Operational Programme 'Melilla'
Under the 'Convergence Objective', co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 20 November 2007, the European Commission approved an Operational Programme for the autonomous city of Melilla for the period 2007-2013.
This Operational Programme comes under the ‘Convergence’ objective. It has a total budget of around 63.5 million euros. The assistance provided by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is around 43.7 million euros, representing some 0.1% of Community contributions to Spain under the cohesion policy 2007-2013.
The national contribution provided for amounts to 16.7 million euros and may be partly met by Community loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and by other lending instruments.
1. Aim and purpose of the programme
The strategy of the Operational Programme is based primarily on:
As a complement to other Community programmes for the city, the Operational Programme for the autonomous city of Melilla thus pursues a development strategy based on:
In operational terms, the programme specifically encourage the promotion of:
Social cohesion and sustainable local and urban development complement the priority areas, with 9.1% of the budget for the programme. The contribution from the Structural Funds allocated to the Lisbon priorities accounts for 67.23% of the total budget for the programme.
2. Expected impact of investment
The expected objectives of the programme include:
The operational programme is divided into seven priority areas:
Priority 1: Development of the knowledge-based economy (research and technological development (RTD), information society, information and communication technology (ICT)) [approx. 3.7% of total investment]
The first priority has the following objectives:
Particular attention will be focused on carrying out innovative projects aimed at improving the quality and competitiveness of SMEs and the city administration, in addition to promoting the creation of links between research groups and the corresponding socio-economic sectors.
Priority 2: Entrepreneurial development and innovation [approx. 17.3% of total investment]
This priority is based on the following strategic objectives and priorities:
Most of the activities included under this priority are specifically designed to satisfy the needs of SMEs with regard to technological innovation, globalisation, access to financial resources and technological services and inspectorates.
Priority 3: Environment, protection of natural resources and water management, distribution and treatment [approx. 32% of total investment]
The strategic objectives and priorities under this priority are as follows:
In this connection, initiatives for integrated water management guaranteeing its availability and quality should be highlighted. Particular attention will also be focused on protecting and regenerating the aquatic environment and using instruments to enhance the efficient use of this resource.
Priority 4: Transport and energy [around 34% of total investment]
This priority has the following principal objectives:
This will make it possible to:
Priority 5: Urban and local infrastructure [approx. 10.7% of total investment]
Five strategic objectives are proposed for this priority:
These activities are an extension of those carried out during previous programming periods, involving the restoration, rehabilitation and improvement of the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of Melilla. They will also be extended to other cultural activities located in various urban areas of Melilla requiring modernisation and rehabilitation.
Priority 6: Social infrastructure [approx. 1.3% of total investment]
The objective of this priority is to extend the specific infrastructure that supports equal opportunities and, in particular, to increase the number of infant day-care centres and make improvements to the existing ones.
Priority 7: Technical assistance and reinforcement of institutional capacity [approx. 1% of total investment]
Technical assistance must allow management, monitoring, evaluation, animation, information and communication activities to be cofinanced.
4. Managing authority
- Ministerio de Economìa y Hacienda - Madrid, España
- Dirección General de Fondos Comunitarios, Subdirección General de Administración del FEDER
- Paseo de la Castellana, 162
- E-28071 Madrid
- Subdirector General de Administración del FEDER
- Anatolio, Alonso Pardo
- Tel.: +34 91 5835223
- Fax.: +34 91 5835290
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Ministry of Economy and Finance
- Web: DGFC: Subdirección General de Certificación y Pagos
- Title : Operational Programme 'Melilla'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007ES161PO002
- Number of decision : C/2007/5718
- Final approval date : 2007-11-20
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Development of the knowledge-based economy (RTD+information society+ICT)||1 875 001||468 753||2 343 754|
|Entrepreneurial development and innovation||7 720 509||3 308 790||11 029 299|
|Environment; protection of natural resources; water management, distribution and treatment; disaster prevention.||14 301 245||6 129 106||20 430 351|
|Transport and energy||14 137 620||7 571 584||21 709 204|
|Urban and local regeneration||4 790 369||2 053 013||6 843 382|
|Social infrastructure||626 250||156 563||782 813|
|Technical assistance and reinforcement of institutional capacity||337 500||84 375||421 875|
|Total||43 788 494||19 772 184||63 560 678|