Regional Policy 2014-2020: Towards implementation phase

Created on Monday, 04 Jan 2016 16:05:45

Following a long process of negotiations, the European Commission announced on 3 December that the last Operational Programme (for the region of Campania) of the Regional Policy 2014-2020 has been adopted. With this adoption, the Programmes can now officially enter the phase of implementation.

The adoption was followed by the publication of the Communication of the Commission on “Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)” on 14 December. The Communication presents among other things the main results of the negotiations between the Members States and the Commission on the Partnership Agreements. In total, 454 billion EUR of the EU budget have been earmarked for the ESIFs with an additional amount of at least 183 billion EUR of national co-financing bringing the total amount to 637 billion EUR. The Communication also lists the main expected achievements, including several that could have a link with sport.

However, the actual selection of projects for ERDF and ESF funding is largely depending on the Management Authorities, the available funding, the investment priorities for the specific region and the type of region.

The EOC EU Office has followed the process of the ESIFs and in particular the possibilities for sport in the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) closely. Considering the importance of the sport sector for many elements of the European society and economy, the EOC EU Office considers it crucial that sport-related projects that contribute to the investment priorities can be financed out of the ESIFs.

On access of sport to funding of the ESIF, the EU Commission is currently also conducting a study called “Study on the Contribution of Sport to Regional Development through the Structural Funds”. This study, which is conducted by Consultants CSES and Blomeyer & Sanz, has as one of its main objectives to gather good practices of the 2007-2013 period and to analyse how sport and physical activity have been included in the new framework. The final report is expected by April 2016.

 

 

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Four new partners join the office (Rugby Europe, ENGSO, LEN and FIFA)

The European Handball Federation (EHF) becomes partner of the office

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) becomes partner of the office

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) becomes partner of the office

The Czech Olympic Committee becomes partner of the office

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 23

The European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 24

The British Olympic Association (BOA) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 25

The NOC of Portugal becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 26

​The NOC of Croatia becomes partner of the office

​The NOC of Lithuania becomes partner of the office

The NOC of Cyprus becomes partner of the office

The Belgian NOC becomes partner of the office

ASOIF becomes partner of the office

NOC Poland becomes partner of the office, bringing the total number of partners to 30

 

 

 

 

 

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