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1 German Approach to Integrated Urban Development within the EU - Results from previous (current) programming period ( ) - Goals for the future ( ) Dr Mario Kremling, isw Institute by order of Ministry of the Interior of Saxony, Germany

2 Croatia Area Saxony km km 2 Population /km 2 Zagreb ( ), Split ( ), Rijeka ( ) Population density Most populous cities 220/km² Dresden ( ), Leipzig ( ), Chemnitz ( ) Number of medium sized towns (population ) 15 21

3 AGENDA 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2 Top-down approach of funding by ERDF 3 The Program Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) 4 Funding Urban Development by ERDF approach of Saxony

4 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by ERDF 3 dimensions of sustainable development Environmental quality Social Equity Economic prosperity Sustainable Cities?

5 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by ERDF How do the 3 dimensions of sustainable development match with objectives of ERDF fund? Environmental quality Social Equity Economic prosperity Sustainable Cities?

6 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by ERDF Regulation on ERDF (2006) Purpose reinforce economic and social cohesion by redressing the main regional imbalances through support for the development and structural adjustment of regional economies Subject matters Scope of assistance depends on the type of region: convergence or regional competetiveness and employment

7 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by ERDF

8 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by ERDF Regulation on ERDF (2006) Article 4: Convergence ERDF shall focus its assistance on supporting sustainable integrated regional and local economic development and employment by mobilising and strengthening endogenous capacity through operational programmes aimed at the modernisation and diversification of economic structures and at the creation and safeguarding of sustainable jobs. This shall be achieved primarily through the following priorities : 1. research and technological development 2. information society 3. local development initiatives 4. environment 5. prevention of risks 6. tourism 7. culture 8. transport 9. energy 10. education 11. health the precise policy mix depending on the specificities of each Member State!

9 1 Assistance on integrated and sustainable development by ERDF Regulation on ERDF (2006) Article 8: Sustainable urban development In addition to the activities the ERDF may, where appropriate, support the development of participative, integrated and sustainable strategies to tackle the high concentration of economic, environmental and social problems affecting urban areas. These strategies shall promote sustainable urban development through activities such as: strengthening economic growth, the rehabilitation of the physical environment, brownfield redevelopment, the preservation and development of natural and cultural heritage, the promotion of entrepreneurship, local employment and community development, and the provision of services to the population taking account of changing demographic structures.

10 2 Top-down approach of ERDF funding Lisbon Strategy (2000) Regulation on ERDF (2006) National Strategic Framework: Definition of priorities for convergence Operational Programme ERDF Saxony Fund supply = 3,01 Mrd. Priority axis #1 Strengthening innovation, science and research Priority axis#2 Improving educational infrastructure Priority axis#3 Enhancing competitiveness of trade and industry Priority axis#4 Improving transport infrastructure Priority axis#5 Extension and improvement of infrastructure to reach a sustainable economic growth

11 2 Top-down approach of ERDF funding Programmes: 5.1 Sustainable Urban Development (109 mio ) Priority axis#5 Extension and improvement of infrastructure to reach a sustainable economic growth 5.2 Revitalisation of brownfield areas and former military areas 5.3 Climate protection / Renewable energies / Immission control 5.4 Flood protection 5.5 Protection of soil and groundwater 5.6 Saving and upgrading the drainage systems in former mining areas Money supply : ca. 559 mio = 18% of ERDF-Saxony

12 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the programme cities Program map 23 urban areas 35 km² deprived quarters appr inhabitants 500 projects 109 mio ERDF 15 mio of additional investments (private+public) on deprived quarters

13 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the basics How to create the funding programme? development and implementation of an administrative regulation ( Verwaltungsvorschrift ) by Saxon ministry of the interior main goal: actively supporting deprived urban areas to solve their specific problems in urban, demographic, economic, cultural and social matters subsidies up to 75% for projects on urban areas built = areas with manifold need for action in urban renewal (main period of urban expansion and industrialisation in germany) minimum number of inhabitants: 2000 saxon cities were invited to apply for participation on the program by developing an integrated action plan (IAP)

14 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the basics How to develop an Integrated Action Plan (IAP)? cooperation of different local partners (municipal authority, local associations, enterprises, regional planning authorities) analysing the situation in the city areas before starting with some projects (SWOTanalyses = strength-weakness-opportunities-threats) disadvantage of the funded quarters has to be shown up by defined statistic indicators; funding by ERDF must not substitute national funding programmes defining objectives for developing the determined city zones, defining a main topic to develop the city area; describing measures and suitable projects (costs, period of time for realisation etc.) each single project within an integrated action plan has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION

15 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management Bundling the projects > Integrated action plan!

16 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management - renewal of infrastructure, increase quality of life, centralisation processes in shrinking cities - modification and functional reliability of infrastructure - reorganisation of public spaces, demolition of condemned buildings, revitalisation of newly formed open spaces - improvement of educational infrastructure at academies

17 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management - improvement of educational facilities for kids and young people; - providing support to social and health services for persons who are elderly, in need of care, or handicapped - development of concepts and strategies to handle demographic change processes - participation of local citizens referring to decisions of the municipal authorities

18 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management - strengthening of learning und social behaviour of kids outside teaching time - additional care for kids during leisure time or school holidays concerning sporting, scientific or creative activities - providing support to parents by low-threshold, family-oriented services

19 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management - creation and safeguarding of jobs in small enterprises - setting of cooperation between enterprises and educational facilities - knowledge transfer from experienced older people ( senior experts ) to new business founders or beginners - providing support to young scientists and engineers to transfer scientific findings into marketable products or services

20 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management - Preparations, processing, attendance and assessment concerning Integrated Action Plans or individual projects

21 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Sustainable Urban Development Saxony - the subjects each single project within an IAP has to be assigned to 1 of 5 well-defined FIELDS OF ACTION Action field #1 Improving infrastructure and urban design Action field #2 Encouraging civil society Action field #3 Meaningful leisure activities Action field #4 Supporting local economy Action field #5 Project management Bundling the projects > Integrated action plan!

22 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Good Experiences with Sustainable Urban Development in Saxony Integrated approach to urban needs = Linked actions = Combination of physical reconstruction and environmental recovery with elements of social integration and economic issues like employment or support of SME Supporting local small and medium enterprises (SME) Social an cultural dimension Environmental regeneration Physical regeneration Involving local administration, civic participation

23 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) Good Experiences in networking involvement of local administrations and communities; city planning and civic participation; youth participation in urban regeneration processes European Union (ERDF) Federal state administration - assessment of IAP - monitoring - managing the network - scientific consultation and evaluation Municipal authorities - compiling IAP - defining objectives and projects - creating local networks Regional financing authority - assessment of IAP - individual assessment of projects - controlling Citizens, NGOs

24 3 The Programme Sustainable Urban Development Saxony ( ) homepage

25 4 Funding Urban Development by ERDF approach of Saxony Operational Programme ERDF Saxony OUTLINE Initial point: Europe 2020 strategy -> aims at "smart, sustainable, inclusive growth" with greater coordination of national and European policy

26 4 Funding Urban Development by ERDF approach of Saxony Europe 2020 Strategy (2010) Regulation on ERDF (2013) Partnership Agreement Operational Programme ERDF Saxony Priority axis #1 Innovation, research & development Priority axis#2 Strengthening competitiveness of SME Priority axis#3 Reducing CO 2 emissions in all economic sectors Priority axis#4 Sustainable Regional Development (combined axis) Priority axis#5 Sustainable Urban Development (combined axis)

27 4 Funding Urban Development by ERDF approach of Saxony Priority axis#5 Sustainable Urban Development (combined axis) Strengthening competitiveness of SME Reducing CO 2 emissions Protection, support and development of cultural heritage Environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources Requirements: - Deprived urban areas with specific problems - Integrated action plan - Participation of local citizens NEXT STEP: development of an administrative regulation ( Verwaltungsvorschrift ) by Saxon ministry of the interior

28 Thank you. Dr Mario Kremling, isw Institute by order of Ministry of the Interior of Saxony, Germany

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