Operational Programme 'Valencia'
Under the 'Regional competitiveness and employment' objective, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 29 November 2007, the European Commission approved an operational programme for the Autonomous Community of Valencia in Spain for the period 2007-2013.
This operational programme comes under the "Regional competitiveness and employment" objective. and has a total budget of some €2.2 billion. The financing provided by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) totals around €1.3 billion, representing some 3.8% of total Community contributions in support of Spain under the cohesion policy 2007-2013.
1. Purpose and aim of the programme
The strategy of the operational programme is based on:
The region in which the Autonomous Community of Valencia is located has chosen to place sustainable and socially integrated development at the heart of its strategy, i.e.:
The strategic objective is for the Autonomous Community of Valencia to acquire sufficient physical and technological capital to strengthen its international competitiveness.
The programme aims to make a significant contribution to achieving the objectives of the Lisbon Strategy, with considerable support being provided for research, technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship. A number of programme actions will focus on the better provision and accessibility of transport services in the trans-European and regional networks and also the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, the management and distribution of drinking water and the treatment of waste water.
Special efforts will be made to promote sustainable development in urban areas and in the mountainous or outlying areas of the region.
2. Expected impact of the investments
The expected impact of the programme can be estimated as follows:
The operational programme is structured around six priorities:
Priority 1: Development of the knowledge-based economy, R&D&I and the information society [around 17% of total investment]
This priority is geared to the region's technological convergence with the European Union, focusing on actions linked to the promotion of research, innovation, the development and dissemination of technologies and the information society. In particular, it will be based on:
Priority 2: Business development and innovation [around 24% of total investment]
The second priority relates to the provision of assistance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of technological and organisational innovation, internationalisation, access to financial resources for productive investments, technological services, etc. It is mainly based on:
Priority 3: Environment, water resources and risk prevention [around 27% of total investment]
The areas for action under this priority relate in particular to:
Priority 4: Transport and energy [around 22% of total investment]
The main actions aim at improving infrastructures in the field of railway connections, metropolitan infrastructures and intermodal integration with the region's airports and ports. These actions relate to assistance for the main railway, port and airport communication infrastructures and the promotion of intermodal transport and transport centres for travellers and of the transport of goods.
Priority 5: Local and urban sustainable development [around 8.5% of total investment]
The main actions focus on balanced development in the region. They are based on:
Priority 6: Technical assistance [around 1.5% of total investment]
Technical assistance must facilitate the strengthening of administrative capacity to use funding and the co-financing of management, monitoring, evaluation, coordination, information and communication activities.
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 'Valencia'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007ES162PO010
- Number of decision : C/2007/5929
- Final approval date : 2007-11-29
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Development of the knowledge-based economy (R&D&i, information society and ICT)||190 248 850||190 248 850||380 497 700|
|Business development and innovation||305 315 929||232 493 011||537 808 940|
|Environment, water resources and risk prevention||391 902 925||211 824 140||603 727 065|
|Transport and energy||297 957 693||199 686 453||497 644 146|
|Sustainable local and urban development||116 543 900||72 942 472||189 486 372|
|Technical assistance||24 371 250||6 092 814||30 464 064|
|Total||1 326 340 547||913 287 740||2 239 628 287|