Operational programme 'Massif Central'
Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective
On 21 November 2007 the European Commission approved an operational programme for France's Massif Central for 2007-2013 (Modified decision C/2010/3343 - 26/05/2010).
This operational programme comes under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective and has a total budget of about €101 million. The aid provided by the European Union (EU) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to some €41 million, representing around 0.3% of Community contributions to France under the cohesion policy for 2007-2013.
1. Purpose and aim of the programme
The strategy of the operational programme is based in particular on:
Population decline, de-industrialisation and job losses linked to agriculture and crafts are the three characteristic features that mark the Massif Central. The operational programme therefore aims to reverse the decline in population, and that can only be achieved if the Massif Central becomes a land of opportunities, particularly for young people in employment.
A rich, diversified industrial and crafts fabric is already in place. Nevertheless its research and innovation capacities (a key factor in underpinning economic shifts) need to be strengthened. New wealth creation is essential to generate employment.
But employment alone is not enough to attract and hold the newcomers looking for jobs; men and women alike, they are also looking for quality of life, and that depends on efficient transport infrastructures, access to services and the environmental quality of the area. What the operational programme for the Massif Central has to build up, therefore, is the region's accessibility and attractiveness.
2. Expected impact of the investment
The success of the programme will be assessed in the light of progress against the following indicators:
The operational programme hinges on four priorities:
Priority 1: attracting new populations
This priority aims to promote and structure intake capacity by:
This priority also aims to adapt services to people and businesses by:
Priority 2: wealth creation
This priority aims to create wealth by:
Priority 3: appeal and accessibility
This priority aims to develop infrastructures (roads and railways) and information and communication technologies (ICTs), protect the environment, manage water and enhance cultural heritage and identity.
The programme proposes to:
Where ICTs are concerned, the operational programme aims to:
Looking at environmental concerns, it is proposed to:
In water management, the programme aims to:
Lastly, where cultural heritage and identity are concerned, the aim is to:
Priority 4: technical assistance
Technical assistance provides cofinancing for management, monitoring, evaluation, coordination, information and communication activities.
4. Managing Authority
- Préfecture de la région Auvergne
- 18, boulevard Desaix
- F-63033 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex
- Tel.: (33-4) 73 98 62 80
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Préfecture de la région Auvergne
- Commissaire à l'aménagement, au développement et la protection du Massif central
- 2, avenue Léonard de Vinci - Parc technologique de La Pardieu
- F-63063 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 1
- Jean-Yves , BECHLER
- Tel.: + 00 33 473 16 21 86
- E-mail.: email@example.com
- Title : Operational programme 'Massif Central'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007FR162PO025
- Number of decision : C/2007/5772 + C/2010/3343
- Final approval date : 2007-11-21
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Attracting new populations||10 500 000||10 500 000||21 000 000|
|Wealth creation||14 000 000||15 000 000||29 000 000|
|Appeal and accessibility||14 671 407||14 500 000||29 171 407|
|Technical assistance||1 400 050||600 000||2 000 050|
|Total||40 571 457||40 600 000||81 171 457|