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									Workshops for
EC Delegation
                 Structural instruments
 Information                 -
  Overview
                  Regulatory Context
                    in Brief Overview




SF: Regulatory          Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for       Objectives for Community
EC Delegation       Support of Regional Policy
                 • Objective 1: For NUTS II regions
 Information
  Overview
                   whose per capita GDP (in PPP) is
                   lower than 75% of EU average (94/96
                   data)

                 • Objective 2: For areas affected by
                   socio-economic restructuring

                 • Objective 3: For regions not covered by
                   Objective 1 - to support all human
                   resources actions across a Member
                   State
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for                   Objective 1
EC Delegation

                 • List of eligible regions decided by the
 Information       European Commission
  Overview       • 22% of EU population
                 • 69.7% of the funds (136 billion EURO)
                 • Outermost and ex-Objective 6 regions
                   included as Objective 1 regions
                 • Transitional period of 6 or 7 years for
                   areas losing eligibility
                 • Objective 1 funds also for PEACE and
                   Swedish coast programmes


SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for
                            Objective 2
EC Delegation • Total coverage = 18% of EU
                   population
 Information     • 11,6% of the funds (22,5 billion
  Overview         EURO)
                 • Indicative coverage of 4 strands at
                   EU level:
                    - industrial and service areas (10%)
                    - rural areas (5%)
                    - urban areas (2%)
                    - fisheries-dependent areas (1%)
                 • Transitional period of 6 years for
                   areas losing eligibility
SF: Regulatory               Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for                 Objective 3
EC Delegation

                 • 12.3% of the funds (24 billion EURO)
 Information
                 • Adapting and modernising systems of
  Overview
                   education, training and employment:
                   - accompanying economic and social
                    changes
                   - lifelong education and training systems
                   - active labour market policies to fight
                    unemployment
                   - promoting social inclusion and equal
                    opportunities
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for          Structural Instruments
EC Delegation


 Information     • European Regional Development Fund
  Overview
                 • European Social Fund

                 • European Agriculture Guarantee and
                   Guidance Fond (EAGGF)

                 • Financial Instrument for Fisheries
                   Guidance

                 • Cohesion Fund
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for      European Regional Development
EC Delegation                  Fund
                 Mission:
                 “to redress regional imbalances in
 Information       Community”
  Overview       “to promote stable and sustainable
                   development”
                 Fields of intervention:
                 • productive investment to create and/or
                   safeguard permanent jobs
                 • infrastructure
                 • endogenous potential
                     - local development
                     - SMEs
                 • technical assistance
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                           European Social Fund
Workshops for
EC Delegation    Mission: “human resource development
                   and employment”
                 Fields of intervention:
 Information
                 • Support for multi-annual National Action
  Overview         Plans
                     - active labour market policies to
                       promote integration
                     - social inclusion/ equal opportunities
                     - lifelong learning systems
                     - training for innovation and adaptability
                     - improved participation of women
                 • Local development and Territorial
                   Employment Pacts
                 • Information society
SF: Regulatory                 Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                   European Agriculture Guarantee
Workshops for       and Guidance Fund (EAGGF)
EC Delegation
                 Mission: “support CAP, rural development and
                   improvement of agricultural structures”
                 Fields of intervention:
 Information
                 • „Accompanying‟ measures
  Overview           -early retirement
                     -agri-environment
                     -forestry
                     -less-favoured areas
                     -Other measures
                     -restructuring of farms
                     -setting up of young farmers
                     -training
                     -processing and marketing
                 • Rural development measures

SF: Regulatory                  Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for     Financial Instrument for Fisheries
EC Delegation                 Guidance

 Information     Mission: “balanced resource
  Overview        management and competitive
                  structures”
                 Fields of intervention:
                 • Measures to ensure a sustainable
                   balance to supply and demand
                 • Strengthening competitiveness
                 • Processing and marketing
                 • Revitalisation of fisheries areas
SF: Regulatory                 Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for               Cohesion Fund
EC Delegation
                 • Mission: support for improvement of
                   transport infrastructure and
 Information       environment
  Overview
                 • Eligibility criteria:
                    - for countries with a GNP/inhabitant
                      lower than 90% of the EU average
                    - for projects in transport and
                      environment fields
                 • Annual budget: 2,615 billion EURO per
                   year
                 • Review of eligibility in 2003

SF: Regulatory                 Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                  Planning and use of funding
Workshops for
EC Delegation
                        instruments (1)

 Information     Objective 1
  Overview       • 1 CSF, with 1 OP per region
                   (or SPD if < 1 billion EURO)
                 • funded by the ERDF, ESF,
                   EAGGF-Guidance, FIFG



SF: Regulatory            Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                   Planning and use of funding
Workshops for
EC Delegation
                         instruments (2)

                 Objective 2
 Information
  Overview       • 1 SPD per region (NUTS II level)
                 • funded by the ERDF, ESF
                   (EAGGF-Guarantee)
                 Objective 3
                 • 1 SPD per country
                 • funded by the ESF
                 Community Initiatives: one Fund
                   per Initiative
SF: Regulatory              Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                  Partnership arrangements (1)
Workshops for       A more decentralised cohesion policy
EC Delegation

                 • Within the Member States:
 Information      widening and deepening definition of
  Overview        the partnership
                   regional and local authorities and
                     other competent authorities
                       • economic and social partners
                       • other competent bodies
                       including NGOs, environmental
                       sector etc.
                       • active involvement of partners
                       in all stages of programming
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                 Partnership arrangements (2)
Workshops for      A more decentralised cohesion policy
EC Delegation

                 • Between the Commission
 Information
  Overview         and the Member States
                 • a clear definition of
                   responsibilities with three key
                   players
                    - the Commission
                    - the programme Management
                        Authority
                    - the Monitoring Committee
SF: Regulatory               Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for       Programming: 4 main steps
EC Delegation 1. Programme guidance issued by the
                 Commission
 Information     2. Development plans submitted by
  Overview          Member States after consultation with
                    partners
                 3. Adoption of strategy by the Commission:
                     - quantified strategic targets
                     - priorities
                     - funding allocations
                 4. Detailed programming of measures by
                   Management Authority and Monitoring
                   Committees
SF: Regulatory                 Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for        Planning and programming
EC Delegation                timetable
                 • Plans and programmes to cover 7 years
                   (except of transition areas)
 Information
                 • Plans submitted by Member States within
  Overview         4 months after list of eligible regions is
                   concluded
                 • Commission decision within 5 months of
                   receiving plans: CSF or SPD
                 • Commission decision within 5 months of
                   receiving proposed OPs
                 • Member States to submit Programme
                   Complement within 3 months of approval
                   of SPD or OP
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                  Requirements on plans and
Workshops for            programmes
EC Delegation
                 • Regional Developments Plans:
                     - reinforced ex- ante evaluation
 Information
  Overview       • CSF, SPDs:
                     - strategic priorities, financial
                       allocations a. methods of
                       implementation
                 • SPDs and OPs will no longer contain
                   measures, as they did before
                 • Programme Complement: measures,
                   finance by measure, beneficiaries,
                   publicity actions
SF: Regulatory              Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for    Programming: who does what? (1)
EC Delegation

                 Commission:
 Information
  Overview       • determines eligible regions and
                   indicative financial allocations
                 • establishes programme guidance
                 • adopts (modifies) programmes only
                   at the level of strategic priorities
                 • monitories at strategic level
                 • approves large-scale projects
                   (>EURO 50 million)
SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                  Programming: who does what? (2)
Workshops for
EC Delegation
                 Member State-Managing Authority:
 Information     • prepares plans
  Overview       • prepares and adopts the programming
                   complement
                 • sub-delegates responsibilities as necessary
                   - global grants
                 • selects projects
                 • prepares annual report
                 • implements the mid-term evaluation
                 • ensures that information and publicity rules
                   are adhered to
SF: Regulatory                  Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                 Programming: who does what? (3)
Workshops for
EC Delegation Member State - Monitoring
                  Committee
 Information     • agrees on Programming complement
  Overview
                 • lays down project selection criteria
                 • monitors programme implementation:
                   - proposes programme changes to
                     Management Authority
                   - agrees on proposals to change
                     Programming complement
                 • approves mid-term evaluation
                 • agrees Annual report

SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for         Principle of Additionality
EC Delegation
                 • ”The Funds may not replace public or
 Information       other equivalent structural expenditure
  Overview         by the Member State”
                 • Three verifications: ex-ante, mid-term,
                   ex-post
                 • measured against structural
                   expenditures in all Objective 1 regions
                   (for Objective 1)...
                 • ...or expenditures on active labour
                   market policies outside Objective 1
                   regions (for Objectives 2 and 3)
SF: Regulatory               Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for      Ceilings on co-financing rates
EC Delegation • calculated at measure level
                 • general conditions unchanged
 Information     • new ceilings where substantial revenue
  Overview         generated from infrastructure:
                   - Objective 1: 40% + 10% for Cohesion Fund
                     states
                   - Objective 2: 25%
                   - can be 10% higher if not direct grants
                 • and where investment in firms:
                   - Objective 1: 35%
                   - Objective 2: 15%
                   - can be 10% higher for SMEs if not direct
                     grants
SF: Regulatory                  Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for            Monitoring arrangements:
EC Delegation           A more transparent implementation
                 • Key annual meetings encounter:
 Information        - Commission and Management
  Overview            Authority for management questions
                    - Commission and control authorities
                      for control questions

                 • Monitoring of targets for quantified
                   indicators

                 • Mid-term review of implementation

                 • Improved information and publicity
                   system
SF: Regulatory                 Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for         Evaluation: a tool for better
EC Delegation               programming
                 • ex-ante evaluation submitted by Member
 Information       State with plans; new emphasis on
  Overview         - employment situation
                   - environmental impact
                   - equality between men and women
                 • mid-term evaluation implemented by
                   Managing authority using an independent
                   expert: consequences for reprogramming
                 • ex-post evaluation implemented by
                   European Commission by 2009

SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for             Financial Management
EC Delegation        Combining simplification and efficiency
                 • Automatic annual commitments
 Information     • Automatic de-commitment of unused
  Overview         resources
                 • Payment on account of 7% on the
                   adoption of the programme
                 • New system of reimbursements against
                   expenditure incurred
                 • Final payment of 5% at closure of
                   programme
                 • Flat-rate indexation of 2% built into
                   budget with review for 2004-2006

SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for                  Financial Control
EC Delegation           A clearer division of responsibilities
                 • Member States are responsible for:
 Information
                    - efficient systems for financial control
  Overview          - prevention of irregularities
                    - correction of irregularities
                    - ensuring compliance with Community
                      law
                 • Commission is responsible for:
                    - checks on efficiency of financial control
                      systems
                    - consequences: possible suspension or
                      cancellation of payments
                    - organisation of annual meetings
SF: Regulatory                  Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
                           The performance reserve
Workshops for              A new tool to encourage improved
EC Delegation                         performance
                 •   4% of national resources allocated before
                     31.3.2004
 Information
                 •   Assessment of programme performance
  Overview           based on:
                      - realisation of aims decided ex-ante
                      - the quality of the programme
                        management
                      - the absorption of EU resources and
                        their leverage effect
                      - choice of indicators by Member State,
                        based on proposals by Commission
                 •   Member State proposes successful
                     programmes
                 •   Allocation of Funds by the Commission
SF: Regulatory                   Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for      Closing ongoing programmes
EC Delegation
                 • Programmes before 1994
 Information
                    - requests for payments until
                      31.3.2001
  Overview
                    - automatic decommitments until
                      30.9.2001
                 • Programmes from period 1994-
                   1999:
                    - requests for payments until
                      31.3.2003
                    - automatic decommitments until
                      30.9.2003
SF: Regulatory              Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context
Workshops for        Commission implementing
EC Delegation              decisions
                 • Eligibility of expenditure (article 30)
 Information
  Overview       • Use of the EURO (article 33)

                 • Financial control (article 38)

                 • Financial corrections (article 39)

                 • Information and Publicity (article 46)

                 • ….others if necessary

SF: Regulatory                Patrick Colgan,Ján Krištín
   Context

								
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