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FR09_FR82_Rural development programme (Regional)- PACA 2014-2020_2014, FR09_FR82_Rural development programme (Regional)- PACA 2014-2020_english version_2014

Name of the country France
Sector Regional development
Name of the document (original) PDR PACA (Programme de développement rural régional) 2014-2020
Name of the document (English) Rural development programme (Regional)- PACA 2014-2020
Administrative level Regional
Type of the document Programme
Year of adoption 2014
Foreseen duration 2014-2020
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) FR82
Authority Region
Availability in English Yes
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SGI
Integration as a concept Yes
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Fin. sources
Others
Description Promoting collective intelligence by local development actors networking
Major objectives [1,5/6]
6th priority: Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas

> Measure 7: Basic services and village renewal in rural areas
7.4 Support for investments in the setting-up, improvement or expansion of local basic services for the rural population including leisure and culture, and the related infrastructure
7.6 enhancing cultural and rural heritage.
Short Summary Endorsed by the European Commission in August 2015, the PACA rural development programme (RDP) develops the strategy for the use of the 731 millions euros of public expenditure available for 2014-2020.
The program focuses on 2 strategical objectives : supporting regional agriculture and sylviculture and strengthening the sylvicultural and agri-food companies competitiveness.

The RDP is based upon six common EU priorities:
- Fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas;
- Enhancing the viability / competitiveness of all types of agriculture, and promoting innovative farm technologies and sustainable forest management;
- Promoting food chain organisation, animal welfare and risk management in agriculture;
- Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry;
- Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors;
- Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas

Through the 6th priority, the program will contribute to improve accessibility to SGI such as healthcare, social care, culture, leisure, sport. It also aims to diversify rural economy towards non-agricultural activities, in particular tourism, and to support companies.
Nearly 20 millions euros of public expenditure will be invested in order to achieve the target of 5% of rural population benefiting from improved services and infrastructures as well as diversifying economic structure in rural areas.
The RDP aims to use the LEADER projects as tools of local development, by supporting 13 local strategies which could reach 43% of the population and generate 270 jobs.

The priorities are translated in 19 measures developing the operational framework.
Some of them are indirectly related to the delivery of SGI, concerning for instance professional training related to agricultural field,
Nonetheless, the 7th measure directly implies SGI delivery. Untitled “Basic services and village renewal in rural areas”, it aims to support for investments in the setting-up, improvement or expansion of local basic services for the rural population including leisure and culture, and the related infrastructure.
This measure is split up into several operations, the fourth of which concerning investments for implementation, development and improvement of local service to rural populations:
Maintaining and developing basic services within rural areas is a main issue to support economic attractiveness and residential appeal. The services in the strategy document are the SGI as defined in INTESI. To reach this goal, another operation consists in enhancing cultural and rural heritage.

The 146th measure focuses on developing cooperation in rural areas. Indeed, promoting short channels and local markets can have an impact on employment, and activity increasing.

At last, the 19th measure consists of supporting LEADER local development (CLLD – community-led local development) with a focus on the following orientations :
> Promoting collective intelligence by local development actors networking
> Fostering new economic development practices for a better use of local resources
> Developing attractiveness of rural areas by developing and maintaining services
> Ecological and energy transition


The strategy has developed outputs indicators to assess effects of its actions programme :

- Indicator plan :
>Target indicator 2014-2020
P6: A Jobs created in supported projects (target value 2023: 30)
B : Jobs created in supported projects (400)
% or rural population benefiting form improved services/infrastructures (16,15)
% of rural population covered by local development strategies (16,15)

> Planned output indicators 2014-2020
M07: Basic services and village renewal in rural areas
- Nr of operations supported for drawing up of village development and N2000 (Nature 2000: protected areas)/HNV (high nature value) area management plans:20
- Nr of operations supported for investments of small scale infrastructure, including investments in renewable energy and energy saving: 0
- NR of operations supported for investments in local basic services for the rural population: 80
- NR of operations supported for investments in recreational/tourist infrastructure: 60
- NR of operations supported for studies/investments in rural cultural and natural heritage, included HNV sites: 3450
-Nr of operations supported for investments in relocation of activities for environmental/quality of life reasons : 0
- Population benefiting from improved services/infrastructures: 300 000

M19 : Support for LEADER local development
- Nr of LAGs selected (Local Action Group) : 11