There are some modification about Cadses in the new Structural Funds Period (2007-2013). The principal are:
Division of CADSES into Central Europe and South East European Space;
Programming process in CENTRAL & SEES;
New future priority areas and main features;
New Key actors involved in the programming process .
Division of CADSES into Central Europe and South East European Space
In the new Structural Funds Period (2007-2013), the current CADSES transnational cooperation area will be divided into two spaces: the Central Europe Programme (CENTRAL) and the South East European Space (SEES).
The new CENTRAL programme will include eight Member States (Czech Republic, parts of Germany, parts of Italy, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Slovenia and Slovak Republic) and one Partner State (Ukraine).
The proposed eligible area for SEES comprises Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, fYR Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, parts of Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, parts of Turkey, Moldova and parts of Ukraine.
The Managing Authority and the Technical Secretariat for the CENTRAL Programme will be located in Vienna, the Managing Authority and the secretariat for South East Europe in Budapest.
Programming process in CENTRAL & SEES
To prepare the new Operational Programmes, the CADSES Steering Committee has set up Task Forces for each of the future programmes in which each Member State of the programme area is represented. These Task Forces are responsible for the drafting of the new Operational Programmes for Central and SEES. For the elaboration of the documents, the Task Forces are assisted by technical working groups, the drafting teams.
To support the Task Forces and the Drafting Teams in their work, external experts prepare ex-ante evaluations, the Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), SWOT-analyses and indicators. External experts also moderate the process.
The two programmes follow roughly the same time frame. Currently the programming groups are open to public consultation in each Member State. After the national consultations, the Operational Programme will be submitted to the European Commission for approval. The envisaged time frame for submitting the Operational Programmes to the European Commission is the first quarter of 2007.
Future priority areas and main features
Since the programming process is still ongoing, it is not possible to make definite statements about the content of the future programmes. The new Programmes will have a focus on the Lisbon and Gothenburg objectives and the urban dimension.
In general four main priority areas for the next generation of transnational cooperation have been identified, based on EU Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006:
· Sustainable Urban Development
Key actors involved in the programming process
More infomation and documents related to each programme are available on the Central Europe and South East European Space sections of this website.