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KAKO NAJBOLJE ISKORISTITI EU FONDOVE PRIMJER PORTUGALA Zagreb, Hrvatska - 7 travnja 2014 Tiago Gali Macedo Magellan – Association for the Representation of Interests. magellan | European Affairs Consultancy

THE ACCESSION IMPACT IN PORTUGAL Zagreb, Croatia - 7 April 2014

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Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund

“In order to promote its overall harmonious development, the Union shall develop and pursue its actions leading to the strengthening of its economic, social and territorial cohesion. In particular, the Union shall aim at reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favored regions.” – Article 174 on economic, social and territorial cohesion of the Lisbon Treaty magellan | European Affairs Consultancy

The total investment volume associated with the structural funds and cohesion scheduled to Portugal for the period 1989 -2013 is higher than the annual gross domestic product.

• 1st Community Support Framework 1989-1993– 13.3 billion; • 2nd Community Support Framework 1994-1999 – 25.4 billion; • 3rd Community Support Framework 2000-2006 – 30.5 billion; • The National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013 – 26.8 billion • 5th Community Support Framework 2014-2020 – 25 Billion

Total of structural and cohesion funds - € 121 billion magellan | European Affairs Consultancy

Overview: GDP per capita on a purchasing power parity basis rose from 51% of the EU average in 1985 to 78% in early 2002. Between 1985 and 2010, the proportion of the working age population who completed secondary or higher education has almost doubled, life expectancy, rose 5 years at birth and 3 at 65 years of age and rate of infant mortality, dropped from 15 to 3 deaths per thousand live births between 1986 and 2010. magellan | European Affairs Consultancy

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Other opportunities in the European Union:

HOW? Public Procurement


Financial Instruments

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Financial Instruments The European Union provides guarantees, loans and equity capital to intermediaries who, in turn, lend money to SMEs and finance their equity capital. These intermediaries are banks, credit institutions or investment funds.

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Public Procurement The European Commission celebrates public contracts to purchase goods and services. Each year the Commission awards approximately 9,000 contracts. Annually, the value of goods and services contracted by the Commission was EUR 2.86 million, and of these 81% were allocated to services, 7% to works, and 12% to supply contracts. magellan | European Affairs Consultancy

Grants The European Commission makes direct financial contributions in the form of grants to support projects or organizations that promote the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of a policy or program of the EU.

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Some priority areas are: Entreprises and Industry COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn.

Research & Innovation Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.

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Consortia: Interested parties can apply by responding to invitations to tender, frequently through the establishment of European consortia. This is a great opportunity for cooperation between Croatian and Portuguese enterprises.

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The representation of interests in Brussels: Roughly 80% of the decisions with impact in enterprises are made in Brussels. There are an estimated 20 000 active lobbyists in Brussels.

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MAGELLAN Magellan is an association for the representation of interests. With offices in Brussels, Lisbon and Porto, Magellan has a sound knowledge in European affairs, namely on applications for funding and grants within the European Union. Your Europe, Your Opportunity! magellan | European Affairs Consultancy

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