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Title: Interreg Funding Opportunities 2014-2020


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Interreg Funding Opportunities 2014-2020
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What is INTERREG?
  • INTERREG is a series of European Territorial
    Cooperation programmes that aim to stimulate
    cross border and inter-regional cooperation in
    the European Union.
  • Started in 1989, INTERREG is financed by the
    European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • The new phase of the Programme is INTERREG V,
  • covering the period 2014-2020

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Why participate?
  • Identified need to co-operate across
    borders/regions
  • To build partnerships and critical mass
  • Develop opportunities and New Ideas to address
    regional challenges.
  • Develop new Products and Services
  • Network and Exchange
  • Implementation of Policies

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European Territorial Co-operation 2014-2020
  • Cross Border Programmes (INTERREG VA)
  • Ireland -Wales Programme
  • Ireland/Northern Ireland/Scotland Programme.
  • Transnational Co-Operation (INTERREG VB)
  • Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA)
  • Atlantic Area Programme
  • North West Europe Programme
  • INTERREG EUROPE (VC) EU 28 MS

5
EU 2020 Thematic Concentration
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Role of Regional Assemblies in INTERREG
  • Host National Contact Point in Ireland
  • Provide Project Development Assistance to
    promoters
  • Advice on Application preparation
  • Host Seminars to announce calls for proposals
  • Partner Searches
  • Programme Monitoring Committee member (PMC)
  • First Level Control Body in Ireland.
  • Promote North/South co-operation in projects.

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Atlantic Area Programme 2014-2020
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Atlantic Area Programme 2014-2020 Eligible Area
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Atlantic Area Thematic Priorities 2014-2020
Priority Description
1 Stimulating Innovation Competitiveness - Enhancing Innovation capacity to foster competitiveness - Strengthening transfer of Innovation results to facilitate emergence of new products, services processes.
2 Fostering Resource Efficiency - Fostering renewable energies energy efficiency - Fostering Green Growth, eco innovation environmental efficiency
3 Strengthening the Territorys resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin - Strengthening risk management systems
4 Enhancing Biodiversity and the Natural and Cultural Assets - Improving the protection of biodiversity enhancing ecosystems services - Enhancing Natural and Cultural assets to stimulate economic development
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Priority Axis 1 Stimulating Innovation and
Competitiveness in the Atlantic Area
  • SO 1.1 Enhancing Innovation capacity to foster
    competitiveness
  • Creating an Innovation friendly business
    environment
  • Develop new ideas across all sectors bring them
    to market
  • Focusing on Regions Innovation strengths.
  • SO 1.2 Strengthening transfer of Innovation
    results to facilitate
  • emergence of new products,
    services processes
  • Open up new markets for innovative new products
    services.
  • Helping to commercialise and market research
    innovation
  • results across all sectors of Atlantic
    economy

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Priority Axis 2 Fostering Resource efficiency
  • SO 2.1 Fostering renewable energies and energy
    efficiency
  • Exploiting the huge potential of the
    Atlantic Renewable resources.
  • Off shore wind, wave tidal energies.
  • On shore energies such as wood/biomass/energy
    crops
  • SO 2.2 Fostering green growth, eco-innovation
    and
  • environmental efficiency
  • Supporting transnational networks to promote
    recyclability, eco efficiency
  • and reduction in waste.
  • Improved durability in goods services
    positively contributing to the Circular
  • Economy

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Priority Axis 3Strengthening the Territorys
resilience to risks of natural, climate and human
origin
  • SO 3.1 Strengthening Risk Management systems
  • Addressing the threats posed to Atlantic regions
    by
  • Climate change, Natural and man made disasters.
  • Risk assessment, prevention surveillance
    actions
  • Planning Monitoring Reporting
  • Response mechanisms to threats
  • Developing new risk management tools
  • Awareness raising events for local communities
  • Early detection Mapping

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Priority Axis 4 Enhancing biodiversity and the
Natural Cultural Assets
  • SO 4.1 Improving the protection of biodiversity
    and enhancing
  • ecosystems services
  • Preserving protecting Atlantic biodiversity
    including marine life, river
  • basins protected areas
  • SO 4.2 Enhancing natural and cultural assets to
    stimulate economic
  • development
  • Enhancing the attractiveness of the Atlantic Area
    Tourism/Culture
  • Heritage co-operation

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Strategic positioning with Atlantic Maritime
Strategy priorities
  • Atlantic Maritime Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship Innovation
  • Protect, Secure develop the potential of marine
    coastal environment
  • Improve accessibility connectivity
  • Creation of a socially inclusive sustainable
    model of regional development
  • Atlantic Area Programme
  • Innovation Competitiveness
  • Resource Efficiency in Atlantic Area
  • Risk Management Systems
  • Biodiversity promotion of Natural and Cultural
    heritage

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Programme Financing
Priority Description EU BUDGET
1 Stimulating Innovation Competitiveness 47.1m
2 Fostering Resource Efficiency 29.7m
3 Strengthening the Territorys resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin 15.2m
4 Enhancing Biodiversity and the Natural and Cultural Assets 39.4m
5 Technical Assistance 8.4m
TOTAL PROGRAMME ERDF BUDGET 140m
PROGRAMME BUDGET 2014-2020 185.3M GRANT RATE
TO PROJECTS 75
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ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
  • National, Regional Local Authorities
  • Government Departments
  • State Agencies
  • Universities Higher Education Colleges
  • Innovation Research Centres
  • Business Associations, networks Support
    agencies
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • SMEs (Nature of participation TBC)
  • Social Enterprises
  • Community Sector Civil Society

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Management arrangements
Managing Authority/JTS Region of NORTE, Portugal (CCDR-Norte)
National Contact Points
Ireland BMW Regional Assembly
Spain Ministry of Finance, Madrid
Portugal Ministry of Regional Development, Lisbon.
United Kingdom Welsh European Funding Office, Cardiff
France Pays de La Loire, Nantes
Opening Calls for projects estimated Quarter
2 2014
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Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme
2014-2020
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Priorities
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Priority Axis 1 Innovation (30 - 16.8M)
  • SO 1.1 - Increased innovation and transfer of
    new technology to
  • SMEs in remote sparsely populated
    areas
  • SO 1.2 - Increased innovation within public
    service provision in
  • remote, sparsely populated areas
  • Transfer and Development of Models/Solutions
    enabling RD support for SME demand-driven
    innovation
  • Transfer and Development of Models/Solutions
    enabling technology transfer across the Programme
    Area which benefits SMEs
  • Technology driven solutions for public service
    provision in remote and sparsely populated areas

22
Priority Axis 2 Entrepreneurship (30 - 16.8m
ERDF)
  • SO 2.1 Improved support systems tailored for
    start-ups and
  • existing SMEs in remote and
    sparsely populated areas
  • SO 2.2 Greater market reach beyond local
    markets for SMEs in
  • remote and sparsely populated
    areas
  • Transfer and Development of models or solutions
    for support to start-ups and existing SMEs
  • Transfer and Development of concepts for
    Clustering SME Network Creation

23
Priority Axis 3 Renewables Energy
Efficiency(20 - 11.2m ERDF)
  • Increased use of energy efficiency and renewable
  • energy solutions in housing and public
    infrastructures
  • in remote, sparsely populated areas
  • Transfer of new energy efficiency concepts
    smart energy management for public housing
    infrastructure.
  • Developing models of sustainability to utilise
    by-products from economic activities as energy
    sources for public infrastructure housing.

24
Priority Axis 4 Natural Cultural Heritage
(20 - 11.2m ERDF)
  • Increased capacity of remote and sparsely
    populated communities for sustainable
    environmental management
  • Models for up-skilling local authorities and
    community groups with
  • regard to expertise on environmental impacts
  • of climate change or other social/economic
    impacts on the
  • environment
  • New Organisational models such as pooling of
    competencies across
  • national or regional borders facilitating local
    authorities or communities
  • to deal with sustainable environmental
    management

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Targeted Applicants
  • Research Institutes
  • SMEs
  • Business Associations
  • Universities IoTs
  • Community sector
  • Government Depts.
  • Local Authorities
  • Regional Agencies
  • Trade organisations
  • Sector specific organisations
  • (Creative/Food etc)

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Key Programme Information
  • Total Programme Budget of 56m ERDF
  • Intervention Rate of 65 applicable to partners
    from EU Member States, lower rate for non Member
    States
  • SME grant rate of 50
  • Main project applications supported up to max of
    2m budget (minimum of 250,000)
  • Three participating partners from three
    countries, one of which must be a member state

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Key Information
  • First call closed on November 24th 2014
  • Second call open January 5th 2015
  • Second call close April 2015
  • Third call opens August 2015
  • Third Call closes October 2015
  • Preparatory call opening early in 2015
  • Max cost 45K,
  • - ERDF support - 29,250
  • - 2 partner countries, Rolling Call
  • Managing Authority
  • County Admistration of
  • Vasterbotten, Sweden
  • Programme Secretariat
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Each region hosts a RCP

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Contact Information
  • Michael O Brien,
  • BMW Regional Assembly,
  • The Square,
  • Ballaghaderreen,
  • Co. Roscommon
  • Phone 094-9862970
  • E mail mobrien_at_bmwassembly.ie
  • Atlantic Area Programme http//atlanticarea.ccdr-
    n.pt/
  • NPA Programme www.interreg-npa.eu
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