Helping to shape the EU Structural Funds 2014-20
The role of Social Enterprises
24th June ’13
• Voluntary and Community Sector Co-ordinator for the North West
• Information, Representation and Strategy
 Supporting partnership working
• Funded by Technical Assistance from ESF and ERDF
• networkforeurope.eu
2014-20 Programme
• Europe
• UK and England
• LEPs
Decision levels

European Commission
 Regulations
 Finance
 Partnership Principles

Member State
 Partnership
 Operational Programmes

LEP lead Local Partners
 Working together
 Delivering change
 European Strategy
 Economic
 Social
 and Territorial
 Cohesion
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 Economic
 Social
 and Territorial
 Cohesion
Europe 2020
 Smart
 Sustainable
 Inclusive
The draft Regulations
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General Regulations
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ESF
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ERDF
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Cohesion Fund

European Grouping for Territorial Cohesion
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Eleven Themes
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Innovation

ICT

SME competitiveness

Low Carbon

Climate Change

Environment and Resource Efficiency

Sustainable Transport

Employment

Social Inclusion

Education

Institutional Capacity
Blank
People
% Funds % EIE %ESF
millions
Less
developed
Transition
More
developed
% EU
120
69
50
25 75-85
70
12
80
40
60
300
16
80
52
50
EIE Energy efficiency & renewable energy,
research & innovation, competitiveness of SMEs
ERDF minimum amounts
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At least 60% (Transition) or 80% (More Developed) on  Innovation
 ICT
 SME
 Low Carbon

At least 15% (Transition) or 20% (More Developed) on
 Low Carbon
European Social Fund
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Minimum 40% in Transition regions, 52% in developed

Minimum 20% for social inclusion

Greater emphasis on Youth Unemployment

Better involvement of social partners, local authorities, NGOs

Simplification, improve accessibility of funding specially for small
beneficiaries
 More lump sums & standard costs, lighter admin
Next Programme 2014-20
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Simplification

Localism - placed based
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Regeneration
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Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) - 1-250 staff

Social Business Initiative, SGEI and Procurement

Social Innovation

Financial Instruments

Community-Led Local Development

Stronger role for Civil Society

Inclusion - gender and race, excluded groups, health
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Get ready now!
Social Business
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November 2011 Launch
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Barnier
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Barroso Head of European Commission
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UK - Nick Hurd
DG Market
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Community-led Local Development
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Integrated and multi-sectoral area-based local development
strategies

Designed taking into consideration local needs and potential

Can be ESF and ERDF together

Can be 10% higher intervention rate (ie max 60%)

Description of the process of community involvement in the
development of the strategy
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Local Action Groups
 Build Capacity of local actors
 Transparent Selection
 Monitor and Evaluate
Community-led Local Development

Support shall include
 costs of preparatory support
 implementation of operations
 co-operation activities
 running costs and animation of the local strategy
Social Innovation

Identify a problem - not tackled by market forces
 eg demographic change, care industries

Identify and test out solutions

Scale up - Mainstream the solutions
 May be taken up by the other two Sectors (public and private)
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Examples
 Schools
 Hospitals
 Fire Brigades
 Building Societies
 Insurance companies
England - ESF & ERDF

Current Programme 2007-13
 ESF National
 ERDF regional

Next Programme 2014-20
 Single English Pot (hides the wiring)
 Maximum devolution to LEP level
 but LEPs can link to each other
 Key Themes
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England timetable - so far
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BIS (Business, Innovation and Skills) leading
 Then DWP (ESF) and DCLG (ERDF)
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3.5 people seconded (1 HE, 1.5 LA, 1 VCS)
 Sandra Turner, NCVO. NE - LA
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BIS Roadshows November and December 2012
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BIS Letter to LEPs 7th Feb 13
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BIS Initial Guidance to LEPs
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BIS-LEP event 17th May

LEP --> BIS initial priorities 31 May
17th April
UK Finance
Country
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
England
UK
EC allocation
237
488
1,522
5,984
8,231
UK allocation
393
684
1,845
5,309
8,231
£million at 0.86/1.16
England timetable next steps

Indicative Allocation to LEPs 2014-20 26 June? (spend review)

BIS Detailed Guidance to LEPs
 between 26 June, before 18 July (recess)
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LEPs work in partnership to prepare proposals (June/July)
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LEPs formally agree proposals (September)
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LEPs send proposals to BIS (end Sept)

UK Government submit England proposals to European
Commission (end 2013)
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Negotiations with Commission, revisions to LEP plans
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Programmes start - later in 2014
Thank you!
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Andy Churchill, Network for Europe