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Projects and Instruments Area


Area Director Michele Maria D'Ercole

The Area is composed of seven Offices (director level). The list below itemises each Office and its main distinctive competences within the Projects and Instruments Area.

Office 1 – Sustainable development and smart growth

Interim Director Giorgio Martini

Mansioni

– Analyse Regional Policy strategy documents, in coordination with the other Offices of the Agency, focusing on Thematic Objectives 1, 2, 3 of the Partnership Agreement implementing Cohesion Policy 2014-2020;

– Coordinate National Smart Specialisation Strategy implementation within the Office’s remit, and endorse convergence with Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies’ specificities;

– Promote, as to Thematic Objectives falling within the Office’s remit, the integration of highly strategical and sustainable development programmes/projects within European and international value chains;

– Collaborate with relevant Offices in the Programmes and Procedures Area on reprogramming and monitoring of national, regional and interregional programmes, including ad-hoc support to territorial task forces;

– Provide technical support to project-designing activities, including at system level, i.e. supply chain, cross-sector, and territorial level (interregional, national, international);

– Ensure structured collection and implementation of studies, analysis, and research to back national and local administrations; Support institutional and negotiation liaising with the European Commission and institutional and socio-economic partners during programmes implementation;

– Analyse and assess national, interregional, and regional programmes and special projects, and formulate proposals for improved programming and management of interventions.

Office 2 – Infrastructure and Environment

Director Enrica Maria Martino

Mansioni

– Analyse Regional Policy strategy documents, in collaboration with the other Offices of the Agency, focusing on Thematic Objectives 4, 5, 6, 7 of the Partnership Agreement implementing Cohesion Policy 2014-2020;

– Coordinate, within the Office’s remit, Partnership Agreement implementation and foster its dissemination across territories;

Promote, as to Thematic Objectives falling within the Office’s remit, the integration of highly strategical and sustainable development programmes/projects within European and international value chains;

Collaboration with relevant Offices in the Programmes and Procedures Area on reprogramming and monitoring of national, regional and interregional programmes, including ad-hoc support to territorial task forces;

– Provide technical support to project-designing activities, including at system level, i.e. supply chain, cross-sector, and territorial level (interregional, national, international);

– Ensure structured collection and implementation of studies, analysis, and research to back national and local administrations;

– Support institutional and negotiation liaising with the European Commission and institutional and socio-economic partners during programmes implementation;

– Analyse and assess national, interregional, and regional programmes and special projects, and formulate proposals for improved programming and management of interventions.

Office 3 – Labour, Education and Social Inclusion

Director VACANT

Mansioni

– Analyse Regional Policy strategy documents, in collaboration with the other Offices of the Agency, focusing on Thematic Objectives 8, 9, 10 of the Partnership Agreement implementing Cohesion Policy 2014-2020;

– Coordinate, within the Office’s remit, Partnership Agreement implementation and foster dissemination across territories;

Promote, as to Thematic Objectives falling within the Office’s remit, the integration of highly strategical and sustainable development programmes/projects within European and international value chains;

Collaborate with relevant Offices in the Programmes and Procedures Area on reprogramming and monitoring of national, regional and interregional programmes, including ad-hoc support to territorial task forces;

– Provide technical support to project-designing activities, including at system level, i.e. supply chain, cross-sector, and territorial level (interregional, national, international);

– Ensure structured collection and implementation of studies, analysis, and research to back national and local administrations; support institutional and negotiation liaising with the European Commission and institutional and socio-economic partners during programmes implementation;

– Analyse and assess national, interregional, and regional programmes and special projects, and formulate proposals for improved programming and management of interventions.

Office 4 – Legislation, State Aid and Public Procurement

Director VACANT

Mansioni

– Monitor and analyse EU, national and regional rules on Cohesion Policy, focusing on State Aid, services of general economic interest, public procurement and concessions;

– Comply with procedural responsibilities in the field of State Aid, pursuant to EU legislation, including notifications as per Article 108(3) TFEU and exempted aid notifications;

– Promote and analyse regulatory aspects of Cohesion Policy, with focus on State Aid, services of general economic interest, public contracts and concessions, and their transposition into national law; discuss such aspects with other competent EU and national institutions, and provide technical and legal support to the Agency, and to central, regional and local authorities, and public bodies, including ad-hoc support to territorial task forces;

– Manage national, EU and international litigations by supporting the State Attorney’s Office (Italy’s Avvocatura dello Stato) through necessary investigative acts and any judicial and extra-judicial settlements in the field of Cohesion Policy;

– Deal with parliamentary questions on Cohesion Policy;

– Prepare preliminary investigations for executing decisions pursuant to Articles 3 and 6(6) of Legislative Decree No. 88/2011.

Office 5 – Statistical Office, Innovative Instruments, Financial Engineering

Director VACANT

Mansioni

– Liaise with the National Statistical System (SISTAN) and Quality Circles; support the updating of the National Statistical Programme (PSN) by the NUVEC CPT System;

– Promote and implement collection, processing, dissemination and archiving of statistical data on the Agency, also within the National Statistical Programme;

– Analyse and communicate socio-economic development prospects of territories, including within reprogramming processes;

– Support implementation and use of financial engineering instruments, ensuring close liaising and coordination with the relevant offices of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank;

– Perform studies, analysis, research and definition of guidelines and guidance acts within the Office’s remit, in coordination with the other Offices of the Agency, with focus on innovative instruments, including for territorial and local development, financial or financial engineering instruments and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the framework of public investment policies;

– Support Agency’s relevant Offices for reprogramming and monitoring of national, regional and interregional programmes, within their respective remits, including ad-hoc support to territorial task forces;

– Support project-designing and implementation of interventions within the Agency’s remit.

Office 6 – Co-financed Territorial Cooperation Operational Programmes, international affairs, and bilateral cooperation

Director Paolo Galletta

Mansioni

– Support the implementation of European macro-regional and sea basin strategies on reprogramming, monitoring and coordination for closure of cross-border, transnational and inter-regional Operational Programmes co-financed by Structural Funds;

– Coordinate Italy’s participation in territorial cooperation programmes co-financed by Structural Funds, and Agency’s functions on European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC);

– Promote, implement and monitor, within the Office’s remit, bilateral cooperation projects under the EU Neighbourhood and Pre-Accession Policy, and projects for technical assistance to public administrations within EU Partner Countries;

– Manage bilateral agreements for transfer and administrative exchange of experiences and staffs with international multilateral administrations, bodies, banks and related institutions, and EU Partner Countries;

– Institutional reporting and liaising with the OECD and other international bodies on territorial development policies, in collaboration with the Cohesion Policy Department;

– Analyse territorial economic trends and regional policies at EU and international level, to support the Cohesion Policy Department in preparing and negotiating Italy’s positions to relevant international bodies.

Office 7 – Pilot programmes and projects

Director Carla Cosentino

Mansioni

– Coordinate activities aimed at drawing upon and promoting possible synergies with other development instruments, programmes and projects not directly linked to EU Cohesion Policy; i.e. thematic funds, and funds for relaunch of economic growth and investment;

– Support appraisal and coordination of actions and projects within the National Strategy for “Inner Areas”;

– Promote and implement pilot projects and programmes for development;

– Promote public-private networks and competence centres (also private) to identify and exchange good practices aimed at innovative projects for territories redevelopment, public administrations capacity building, and citizens’ well-being.