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IT06_IT0_Italy Parternship Agreement 2014-2020_2014

Name of the country Italy (Bolzano)
Sector Regional development
Name of the document (original) Italia Accordo di Partenariato 2014-2020
Name of the document (English) Italy Partnernship Agreement 2014-2020
Administrative level National
Type of the document Agreement
Year of adoption 2014
Foreseen duration 2020
Sector Regional development
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) IT0
Authority Ministry of Economic Development
Availability in English Yes Summary
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI
(Education, Transport, Telecommunucation, Social care)
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description The PA covers four funds: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). In 2014-2020 Italy allocated around €32.2 billion for Cohesion Policy (ERDF, ESF) including € 567 million for the Youth Employment Initiative (coupled by an equivalent ESF co-financing) and €1.1 billion for territorial cooperation. Delivered by a combination of national and regional operational programmes (OPs) Need to promote interaction and ongoing cooperation between the different public and private actors operating in the area Community-led local development (CLLD) is a normed instrument to pursue aims of integrated local development of sub-regional scale Programmes and laws in the differenct sectors are mentioned
Major objectives Italy's medium and long-term development strategy including: digital agenda, competitiveness of production systems, sustainable mobility of people and goods, employment, social inclusion and fight against poverty, education and training [6/11]
Short Summary The Partnership Agreement provides the consistency with the European strategy in different aspects of delivery public service ensuring social-economic and territorial cohesion. Public administration has to resolve the gap and challenges on promoting the delivery of service throughout the intervention in the sector which really need to ameliorate. In the analysis of development requirements described in this agreement and identifying areas of action of the 2014-2020 programming period it has greater attention to specific recommendation to Italy, approved by European Council based on the analysis of the National Reform Program in Italy. The council’s recommendations are addressed to resolve some major structural problems of our economic system, which required a coordinated effort of economic policies at all levels of government. As they urge first of all, the intervention of the ordinary national policies, the contribution of the structural funds is essential in various areas relevant to their action. The PA focusses on the following priorities: • Developing an innovation friendly business environment by increasing private investment in R&D and innovation, promoting the development of an e-economy, incentivizing start-ups as well as growing and competitiveness of small businesses. • Putting in place performant infrastructures for economic growth and employment and efficient management of natural resources. • Increasing labor market participation, promoting social inclusion and improving the quality of human capital in particular by increasing access to employment of the most vulnerable groups in society (young, women, older workers, migrants and people at risk of social exclusion and poverty), improving the quality of education and training and modernizing and strengthening labor market institutions. • Supporting the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the public administration by means of reducing administrative burdens for businesses, promoting e-government services, ensuring efficiency of the judicial system. • Strengthening the capacity of bodies involved in the management of ESIF programs, in particular in the less developed areas. These priorities are the cornerstone of Italy’s medium and long-term development strategy. The ESIF funds will mobilize additional public national and private funding for growth and job creation and will reduce regional disparities. Investments will focus on enhancing innovation activity and competitiveness of enterprises in order to increase their added value, stimulate growth, job creation and improve the performance of the research and innovation system, including the quality of higher education, cooperation with the business sector and increased private investment. Another key feature of Italy’s development goals is its shift to a low carbon economy, which means improving energy efficiency in buildings and enterprises and an increasing share of renewable energy sources in the overall energy structure. Finally, a specific integrated development strategy has been foreseen for cities and inner areas.
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