We support European project leaders in Hauts-de-France

GAC and its partners KEA European Affairs and N-able support actors in Hauts-de-France who apply for European programs in the fields of culture, creative industries, sport, the environment and European territorial cooperation.

Culture, creative industries, sport, the environment and European territorial cooperation in the Hauts de France

The policies supported by the region are varied and evolving, but all focus on a desire to involve citizens, public, private and other actors in the implementation of their priorities. This desire is broken down into the following operational axes.

  • Cultural policy
    The cultural policy of Hauts-de-France revolves around four main axes: creation and creativity, education and professions, the vitality of the territories and interaction with the inhabitants and finally the influence of the region. The culture budget must evolve under the mandate of the president of the region from 70 to 110 million euros. This policy aims in particular to reduce the response times of the administration in order to establish a permanent dialogue between the cultural actors, the territories and the inhabitants.
  • Sports policy
    The 2017 - 2021 regional sports policy focuses on two areas: elite sport and sport for all. It is based on four major ambitions: excellence, emergence, employment and the evolution of sport and its practices. Thus, Hauts-de-France aims in particular to position itself as an attractive base ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. In addition, the region also wants to develop access to sporting practice for local residents through the creation of a dense network of facilities.
  • Environmental policy
    The SRADDET, Schéma régional d'aménagement, de développement durable et d'égalité des territoires, of the Hauts-de-France region defines the region's 5 priority themes: climate, air, energy, transport infrastructure and intermodality, biodiversity, waste and digital. The aim of these priority themes is to create a balanced region, taking into account its specific features, future developments and transitions. Actions aimed at preserving the local environment within an ecological continuum are also defined.

European programs in Hauts-de-France

These political axes are as many fertile grounds for the actors of territorial cooperation, sport, culture and the environment in the Hauts-de-France region, who have a high potential, today encouraged and supported by the region. .

In this context, it is essential for the Hauts-de-France Region and its ecosystem to position itself on the calls for projects launched by the European Commission within the framework of European programs such as ERASMUS +, Progress, LIFE, Creative Europe, Action Innovatrice Urban among others, as well as their future evolutions. These programs and their variations are key instruments for increasing the competitiveness of the territory and maximizing initiatives in the territory. The Hauts-de-France Region is the only Region in Europe to be the Managing Authority for 3 European territorial cooperation programs on the 3 strands of cooperation globalizing the management of more than 1 billion euros of ERDF for 2014-2020 and involved in a fourth.

  • INTERREG 2 Seas cross-border program
  • INTERREG North West Europe transnational program
  • INTERREG Europe interregional program
  • INTERREG France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen cross-border program

The FRAPPE regional program

The HIT (Regional Aid Fund for European Project Developers) provides project leaders who are leaders of European consortiums, or responsible for certain tasks, days of consulting to support them in writing their application for European calls for projects .

Cross-border, interregional, and transnational cooperation, or access to sectoral programs require know-how in terms of setting up projects, the Region has therefore taken the initiative of a Regional Fund to Support European Project Developers.

This regional fund allows the use of experts in setting up European projects.

It is aimed primarily at structures with little or no experience in the field of European projects, sub-departmental local authorities, public and semi-public bodies, associations, SMEs - SMIs and their groups of companies, consular or union chambers.

The inno TSD, KEA European Affairs and N-able consortium

Inno TSD consulting companies, KEA European Affairs and N-able have joined forces within the framework of the FRAPPE program in order to allow more actors in the Hauts-de-France region to benefit from European funding opportunities in these areas.

The teams of these companies put their respective know-how at the service of project leaders in the Region over the period November 2018 - November 2020, and thus:

  • Expertise in emergence, ideation, setting up, support and project support at European level
  • 30 years of experience in economic development, European territorial cooperation, as well as specializations in the sport, culture and environment sectors in line with the priorities of the region
  • Excellent knowledge of EU programs, initiatives, actors and perspectives and strong links with relevant European actor networks
  • Recognized know-how in supporting SMEs, universities, associations, clusters and communities in defining a project shared by local stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the ecosystems of actors in Hauts-de-France (thematic and transversal) and their environments at the scale of European macro-regions
  • An innovative strategy for mobilizing regional actors (experienced or “first-time buyers”) based on territorial marketing as well as a real capacity to lead working groups and involve territorial actors and their European peers

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