Transcript ITI

Integrated Territorial
Investment (ITI)
CC Inclusive growth, urban and territorial development
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Urban (and area-based) development
• Integrated
with a global and comprehensive vision of the city
taking into account the need to improve the economic performance, the
eco-efficiency and social cohesion of the city
assuring citizens’ quality of life and welfare in all the existing communities
and neighbourhoods of the city
• Participative
involvement in urban development through citizen participation
URBAN ex-post: successful projects are the participative ones
• Inclusive
Reduce social polarisation by paying special attention to deprived
neighbourhoods within the context of the city as a whole
‘Integrated’ also refers to ‘inclusive’: inclusive shared project of
coexistence, to combat social exclusion and spatial segregation
Reinforced urban dimension of the
Cohesion policy
• "Cities should be in the heart of the debate" – Cannot achieve
our goals without cities
• Increase role of cities in the delivery of our policy objectives
• Involve in programming and implementation
Proposing tools for sustainable territorial
Need for addressing territorial challenges
We offer flexible tool to facilitate integrated approach
Thematic objectives – linked to Europe 2020
Priority axes: correspond to one or more investment priorities
of a thematic objective
Integrated sustainable urban
development strategies
Setting out integrated actions to tackle
Demographic challenges (EP position)
Article 7 ERDF
Implementation tools for integrated
actions for SUD strategies
• Multifund OP (priority axes funded by different funds)
• New territorial tools to implement integrated
• ITI, CLLD, Multi-objective priority axes
• URBACT: capacity building to improve performance
on CP implementation
• Urban Development Platform: dialogue on the use
of new territorial instruments
• Urban Innovative Actions: try new ideas
Urban and territorial dimension of the future CP
Minimum 5% of ERDF for
integrated urban development
with Urban authorities
responsible for
Thematic objectives,
(Urban) investment
priority axis
Cross-border and interregional cooperation
Community-led local
Urban innovative
(0,2% of ERDF
at EU level)
Sustainable urban development – 5% is
just the minimum
At least 5% of ERDF under Investment for jobs and growth
goal for SUD with Urban authorities responsible for
implementation (at least selection of operations)
May be implemented
 through an operational programme
 through multi-objective priority axes
 through ITI
5% is linked to the involvement of cities, not to the use
of one particular implementation tool
No direct relations between the content of ITI and the urbanspecific priorities
Urban and inclusive investment
priorities of ERDF
• 4(c) supporting energy efficiency and renewable
energy use in public infrastructures and in the housing
• 7(c) promoting sustainable urban mobility
• 8(b) local development initiatives and aid for structures
providing neighbourhood services to create new jobs
• 9(b) support for physical and economic regeneration of
deprived urban and rural communities;
• 11 enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient
public administration
ITI – how does it work?
ITI is an implementation tool of an urban development
strategy or other territorial strategy or pact, which
requires integrated approach – Ex-Article 99(1) CPR
Bundle funding from different priority axes and programmes
(ERDF, ESF, CF), may be complemented with financial
support from EAFRD and EMFF
For a functional area at the appropriate territorial scale
More than one priority axis of one or more OPs
MA may designate one or more intermediate bodies to
carry out the management and implementation of an ITI
ITI – what are the advantages?
ITI secures various funding streams at its inception –
allow a greater degree of certainty and predictability for
Selection of operations: not nesessarily competitive (calls
for proposals), can be negotiated programming
Potential synergies (using different funds in a timely,
strategic way) may lead to better aggregate outcome
Delegation of management has the potential to empower
the sub-regional actors by insuring their involvement
from the beginning of the programme
Increased ownership of strategy and actions
ITI – interventions
Intervention logic – Matrix of territorial and
thematic objectives
Interventions under ITI should contribute to the objectives
of the corresponding investment priorities and to the
objectives of the territorial strategy
What for? instead of What?
Determined by the territorial strategy and the investment
priorities of the priority axes contributing to ITI
Forms of support
Can be grant, FI. CLLD can part of it
ITI is to implement (tipically parts of a)
territorial strategy with
Describe the elements of the intended territorial change
Based on the development needs of the territory
Logical link between planned operation and intended change
Identify corresponding thematic priorities for each operation
Coherent and cohesive with the synergies between planned
actions considered and presented
Result indicator related to main territorial objective of strategy
Implementation arrangements, including possible delegation
If appropriate, assessment of capacity for implementation
ITI –coherence with programmes
Territorial strategy should be coherent
With the integrated approach to territorial development of
the PA
With the territorial approach of the programme (or
Critical size: Appropriate investment priorities (based
on development needs of the territory) and
proportionate financial allocation
Ensuring an appropriate governance arrangement
When to use ITI?
There is an integrated territorial strategy
 Territorial strategy can have thematic focus (e.g. Urban mobility plan)
 Complex sectoral policy: design the priority axis accordingly
 OP divided on sub-regional level: in principle possible. Functional territory?
Implementation requires integrated investments from more than
one priority axes (or operational programmes)
Can ensure that number of priorities and resources allocated to
an ITI are proportionate and reflect to the need of the territory
 Do not define contributing priority axes uniformly on national or regional level
Management arrangements allows simple implementation
 Preferably single management organisation (IB) responsible for implementation
Sustainable urban development and ITI
Example: Member State A
Possible implementation arrangements
for multi-OP ITI
• MS designate an IB for management and implementation
of an ITI
• Define investment priorities of priority axes of OPs
contributing to the ITI
• Agreed compliance and eligibility rules adopted by each
MC of participating OPs
• Joint Monitoring Sub-Committee with relevant OPs
• Common monitoring and evaluation, progress report
• Financial management: monitoring system for the
programmes provides for the identification of operations
of a priority axis
• COM role in assessment of performance: progress report?
Programming – Why should cities follow
the process?
Partnership Agreement sets out
Analysis of disparities, development needs, growth potentials
with reference to thematic objectives and territorial
challenges – Article 14(1)(a)(i) CPR
Integrated approach to territorial development – Article
14(2)(a) CPR
 Arrangement to ensure an integrated approach to
the use of CSF Funds for the territorial development, in
particular the implementation arrangements for ITI, CLLD
– Article 14(a)(ii) CPR
Programming – OP to describe Art 87(3)
Integrated approach to territorial development, having regard
the PA, showing how the integrated approach contributes to
the accomplishment of the programme objectives, specifying:
 the principles for identifying the cities where integrated
actions for SUD will be implemented
 indicative annual allocation of ERDF support
 including the resources delegated to cities for management
under Art 7(2) ERDF [OP, ITI, multi-objective priority axes]
 indicative allocation of ESF support
Approach to the use of ITI outside urban, and their
indicative financial allocation from each priority axis
Implementation arrangements
• Art 10 ETC: the intermediate body to carry out the
management and implementation of an ITI shall be
an EGTC or other legal body established under the
laws of one of the participating countries
• ITI creates the possibility to combine actions
financed from different strands of ETC and
mainstream programmes
• Relevant to cross-border and trans-national
Relation between ITI and CLLD
 Territorial strategy to be implemented through ITI can
have CLLD as one component of the strategy
 If within an ITI, consistency to be ensured (eg. urban
strategy ITI + specific urban neighbourhood targeting
through CLLD partnership approach)
 Having a CLLD within ITI is not granted: CLLD
should always go through the selection procedure as
required in Art 29(3)–(5) CPR and described in the
PA and OPs
Urban development strategy or
other territorial strategy or pact
Sub-regional (10000 – 150000
inh. - except duly justified cases)
Requires an integrated approach
Integrated & multi-sectoral, area
based, partnership approach
Involving investments from
ERDF, ESF, CF, may be
complemented by EAFRD, EMFF
support joint strategy
Implementation tool to deliver
integrated strategy
Strategy & implementation by
local action group
Top-down, public sector-led
Bottom-up, community-led
(public, private, civil society)
Selection of target areas not
necessarily competitive
MS define selection criteria,
selection by responsible MA(s)
Optional (except for EAFRD)
Useful links
• Fact sheet on ITI:
• Guide to Ex-ante evaluation
• SAWP documents and presidency compromise texts
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