Projects funded – draft budget 2013

Meeting long-term contractual obligations

EU-funded projects launched at the beginning of the current financial-framework period are now running at full speed. This means that in 2013 we will have more bills to pay to reimburse regional authorities or businesses that have invested in those projects, and to ensure the projects can be finished.

Examples of EU-funded projects

Description

New campus – the Pôle Universitaire Guyanais – bringing together 2 higher education and research institutes in Cayenne, to cater for projected rise in student numbers (from 2,500 in 2009 to 4,500 in 2015).
With subjects ranging from sustainable land management to infectious tropical diseases, this development is seen as a sound investment in Guyana's knowledge economy.

Starting date

1 September 2009

Completion date

31 December 2015

Total EU funding

(total eligible costs)
€30,000,000

EU funding – 2012 budget

€2,421,000

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)

€3,039,000

Description

Empowering civil society and public health systems to fight tuberculosis epidemics among vulnerable groups.

Starting date

2010

Completion date

2013

Total EU funding

€694,963

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

€208,488

Unspent commitments from previous years (if any)

 

Description

Building of an Oncology Centre as an extension of the public Mater Dei hospital in Msida, offering advanced and comprehensive cancer treatment facilities:
70-80 inpatient beds, 20-30 day care couches and 12 outpatient clinics.
Target population – whole country (est. pop. 410,000).

Starting date

1 August 2012

Completion date

31 October 2013

Total EU funding

(total eligible costs)
€48,802,722

EU funding – 2012 budget

€4,000,000

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)

€3,000,000

Description

1st phase of high-speed Madrid–Segovia–Valladolid/Medina del Campo Line.
Railway infrastructure and technology work (tracks, electrification, signalling, controlling and telecommunications, as well as other high speed rail operating facilities).

This work was needed to comply with national and EU interoperability, safety and market standards.

Starting date

8 February 2006

Completion date

1 June 2011

Total EU funding

(Total eligible costs)
€122,297,460

EU funding – 2012 budget

€10,093,283

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)

€10,295,149

Description

Large-scale demonstration (in 6 EU countries) of innovative smart electricity distribution networks.
See GRID4EU.
Funded under the EU energy research programme.

Starting date

1 November 2011

Completion date

31 January 2016

Total EU funding

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

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

+- €5,880,000

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

+- €7,110,000

Description

Network of almost 600 bodies in the EU and beyond, designed to support businesses at local level, with advice and information.
The network's figures show that it helps some 200,000 firms every year – nearly half of them with specialised advisory services.

Starting date

1 January 2008

Completion date

December 2014

Total EU funding

1st period – €54 million (3 years)
2nd period – €110 million (2 years)
3rd period – €110 million (2 years)

EU funding – 2012 budget

Commitments – €47.9 million
Payments – €38.3 million

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)

Commitments – €46.4 million
Payments – €37.1 million

Description

EPAAC brings together the efforts of different stakeholders in a joint response to prevent and control cancer.

Starting date

2011

Completion date

2013

Total EU funding

€3,154,000

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

Description

3-minute programmeabout EU businesses that deliver growth and jobs.
Testimonials by successful entrepreneurs show the impact of EU programmes as well as good practice by national authorities.
Alongside 5.7 million daily viewers in Europe (including many decision-makers and businesspeople), multilingual broadcasting enables Euronews to reach audiences in North Africa and the Middle East. And the contract signed for Business Planet allows for its distribution even further afield.

Starting date

Contract signed 19 December 2011
1st broadcast – 25 February 2012

Completion date

Last broadcast planned – 23 February 2013
End of contract – 18 March 2013

Total EU funding

€503,960

EU funding – 2012 budget

Commitment in 2011 (for broadcasting in 2012-13) – €503,960 (quarterly payments)
Commitment in 2012* (planned – for broadcasting in 2013-14) – €671,984 (quarterly payments)
* includes distribution by Euronews + adjustments from updated agreement pricing (to be finalised May 2013)

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)

Commitment in 2013 (planned – for broadcasting in 2014-15) – ±€671,984 (quarterly payments)
Includes adjustments from updated agreement pricing (to be finalised May 2013)

Description

The BIOLYFE project focuses on 2nd generation, industrial-scale bioethanol production, from crop selection to testing in vehicles.

Starting date

1 January 2010

Completion date

31 December 2013

Total EU funding

€8,572,159

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

0

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

+-€3,340,000

Description

The EcoGrid EU project is exploring an innovative concept for distribution and retail of electricity from renewables on the Danish island of Bornholm.

Starting date

1 March 2011

Completion date

28 February 2015

Total EU funding

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

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

+-€4,000,000

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

+-€2,400,000

Description

Project to connect healthcare and social services departments in some 2,000 municipalities with new and adapted IT systems and information exchange technologies.
Some 2 million users will be able to access these services using special cards and digital signatures by the end of 2013.

Starting date

1 January 2009

Completion date

31 December 2013

Total EU funding

(total eligible costs)
€92,500,000

EU funding – 2012 budget
Annual plan

€14,279,065

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Annual plan

€17,960,415

Description

Project to upgrade the broadband network in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, especially to help small businesses in this relatively isolated region.
By 2015, some 40% of firms there will have far faster internet connections – a quarter of them high-growth, high-value businesses.
The project should indirectly create over 4,000 jobs.

Starting date

1 July 2010

Completion date

31 December 2013

Total EU funding

(total eligible costs)
€88,110,108

EU funding – 2012 budget

€18,939,806

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)

€16,136,817

Description

Transnational scheme in which 69 associations are working to help up to 10,000 disadvantaged people (young, unemployed, single mothers, etc.) find a suitable training course or job.
This happens through supervised stays of up to 6 months in another EU country, on internships, job camps and training courses.

Starting date

2008

Completion date

2015

Total EU funding

€120,000,000

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

 

Description

Transferring best practice developed at the Public Prosecutor's office in Bolzano – in efficiency, organisation of work processes, staff and equipment, communication – to 182 other public prosecutors throughout the country (11% of all Italian prosecutors).

Starting date

April 2008

Completion date

December 2013

Total EU funding

over €40,000,000

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

 

Description

Researching the use of sustainable algae cultures for biofuel production. 
A surface of 10 ha will be used for algae cultivation in open ponds – 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.

Starting date

1 May 2011

Completion date

30 April 2016

Total EU funding

€7,106,680

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

+-€2,400,000

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

+-€2,300,000

Description

The Orphanet portal helps improve diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases by bringing together information from experts across Europe.
The site 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.

Starting date

2011

Completion date

2014

Total EU funding

€3,295,857

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

Description

Developing cervical cancer screening for all women through a surveillance and control network in 11 countries that have joined the EU since 2004.
The Aurora project started in 2010, identifying workable strategies on how to promote and implement cervical cancer prevention in these countries, targeting women aged 30–69, including hard-to-reach groups.

Starting date

2010

Completion date

2013

Total EU funding

€615,023

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

Description

EURO-PERISTAT seeks to improve the health of mothers and babies by promoting good policies and sharing best practice.
This will be done by building an EU-wide perinatal health surveillance system, providing detailed information about the current state of health and care – for use by policymakers, clinicians and citizens for better decisions on healthcare policies.

Starting date

2011

Completion date

2014

Total EU funding

€607,343

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

Description

The goal of EpiSouth Plus is to improve national and regional preparedness for common health threats and bio-security risks in these countries, as part of implementing the WHO's International Health Regulations.

Starting date

2009

Completion date

2013

Total EU funding

€900,000

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments

€108,000

Description

Creation of 2 networks of successful entrepreneurs, who campaign on the ground to encourage women of all ages to set up their own businesses and become entrepreneurs.

Starting date

 

Completion date

 

Total EU funding

€2.6 million in 2009 and 2010

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments


€270,000
€270,000

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments



€950,000
€750,000

Unspent commitments from previous years

€790,000

Description

Project to help public health professionals implement successful screening programmes for hepatitis B and C in the EU.
Works closely with the European Centre for Disease Control to analyse the cost effectiveness of 4 pilot models of screening in different health settings.

Starting date

2010

Completion date

2013

Total EU funding

€792,816

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments



€237,844

Description

QUANDHIP seeks to ensure universal sharing of the best diagnostic strategies, to shape a European response to outbreaks of highly pathogenic infectious agents.
This happens through a network linking 33 highly specialised and advanced laboratories in 21 European countries.

Starting date

2010

Completion date

2013

Total EU funding

€3,315,981

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments



€994,794

Description

EuroHeart II seeks to improve the quality of care and prevention by disseminating information about cardiovascular diseases, including clinical practice guidelines for practitioners in the EU.

Starting date

2011

Completion date

2012

Total EU funding

€1,149,364

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

Annual average

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments


Annual average

Description

Funding and technical assistance for any EU country that wants to do official studies into the recent increase in bee mortality in the EU.
Expected outcomes are: a standard, EU-wide methodology for surveillance of bee health, reliable national data and comparable EU-level data on changes in bee numbers over a full production cycle.

Starting date

Second quarter of 2012

Completion date

30 June 2013

Total EU funding

€3.75 million

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

None
None
None (advance payments are possible)

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments


None
None
€3.75 million

Description

The SOLUGAS project in Seville is the first commercial-scale solar-hybrid power system, generating electricity by directly heating pressurized air with concentrated solar power, to feed a 4.6 MW gas turbine.
The goal is to reduce solar electricity costs below 8 eurocents/kWh in areas with lots of sun.

Starting date

1 November 2008

Completion date

30 April 2013

Total EU funding (EUR)

€5,997,752

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned) (EUR)
Commitments
Payments

€825,000

Description

MetaPV intends to demonstrate the large-scale electrical benefits of photovoltaics (solar cells – typically used in solar panels), as well as the additional services they can provide.

Starting date

1 October 2009

Completion date

31 March 2014

Total EU funding (EUR)

€5,520,793

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned) (EUR)
Commitments
Payments

€872,000

Description

The Sandviken-Hofors project has 2 goals:

  • help some 700 young people and immigrants into employment (and away from benefits dependency).
  • improve cooperation between the Sandviken and Hofors municipalities, the Swedish Public Employment Service and local businesses.

Starting date

1 February 2009

Completion date

31 December 2013

Total EU funding

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

EU funding – 2012 budget
Commitments
Payments

 

EU funding – 2013 budget (planned)
Commitments
Payments