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Funding transnational cooperation of NGOs Luk Mal Regional Consultancy Agency Ltd. Organization of the seminar General information on the Structural Funds Structural Funds in the Czech Republic Ex-EQUAL provisions Territorial cooperation Community schemes and action programmes. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Funding transnational cooperation of NGOs

    Luk MalRegional Consultancy Agency Ltd.

  • Organization of the seminar

    General information on the Structural Funds Structural Funds in the Czech RepublicEx-EQUAL provisionsTerritorial cooperationCommunity schemes and action programmes

  • 1. General information on the Structural Funds

  • 1. General information on the SF.SF Objectives 2007 2013

    Objective 1: ConvergenceAim: Promoting convergence of the least developed regions.countries withGDP per capita < 90 % of the Community average (eligible for assistance from CF) regions withGDP per capita below75 % of the Community average (ERDF)Objective covers all regions of the C.R. with the expection of Prague region.

    Objective 2: Regional Competitiveness and Employment:Aim: Strengthening competitiveness and attractiveness, as well as employmentIn the C.R. only Prague region is eligible for assistance under this Objective

    Objective 3: European Territorial Co-operation:Aim: strengthen cross-border co-operation through joint local and reg. initiatives In the C.R. all regions with the expections of Central Bohemian region and Prague are eligible for assistance under this Objective

  • 1. General information on the SF.Objectives, SF and instruments 2007 - 2013

    ERDFESFCohesion Fund Convergence Regional Competitiveness and EmploymentEuropean territorial Cooperation ERDFERDFESF ObjectivesStructural Funds and instruments

  • 1. General information on the SF.Comparing 2000-06 and 2007-2013

    2000-06

    Financial instruments:the 4 Structural Funds (ERDF, ESF, EAGGF, FIFG)Cohesion Fund, ISPAthe EIB

    The priorities : Objectives 1, 2 et 3Community initiatives Innovative Actions

    2007-2013

    Financial instruments:the 2 Structural Funds (ERDF, ESF) Cohesion Fund, IPAthe EIB

    The priorities : 3 Objectives: 1) Convergence, 2) Regional Competitiveness and Employment (RCE), 3) Territorial Co-operation

  • 2. Structural Funds in the Czech Republic

  • 2. SF in the Czech Republic.Operational programmes: Objective Convergence

    1. Sectional OPsOP Enterprises and Innovations(11,75%)OP Environment (20%)OP Transport (21,5%)OP Education for Competitiveness (7%)OP Research and Development for Innovations (8%)OP Human Resources and Employment (10%)Integrated Operational Programme (8%)

  • 2. SF in the Czech Republic.

    2. Regional OP

    Operational Programme South-EastOperational Programme South-WestOperational Programme Moravia SilesiaOperational Programme North-EastOperational Programme North-WestOperational Programme Central MoraviaOperational Programme Central Bohemia

  • 2. SF in the Czech Republic.Operational programmes: Objective Regional Competitiveness and Employment

    OP Prague Competitiveness (71%)OP Prague Adaptability (29%)

  • 2. SF in the Czech Republic.Operational Programmes: Objective European Territorial Co-operation

    OP Interregional cooperation (= INTERREG IIIC)OP Central Europe (= INTERREG IIIB)

    OPs Cross-border coopeeration:CR-Bavaria OPCR-Austria OPCR-Slovakia OPCR-Poland OPCR-Saxony OP

  • 2. SF in the Czech Republic.

    Graf1

    3041

    2070

    2588

    1811

    5176

    5564

    1941

    489.5714285714

    121

    297

    275

    75

    37

    mil EURO

    Breakdown of allocation for the CR: 2007 - 2013

    List1

    mil EURO

    O.1OP Enterprises and Innovations3041

    OP Research and Development for Innovations2070

    OP Human Resources and Employment2588

    OP Education for Competitiveness1811

    OP Environment5176

    OP Transport5564

    Integrated OP1941

    Regional Ops (on average)490

    O.2OP Prague Adaptability121

    OP Prague Competitiveness297

    O.3OPs Cross-border coopeeration275

    OP Interregional cooperation75

    OP Central Europe37

    List1

    mil EURO

    Breakdown of allocations for the CR: 2007 - 2013

    List2

    List3

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisions

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisions

    Mainstreaming of Community initiatives need to track down the provisions of formar EQUAL initiative in the standard MS architecture of OPs

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsLocation of ex-EQUAL provisions in Czech structure of OPs:

    Structure of Human Resources and Employment Operational Programme (HREOP)

    Priority axis 1: AdaptabilityPriority axis 2: Active labor market policyPriority axis 3: Social integration and equal opportunitiesPriority axis 4: Public administration and public servicesPriority axis 5: Transnational cooperation

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsPriority axis 5 of HREOP: justification

    This priority axes will, in accordance with Article 8 of the Regulation on the European Social Fund, focus on the promotion of transnational cooperation in human resources development between projects in different EU Member States, between groups of actors specializing in specific areas, between actors from a joint regional area and actors from other areas, and between national organizations in several EU Member States. The expedient support of transnational cooperation helps increase the impact of projects at local, regional and national level thanks to the incorporation of the experience, credit and professional knowledge of foreign partners, improves the efficiency of expenditure thanks to the acquisition of solutions already discovered abroad, and facilitates transnational comparisons and the spread of good practice. Projects realized under this priority axes will focus on promoting the objectives of other HREOP priority axes.

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Objecives

    Global objective: Intensification of transnational cooperation in human resources development and employment.

    Specific objectives:To increase the efficiency of strategies and policies in the field of human resources and employmentTo develop partnership, pacts and initiatives in the field of HRE

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Areas of activity (1)Following activities are eligible to be carried out in the scope of individual projects and global grants:

    Activity A: Innovative projects in following fields:the exchange of experience and transfer of good practice between EU Member States in matters concerning the management and administration of the ESF (the active employment policy, the handling of problems concerning the social inclusion of specific groups of the population, further education, the modernization of public administration, etc.), and the implementation of the ESF;cooperation between projects in various EU MS with the aim of improving the results of their own projects or achieving joint results

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Areas of activity (2)

    Activity B: Development of partnerships and thematic networks:support for the establishment and development of local partnerships;the exchange of experience and transfer of good experience between local partnerships in a matters concerning the building and management of partnerhips, specific activities of local partnerships, etc.;the formation of thematic networks to address a specific problem

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Areas of activity (3)

    Especially and exclusively for NGOs (!):

    Activity C: Mobilitysupport of capacity building of NGOs through international internships, study visits, etc.

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Partnership

    Realization of the projects through established partnership is an essential condition

    Moreover, transnational cooperation in the form of partnership is a prerequisite of the eligibility of submitted projects for financing.

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Other conditions

    Individual projects as well as global grants; however, in the case of NGOs only global grants projects are eligible

    Maximal duration of single project (submitted in the scope of relevant global grant): 3 years

    Maximal amount of finances to be granted to single project: 10.000.000 K (approx. 370.000 )

    Maximum grant amount: 100% of eligible costs

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Target groups

    Job seekersSocial partners, their organizations and employeesSocially exclude groups or at the risk of social exclusionLocal governments, their offices, bodies, organizations and employeesR&D institutionsLocal partnershipsNGOs

  • 3. Ex-EQUAL provisionsHREOP Priority axes 5: Call for proposals

    Currently no open call for proposals

    Upcoming call for proposals: expected to be opened at the end of May (allegedly will be open till 2011 or till withdrawal of all allocated finances)

  • 4. Territorial cooperation

  • 4. Territorial cooperationOperation programmes concerned with cross-border cooperation (Objective 3) at disposal for NGOs from bordering regions

    Prerequisites / conditions of submitting granting applications much more benevolent than in standard OPs

    Essential: joint preparation, realization, work teams or financing of the project (at least two)

    Eligible variety of activities that cannot be eligible in any other OP (e.g. sport events)

    Usually encompassing Small Project Funds available for rich variety of actions with cross-border impact

    In a limited scope also available for investment projects! (e.g. joint infrastructure for emergency services)

  • 5. Community schemes and action programmes

  • 5. Community schemes and action programmesCommunity programmes outside the structure of EU Regional Policy

    Budgetary instruments applied by various DGs and used to suppor