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Draft Budget 2013

Meeting long-term contractual obligations

EU funded projects launched at the beginning of the current financial framework are now running at full speed. This means that in 2013 we will have more bills to pay to reimburse regional authorities or SMEs that have invested in those projects. The bulk of the EU budget, including pre-allocated spending by member states in cohesion policy and rural development, is the result of an agreement between the EU member states which the Commission is bound to respect.

Here are a few examples of projects for which securing funding is essential for their finalisation.

The projects

France: University Campus for Guyana

Brief description

An expected surge in demand has led to the creation of the Pôle Universitaire Guyanais. Catering for the rising student population - from 2500 in 2009 to a forecasted 4500 in 2015 – this new development is seen as a sound investment in Guyana's knowledge economy.

In subjects ranging from sustainable land management to infectious tropical disease, the new campus has grouped together two higher education and research institutes in Cayenne.

Project starting date

01/01/2009

Project completion date

31/12/2015

Total amount of EU funding for the project

(total eligible costs)
€30,000,000

EU funding 2012 budget
Annual plan

€2,421,000

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Annual plan

€3,039,000

All member states: TUBIDU

Brief description

Empowering civil society and public health system to fight tuberculosis epidemic among vulnerable groups.

Project starting date

2010

Project completion date

2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€694,963

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

€208,488

RAL from the preceding years (if applicable)

 

Malta: Mater Dei Hospital Oncology Centre

Brief description

The project concerns the development of an Oncology Centre (Mater Dei Oncology Centre) as an extension of the public general hospital (Mater Dei Hospital) in Msida.

The new Mater Dei Oncology Centre will offer advanced cancer treatment facilities in a comprehensive care setting. It will be physically and organisationally inter-connected to the Mater Dei Hospital. The new building will accommodate 70-80 inpatient beds, 20-30 day care couches and 12 oncology outpatient clinics.

The target population of the project is the whole country population estimated at 410,000 inhabitants.

Project starting date

01/08/2012

Project completion date

31/10/2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

(Total eligible costs)
€48,802,722

EU funding 2012 budget

€4,000,000

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)

€3,000,000

Spain: High-Speed Railway Line Madrid – Segovia – Valladolid/Medina Del Campo

Brief description

The project concerns the first phase of the High Speed Link Madrid – Segovia – Valladolid/Medina del Campo. This phase is about works relating to railway infrastructure and technology works   including tracks, electrification, signalling, controlling and telecommunications as well as other high speed rail operating facilities.

These works were necessary to allow the full operation of the link according to the standards requested by interoperability, safety and market regulatory provisions set at the national and community levels.

Project starting date

08/02/2006

Project completion date

01/06/2011

Total amount of EU funding for the project

(Total eligible costs)
€122,297,460

EU funding 2012 budget

€10,093,283

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)

€10,295,149

France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic: GRID4EU

Brief description

This project is funded under FP7 Energy programme.
Large scale demonstration of smart electricity distribution networks with distributed generation and active customer participation. Demonstrations in 6 EU member states of innovative smart grid solutions.

Project starting date

01/11/2011

Project completion date

31/01/2016

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€25,558,132
(over 10 million EUR already paid in 2011)

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

+- €5,880,000

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

+- €7,110,000

EU27 member states, 8 CIP participating countries, 16 third countries (no funding): Enterprise Europe Network

Brief description

The primary aim of the Enterprise Europe Network is to promote competitiveness and innovation at local level by supporting SMEs in their business and innovation activities. Its services include a business and technology partnership service, assistance in participation in European programmes (including FP7), help in accessing finance and EU funding, and general information on EU legislation and foreign market conditions.
The Network has over 600 partners in 52 countries and has built a strong capacity to reach out to more than 2.2 millions of SMEs.
The reported figures show that the Network is most active in the areas of EU advice & information where about 185.000 SMEs are helped with queries and about 250.000 participate to informational events every year. Nearly 100.000 SMEs received specialised advisory services (especially in the areas of (access to) finance or EU funding, but also on IPR and business / technology reviews.

Project starting date

1/1/2008

Project completion date

First contracting period: 1/1/2008 – 31/12/2010
Second contracting period: 1/1/2011- 31/12/2012
Third and last contracting period: 1/1/2013- 31/12/2014

Total amount of EU funding for the project

First contracting period: € 54 million (3 years)
Second contracting period: €110 million (2 years)
Third and last contracting period: €110 million (2 years)

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Commitments: €47.9 million
Payments: €38.3 million

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

Commitments: €46.4 million
Payments: €37.1 million

All member states: EPAAC

Brief description

European Partnership Action against Cancer. The Partnership brings together the efforts of different stakeholders into a joint response to prevent and control cancer.

Project starting date

2011

Project completion date

2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€ 3,154,000

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

24 member states: 'Business Planet' programme on Euronews

Brief description

This magazine is a magazine of success stories of EU businesses that deliver growth and jobs. Through concrete testimonials of successful SME entrepreneurs, the magazine shows in three minutes the impact of EU programmes on SMEs as well as good practices of Member States making SME policy happen. The 'red threads' of the programme are the SBA policy priorities – access to finance, going international, administrative simplification and promotion of entrepreneurship.
5.7 million viewers watch EURONEWS every day in Europe. It attracts an audience of decision-makers and business people. Multilingual broadcasting also enables magazines to reach audiences South and East of the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, the convention gives right for further distribution and reediting.

Project starting date

Convention signed 19/12/2011
1st broadcast – 25/02/2012

Project completion date

Last broadcast planned – 23/02/2013
End of convention – 18/03/2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€503,960

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Commitment in 2011 (broadcasting 2012-2013); €503,960 / Quarterly payments
Commitment in 2012 (planned) – (broadcasting 2013-2014); €671,984 (including distribution by Euronews)  + adjustements from agreement pricing updating (to be finalised May 2013) / Quarterly payments

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

Commitment in 2013 (planned) – (broadcasting 2014-2015); ca. €671,984 + adjustements from agreement pricing updating (to be finalised May 2013) /  Quarterly payments

Italy: BIOLYFE

Brief description

This project is funded under FP7 Energy programme and focuses on the second generation bio-ethanol production at industrial scale, considering the entire chain (from crop selection to test in vehicle). The feedstocks will be produced in a 70 km radius around the plant, providing a diversification option to farmers suffering from low gross profit margins at the moment.

Project starting date

01/01/2010

Project completion date

31/12/2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€8,572,159

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

0

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

+-€3,340,000

Denmark: EcoGrid EU

Brief description

The project is funded under FP7 Energy programme and aims to benefit from an innovative market concept for electricity distribution and retail on the Danish island Bornholm. The project main outcome is to empower electricity consumers to benefit from renewables energy opportunities.

Project starting date

01/03/2011

Project completion date

28/02/2015

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€12,649,939 (over 5 million EUR already paid in 2011)

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

+-€4,000,000

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

+-€2,400,000

Poland: Identity Polish Cards

Brief description

The project involves creating new IT systems and adapting existing ones along with the development of new ways to facilitate information exchange between healthcare and social services.
About 2000 municipalities will be connected and it is anticipated that three million cards will be issued and around two million people will be able to use a digital signature by the end of 2013.

Project starting date

01/01/2009

Project completion date

31/12/2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

(total eligible costs)
€92,500,000

EU funding 2012 budget
Annual plan

€14,279,065

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Annual plan

€17,960,415

United Kingdom: Cornwall, Next Broadband Generation

Brief description

A major upgrade to the broadband network in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles is coming soon. The project's main aim is to support small businesses across a region that lags behind others in the UK due to its relative remoteness.

By 2015, around 40% of businesses in the region will benefit from far faster Internet connections. One quarter of them will be high-growth, high-value businesses – considered vital for this region's economy and long-term prospects.
The project will create some 20 permanent jobs. It should also indirectly lead to around 4 300 permanent employment opportunities.

Project starting date

01/07/2010

Project completion date

31/12/2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

(total eligible costs)
€88,110,108

EU funding 2012 budget

€18,939,806

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)

16.136.817€

Germany: IdA

Brief description

IdA stands for Integration through Exchange (Integration durch Austausch). IdA aims to help people who are experiencing difficulties accessing the training or labour market find a suitable course of training or employment through transnational mobility projects.

Currently, around 69 project associations are working on improving training and employment opportunities for up to 10,000 disadvantaged young people, unemployed young adults and young single mothers. The focus of their activities is a supervised one to six-month stay abroad (internship, job camp or training course) in another EU Member State.

Project starting date

2008

Project completion date

2015

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€120,000,000

EU funding 2012 budget

Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)

Commitments
Payments

 

Italy: Diffusion of Best Practices in Judicial Offices

Brief description

The Interregional project “diffusion of best practices in judicial offices” has been set up with ESF resources to transfer the best practice developed at the Public Prosecutor in Bolzano on other judicial offices in Italy and has the purpose of improving the performance and increase efficiency of judicial offices, reorganizing work processes, optimizing the utilization of human resources and equipment, improving the abilities of internal and external communication.

The central Authorities, such as Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, and Department for Public-Presidency of the Council of Ministers, work together to project. In the complex there are 182 judicial offices involved (and represent 11% of over 1,500 offices located throughout the national territory), of different types and variously distributed  among the Italian Regions, from which you are performing the actions of reorganization according to the project.

Project starting date

April 2008

Project completion date

December 2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

over €40,000,000

EU funding 2012 budget

Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)

Commitments
Payments

 

Spain: All-Gas

Brief description

This project is funded under FP7 Energy programme. It focuses on sustainable algae cultures for biofuel production.  Once the concept has been verified, a surface of 10 ha will be dedicated to the algae culture in open pounds. It is expected to produce enough biodiesel to run about 200 cars. The residual algae will be digested with wastewater residues to produce bio-methane for 200 additional vehicles.

Project starting date

01/05/2011

Project completion date

30/04/2016

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€7,106,680

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

+-€2,400,000

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

+-€2,300,000

All Member Sates: ORPHANET

Brief description

Focusing on rare diseases, the ORPHANET portal is continuously contributing towards improving diagnosis, care and treatment of patients. It includes an inventory of rare diseases, a professional and patient encyclopaedia, a directory of expert services, medical laboratories dedicated to diagnosis, research projects, emergency guidelines, clinical trials, registers and bio banks. This information is gathered from experts across Europe.

Project starting date

2011

Project completion date

2014

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€3,295,857

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

All Member Sates: AURORA

Brief description

The project aims to develop a cervical cancer screening for all women through a European Network on Cervical Cancer Surveillance and Control in the New Member States. The AURORA project started in 2010 to identify workable strategies on how to promote and implement cervical cancer prevention in the 11 countries involved in the project, targeting women 30–69 years old and ensuring coverage of hard-to-reach groups.

Project starting date

2010

Project completion date

2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€615.023

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

All Member Sates: EUROPERISTAT

Brief description

EURO-PERISTAT Action is about learning more about the health of mothers and babies. EURO-PERISTAT Action aims to improve the health of mothers and babies in the EU by promoting good policies and exchange of best practices.
This will be done by building a European perinatal health surveillance system, providing detailed information about the current state of health and care, which in turn can be used by policymakers, clinicians and citizens for better decisions on healthcare policies.

Project starting date

2011

Project completion date

2014

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€607,343

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

Mediterranean area and South East Europe: EPISOUTH PLUS

Brief description

The general objective of the EpiSouth Plus project is to increase the health security in the Mediterranean area and South East Europe by enhancing and strengthening the preparedness to common health threats and bio-security risks at national and regional levels in the Countries of the EpiSouth Network and in the framework of the International Health Regulations implementation.

Project starting date

2009

Project completion date

2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€900,000

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments

€108,000

All CIP* countries: Actions to promote and support female entrepreneurship

*CIP: "Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme", consisting of the 27 EU Member States and several other European countries

Brief description

The project activities mainly consist of the creation of two networks to promote, encourage and support female entrepreneurship. The networks seek to have successful entrepreneurs campaigning on the ground to encourage women of all ages to set up their own businesses and become entrepreneurs.

Project starting date

Project completion date

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€2,6 million EUR in 2009 and 2010

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments


€270,000
€270,000

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments



€950,000
€750,000

RAL from the preceding years (if applicable)

€790,000

Spain, Germany, UK, Hungary, Italy and The Netherlands: EU HEP Screen

Brief description

The aim of the EU HEP SCREEN project is to assess, describe and communicate to public health professionals the tools and conditions necessary for implementing successful screening programmes for hepatitis B and C in migrants in the European Union. The project will work in close collaboration with the ECDC on the cost effectiveness analysis of the 4 pilot studies - models of screening in different health settings.

Project starting date

2010

Project completion date

2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€792,816

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments



€237,844

21 Member Sates: QUANDHIP

Brief description

Quality Assurance Exercises and Networking on the Detection of Highly Infectious Pathogens (QUANDHIP) has been submitted by Centre for Biological Security (ZBS2) and Robert Koch-Institut in Germany. The EC funding amounts to €3,315,981.96.

The project objective is to stabilise both network activities that link 33 highly specialised and advanced laboratories from 21 European countries. This will ensure the universal exchange of best diagnostic strategies able to support a European response strategy to outbreaks of highly pathogenic infectious agents.

Project starting date

2010

Project completion date

2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€3,315,981

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments



€994,794

All 27 Member Sates: EUROHEART II

Brief description

The EuroHeart II project promotes the prevention of cardiovascular-related diseases. In 2014 when the project ends, its results and outcomes should help in evaluating more effective cardiovascular disease prevention policies. With the aim of improving the quality of care and prevention, EuroHeart II will disseminate information about cardiovascular diseases, including clinical practice guidelines for practitioners in the EU.

Project starting date

2011

Project completion date

2012

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€1,149,364

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annually average

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments


Annually average

Member States volontary application: EU support to volontary surveillance studies on honeybee colony losses

Brief description

Healthy bees are important not only for honey production but also as pollinators of plants, such as fruit trees. In recent years, an increase in bee mortality has been reported in several countries around the world, including in the EU.

The Commission has launched initiatives to address the concerns and gave an overview in its 2010 Communication to the EP and the Council on honeybee health. Hence recently the Commission allocated 3,75 mEUR and provides technical assistance to Member States who applied on a voluntary basis to do official surveillance studies on their territory. The expected outcomes are: harmonised methodology across EU to do surveillance for bee health, reliable national and comparable EU level data on changes of bee numbers over a full production cycle.

Project starting date

Second quarter of 2012

Project completion date

30 June 2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

€ 3,75 mEUR

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

None
None
None (advance payments are possible)

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments


None
None
3,75 mEUR

Spain and other Member States: SOLUGAS

Brief description

The SOLUGAS project focuses on building a solar-hybrid power system, with direct heating of the pressurized air feeding a stationary 4.6 MW gas turbine. The installation is produced by a consortium of European companies in Seville (Spain). The project is the first commercial-scale system that can later be offered to customers in several configurations and will serve as milestone for the development of receiver and gas turbine systems that can be fed by concentrated solar power. For regions with high solar resource, the cost target is to reduce solar electricity costs below 8 Eurocents/kWh.

Project starting date

1 November 2008

Project completion date

30 April 2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project (EUR)

€5,997,752

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen) (EUR)
Commitments
Payments

€825,000

Belgium and other Member States: META PV

Brief description

This is the first project worldwide whose outcomes are expected to demonstrate the electrical benefits from photovoltaics (PV) on a large scale. The project is carried out by a consortium of European companies and research institutes located in Belgium. A detailed technical and economic assessment of the additional services from PV is carried out and the role of PV in an area fully supplied by renewable sources is to be assessed.

Project starting date

01/10/2009

Project completion date

31/03/2014

Total amount of EU funding for the project (EUR)

€5,520,793.52

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen) (EUR)
Commitments
Payments

€872,000

Sweden: The Coaching project in the Sandviken-Hofors area

Brief description

The project has two objectives: one is to help youth and immigrants to get into employment and away from benefits dependency. The second object is to improve cooperation between the Sandviken and Hofors municipality, Swedish Public Employment Service and the local business. The project purpose is to help 700 individuals.

Project starting date

1/2/2009

Project completion date

31/12/2013

Total amount of EU funding for the project

ESF support €2 million (while the whole project cost €7 million)

EU funding 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding 2013 budget (foreseen)
Commitments
Payments