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November 2006

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November 2006

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  1. November 2006

  2. Contents • INTERREG IIIC as a EU Community Initiative • Cooperation Area • Programme Zones • Programme Management • Types of Operations and how they work • Themes addressed by approved operations • Figures on participation and budget • Selected Projects from each zone • Contact information

  3. INTERREG an EU Community Initative • Stimulates interregional cooperation across Europe during the programming period 2000-2006 • Is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Structural Funds, and co-financed by national project partners • Is one of three strands of the EU Community Initative INTERREG III

  4. INTERREG IIIC……..……one of three strands INTERREG III INTERREG III A INTERREG IIIB INTERREG IIIC Cross border cooperation Transnational cooperation Interregional cooperation

  5. INTERREG • An EU programme that helps Europe’s regions form partnerships to work together on common projects. By sharing knowledge and experience, these partnerships enable the regions involved to develop new solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.

  6. INTERREG IIIC…… …aims • To improve the effectiveness of policies and instruments for regional development and cohesion • Through large-scale information and know-how exchange, transfer of tools and sharing of experience among European regions

  7. Co-operation Area • Countries eligible for ERDF funding: 25 EU member States • Non-EU Countries : Norway & Switzerland • All other non-EU countries

  8. Programme ZonesFor administrative purposes the programme is divided into four geographical areas, with offices in the following locations: North Rostock West Lille East Vienna South Valencia

  9. Programme Management • All four programme zones are managed by the following bodies: • Monitoring Committee* • Steering Committee* • Managing Authority • Paying Authority • Joint Technical Secretariat *In the North Zone, the tasks of the Monitoring and Steering Committees are performed by a joint body – the Monitoring and Steering Committee of the INTERREG IIIC North

  10. INTERREG IIIC North Programme area

  11. INTERREG IIIC East Programme area

  12. INTERREG IIIC South Programme area Spain

  13. France Nord-Pas de Calais, Picardie, Haute-Normandie, Île de France, Basse-Normandie, Centre, Champagne-Ardennes, Lorraine, Bourgogne, Alsace, Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire Belgium Whole country Netherlands Whole country Luxembourg Whole country Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Baden-Württemberg United Kingdom Whole country (except Gibraltar) Ireland Whole country INTERREG IIIC West Programme area

  14. Types of Operations…………and how they work • Three types of operation are eligible for funding: • Regional Framework Operations (RFOs) • Individual Projects • Networks

  15. Regional Framework Operation Lead Partner Large-scale regional co-operation comprising various sub-projects Minimum of three different countries At least two must be Member States Regional Partner Regional Partner Sub project 1 Sub project 3 Sub project 2 Lead Participant Lead Participant Lead Participant

  16. Individual Project Co-operation activities addressing only one specific topic Minimum of three different countries At least two must be Member States Lead Partner Project Partner Project Partner

  17. Network Co-operation activities mainly directed at structured exchange of experience Minimum of five different countries At least three must be Member States Project Partner Project Partner Lead Partner Project Partner Project Partner

  18. Themes addressed by…………..approved operations

  19. Some figures............on participation in INTERREG IIIC operations* • With a total of 268 approved operations, INTERREG IIIC involves: more than 2650 partners more than 190 regions from 50 participating countries • INTERREG IIIC has funded more than 330 interregional subprojects * Data obtained August 2006

  20. Some figures............on total budget committed* • € 500 Million – Total eligible budget • € 300 Million – Total ERDF budget allocated to operations • € 2 Million – Norwegian Funding • € 190 Million – National Co-financing * Data obtained August 2006

  21. ERDF committed in € each zone

  22. North Zone sample project and results • Name of operation: EKIE • (ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE INTENSIVE ENTERPRISES in Small Cities, Surounded by Rural and Sparsely Populated Areas) • Objective: Developing ways to help SMEs work together efficiently and to generate new business in knowledge-intensive regions in four specific areas: technology parks; public economic development organisations and incubators; research and development; and higher education. • Snapshot of selected outputs: • Establishment of Business Incubator centre in Estonia with two full time employees • Contact details: • Coordinator: Jorma Hintikka / •

  23. East Zone sample project and results • Name of operation: REGENERGY • (Network of pioneering communities and regions working on innovative heat energy solutions) • Objective: Creating a Europe-wide network for sharing knowledge and information about the heating sector management.The Project aims also to expand external Private-Public-Partnerships and external financing for efficient energy solutions. • Snapshot of selected outputs: Elaboration of comparative study on regional and municipal heat supply transformation, Elaboration of Privatisation Guidelines on local utility transformation • Contact details: Coordinator: Julia Erdmann / Email: Website:

  24. South Zone sample project and results • Name of operation: ICHNOS (Innovation and Change: Network of One-stop Shops) • Objective: definition and experimentation of a common model for a regional centre of competence for enterprises. Creation of a european network of one-stops shops. Improvement/rationalization of the models which are currently used in the respective regions • Snapshot of selected outputs: Green paper on the state of play of one-stop-shops in the three countries in which the project partners are located. • Contact details: • Coordinator: Jonathan Deckmyn/ Email: • Website:

  25. West Zone sample project and results • Name of operation: CITEAIR (Common Information to European AIr) • Objective: Developing better and more efficient solutions for assessing the impact of traffic in large urban areas and informing professional users and the public on the environmental situation • Snapshot of selected outputs: Transfer of experience from AIRPARIF to Emilia Romagna Region, which is developing for the first time a Decision Support System for monitoring Air Quality. • Development of a tool for assessing air quality transferable to other regions and cities in Europe • Contact details: • Coordinator: Nick Hodges / Email: • Website:

  26. Contact Information INTERREG IIIC North Joint Technical Secretariat Grubenstraße, 20 18055 Rostock, Germany Phone: +49 381 45 484 5279 Fax: +49 381 45 484 5282 Email: INTERREG IIIC East Joint Technical Secretariat Museumsstrasse 3/A/IIIA-1070 ViennaPhone +(43) 1 4000 76142Fax +(43) 1 4000 9976141Email: INTERREG IIIC South Joint Technical Secretariat Calle Cronista Carreres, 11-4A46003 Valencia, EspañaPhone (+34) 96 315 33 40Fax (+34) 96 315 33 INTERREG IIIC West Joint Technical Secretariat 24, Boulevard Carnot – 3e étage F-59800 Lille, France Phone: +33 3 28 38 11 11 Fax: +33 3 28 38 11 15 Email:

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