West-Vlaanderen (Sint-Andries (Brugge))

thereof € 560,000 EU-contr.                                                                                                                                             Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Voivodship (P




plus external support for coordination and air transport questions
                                                                                                                          Aosta Valley Region



                                                                                                                                  Liguria Region (Genova)




                                                                                                                                                        Marche Region (Ancona)




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    11 EUROPLANE Partners from 7 EU Countries

                 Ministry of Economics State of Brandenburg                    Province of West-Vlaanderen




                                                                   Airport Rostock-Laage            Barnim County


      Aosta Valley Region



                                                              Giunta Regione Marche                 Liguria Region
                 SERA South-East Regional Authority




                                                  Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Voivodship
                 Kaunas County Govenor’s Administration
                                                                               Ljungbyhed Airport




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Backbone: EU INTERREG III C Programme

    General Objectives
    • Economic and social cohesion among EU regions
    • Initiating inter-regional co-operations and networks among regional
    • More efficient use of European regional development tools and inst
    • Exchange of know-how (best practise)




                      Improving relations among “EU family members”


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Approach of EUROPLANE in INTERREG III C

         The EUROPLANE project partners (regional authorities) were aware of th
           – pro-actively utilised the INTERREG III C programme opportunities
           – initiated a joint approach to combine their interests as they are respon
           – successfully applied for an EU co-financing of Euro 560.000
             (66% of project costs)
           – to cover activities and to answer questions which are necessary for th




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      EUROPLANE Philosophy




        Challenges, market structures, problems but also solution
        ...why not make use of different know-how and existing ex




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EUROPLANE: Outputs and Benefits for
     Regional Authorities


   • Improved access and new contacts to authorities of other EU region
   • Relevant analysis and condensed information (5 regional SWOT Ana
   • Internal promotion of regional airports towards local and national ins
   • Guidelines for EU co-financing opportunities for regional airport exte




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EUROPLANE: Benefits and Outputs for
     Regional Airports

  • Passenger market analysis to set up new flight connections
    (condensed market analysis to convince airlines)
  • Best practice approach among regional airport managers on internat
  • New ideas on business opportunities for sustainable airport existenc
  • Guideline for application of EU funds for airport reconstruction (Pozn
  • Access to airport analysis, information and know-how at no cost




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Output: EUROPLANE Resolution

Background
       Regional airports are important for regional development, for access
Findings
       Regional airports may face opposition of national hub airports, large
Action
       Call upon the EU Commission DG TREN to establish policies to enc




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Regional Airports: Competitive Environment

                                                             Lobbying
                                                                                        Network
           National                                                                     Airlines
         Governments
                                                               Hub Airports




                                                                 Competiti
                                                                  Fear of
                                                                    on
           Regions                    Mutual                                  Mutual    Low Cost
           (Airport                   Benefit
                                                        Regional Airports     Benefit    Carriers
           Owners)

                                                                General
                                                             Policy Support




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    EUROPLANE Resolution


Next steps
•      Fine tuning of the contents until end of September
•      Conclusion of a strategy how to submit the resolution towards DG TREN in
•      Submission to DG TREN in November
•      Still open towards other European bodies, assemblies, institutions which a




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  Regional Airport Projects in INTERREG

 Evolution
                                                                                             EUROBIRD
                                                                                        EU INTERREG IV C
                                                                                         Exec. 2008-2011
                                                                         EUROPLANE
                                                                       EU INTERREG III C
                                                                         All of Europe
                                                       SEAPLANE        Execution 2006-2007

                                                  EU INTERREG III B
                                                  North Sea Region
                                                 Execution 2002-2005
                     SEABIRD
               EU INTERREG II C
               Baltic Sea Region
             Execution 1998-2001

                                                                                                Time
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Next generation: EUROBIRD - INTERREG IV C

                                              E U R O B I R D Project
                        Regions and Airports of EU 27 + Norway and Switzerland


     Interregional Co-operation | Best Practice Approach| Lisbon Agenda | Gothenburg Agenda


                                                                          Capitalisation incl.
                            Regional Initiative Projects
                                                                          Fast Track Projects



                                    Priority 2: Environment and
   Priority 1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
                                    risk prevention
   • Airports as a job machine
   • Airports as a nucleus for      • Sustainable airport
     economic regional                management (energy, waste         Building on exisiting
     development                      treatment, de-icing)              networks and methods
   • Airport as innovation testing  • Prevention and control of
     ground                           technological risks



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    EUROBIRD Project: Some more details



 • About 15 regions incl. their airports are interested to join – project is s
 • Project will consist of up to 10-12 regions plus their airports,
 • Application in November 2007, approval expected in spring 2008, pro
 • Co-financing of project costs by EU INTERREG IV C is between 75%

      Detailed programme information expected at INTERREG
      III C/ IV C event in Lisbon, September 20th/21st, 2007




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    EUROPLANE: Support by EU


 Summary
 • General Finding of EUROPLANE : EU INTERREG Programme ackn
 • Indirect EU support exist wherever the new INTERREG IV C Program
 • INTERREG is very much interested to see active participation from re




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