Operational Programme 'Skåne-Blekinge'
Programme under the Regional Competitiveness Objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 16 August 2007, the European Commission approved a Regional Operational Programme for the region of Skåne-Blekinge in Sweden for the 2007-13 period. The Operational Programme falls within the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective framework and has a total budget of around €141 million. Community investment through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to some €70 million, which represents approximately 3.7% of the total EU investment earmarked for Sweden under the Cohesion Policy for 2007-13.
1. Aim and purpose of the programme
The main goal of the Regional Operational Programme for Skåne-Blekinge 2007-13 is to create more business operations, increase business expertise and knowledge-based innovations. The programme aims to increase accessibility, to enhance the use of information and communication technology (ICT), and to utilize the urban areas for potential economic growth.
2. Expected impact of investments
The programme expects to deliver 1900 new jobs and 500 new business operations. Moreover, the Programme will organize 65 systems to facilitate business innovation. The Programme will focus on ICT solutions to create 55 new ICT-related services.
Specific objectives of the Regional Structural Funds Programme for Skåne-Blekinge include
Priority 1: Innovation and renewal [approximately 46.0% of total funding]
The objective of this priority is to boost innovation by creating more business operations, by increasing employment, and by strengthening innovative structures. These objectives will include clusters to improve the region’s international competitiveness.
Priority 2: Accessibility [approximately 25.0% of total funding]
This priority aims to improve the region’s intra-regional, national and international accessibility. Enhanced accessibility will strengthen competitiveness and contribute to sustainable regional development.
Priority 3: Special urban measures [approximately 25% of total funding]
This priority will take special urban measures to reinforce sustainable development that enhance economic growth in the whole region.
Priority 4: Technical assistance [approximately 4% of total funding]
The priority will use technical assistance to implement the Programme. Technical assistance will include administration, monitoring, evaluation and control.
4. Managing authority
- Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)
- Stortorget 9 Box 32
- S-201 20 Malmö
- Programme Manager
- Stefan, Larsson
- Tel.: +46 8 681 91 00
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)
- Title : Operational Programme 'Skåne-Blekinge'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007SE162PO001
- Number of decision : C/2007/3897
- Final approval date : 2007-08-09
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Innovation and renewal||40 284 682||40 284 682||80 569 364|
|Accessibility||11 672 517||11 672 517||23 345 034|
|Special urban measures||15 905 264||15 905 264||31 810 528|
|Technical assistance||2 827 602||2 827 602||5 665 204|
|Total||70 690 065||70 690 065||141 390 130|