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Integrated Development Plan of the City of Ostrava - ROP NUTS II Moravia - Silesia

by prokopovair last modified Jun 28, 2012 01:39
The Integrated Development Plan of the City of Ostrava is a key policy document enabling the City to achieve its full development potential by accessing structural funding with an emphasis on synergy of interventions by relevant operational programmes and the strategic concentration of resources. An Integrated Development Plan (IDP) such as Ostrava’s consists of a set of mutually coordinated and interconnected activities implemented within a particular territory or as part of a themed approach in towns and cities.

The Statutory City of Ostrava is issuing CALLS for project submissions for Integrated Development Plans of the City of Ostrava (IDP) which are financed by the EU with funding channelled through the Regional Operational Programme Moravia-Silesia (ROP).

Appeal for the IDP Ostrava - Magnet for the region (czech version)

Appeal for the IDP Ostrava - Pol of development (czech version)

These calls include precise specifications of the conditions which must be met by individual projects in order to access funding from the Regional Operational Programme Moravia-Silesia (ROP) as part of the Integrated Development Plans.

The calls are continual – which means that it will be possible to submit projects at any time up to the end of the programming period (2013) or until all available funding has been accessed.

The IDP Executive Committee meets quarterly and assesses the submitted projects according to set criteria. On the basis of this assessment the Committee recommends that projects be approved or rejected by the City organs (City Council and City Assembly). After approval by the City Assembly projects are submitted to the Office of the Regional Council which takes the definitive decision on the award or non-award of the subsidy.

The Integrated Development Plan of the City of Ostrava is a key policy document enabling the City to achieve its full development potential by accessing structural funding with an emphasis on synergy of interventions by relevant operational programmes and the strategic concentration of resources. An Integrated Development Plan (IDP) such as Ostrava’s consists of a set of mutually coordinated and interconnected activities implemented within a particular territory or as part of a themed approach in towns and cities.

An Integrated Development Plan is implemented through various individual projects, which
·        aim to achieve common goal(s) of the Region, the City, municipalities or locations
·        can be supported via one or more operational programmes
An Integrated Development Plan involves two main approaches:
·        the zonal approach – the IDP focuses on a specific and defined area of the city, either an area with high
growth potential or a deprived area
·        the thematic approach – this type of plan deals with one selected theme or group of issues across the
entire area of the city
The Integrated Development Plan of the City of Ostrava is a programme document based on the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) Moravia-Silesia, priority axis 3 – Development of Towns and Cities, Measure 3.1 – Regional Development Poles. Integrated development plans are produced by all Czech cities and towns with a population of over 50,000, plus the town of Mladá Boleslav. In the Moravian-Silesian Region – which covers the territory of the NUTS II Moravia-Silesia region, a total of 5 cities and towns have their own integrated development plans: Ostrava, Havířov, Karviná, Frýdek-Místek and Opava. As part of Measure 3.1, these five urban centres have been allocated funding of approx. CZK 3 billion.

The advantage of an Integrated Development Plan is that, although such plans are based mainly around the use of ROP funding, it is also possible to incorporate funding from another type of operational programme – Thematic Operational Programmes (TOPs). In such cases, TOP projects incorporated into Integrated Development Plans have a better chance of succeeding amid strong competition, as they already have extra funding attached to them. More informations about bonuses you can find here (Project proposal form).

 

List of project with pretension to bonus in other TOPs (Czech version).

Basic conditions of the Integrated Development Plan

    1.    The IDP must be created by the City, which is responsible for its implementation

    2.    The IDP must be based on the City’s strategic and development documents

    3.    In all phases of preparation, planning and implementation of the IDP the City must respect the principles of partnership and public involvement

    4.    The IDP must represent an integrated solution bringing synergic effects

    5.   The IDP must comply with the content and structure required by methodological directives, including compulsory supporting documentation and complying with the requirements for the preparation and planning of the IDP

    6.    The defined area for the IDP must meet the criteria specified in methodological directives

    7.    In the case of an IDP submitted as part of a ROP, the minimum amount of ROP funding contributed towards the IDP is EUR 10 million

The Statutory City of Ostrava has prepared two Integrated Development Plans (IDPs):

1. Ostrava – Magnet for the Region , which focuses on Ostrava as a territory with high growth potential. The plan covers the city centre and surrounding areas, which after implementation of the IDP are set to become an attractive centre for the third largest city in the Czech Republic, hosting events of national and international importance.
2. Ostrava – Pole of Development, which focuses on two closely connected issues. The main issue is Economic Development; the related issue is Transport Accessibility and Mobility. Implementation of this IDP will bring an improvement in the education and qualification structure of the city’s population, developments in research and innovation, and more effective solutions to the city’s transportation needs.

Contact:

City of Ostrava - Ostrava City Authority
Economic Development Division
Prokešovo náměstí 8
729 30 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 599 443 382, +420 599 443 344
Fax: +420 599 442 040

For more information on the Integrated Development Plans, see the website of the Regional Council of the Cohesion Region MS .