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Discuss about the Exchange Experiences explained in Kozani workshop in June (A1.2 and A1.4) and about PPP.
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Slovenia (Slovenija) Scroll down for information about the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and about the first level control or ask directly Interreg Europe representative in Slovenia (Slovenija). Duša Sodnik +386 1 400 34 77 Send me an email Organisation Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy Kotnikova 5 SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia (Slovenija) View website × Contact Duša Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send Duša a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send Display Project Ideas Display Events Display Projects Country-specific information COVID-19 measures First level control information National guidance and downloads COVID-19 measures Reporting and Eligibility of Expenditure during the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic, which leaves the whole world faced with unprecedented challenges, calls for a rapid and efficient response in all spheres of life. Thus, the National Control, which is responsible for carrying out first level control for the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) Programmes, has adjusted its work process and procedures and put in place several measures to ensure successful reporting and see to it that spending of EU funding continues uninterrupted. To this end, the National Control will take into due account the developments surrounding the COVID-19 crisis and its impact as well as the recommendations made by the government in relation to the crisis, and will verify any expenditure incurred during this particular period in compliance with the rules of each individual ETC Programme. See also https://www.interregeurope.eu/news-and-events/news/8152/covid-19-temporary-measures-for-our-projects/ In addition to the programme rules for Interreg Europe 2014-2020 Programme, we would like to bring to your attention the following:should you, as a result of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, fail to provide or supply the relevant required documentation or supply documentation that has not been appropriately signed (time-sheets, statements, periodic reports, work assignments, letters etc.), we ask you to send the documentation unsigned or enclose a letter explaining that all or part of the documentation could not be supplied due to circumstances;any expenditure that the National Control fails to verify and validate due to circumstances, will not be included in the current report and will be subject to verification and validation, along with the supporting and missing documentation,  during the next review of the project progress report. The above-mentioned expenditure will have to be reported again, both in the system and in the paper form;the expenditure for the public employees working on EU projects from home will be considered eligible equally to the expenditure for the work done on the official premises of an organisation should they incur in relation to the implementation of project activities and achievement of project results;should you fail to prepare the documents in the paper form, the documentation can be saved and submitted in an electronic format on a data carrier (USB stick, secondary storage device etc.). Should you switch to submitting electronic versions of documents, we ask you to submit the documentation in the paper form including all the relevant signatures once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.Because there are so many different scenarios and situations for all of you, there can be no one-size-fits-all solution to address the situation. Thus, we invite you to reach us by sending an e-mail to [email protected] should you have any further questions regarding the eligibility of expenditure and reporting. Our website will be regularly updated with any further information and potential additional recommendations so stay tuned https://www.eu-skladi.si/sl/evropsko-teritorialno-sodelovanje/transnacionalno-sodelovanje-1/informacije-in-navodila-prvostopenjske-kontrole  First level control information This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget. The system Slovenia has opted for a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of Slovenian project partners will thus have to be checked and confirmed by the following body: Republic of Slovenia Government Office for Development and European Cohesion PolicyEuropean Territorial cooperation and Financial Mechanisms Office Kotnikova 5, 1000 Ljubljana Contact person: Maja Martinsek Head of the Control division – ETC, IPA and IFM programmes Phone: +386 (0)1 400 3423 E-mail:[email protected] The project partners are requested to submit their progress report to the first level control body for verification and confirmation within 15 days after the end of each reporting period in line with the Guidelines for reporting eligible expenditures for SI beneficiaries. The costs The above-mentioned body will perform the first level control free of charge to Slovenian project partners.  On-the-spot checks The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks on a sample basis using a risk-based approach. National guidance and downloads Attachments to guidelines for reporting eligible costsGuidelines for Reporting Eligible Expenditures for Sl beneficiaries version 2Amendments to the Guidelines for reporting on eligible expenditures for Slovenian beneficiaries in the period 2014-2020 (corrigendum)Daily timesheet of employee for the projectGuidelines for filling in the daily timesheet of employee for the project Latest news from Slovenia (Slovenija) 22/01/2021 The most popular SME story from TRINNO Over 300 people voted for their favourite stories from our result publication. Check the interview with TRINNO's Slovenian partner who topped the SME list. Type: Programme 24/08/2020 #Europecooperates: helping SMEs go digital in Slovenia The TRINNO project explains how a voucher scheme in Slovenia has been key to helping SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Programme, Project 27/05/2020 Entrepreneurial challenge for youth in the new form SRC Bistra Ptuj, along with School Center Ptuj organized the Entrepreneurial Challenge for Youth 2020 which took place digitally via the Zoom video platform. Type: Project 11/05/2020 Mitigation of COVID-19 epidemic on Slovenian economy This is an overview of Slovenian measures to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 epidemic, designed to help SMEs. Type: Project Upcoming events in Slovenia (Slovenija) Jan 26 2021 Ljubljana, Slovenia Life cycle work continues in Slovenia The third stakeholders group meeting in Slovenia is coming! Type: Project Latest Projects Destination SMEs Destination SMEs Slovenia (Slovenija) BUILD2LC BOOSTING LOW CARBON INNOVATIVE BUILDING REHABILITATION IN EUROPEAN REGIONS Slovenia (Slovenija) REGIO-MOB Interregional Learning towards Sustainable Mobility in Europe: the REGIO-MOB... 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Helsinki-Uusimaa Region seeks to improve the implementation of RIS3 and the internationalisation of research with innovation partnerships initiated in BRIDGES.
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BUILD2LC online project meeting - mini session on professionalisation of construction sector
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The cultural and creative sectors (CCS) perform well in terms of growth, jobs and crisis resilience.
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Project summary In its assembly of March 2000, the European Council acknowledged the need of increasing the expenditure in innovation by implementing better policies and making a better use of public funds. To achieve this, the EC has put great emphasis on increasing the use of financial instruments (FIs) as a delivery tool for the Cohesion Policy. Besides the obvious advantages of recycling funds over the long term, financial instruments help to mobilise additional public or private co-investments to address market failures. Moreover, FIs (Guarantees, Business Angels, Venture Capital, Crowdfunding, Crowdlending) have also proved to be a useful tool in helping innovative SMEs overcome the ‘valleys of death’ and reach a sustainable growth phase to become ‘stock exchange listed’ companies. Financial Instruments for Innovation - Innova-FI partners are seeking to improve the design and implementation of Financial Instruments as a delivery mode of Structural Funds, so that they best meet and serve the financing needs of innovative and RTDI-driven businesses in all the stages of their start-up and growth. Innova-FI partners will do this by learning about the innovation landscape, and how it is being publicly financed, in partner regions. The consortium will examine together identified challenges, such as:  Designing FIs that are well adapted to the different phases of the business;Moving away from a grants culture, very much established in the RTDI and innovation field;Achieving a better alignment of FIs with other support measures; and/orCreating cross-border instruments. €1,620,025.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Results Innova-FI main outputs will be:7 thematic workshops and 7 study visits 1 Joint Peer Learning 3 policy booklets for governments, compiling case studies and recommendations 7 Action Plans 2 dissemination events in Brussels to engage with regions outside the consortium 1 high-level conference in collaboration with SERN (Start-Up Europe Regions Network) Participation of Innova-FI partners at 12 external events Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Competitiveness and Internationalisation OP – Compete 2020 Compete 2020 aims to accelerate the consolidation of the national innovation system, mainly by supporting the increase in absorption and R&D capacities in companies and their transformation in alignment with a more knowledge and innovation intensive paradigm. With a total allocated ERDF budget of 4,413 M€, Innova-FI will focus AXIS 1 (OT1) with 1400 M€ and Axis 2 (OT3) with 1632 M€. COMPETE has a comprehensive panel of instruments to support technology transfer up until innovation, comprising the complete value chain of innovation. Axis 1 supports firm led R&D and technology transfer and Axis 2 gives direct support to SME innovation. COMPETE2020 uses refundable incentives and grants. It is launching a series of financial instruments which need to be integrated in order to avoid overlaps and provide a smooth cruise of actors through them particularly in early stages (through business angels, venture capital, etc) coping with two market failures: higher interest rates compared to EU and shallowness in early stage financing. There is a clear need for improvement highlighted in the ex-ante assessment’s recommendations for FIs: striking a balance between already used FIs and more innovative instruments, and finding right combinations between FIs. Thus, we aim to develop an FI architecture that provides a better framework to overcome the deficiencies of the capital market, the higher credit cost and the shallowness of complimentary instruments dedicated to finance innovation. Which partners are working on this? National Innovation Agency 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme for Sląskie Voivodeship Priority Investment 3c supporting the creation and extension of advanced capabilities in the development of products and services Within the investment priority 3c, actions will be taken to contribute to the development of SMEs. Projects focused on acquiring and implementing product and process innovations, with the possibility of using non-technological innovation as support, along with the possibility of their promotion in national and international markets, will be supported primarily. Within the investment priority 3c, it is also planned to support enterprises' access to external capital through development of financial instruments contributing to the competitiveness of SMEs. Financial instruments will primarily focus on business development by strengthening core business or implementing new projects or entering new markets. Financial instruments will, therefore, support investments in fixed assets and intangible assets as well as working capital, provided they are linked to a development investment. Participation in Innova-FI activities will help us improve professional services and the different financial mechanism for SMEs under the OP; strengthening of businesses competitiveness and positive influence for the development new business initiatives will follow. Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Biała Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 of the Valencia Region Order of the Valencia Regional Ministry for support of Industrial Sectors Priority Axis 3 To improve the competitiveness of SMEs / S.O. 3.4.2 Promoting innovation of SMEs and innovation cooperation in all areas The 2014-2020 ERDF ROP contributes to implement the Regional Strategy for Smart Specialization of Valencia (RIS3-CV), providing funding opportunities and financial support for the growth of Valencia Economy. With €1,136 million for the whole period, the ROP focusses mostly on 3 TOs: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation;Enhancing access to, and use and quality of information and communication technologies;Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The ROP will contribute to the objective of promoting innovation in SMEs, through financial support measures (grants and also FIs) in innovative companies which have a high potential in creating activities and services of high value and wealth for Valencia Region. IVACE manages all ROP programs addressed to improve research and innovation in SMEs and Clusters in the Region. The ROP plans the use of financial instruments under two investment priorities: Axis 1, priority 1(b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research centres and higher education sector; Axis 3, priority: 3(a) promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms. Innova-FI will focus on this last priority 3(a). Having focused mostly in debt (guarantees and loans), the OP could be improved mainly through the introduction of new and more sophisticated FIs. Which partners are working on this? IVACE, Valencia Institute for Business Competitiveness Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) ERDF OP 2014-2020 Programming: for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth The ROP has a total allocation of resources equal to € 230.779.184,00 structured in 5 thematic Axis corresponding to the Thematic Objectives (TO) referred to in 1303/2013 Regulation: Axis I–TO1 Strengthen research, technological development and innovation; Axis II-TO3 Promote competitiveness of small and medium enterprises; Axis III-TO4 Support the transition towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors; Axis IV–Urban Development; Axis V-TA Technical Assistance. The initiatives are aimed at: Boosting employment; Creating new start-ups; Collaborations between enterprises and research centres; Encouraging investments by the production system. Priority concerned: Axis I–TO1 Strengthen research, technological development and innovation: Strengthening the competitiveness of enterprises is the specific goal of Axis 1. The main aim of the Axis is to support R&D as strategic lever to foster development and competitiveness of the regional economic system. The action contributes to the following Axis 1 objectives: (1.4a) Creation and consolidation of innovative startups and spinoff of research - Venture Capital; (1.3a) R&D activities carried out through the cooperation between economic actors and between economics and scientific structures. FVG Regional government (ERDF OP Managing Authority) is planning to activate one venture capital financial engineering tool for the acquisition of innovative start-up participations and support their growth and increase their survival rate. Which partners are working on this? Friuli Innovazione – Research and Technology Transfer Centre Operational Programme for the European Union Funds' Investments 2014-2020 (“Operational programme or OP”) OP has 11 priorities. EUR 7.8m (total EU contribution) was allocated for the implementation of OP. Managing Authority intends to implement as many financial instruments (“FIs”) as possible under these priorities. INVEGA aims to contribute to the increase of Lithuanian competitiveness and thereby is implementing FIs under 3 OP priorities: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation (TO1) (total allocation for this TO is EUR 798m), Enhancing the competitiveness of SME (TO3) (total allocation for this TO is EUR 625m) and Investing into social inclusion (TO8) (total allocation for this TO is EUR 630m). TO3 focuses on high-added value and technology and knowledge intensive activities, boosting new innovative businesses and innovation capacity in SMEs. The measures under TO3 should be connected with TO1 while supporting spin-offs. Under TO3 it is already planned in the OP to transfer a significant share of allocated funds through FIs. However, the allocation for FIs under TO1 is much lower at the moment. The ex-ante assessment on the use of FIs for business support provided several recommendations: to have a balance between FIs already used and new instruments; implement more equity FIs; find a better financing form for business and science cooperation. This document also stressed the need for a better cooperation between business and science institutions in order to implement innovative ideas. Which partners are working on this? Investment and Business Guarantees Ltd. Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 The Slovenian Operational Programme (OP) gives a high priority on supporting innovative SMEs, since they have the highest growth potentials and a potential to create 3-times more jobs than enterprises with medium growth potentials. To this end, OP considers crucial to improve access to capital and funding and other support services. As a support for the implementation of the above-mentioned action (specific objectives 1 and 2 within the priority axis 3, investment priority 3a and 3d), Slovenia will use instruments facilitating access to finance, which will be intended for enterprises in all phases of their development to close the financing gaps:debt and equity financing instruments (venture capital, bank loan guarantees with interest rate subsidies, microloans, microguarantees, loans and mezzanine financing);financial instruments adapted to particular phases of the development of enterprises (e.g. seed and pre-seed) and other modern forms of financing;grants, including in conjunction with other financial instruments, for specific purposes and target groups;actions complementary to financial instruments, such as mentoring, business consulting. SVRK has identified following shortcomings in the OP:inadequate pool of financial instruments, addressing and dedicated to directly support innovation for SMEs;we should set up financial instruments that will primarily support the innovative SMEs as well as their innovation actions. Which partners are working on this? Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy Operational Programme of Central Macedonia 2014–2020 The Programme aims to boost economic development and create job opportunities in the region. It contributes to achieving the EU2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, also in line with the smart specialisation strategy. It should create jobs and help SMEs to become more competitive and innovation-driven. EU funding will also contribute to meeting the requirements of the Union's acquis, in particular as regards greenhouse gas reduction in and increase energy efficiency. OP Central Macedonia has 3 investment priorities regarding SMEs and innovation focused on EU2020: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation (ERDF 2.38% of EU allocation);Enhancing access to, and use and quality of ICT (ERDF 1.16% of EU allocation);Enhancing competitiveness of SMEs (ERDF 10.79% of EU allocation).The total value of investment in the priority axis dedicated to SME competitiveness is €138m to provide financial and nonfinancial support SMEs. The Implementation mechanisms that the Region is considering to include are:Grants;Vouchers (Innovation, Technology);Incubators, accelerators and relevant mechanisms to support entrepreneurship, cluster’s support.Although the OP RCM highlights the financial needs of the SMEs and that the funds of the OP are limited, however there are not measures foreseen for the exploitation of the use of FI. We are seeking to influence 5% of Structural Funds dedicated for these 3 axis though the incorporation of FIs. Which partners are working on this? Business and Cultural Development Centre Sign up for the Innova-FI newsletter Subscribe now 'FIs for Innovation in European Regions' We hope Innova-FI second policy booklet can inspire you and become a handy tool to solve the collective challenge we now face! Follow the Financial Instrument SAVE THE DATE Join us at our seventh Exchange of Experience hosted by Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego in Bielsko-Biała. Date coming soon! JOIN US! Get Up to Speed: The sixth EoE of Innova-FI What Innova-FI can reveal about the sixth Exchange of Experience!??? Click the button to find out! Watch now our video… (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Innova-FI Tweets by Innova-FI Latest News See all project news 16/12/2020 Merry Christmas from Innova-FI We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Type: Project 11/12/2020 New crisis fund is saving businesses across Europe Pan-European Guarantee Fund bolsters small businesses hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Just as another guarantee finishes mobilising over €500 billion in investment. Type: Project 30/11/2020 Effective use of FIs at regional level KEPA's 5th local stakeholders' group meeting was all about co-designing activities for the effective use of FIs at a regional level! 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Project summary Several Structural Fund programmes include specific priorities on innovative mobility patterns and transport systems based on lower or zero CO2 emissions. Alternative fuel and e-mobility represent an excellent opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of economic activities in urban and extra-urban areas. e-MOPOLI aims to contribute to an efficient diffusion of e-mobility and alternative fuels mobility with improvement of 9 policy instruments set, 6 of which directly linked to Structural Funds, in Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Romania and Latvia. Partners commit to concentrate on several main working areas: charging and tolling policies in favour of e-vehicles;development of charging infrastructure powered by alternative sources;integration of charging infrastructure and charging hubs in spatial planning, deployment and purchase of alternative fuel vehicles in public transport;promotion of e-mobility in niche market fleets. The policy instruments selected by 9 partners will be improved mainly through new projects and enhanced governance. The Regional and interregional learning process will actively involve project partners, their institutions and their stakeholders groups. The project, in order to effectively reach its goal, will be soundly structured on following steps: e-MOPOLI methodology;Partners’ local and regional territorial context analysis;Good Practices selected for exchange of experience and transfer of lesson learnt;9 Regional Action plans;Monitoring of 9 Action Plans through e-MOPOLI webtool;e-MOPOLI recommendations on business, governance and RIS3 level for Regional and Local Authorities. Besides reaching e-MOPOLI outputs and results, partnership will transfer them to a wider audience, through carefully planned communication activities, which will include regional and interregional events such as conferences, workshops, dissemination events, Policy learning platform and Programme events. €1,792,053.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2022 Topic Low-carbon economy Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? LOMBARDY ROP ERDF 2014-2020, Priority Axis 4 Specific Objec.4e.1-Increased Sustainable Mobility in Urban Areas.Action IV.4.e.1.1 supports diffusion, in urban&metropolitan areas, of low carbon mobility systems to contribute to reduction of CO2 emissions in transport and to improve air quality in urban areas as foreseen in EU & Regional legislation.The Action will promote e-mobility in urban areas and policies for the integration of e-mobility with renewables, such as storage solutions (EC Regulation, EU Directive on Alternative fuels and Europe 2020 Strategy). Concerning e-mobility, the Action particularly aims to contribute to the development of national charging network as foreseen by the National Infrastructure Recharging Plan for Vehicles Powered by Electricity (PNIRE).The Action supports the implementation of comprehensive plans for distribution of charging points in urban and metropolitan areas, which will be implemented in the local urban mobility planning tools. Improvements of the policy instrument in e-MOPOLI will consider integration between the electricity distribution grid and charging infrastructure and also thelack of transfer of knowledge&implementation of Regional Mobility plans into the local level (provincial authorities&municipalities).Moreover Lombardy Region thanks to the Province of Brescia contribution, will experiment new approaches and measures favouring public-private partnerships, implementing the policy instrument at the local level and involving key stakeholders of the sector. Which partners are working on this? Province of Brescia CALABRIA REGION - REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2014-2020 Axis 4 - ENERGY EFFICIENCY ROP EDRF Specific Objective 4.6 Increase sustainable mobility in urban areas. In Calabria, 44% of the regional energy consumption is related to transport and in the province capitals of the region only 39 passengers per inhabitant were transported by Local Public transport (LPT) in 2013, compared to a national average of 189. The LPT offer in the Region is lacking in comparison with the Italian average,in the municipalities, for example, the seats-Kilometres offered are 2,1 vs. 4,6 of the national average. The Calabria Region aims within its strategies to modernize the regional model of transport efficiently and with an integrated approach, promoting as much as possible sustainable and innovative mobility, such as hybrid or electric mobility. Action 4.6.1 contributes to increase sustainable mobility through the implementation of multimodal transport systems that promote the use of LPT by commuters and urban inhabitants and switch private transport to the Public one, through measures that facilitate access and parking (car parks, bikes and motorbikes, suitable and recognizable routes and crossings). With the e-MOPOLI project, Calabria Region will increase services of sustainable LPT, with a focus on electric mobility and charging infrastructure, also thanks from the share of good practices with Project Partners. e-MOPOLI will improve the policy instrument by implementing strategies and measures in the field of electric mobility solutions applied to public transport. Which partners are working on this? Calabria Region – Infrastructure department n.6 Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 MAIN FEATURES: National OP aims at lowering GHG emissions, improving air quality, reducing noise in urban areas due to traffic and support the measures of sustainable mobility that contribute to a better integration of urban areas and the outlying hinterlands. The priority axis2.4.6. Promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and adequate mitigation and adaptation measures gives priority to:projects that apply an integrated approach in the implementation of sustainable mobility measures;projects that will contribute to reducing noise pollution in urban centers;projects that will support the use of new technologies in urban transport systems.REASONS FOR IMPROVEMENT: although OP supports investments in electro charging stations and preparation of SUMPs for larger cities, it does not fully address the challenges faced by local authorities and regions in reducing noise and hard particles pollution and the use of new technologies in several aspects: deployment of vehicles on alternative fuel - AFV, policies for integration of AVF on the regional level, infrastructure. e-MOPOLI aims at promoting: R&D, investments connecting private and public stakeholders for deployment of alternative fuel technology and infrastructure according to smart specialization; international aspects of spatial planning innovation – localization & concentration and fiscal incentives. Which partners are working on this? BSC, Business Support Center, Ltd, Kranj, Regional Development Agency of Gorenjska Attica ROP 2014-2020, Priority Axis 6: Improving Quality of Life in Urban Environment Priotity Axis 6 seeks to solve major problems related to the integration of environmental infrastructure and the improvement of urban environment in order to advance the quality of life of the residents. Measures to achieve this is urban revitalization and promotion of environmentally friendly mobility. Priorities of this axis are:waste prevention (volume reduction, recovery - material recycling and recovery of waste as productive and financial resources);combination of strengthening tourism development and urban rejuvenation;management and distribution of drinking water;protection and conservation of cultural heritage and development of cultural infrastructure;sustainable mobility.Major challenges that exist in Attica are related to the improvement of the physical, anthropogenic and residential environment, tackling environmental degradation brought about by uncontrolled expansion of urban areas, concetration of population etc... Which partners are working on this? Region of Attica Regional Action Plan “Clean Power for Transport” The Flemish policy framework on alternative fuels infrastructure for transport in response to Directive 2014/94/EU is based on the Action Plan on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure as adopted by the Flemish Government on December 18, 2015. With this Action Plan, the Flemish Government wants to accelerate the transition an alternative fuels vehicle market in Flanders. The Action Plan focusses on four-wheelers and integrates 2020 objectives for electric vehicles and for charging infrastructure. The main actions stimulate market uptake for Clean Power vehicles and aim for a fast expansion of the infrastructure required. The actions should remove the main barriers, namely purchase price, lack of charging infrastructure and limited user knowledge. A well-organized coordination structure with working groups for the implementation ensures the transversal character and the involvement of all stakeholders concerned in the policy development. Through e-MOPOLI the Region designs, stimulates, enhances and boosts tailor made policies and actions to overcome critical gaps towards the transition to Low Carbon Economy. Studies carried out over the past years point out the great potential of electromobility in different market segments niche market fleets (e.g. taxi’s) and electric busses. Additional emphasis will be placed in the electric mobility guide for local, a useful tool to support knowledge and experience exchange among the participating Regional governments. Which partners are working on this? Flemish government Department of Mobility and Public Works Sustainable growth and jobs 2014 ­ 2020 Finland's structural funds programme', North-East Finland, Kainuu. Sustainable growth&jobs 2014 ­ 2020­ Finland's structural funds programme (CCI number: 2014FI16M2OP001) has five priority axes and 13 specific objectives.Each project under ESIF must deliver at least one of these specific objectives. Total budget is 2,598,922,190.00 € and total EU contribution is 1,299,461,095.00 €. 70,9% of the programme is dedicated to Northern and Eastern Finland (NUTS2) as sparsely populated areas facing stronger challenges. Kainuu, NUTS3 has an ESIF budget ERDF 20 million€ (9€ for support to SMEs, 11m€ production of new knowledge, ) and 12 m€ ESF (6m€ for education and skills). (both from www.eura2014.fi/rrtiepa/.e-MOPOLI is relevant to Kainuu ESIF’s thematic objectives (TOs) TO1 and TO4. TO1: Investments promoting research and innovation activities; especially in growth companies and start-ups in chosen smart specialization fields; around 24% of programme is dedicated to TO1. TO4 Supporting the shift towards a low- carbon economy in all sectors (Investment priority 4f - Promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies.Justification for selection:1) The country-specific recommendation to increase the capacity to deliver innovative products, services and high-growth companies in a rapidly changing environment2) continue the diversification of industry, and 3) in line with Finland's national operational programme for emissions of sectors outside emission trade (-16% in 2020) and for renewable energies). Which partners are working on this? Regional Council of Kainuu Regional Public Transport Strategy In general, we are focusing on e-mobility, more specifically on:electrification of the bus and ferry fleets;charging infrastructure;city logistics.The regional Transportation Strategy is referring to the National Transport Plan. The Regional Transportation Strategy aims that Rogaland County Council will be a resource of knowledge and a supporter of new technology. The plan also aims that freight transportation has to be done as environment friendly and safe as possible and that transport development needs to support an environment friendly city development. The Regional Plan for Energy and Climate focuses on reducing CO2-emissions, e.g. by introducing new, improved and environment friendly technology in the transport sector (sea and land). The National Transport Plan and the regional transportation strategy are both aiming at reducing global climate emissions and local emissions. Our focus on e-mobility is referring to these goals. The current regional plan for energy and climate needs to be updated in the field of e-mobility. Which partners are working on this? Rogaland County Council Regional Operational Programme Investment in Growth and Jobs ERDF 2014-2020 The Regional Operational Programme Investment in Growth and Jobs ERDF 2014-2020 includes as Priority Axis 3 “Support for transition to a low carbon economy”. Moreover, it is stated as Investment Priority 3.2 “Promotion of the carbon dioxide emissions reduction strategies for all types of territory, particularly urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable urban mobility plans and relevant measures to mitigate adaptations” and particularization as Specific Objective 3.2 “Reducing carbon emissions in urban areas based on sustainable urban mobility plans”. The main result anticipated by implementing such measures is to limit the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. In the absence of relevant measures to limit GHG emissions from road transport, the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests (MMAP) estimates forecast an increase of more than 28% in 2023 as compared to the reference year 2012. Within this framework the ROP finances at the national level activities such as (i) investments to improve urban public transport, and (ii) investments for electric and non-motorized transport. However, due to the lack of experience in the field of GHG emissions, there is a breach between these defined activities and the concrete actions to be taken. Therefore improving the policy instrument in this respect would contribute to enhance the region’s development. Which partners are working on this? Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency Zemgale Planning Region Development Programme 2015-2020 Mid-term development planning document, laying down mid-term priorities & the set of measures for implementation of long-term strategic goals set out in planning region or local government development strategy. Strategic part of Zemgale Planning Region (ZPR) Development Program 2015-2020 defines the medium term Strategic settings for the sustainable development of ZPR. 6 medium-term priorities are defined, certain directions of action for achieving development priorities and results to be achieved. Medium-term priorities:P1: Entrepreneurship-friendly environment - a foundation for sustainable innovationP2: Flexible life-long educationP3: Efficient and high-quality transport system and infrastructure for the external and internal reachability of the regionP4: Sustainable management and development of environment and natural resources P5: Effective service systemP6: Cultural Environment and Identity of the Zemgale Region.e-MOPOLI is in line with P3&P4. Horizontal Principles-cross all priorities:HP1:Saving of Population-Sustainability of a Community and Living SpaceHP2:Smart ManagementE-MOPOLI is also in line with Act.1"promote more efficient management of environment and natural resources in the region, including ensuring pollution reduction, development of sustainable waste&water management systems and introduction of energy efficiency measures in regional governments" and Act.3 "Coordinating regional activities to adapt to climate change" of the ZPR Development Program. Which partners are working on this? Zemgale Planning Region Latest News See all project news 22/01/2021 [NEWS] Athens: special regulation for e-vehicles The municipality of Athens will allow e-cars to park free of charge and is planning to install 30 charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Type: Project 19/01/2021 [NEWS] ERDF project supports e-mobility in Kainuu Thanks to the Kahina project, you can borrow an electric car charging station, for promoting energy efficiency and carbon neutrality in Kainuu and Koillismaa. Type: Project 15/01/2021 [NEWS] Norway: New record in electric car sales In 2020 the electric car dominated the car sales statistics. In fact, two out of three cars sold in December 2020 were electric cars. Type: Project 12/01/2021 [NEWS] Latvia will produce an off-road e-scooter A military e-scooter named “Mosphera”, has been developed, designed and manufactured in Latvia, and will be available soon for individuals and companies. Type: Project 08/01/2021 [NEWS] Romania expands its charging network Two big companies develop new charging stations networks in Romania, including the Bucharest-Ilfov region, in order to promote sustainable mobility. Type: Project 05/01/2021 [NEWS] e-MOPOLI outputs released e-MOPOLI task leaders released project outputs, namely the Regional Context Analysis, the Sourcebook of Good Practices and the e-MOPOLI Recommendations. Type: Project 29/12/2020 [NEWS]Micromobility:Bucharest sustainable transport Bucharest-Ilfov region’s citizens are using non-polluting individual transport, to reduce travel times and to fight against pollution and climate change. Type: Project 22/12/2020 [NEWS] Rogaland: New strategy for soft mobility The public transport authority Kolumbus has become good at inspiring people in the city areas to leave the car at home. Type: Project 18/12/2020 [NEWS] Fast charging network in Latvia Latvia is developing a network of charging stations at the national level. A total of 110 electric car fast charging stations have already been built. Type: Project 15/12/2020 [NEWS] Flanders: new department responsible New department responsible for e-MOPOLI in Flanders. From January 2021 the e-MOPOLI project will be taken over by the minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters. Type: Project
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