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8.3.2014   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 69/65


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 215/2014

of 7 March 2014

laying down rules for implementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund with regard to methodologies for climate change support, the determination of milestones and targets in the performance framework and the nomenclature of categories of intervention for the European Structural and Investment Funds

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 8, the fifth subparagraph of Article 22(7) and the second subparagraph of Article 96(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 lays down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) which provide support under the cohesion policy and now operate under a common framework.

(2)

The provisions in this Regulation are closely linked, since they deal with the fund-specific rules for each of the five European Structural and Investment Funds (the ‘ESI Funds’) on aspects common to three or more of them, i.e. a methodology for climate change support, the determination of milestones and targets in the performance framework and the nomenclature of categories of intervention and all affect the content of programmes. To ensure coherence between those provisions, which should enter into force at the same time to facilitate strategic programming of the ESI Funds, and to facilitate a comprehensive view and compact access to them by all Union residents, it is desirable to include these elements relevant for the programming of the ESI Funds to be set out by implementing acts as required by Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 in a single Regulation.

(3)

Pursuant to the third subparagraph of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, it is necessary to adopt a common methodology to determine the level of support for climate change objectives for each of the five ESI Funds. That methodology should consist of assigning a specific weighting to the support provided under the ESI Funds at a level which reflects the extent to which such support makes a contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. The specific weighting assigned should be differentiated on the basis of whether the support makes a significant or a moderate contribution towards climate change objectives. Where the support does not contribute towards those objectives or the contribution is insignificant, a weighting of zero should be assigned. The standard weightings should be used to ensure a harmonised approach to tracking of climate change related expenditure across different Union policies. The methodology should nevertheless reflect the differences in the interventions of each of the different ESI Funds. In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, in the case of the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund weightings should be attached to categories of intervention established within the nomenclature adopted by the Commission. In the case of the EAFRD weightings should be attached to focus areas set out in Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) and in the case of the EMFF to measures set out in a future Union legal act establishing the condition for the financial support for maritime and fisheries policy for the 2014-2020 programming period.

(4)

Pursuant to the fifth subparagraph of Article 22(7) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 it is also necessary to lay down detailed arrangements for determining the milestones and targets in the performance framework for each priority included in programmes supported by the ESI Funds and for assessing the achievement of those milestones and targets.

(5)

The verification of whether the milestones and targets fulfil the conditions set out in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 requires recording of the information used for this purpose and of the methodological approach taken to establish the performance framework. While the inclusion of that information in programmes should be voluntary, such documentation should be available both to the Member State and to the Commission to inform the development of a performance framework which is consistent with Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

(6)

Achievement of milestones set in the performance framework is a precondition for the definitive allocation of the performance reserve and serious failure to achieve milestones may lead to suspension of interim payments. It is therefore important to set out detailed arrangements for setting milestones and to define precisely what constitutes achievement of milestones.

(7)

Since achievement of targets set for the end of the programming period is an important measure of success delivering ESI Funds and serious failure to achieve targets may be the basis for a financial correction, it is important to state clearly the arrangements for setting targets and to clarify precisely what constitutes achieving targets or a serious failure to do so.

(8)

In order to reflect the progress in implementation of operations under a priority, it is necessary to set out the characteristics of key implementation steps.

(9)

In order to ensure that the performance framework reflects adequately the objectives and results sought for each Fund, or the Youth Employment Initiative, and category of region, where appropriate, it is necessary to set out specific provisions on the structure of the performance framework and on the assessment of the achievement of milestones and targets, where a priority covers more than one Fund or category of region. As only the ESF and the ERDF provide for financial allocations by category of region, the latter should not be considered relevant for the purposes of setting up a performance framework for the Cohesion Fund, the EAFRD and the EMFF.

(10)

Pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 96(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 it is necessary to specify common categories of intervention for the ERDF, the ESF and Cohesion Fund to enable Member States to submit to the Commission consistent information on the programmed use of the these Funds as well as information on the cumulative allocation and expenditure of these Funds by category and the number of operations throughout the application period of a programme. This is to enable the Commission to inform the other Union institutions and citizens of the Union in an appropriate manner about the use of the Funds. With the exception of categories of intervention which correspond directly to thematic objectives or investment priorities set out in Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 and in Fund-specific Regulations, the categories of intervention can be applied to support under different thematic objectives.

(11)

In order to allow for the prompt application of the measures provided for in this Regulation, this Regulation should enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(12)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 150(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, given that the Coordination Committee for the European Structural and Investment Funds established by Article 150(1) of that Regulation delivered an opinion,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING THE SUPPORT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE OBJECTIVES FOR EACH OF THE ESI FUNDS

(Empowerment under the third subparagraph of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013)

Article 1

Methodology for the calculation of support by the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund for climate change objectives

1.   The calculation of support to be used for climate change objectives by the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund shall be carried out in two steps as follows:

(a)

the coefficients set out in Table 1 of Annex I to this Regulation shall be applied by intervention field code to financial data reported for those codes;

(b)

in relation to financial data reported against intervention field codes that have a coefficient of zero, where financial data is reported in the thematic objective dimension against codes 04 and 05 set out in Table 5 of Annex I to this Regulation, the data shall be weighted with a 40 % coefficient in terms of their contribution to climate change objectives.

2.   The climate change coefficients applied on the basis of Table 1 of Annex I to this Regulation shall also apply to the respective categories under the European territorial cooperation goal established on the basis of the second subparagraph of Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3).

3.   The calculation of support for climate change objectives by the ESF shall be made by identifying the financial data reported against dimension code 01 ‘Supporting the shift to a low carbon, resource efficient economy’ in accordance with Dimension 6 ‘Codes for the secondary theme dimension under the European Social Fund’ as set out in Table 6 of Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Methodology for the calculation of support by the EAFRD for climate change objectives

1.   The indicative amount of support to be used for climate change objectives by the EAFRD in each programme as referred to in Article 27(6) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 shall be calculated by applying the coefficients set out in Annex II to this Regulation to the planned expenditure shown in the financing plan referred to in Article 8(1)(h) of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 in relation to the priorities and focus areas referred to in points 3(b), 4, 5 and 6(b) of Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.

2.   For the purpose of reporting on support used for climate change objectives in the annual implementation report in accordance with Article 50(4) and (5) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, the coefficients referred to in paragraph 1 shall be applied to the information on expenditure referred to in Article 75(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.

Article 3

Methodology for the calculation of support by the EMFF for climate change objectives

1.   The contribution to climate change by the EMFF shall be calculated by attaching coefficients to each of the main measures supported by the EMFF reflecting the climate change relevance of each of these measures.

Support by the EMFF for climate change objectives shall be calculated on the basis of the following information:

(a)

the indicative amount of support to be used for climate change objectives by the EMFF in each programme as referred to in Article 27(6) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013;

(b)

the coefficients established for the main measures supported by the EMFF as set out in Annex III to this Regulation;

(c)

reporting by Member States on financial appropriations and expenditure by measure in annual implementation reports pursuant to Article 50(4) and (5) of Regulation No 1303/2013;

(d)

the information and data provided by Member States on operations selected for funding pursuant to a future Union legal act establishing the conditions for the financial support for maritime and fisheries policy for the programming period 2014-2020 (the ‘EMFF Regulation’).

2.   A Member State may propose in its operational programme that a coefficient of 40 % be assigned to a measure weighed with a coefficient of 0 % in Annex III to this Regulation, provided that it can demonstrate the relevance of that measure to climate change mitigation or adaptation.

CHAPTER II

DETERMINING MILESTONES AND TARGETS IN THE PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK AND ASSESSING THEIR ACHIEVEMENT

(Empowerment under the fifth subparagraph of Article 22(7) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013)

Article 4

Information to be recorded by the bodies preparing the programmes

1.   The bodies preparing programmes shall record information on the methodologies and criteria applied to select indicators for the performance framework to ensure that corresponding milestones and targets comply with the conditions set out in paragraph 3 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 for all programmes and priorities supported by the ESI Funds, as well as the specific allocation to the Youth Employment Initiative (‘YEI’) as referred to in Article 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4), subject to the exceptions set out in paragraph 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

2.   The information recorded by the bodies preparing programmes shall permit verification of compliance with the conditions set out in paragraph 3 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 for the milestones and targets. This shall include:

(a)

data or evidence used to estimate the value of milestones and targets and the calculation method, such as data on unit costs, benchmarks, standard or a past rate of implementation, expert advice and the conclusions of the ex-ante evaluation;

(b)

information on the share of the financial allocation represented by operations, to which the output indicators and key implementation steps set out in the performance framework correspond, as well as the explanation of how that share has been calculated;

(c)

information on how the methodology and mechanisms to ensure consistency in the functioning of the performance framework set out in the Partnership Agreement in accordance with Article 15(1)(b)(iv) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 have been applied;

(d)

an explanation of the selection of result indicators or key implementation steps, where these have been included in the performance framework.

3.   The information on the methodologies and criteria applied to select indicators for the performance framework and to fix corresponding milestones and targets recorded by the bodies preparing programmes shall be made available at the request of the Commission.

4.   The requirements referred to in paragraphs 1 to 3 of this Article shall also apply to the revision of milestones and targets in accordance with Article 30 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

Article 5

Establishment of milestones and targets

1.   Milestones and targets shall be set at the level of the priority, except in the cases referred to in Article 7. Output indicators and key implementation steps set out in the performance framework shall correspond to more than 50 % of the financial allocation to the priority. For the purposes of establishing that amount, an allocation to an indicator or key implementation step shall not be counted more than once.

2.   For all ESI Funds, except for the EAFRD, the milestone and the target for a financial indicator shall refer to the total amount of eligible expenditure entered into the accounting system of the certifying authority and certified by that authority in accordance with point (c) of Article 126 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

For the EAFRD, they shall refer to the realised total public expenditure entered into the common monitoring and evaluation system.

3.   For all ESI Funds, except for the ESF and the EAFRD, the milestone and target for an output indicator shall refer to operations, where all the actions leading to outputs have been implemented in full, but for which not all the payments have necessarily been made.

For the ESF and for the EAFRD for measures according to Articles 16, 19(1)(c), 21 (1)(a) and (b), 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34 of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, they may also relate to the achieved value for operations which have been started but where some of the actions leading to outputs are still ongoing.

For other measures under the EAFRD, they shall refer to the completed operations in the meaning of Article 2(14) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

4.   A key implementation step shall be an important stage in the implementation of operations under a priority, whose completion is verifiable and may be expressed by a number or percentage. For the purpose of Articles 6 and 7 of this Regulation, key implementation steps shall be treated as indicators.

5.   A result indicator shall be used only where appropriate and closely linked to supported policy interventions.

6.   Where the information referred to in Article 4(2) of this Regulation has been found to be based on incorrect assumptions leading to under- or over-estimation of targets or milestones, this may be considered to constitute a duly justified case in the meaning of paragraph 5 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

Article 6

Achievement of milestones and targets

1.   The achievement of milestones and targets shall be assessed by taking into account all indicators and key implementation steps included in the performance framework set at the level of priority in the meaning of Article 2(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 except in cases referred to in Article 7 of this Regulation.

2.   The milestones or targets of a priority shall be deemed to be achieved if all indicators included in the related performance framework have achieved at least 85 % of the milestone value by the end of 2018 or at least 85 % of the target value by the end of 2023. By way of derogation, where the performance framework includes three or more indicators, the milestones or targets of a priority may be deemed to be achieved if all indicators except for one achieve 85 % of their milestone values by the end of 2018 or 85 % of their target value by the end of 2023. The indicator, which does not achieve 85 % of its milestone or target value, shall not achieve less than 75 % of its milestone or target value.

3.   For a priority whose performance framework includes no more than two indicators, a failure to achieve at least 65 % of the milestone value by the end of 2018 for either of these indicators shall be deemed a serious failure to achieve milestones. A failure to achieve at least 65 % of the target value by the end of 2023 for either of these indicators shall be deemed a serious failure to achieve the targets.

4.   For a priority whose performance framework includes more than two indicators the failure to achieve at least 65 % of the milestone value by the end of 2018 for at least two of those indicators shall be deemed a serious failure to achieve milestones A failure to achieve at least 65 % of the target value by the end of 2023 for at least two of these indicators shall be deemed a serious failure to achieve the targets.

Article 7

Performance framework for priority axes referred to in Article 96(1)(a) and (b) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 and priority axes integrating the YEI

1.   The indicators and key implementation steps selected for the performance framework, their milestones and targets, as well as their achievement values shall be broken down by Fund and, for the ERDF and the ESF, by category of region.

2.   The information required in Article 4(2) of this Regulation shall be set out by Fund and by category of region, where applicable.

3.   The achievement of milestones and targets shall be assessed separately for each Fund and for each category of region within the priority, taking into account the indicators, their milestones and targets, and their achievement values broken down by Fund and category of region. Output indicators and key implementation steps set out in the performance framework shall correspond to more than 50 % of the financial allocation to the Fund and category of region, where applicable. For the purposes of establishing that amount, an allocation to an indicator or key implementation step shall not be counted more than once.

4.   If the resources for the YEI are programmed as a part of a priority axis in accordance with Article 18(c) of Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013, a performance framework shall be established separately for the YEI and the achievement of milestones set for the YEI shall be assessed separately from the other part of the priority axis.

CHAPTER III

NOMENCLATURE OF CATEGORIES OF INTERVENTION FOR THE ERDF, THE ESF AND THE COHESION FUND UNDER THE INVESTMENT FOR GROWTH AND JOBS GOAL

Article 8

Categories of intervention for the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund

(Empowerment under the second subparagraph of Article 96(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013)

1.   The nomenclature for categories of intervention referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 96(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 is set out in Tables 1 to 8 of Annex I to this Regulation. The Codes set out in these tables shall apply to the ERDF with regard to the Investment for growth and jobs goal, the Cohesion Fund, the ESF and the YEI, as specified in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article.

2.   Codes 001 to 101 set out in Table 1 of Annex I to this Regulation shall only apply to the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund.

Codes 102 to 120 set out in Table 1 of Annex I to this Regulation shall only apply to the ESF.

Only Code 103 set out in Table 1 of Annex I to this Regulation shall apply to the YEI.

Codes 121, 122 and 123 set out in Table 1 of Annex I to this Regulation shall apply to the ERDF, the Cohesion Fund and the ESF.

3.   The codes set out in Tables 2 to 4, 7 and 8 of Annex I to this Regulation shall apply to the ERDF, the ESF, the YEI and the Cohesion Fund.

The codes set out in Table 5 of Annex I to this Regulation shall only apply to the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund.

The codes set out in Table 6 of Annex I to this Regulation shall only apply to the ESF and the YEI.

CHAPTER IV

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 9

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3 and Annex III to this Regulation shall apply with effect as of the entry into force of the EMFF Regulation.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 March 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 320.

(2)  Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 487).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on specific provisions for the support from the European Regional Development Fund to the European territorial cooperation goal (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 259).

(4)  Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the European Social Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 181/2006 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 470).


ANNEX I

Nomenclature for the categories of intervention of the Funds  (1) under the Investment for growth and jobs goal and of the Youth Employment Initiative

TABLE 1:   CODES FOR THE INTERVENTION FIELD DIMENSION

1.

INTERVENTION FIELD

Coefficient for the calculation of support to climate change objectives

I.   Productive investment:

001

Generic productive investment in small and medium – sized enterprises (‘SMEs’)

0 %

002

Research and innovation processes in large enterprises

0 %

003

Productive investment in large enterprises linked to the low-carbon economy

40 %

004

Productive investment linked to the cooperation between large enterprises and SMEs for developing information and communication technology (‘ICT’) products and services, e-commerce and enhancing demand for ICT

0 %

II.   Infrastructure providing basic services and related investment:

Energy infrastructure

 

005

Electricity (storage and transmission)

0 %

006

Electricity (TEN-E storage and transmission)

0 %

007

Natural gas

0 %

008

Natural gas (TEN-E)

0 %

009

Renewable energy: wind

100 %

010

Renewable energy: solar

100 %

011

Renewable energy: biomass

100 %

012

Other renewable energy (including hydroelectric, geothermal and marine energy) and renewable energy integration (including storage, power to gas and renewable hydrogen infrastructure)

100 %

013

Energy efficiency renovation of public infrastructure, demonstration projects and supporting measures

100 %

014

Energy efficiency renovation of existing housing stock, demonstration projects and supporting measures

100 %

015

Intelligent Energy Distribution Systems at medium and low voltage levels (including smart grids and ICT systems)

100 %

016

High efficiency co-generation and district heating

100 %

Environmental infrastructure

 

017

Household waste management (including minimisation, sorting, recycling measures)

0 %

018

Household waste management (including mechanical biological treatment, thermal treatment, incineration and landfill measures)

0 %

019

Commercial, industrial or hazardous waste management

0 %

020

Provision of water for human consumption (extraction, treatment, storage and distribution infrastructure)

0 %

021

Water management and drinking water conservation (including river basin management, water supply, specific climate change adaptation measures, district and consumer metering, charging systems and leak reduction)

40 %

022

Waste water treatment

0 %

023

Environmental measures aimed at reducing and / or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions (including treatment and storage of methane gas and composting)

100 %

Transport infrastructure

 

024

Railways (TEN-T Core)

40 %

025

Railways (TEN-T comprehensive)

40 %

026

Other Railways

40 %

027

Mobile rail assets

40 %

028

TEN-T motorways and roads — core network (new build)

0 %

029

TEN-T motorways and roads — comprehensive network (new build)

0 %

030

Secondary road links to TEN-T road network and nodes (new build)

0 %

031

Other national and regional roads (new build)

0 %

032

Local access roads (new build)

0 %

033

TEN-T reconstructed or improved road

0 %

034

Other reconstructed or improved road (motorway, national, regional or local)

0 %

035

Multimodal transport (TEN-T)

40 %

036

Multimodal transport

40 %

037

Airports (TEN-T) (2)

0 %

038

Other airports (2)

0 %

039

Seaports (TEN-T)

40 %

040

Other seaports

40 %

041

Inland waterways and ports (TEN-T)

40 %

042

Inland waterways and ports (regional and local)

40 %

Sustainable transport

 

043

Clean urban transport infrastructure and promotion (including equipment and rolling stock)

40 %

044

Intelligent transport systems (including the introduction of demand management, tolling systems, IT monitoring, control and information systems)

40 %

Information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure

 

045

ICT: Backbone/backhaul network

0 %

046

ICT: High-speed broadband network (access/local loop; >/= 30 Mbps)

0 %

047

ICT: Very high-speed broadband network (access/local loop; >/= 100 Mbps)

0 %

048

ICT: Other types of ICT infrastructure/large-scale computer resources/equipment (including e-infrastructure, data centres and sensors; also where embedded in other infrastructure such as research facilities, environmental and social infrastructure)

0 %

III.   Social, health and education infrastructure and related investment:

049

Education infrastructure for tertiary education

0 %

050

Education infrastructure for vocational education and training and adult learning

0 %

051

Education infrastructure for school education (primary and general secondary education)

0 %

052

Infrastructure for early childhood education and care

0 %

053

Health infrastructure

0 %

054

Housing infrastructure

0 %

055

Other social infrastructure contributing to regional and local development

0 %

IV.   Development of endogenous potential:

Research and development and innovation

 

056

Investment in infrastructure, capacities and equipment in SMEs directly linked to research and innovation activities

0 %

057

Investment in infrastructure, capacities and equipment in large companies directly linked to research and innovation activities

0 %

058

Research and innovation infrastructure (public)

0 %

059

Research and innovation infrastructure (private, including science parks)

0 %

060

Research and innovation activities in public research centres and centres of competence including networking

0 %

061

Research and innovation activities in private research centres including networking

0 %

062

Technology transfer and university-enterprise cooperation primarily benefiting SMEs

0 %

063

Cluster support and business networks primarily benefiting SMEs

0 %

064

Research and innovation processes in SMEs (including voucher schemes, process, design, service and social innovation)

0 %

065

Research and innovation infrastructure, processes, technology transfer and cooperation in enterprises focusing on the low carbon economy and on resilience to climate change

100 %

Business development

 

066

Advanced support services for SMEs and groups of SMEs (including management, marketing and design services)

0 %

067

SME business development, support to entrepreneurship and incubation (including support to spin offs and spin outs)

0 %

068

Energy efficiency and demonstration projects in SMEs and supporting measures

100 %

069

Support to environmentally-friendly production processes and resource efficiency in SMEs

40 %

070

Promotion of energy efficiency in large enterprises

100 %

071

Development and promotion of enterprises specialised in providing services contributing to the low carbon economy and to resilience to climate change (including support to such services)

100 %

072

Business infrastructure for SMEs (including industrial parks and sites)

0 %

073

Support to social enterprises (SMEs)

0 %

074

Development and promotion of commercial tourism assets in SMEs

0 %

075

Development and promotion of commercial tourism services in or for SMEs

0 %

076

Development and promotion of cultural and creative assets in SMEs

0 %

077

Development and promotion of cultural and creative services in or for SMEs

0 %

Information and communication technology (ICT) — demand stimulation, applications and services

 

078

e-Government services and applications (including e-Procurement, ICT measures supporting the reform of public administration, cyber-security, trust and privacy measures, e-Justice and e-Democracy)

0 %

079

Access to public sector information (including open data e-Culture, digital libraries, e-Content and e-Tourism)

0 %

080

e-Inclusion, e-Accessibility, e-Learning and e-Education services and applications, digital literacy

0 %

081

ICT solutions addressing the healthy active ageing challenge and e-Health services and applications (including e-Care and ambient assisted living)

0 %

082

ICT Services and applications for SMEs (including e-Commerce, e-Business and networked business processes), living labs, web entrepreneurs and ICT start-ups)

0 %

Environment

 

083

Air quality measures

40 %

084

Integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC)

40 %

085

Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure

40 %

086

Protection, restoration and sustainable use of Natura 2000 sites

40 %

087

Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures

100 %

088

Risk prevention and management of non-climate related natural risks (i.e. earthquakes) and risks linked to human activities (e.g. technological accidents), including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures

0 %

089

Rehabilitation of industrial sites and contaminated land

0 %

090

Cycle tracks and footpaths

100 %

091

Development and promotion of the tourism potential of natural areas

0 %

092

Protection, development and promotion of public tourism assets

0 %

093

Development and promotion of public tourism services

0 %

094

Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets

0 %

095

Development and promotion of public cultural and heritage services

0 %

Other

 

096

Institutional capacity of public administrations and public services related to implementation of the ERDF or actions supporting ESF institutional capacity initiatives

0 %

097

Community-led local development initiatives in urban and rural areas

0 %

098

Outermost regions: compensation of any additional costs due to accessibility deficit and territorial fragmentation

0 %

099

Outermost regions: specific action to compensate additional costs due to size market factors

0 %

100

Outermost regions: support to compensate additional costs due to climate conditions and relief difficulties

40 %

101

Cross-financing under the ERDF (support to ESF-type actions necessary for the satisfactory implementation of the ERDF part of the operation and directly linked to it)

0 %

V.   Promoting sustainable and quality employment and supporting labour mobility:

102

Access to employment for job-seekers and inactive people, including the long-term unemployed and people far from the labour market, also through local employment initiatives and support for labour mobility

0 %

103

Sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those not in employment, education or training, including young people at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities, including through the implementation of the Youth Guarantee

0 %

104

Self-employment, entrepreneurship and business creation including innovative micro, small and medium sized enterprises

0 %

105

Equality between men and women in all areas, including in access to employment, career progression, reconciliation of work and private life and promotion of equal pay for equal work

0 %

106

Adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change

0 %

107

Active and healthy ageing

0 %

108

Modernisation of labour market institutions, such as public and private employment services, and improving the matching of labour market needs, including throughactions that enhance transnational labour mobility as well as through mobility schemes and better cooperation between institutions and relevant stakeholders

0 %

VI.   Promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination:

109

Active inclusion, including with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability

0 %

110

Socio-economic integration of marginalised communities such as the Roma

0 %

111

Combating all forms of discrimination and promoting equal opportunities

0 %

112

Enhancing access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality services, including health care and social services of general interest

0 %

113

Promoting social entrepreneurship and vocational integration in social enterprises and the social and solidarity economy in order to facilitate access to employment

0 %

114

Community-led local development strategies

0 %

VII.   Investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning:

115

Reducing and preventing early school-leaving and promoting equal access to good quality early-childhood, primary and secondary education including formal, non-formal and informal learning pathways for reintegrating into education and training

0 %

116

Improving the quality and efficiency of, and access to, tertiary and equivalent education with a view to increasing participation and attainment levels, especially for disadvantaged groups

0 %

117

Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings, upgrading the knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce, and promoting flexible learning pathways including through career guidance and validation of acquired competences

0 %

118

Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems, facilitating the transition from education to work, and strengthening vocational education and training systems and their quality, including through mechanisms for skills anticipation, adaptation of curricula and the establishment and development of work-based learning systems, including dual learning systems and apprenticeship schemes

0 %

VIII.   Enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration:

119

Investment in institutional capacity and in the efficiency of public administrations and public services at the national, regional and local levels with a view to reforms, better regulation and good governance

0 %

120

Capacity building for all stakeholders delivering education, lifelong learning, training and employment and social policies, including through sectoral and territorial pacts to mobilise for reform at the national, regional and local levels

0 %

IX.   Technical assistance:

121

Preparation, implementation, monitoring and inspection

0 %

122

Evaluation and studies

0 %

123

Information and communication

0 %


TABLE 2:   CODES FOR THE FORM OF FINANCE DIMENSION

2.   FORM OF FINANCE

01

Non-repayable grant

02

Repayable grant

03

Support through financial instruments: venture and equity capital or equivalent

04

Support through financial instruments: loan or equivalent

05

Support through financial instruments: guarantee or equivalent

06

Support through financial instruments: interest rate subsidy, guarantee fee subsidy, technical support or equivalent

07

Prize


TABLE 3:   CODES FOR THE TERRITORIAL DIMENSION

3.   TERRITORY TYPE

01

Large Urban areas (densely populated > 50 000 population)

02

Small Urban areas (intermediate density > 5 000 population)

03

Rural areas (thinly populated)

04

Macro regional cooperation area

05

Cooperation across national or regional programme areas in national context

06

ESF transnational cooperation

07

Not applicable


TABLE 4:   CODES FOR THE TERRITORIAL DELIVERY MECHANISMS DIMENSION

4.   TERRITORIAL DELIVERY MECHANISMS

01

Integrated Territorial Investment — Urban

02

Other integrated approaches to sustainable urban development

03

Integrated Territorial Investment — Other

04

Other integrated approaches to sustainable rural development

05

Other integrated approaches to sustainable urban/rural development

06

Community-led local development initiatives

07

Not applicable


TABLE 5:   CODES FOR THEMATIC OBJECTIVE DIMENSION

5.   THEMATIC OBJECTIVE (ERDF and the Cohesion Fund)

01

Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

02

Enhancing access to, and use and quality of, information and communication technologies

03

Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises

04

Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors

05

Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management

06

Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

07

Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures

08

Promoting sustainable and quality employment and supporting labour mobility

09

Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty and any discrimination

10

Investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning

11

Enhancing the institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and an efficient public administration

12

Not applicable (Technical assistance only)


TABLE 6:   CODES FOR THE SECONDARY THEME DIMENSION UNDER THE ESF

6.

ESF SECONDARY THEME

Coefficient for the calculation of support to climate change objectives

01

Supporting the shift to a low-carbon, resource efficient economy

100 %

02

Social innovation

0 %

03

Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs

0 %

04

Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

0 %

05

Enhancing the accessibility, use and quality of information and communication technologies

0 %

06

Non-discrimination

0 %

07

Gender equality

0 %

08

Not applicable

0 %


TABLE 7:   CODES FOR THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY DIMENSION

7.   ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

01

Agriculture and forestry

02

Fishing and aquaculture

03

Manufacture of food products and beverages

04

Manufacture of textiles and textile products

05

Manufacture of transport equipment

06

Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

07

Other unspecified manufacturing industries

08

Construction

09

Mining and quarrying (including mining of energy producing materials)

10

Electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air conditioning

11

Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

12

Transport and storage

13

Information and communication activities, including telecommunication, information service activities, computer programming, consultancy and related activities

14

Wholesale and retail trade

15

Tourism, accommodation and food service activities

16

Financial and insurance activities

17

Real estate, renting and business activities

18

Public administration

19

Education

20

Human health activities

21

Social work activities, community, social and personal services

22

Activities linked to the environment and to climate change

23

Arts, entertainment, creative industries and recreation

24

Other unspecified services


TABLE 8:   CODES FOR THE LOCATION DIMENSION

8.   

LOCATION (2)

Code

Location

 

Code of region or area where operation is located/carried out, as set out in the Classification of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3)


(1)  European Regional Development Fund, Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund.

(2)  Restricted to investments related to environmental protection or accompanied by investments necessary to mitigate or reduce its negative environmental impact.

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L 154, 21.6.2003, p. 1).


ANNEX II

Coefficients for calculating amounts of support for climate change objectives in the case of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development pursuant to Article 2

Article of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 (1)

Priority / focus area

Coefficient

Article 5(3)(b)

Supporting farm risk prevention and management

40 %

Article 5(4)

Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry (all focus areas)

100 %

Article 5(5)

Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors (all focus areas)

100 %

Article 5(6)(b)

Fostering local development in rural areas

40 %


(1)  Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 487).


ANNEX III

Coefficients for calculating amounts of support for climate change objectives in the case of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund pursuant to Article 3

 

Title of the Measure

Provisional numbering

Coefficient

 

Innovation

Article 28

0 %* (1)

 

Advisory services

Article 29

0 %

 

Partnership between scientists and fishermen

Article 30

0 %*

 

Promoting human capital and social dialogue - training, networking, social dialogue

Article 31

0 %*

 

Promoting human capital and social dialogue - support to spouses and life partners

Article 31.2

0 %*

 

Promoting human capital and social dialogue – trainees on board of SSCF vessels

Article 31.3

0 %*

 

Diversification and new forms of income

Article 32

0 %*

 

Start-up support for young fishermen

Article 32a

0 %

 

Health and safety

Article 33

0 %

 

Temporary cessation of fishing activities

Article 33a

40 %

 

Permanent cessation of fishing activities

Article 33b

100 %

 

Mutual funds for adverse climatic events and environmental incidents

Article 33c

40 %

 

Support to systems of allocation of fishing opportunities

Article 34

40 %

 

Support for the design and implementation of conservation measures

Article 35

0 %

 

Limiting the impact of fishing on the marine environment and adapting fishing to the protection of species

Article 36

40 %

 

Innovation linked to the conservation of marine biological resources

Article 37

40 %

 

Protection and restoration of marine biodiversity – collection of waste

Article 38.1.a

0 %

 

Protection and restoration of marine biodiversity – contribution to a better management or conservation, construction, installation or modernisation of static or movable facilities, preparation of protection and management plans related to NATURA2000 sites and special protected areas, management, restoration and monitoring marine protected areas, including NATURA 2000 sites, environmental awareness, participation in other actions aimed at maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services

Article 38.1.b-e, ea, f

40 %

 

Protection and restoration of marine biodiversity – schemes for the compensation of damage to catches caused by mammals and birds

Article 38.1.eb

0 %

 

Mitigation of climate change – on board investments

Article 39.1.a

100 %

 

Mitigation of climate change – energy efficiency audits and schemes

Article 39.1.b

100 %

 

Energy efficiency - studies to assess the contribution of alternative propulsion systems and hull designs

Article 39.1.c

40 %

 

Replacement or modernisation of main or ancillary engines

Article 39.2

100 %

 

Added value, product quality and use of unwanted catches

Article 40

0 %

 

Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters - investments improving fishing port and auctions halls infrastructure or landing sites and shelters

Article 41.1

40 %

 

Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters – investments to facilitate compliance with the obligation to land all catches

Article 41.2

0 %

 

Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters – investments to improve the safety of fishermen

Article 41.3

0 %

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - on board or in individual equipment as referred to in Article 33

Article 42.1.a

0* %

Inland fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora. Investments in equipment and types of operations as referred to in Article 36 and Article 37

Article 42.1.b

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - on board and energy efficiency audits and schemes

Article 42.1.c

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora –promotion of human capital and social dialogue.

Article 42.1.aa

0 %

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - fishing ports, shelters and landing sites

Article 42.1.d

0 %

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - investments improving the value or quality of the fish caught

Article 42.1.da

0 %

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - start-up for young fishermen

Article 42.1.1a

0 %

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - development and facilitation of innovation

Article 42.1b

0 %*

 

Inland Fishing and inland aquatic fauna and flora - to protect and develop aquatic fauna and flora,

Article 42.5

40 %

 

Innovation

Article 45

0 %*

 

Productive investments in aquaculture

Article 46

0 %*

 

Management, relief and advisory services for aquaculture farms

Article 48

0 %*

 

Promoting human capital and networking

Article 49

0 %*

 

Increasing the potential of aquaculture sites

Article 50

40 %

 

Encouraging new sustainable aquaculture farmers

Article 51

0 %

 

Conversion to eco-management and audit schemes and organic aquaculture

Article 53

40 %

 

Aquaculture providing environmental services

Article 54

40 %

 

Public health measures

Article 55

0 %

 

Animal health and welfare measures

Article 56

0 %

 

Aquaculture stock insurance

Article 57

40 %

 

Preparatory support

Article 63.1.a

0 %

 

Implementation of local development strategies

Article 65

40 %

 

Cooperation activities

Article 66

0 %*

 

Running cost and animation

Article 63.1.d

0 %

 

Production and marketing plans

Article 69

0 %*

 

Storage aid

Article 70

0 %

 

Marketing measures

Article 71

0 %*

 

Processing of fisheries and aquaculture products

Article 72

40 %

 

Compensation regime

Article 73

0 %

 

Control and enforcement

Article 78

0 %

 

Data collection

Article 79

0 %*

 

Technical assistance at the initiative of the Member States

Article 79a

0 %

 

Integrating Maritime Surveillance

Article 79b.1.a

40 %

 

Promotion of the protection of marine environment, and the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources

Article 79b.1.b

40 %


(1)  A weight of 40 % can be assigned to the measures marked with * in the table, in accordance with Article 3(2).


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