The Government Recommends A Set Of Measures Of Reprogramming, Redirecting And Reengineering Of The Nsrf

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo um conjunto de medidas de Reprogramação, Redireccionamento e Reengenharia do QREN

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DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ N. º 63/XI/1. ª â € œ Recommends to the Government a DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ 1 con is ƒ N. º 63/XI/1. ª â € œ Recommends to the Government a set of Reprogramaà measures, Re-routing and re-engineering QREN⠝ € ‡ ƒ is the MOTIVATION becomes practically unnecessary or redundant to refer to the central importance that the NSRF should take While veà of the promotion of competitiveness, regional development, but also of is social cohesiveness is Mule and territorial. The national economy has presented a troubling evolution, something that goes far beyond the international crisis, once since the year 2001 the rates of evolution of GDP were always less than 2%, not projecting, so little time ... until 2011 such behavior will be reversed. Growth rates of this kind impossible any type of convergà of Portugal face is the European Union, and the significant decline of the alarming unemployment figures, never seen previously in Portugal. Are retreating to ³ 1910 to 1920, with a world war to occur in simultaneous with the eventful deployment of the Republic, if you can find in our ria ³ ³ mica economic history a decade with bad performance to the level of progress. For your time, the objectives of social and territorial cohesiveness are also far from being achieved, watching to a growing aggravation of existing inequalities, unemployment rates in excess of 10%, the furniture not scimos © heater power of poverty and regional imbalances. ³ less worrying phenomenon of cutoff desertificaÃ, there is a poor redistribuià of wealth, while a ineficà is CLA and insuficià taken of the mechanisms that are supposed to help build a more just, cohesive Paà s and showing solidarity. Being these issues µ s central evolution of Paà s, all Poland public policies, including the design and management of the NSRF, by Community funds rivers volumes involved, through its various operational programmes, should be directed to ensure that if it had come to this kind of situation, is the similarity of what happened with other Nations µ s in 2 way designed and are taking advantage of the resources provided in the context of perà odo of financial programming 2007-2013 concerning. Unfortunately, such has been the case in Portugal, as we will see below in greater detail, to enunciate different areas of improvement associated with is designing and management of the NSRF, where matter do µ s urgent changes and credit practices, advanced in the last section.

“ DIAGNOSTICS SEGMENT of the ‡ SITUATION is ƒ the following are the main elements of analysis identifying obvious gaps in the way the NSRF is designed and has been implemented: Indefinià of Clear development strategy of Portugal inherent in the NSRF the NSRF, both for your those as at your fingertips , should be aligned with an objective and clear vision of the future they intended that Portugal will reach. Happens however that such kind of view is not whether it is associated with, as was evidenced by the reports issued in 2006 and 2007 by the Economic and Social Council ³, having as rapporteur Dr Adriano Pimpà (serving independent nature of this entity is and quality of their opinions on this matter, they will do frequent reference, designating them simply as the ESC's opinions), I quote: â € œ to those of the NSRF raises a hope on presentation of a new development strategy. This was, however, cheated by the relative timidity in deepening the progress diagnosis and consequent ³ therapeutic presented. The historical causes of the structural weaknesses of the rich ³ economy are not sufficiently identified in this exercà of the NSRF, particularly when trying to analyze the process of divergences of Portugal with the European Union. â €  Moreover, the paths set out, albeit vague, have been defined with a â € œ dà © fice of participation of the partners and society in General in the preparation of a document with the female ambition and the importance with which it is presented, â €  when, as is well known, â € œ future planning is, above all, a process understood so systemic in that the mica © final product â € “ in this case, the NSRF â € “ will be harmed by the tenth fice of participation oâ € . This kind of approaches must be worth the result, but also by the global mobilization of wills and 3 consensus that are able to generate, and that here was clearly to build. Rhythms of running Alarmingly Low according to the official data available in the category (see figure), it is embarrassing to see that the rates of executing the NSRF are greatly reduced and lower than the equivalent, in terms of the entire duration of Perà odos of Financial programming relating to the development of the CSF III (2000-2006 versus 2007-2013), something that is unanimously recognized and was recently recalled by the own ³ prio President of AICEP , Dr Bashan lio Horta, in saying that â € œ the NSRF has had an application not satisfying ³ €  which, and that € œ the degree of percentage of applications is very water contains the possibilities. â €  this means that the Community funds rivers associated with the NSRF does not have actually been injected into the economy and society , this at a time when most needed and priority required than ever. In addition to this circumstances of a strong risk, case has not place a tipping fast rhythms of execution, which relates to the event, already at the end of the year of 2010, Portugal will have to return funds community rivers is European Commission for failure to comply with the rule of guillotine â € œ n + 3 €  in spite of your suavizaÃ, face à ⠀ œ rule no previous + 2â € , prevailing at the CSF III. In the opinion of the Court of Auditors on the General Government account of 2008, alert to this same aspect, to say that â œ € low levels of not executing in the operational programmes of the financial framework of strategic reference page µ in National at risk the fulfilment of the targets already in 2010â € , given that the regulatory community â € œ provides the annulment of part of the authorization The budget amental community does not used until 31 December of the third year following the year of your approval oâ € . Includes therefore a recommendation by which the Court œ € â reiterates the recommendation formulated in the earlier opinion to provide the speeding up of executing all financial operational programmes of the reference Framework strategic National in order to prevent loss of funds that may result from the effects of the rule n + 3 â œ €  and € in order to do not establish new losses in the future, recommends that if demand for timely preparation, material and financial plan, a set of projects in such a way that, in several operational programmes can be used all the funds made available by the European Commission. â € 4  1.5% 11.8% 24.9% 39.6% 51.9% 64.2% 75.7% 84.8% 1.90% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Dec-99 Jun-00 Dec-00 Jun-01 10-01 Jun-02 Dec-02 Jun-03 10-03 Jun-04 10-04 Jun-05 10-05 Jun-06 10-06 Jun-07 10-07 CSF III NSRF Jan 07 10-07 10-08-Jun-09 10-09 4.6% 6.6% rates showdown executing long Homolog ³ (NSRF versus CSF III) Set-09 Jan-00 To download free value average run rate (6.6% at the end of September 2009), we must add also, I'm the reinforcement concerns µ s mentioned above the existence of several operational programmes with rates of execution (also September 2009) less than 3%, as happens with the POVT, Cohesiveness, operational programmes of the North, Central and Alentejo. This situation, in terms of deviations in relation to the annual financial planning of the NSRF, translates into near 7000 million euro funds µ s community who were to apply in Portugal over the domain of the 2007 © triangle 2009, unlike that provided for and agreed with the European Commission.

Insufficient in the economy and bet your Resilià of the total ERDF funds available in the available in the scope of QREN ¢, only 30% are directed to the investigation, Technological Development ³ art, innovation and Entrepreneurship, and even less, i.e. 0.3%, to increase the capacity of Adaptation of Workers, Enterprises and entrepreneurs, something that in the present context are ³ ³ cio-economic mico should be taken as absolute priority. For your time, support directed to innovation lack several improvements. Recent results of study carried out for the European Commission shows that in Portugal 5 most companies are dissatisfied with public measures of support to innovation, pointing out flaws to the vel â € œ running nciaâ € efficiency and , and stating that â € œ support programmes does not correspond to your expectativasâ € . Respondents criticise the delay still associated to the taken decision, for projects whose implementation loses all chance if not carried out in such a way cell lere, suggesting why the creation of green Pathways analysis and decision for this type of projects. A recent analysis conducted at European level, not the State of implementation of the Lisbon strategy, also be required, in the case of Portugal, strengthening mechanisms for valuation and monitoring of results, as well as networking between actors enablers of innovation.

Insufficient approach for SMEs though belatedly, the Government appears to have recognized that the PSD and other parties were coming there is plenty of time defending: it is decisive and central role of almost 300000 existing SMES in Portugal in building economic development ³, creation and maintenance of jobs. Unfortunately, the design of the NSRF didn't have this aspect into account, as explained in the opinions of the CES, where refers to the NSRF is Ã, â € œ default of a Poland of promotion of small and medium enterprises, even the technological base ³, which have been the engine of innovation in the economy portuguesaâ € . Another recent study, which brought together more than 3000 responses for SMES (1% of the universe), shows that in more than 75% of the cases the managers of SMEs be handgun in the way the NSRF was designed and is being managed. As misfit the needs and most respondents says even that is â œ € completely dissatisfied with several aspects of the Community aid rivers at PMEâ € . The join is low rate of execution, already evident, we also have greatly reduced the allocation of resources that is aimed at SMEs. The indication taken by NSRF to 60% of the values assign of the companies satisfy the SMES, is clearly insufficient. Matter, that establish a sufficiently ambitious objective to the vel of 6 percentage of total Community funds values of NSRF, located at 21400 µ s Euro millions that should necessarily correspond to projects containing with SMES while prosecutors and several of these direct benefit funds. If necessary, redirecting funds to major projects, investments and PIN, with particular attention to the opinions of the CES, aiming to be a â œ € insufficient justificaà of afectaà of high capabilities amount to major infra-estruturasâ projects € , for others of lesser dimension, greater proximity and is the Mule activity reinforcement of SMEs. Additionally, even in higher dimension, one of the criteria of valuation of the rite method of applications, and monitoring the subsequent execution, should match the business volume ³ cios who will generate among SMES. Finally, it is important to strengthen the possibility of a framework of applications submitted by SMEs is not limited exclusively to the themes of the IDI, framing, among others, also the following domestic domains, with priority strengthened in view of the current economic context and social ³: modernization of your operation and improve the quality of management; gains in energy efficiency policy; participation in European projects; construction of prototype ³ types and experiences of implementation of µ s solution is a pilot scale; support to export; development of new products or services; creation of jobs. In this context, certain limitation of µ s should also be removed, for example when it requires a SMES to engage in new employees, to the detriment of reafectaà of internal human resources, while requirement for the approval of certain applications. Urge also consider creating the simplified routes, purposeful and unbureaucratic, in particular regarding is presentation of small dimension projects by SMES, through wool ³ gicas geared to their actual needs. As was recently recognized by the own ³ prio President of AICEP, Dr Bashan lio, the NSRF is not done as the companies have excessive bureaucracy and a low utilization.

Excessive Length 7 decision deadlines associated with is approval of nominations are generally above the objectives undertaken in the respective operational programmes (see figure), something that is not ³ succeeds with the regional operational programmes of Madeira and Lisbon. In particular, it is important to watch the high average time of response on the part of the POVT (157 days), and the OPHP (105 days, face a target of 60 days).

These delays there is still further the way requests for complaint or reapreciaà of projects are treated. There are no deadlines set to process these requests, that creep sometimes more than a year without reply, with the aggravation of any doubt raised, regardless of your nature or value, as for the eligibility of expenditure, can be considered as a factor preventing the signing of contracts, thus making the numerous cio of executing the corresponding project until there is a response in view of the request of the reapreciaà presented.

As regards is executing itself of the approved projects are several operational programmes where there are delays enjoy in lifetime achievement of the corresponding 8 payment transfers. It is worth mentioning, this proposed ³ sito, who own ³ prio Program Manager Northern Operating recognized recently, stating that â € œ run rate is modest, because the circuit Community funds rivers is too complex and too slow for my taste. â €  Reduced Selectivity selectivity has been taken as one of its main flags regard is approval of projects submitted to the NSRF, have been experiencing a progressive abandonment of this princÃ. There is, conversely, a reduction of Board of mà © Rite considered to be essential is approval of applications, to the point, until the end of September 2009, they ended up being adopted more than 75% of the applications submitted and accepted the competition.

Excessive bureaucracy contrary to subsequent guidance issued by both the µ, the European Commission and the European Court of Auditors, the NSRF presents a tramitaà and requirement unnecessarily complex live bureaucratic administrative practices and absorbing features. Imposing requirements for documentary evidence that will almost always beyond the stipulated in European regulations management of Community funds. To begin immediately the existence of close to a hundred different regulations, make it even more complex something that is broken should be simplified, in particular by reducing the number of operational programmes of the NSRF face to what existed in the entire duration of the CSF III. As far is simplicity, of little good is however less operational programmes when these then unfold in a complex network of Axes, measures, programmes, Notices of invitation to tender and graphics Especà Regulations. Frequently requested elements to promoters of nominations that are not of getting trivial, in particular in the case of SMES, and sometimes in need of repetition of posting redundant information, and which is supposed to have is the knowledge of own ³ State itself. 9 Also when it comes to monitoring the execution of the projects, the perspective adopted is almost exclusively live bureaucratic and administrative practice (requiring, for example, a fundamentaà of the exhaustive and detailed account of indirect costs), rather than an objective valuation of the results actually achieved results in terms of strengthening the cohesiveness or competitiveness. As if all this is not enough, are often imposed changes µ s rules and µ s condition in the middle of the game, IE, when there are already open contests or projects in phase of implementation is ³ a symbolic example of the above lico, Integrator of various aspects, is the recent change, announced on the website of the POVT , the stamp of co-financing, which requires all benefit are already in existence to find a new stamp, different from the initially appointed ( Another note, which does not cease to be significant, concerns the circumstances of the own ³ support guides themselves filling out forms, presented on the Internet have an extension next ³ next of 50 pages. Also in this respect the opinions of the CES are vocos, inequà € the simplificaà œ â defend the analysis procedures of eligibility and certification of expenditure (the Simplex is justified also in the NSRF), recommending that accentuate more wool ³ gica the valuation of results, than check documentalâ € .

Quality of µ s Decision how the appreciation and approval of nominations are conducted is diverse and important gaps, for which the opinions of the CES has already warned, to refer to be â œ € selectivity is achieved nuclear based on rigorous criteria and objectivosâ € : ï ‚ · Under the mask of a so-called objective valuation of mà © rite, are common notices of invitation to tender with a criteria grid, subcrità © sub-subcrità © rivers and rivers of valoraà that, besides in some cases are questionable in nature, they create 10 grids and procedures of analysis so complex that Despite the illusion of an apparent accuracy, does not lead to a capable or effective parsing of the intrà Rite nseco method of the projects submitted; ï ‚ · à € s µ s evaluation of mà © rite, conducted in particular by external experts, are then added for additional µ valoraÃ, with criteria is not always clear from the internal structures of the management of operational programmes, or of ndole Poland, resulting in a mixture of µ s appreciation of where the objective valuation of mà © Rite turns out to be the diluÃ; ï ‚ · There is a clear interference and overlap, the part of the Government, as for approval or not approval of certain applications, regardless of your technical Rite method. Here include, among others, the µ s ³ mandatory reporting of opinions on the part of certain Ministry rivers, which should feed several applications, creating a mechanism of € veto gavetaâ œ â € , sometimes conducted through a simple default, when the admissibility of certain applications is hampered by denial of timely reporting of such opinions. To another does not, the Government has reserved the right to decide on, for example, what are the applications of local authorities that may or may not be exempted for the purposes of contribution possible to their not available wool net of indebtedness; ï ‚ · In just as the nature of the applications requires a higher qualification technique who appreciates, to the of your method, it has been found that subsists on several measures a lack of jurisdiction is especÃ, of ndole purely administrative, not by technicians that see facing appreciation of applications in multiple business sectors with diverse nature and sometimes relatively elaborate. For all your dedicaà and commitment, cannot in these circumstances to issue a correct appreciation or fundamentaà of the rite method of the projects submitted and their eligibilities of expenditure; ï ‚ · In addition, instead of mere work of staff, suggests that the evaluators take contact on the ground with the respective promoters, opening the possibility of also these make an oral presentation of their motivation µ s, 11 including the services of additional relevant clarifications in this way; ï ‚ · The rite of promoting entities should be more and more an important part and parcel of the global valuation of the rite method of applications submitted to the contest.

Computer systems ticos Being welcome the gradual evolution to computer systems ticos submissà and appreciation of applications, as well as monitoring of the execution of the projects, there is to point out the following to this deficiency not: ï ‚ · The different operational programmes have adopted computer platforms differentiated policies and without an integration automated, project promoters, and makes a consolidated management in real time the NSRF; ï ‚ · Several of the devices computers ticos are ³ were available and fully developed already with their operational programmes in execution, creating various types of difficulties, inconsistencies, and even a few µ s funny situation when your gradual entry into operation; ï ‚ · Computer platforms support policies presentation of candidatures are little user-oriented, require redundant postings of information, and render the import/export data between automatic and µ s application computer practices in common use, which creates the need for constant manual data transfers with the unnecessary waste of resources and the occurrence of errors that would be unnecessary at all. Prevent the possibility of fusion of contributions from various people working for a same project, costumes increasingly common, even in the context of SMES. This type of limitation of µ s should also be exceeded with regard to µ s application used for monitoring of approved projects.

Imposià of WOOL gicas ³ Reducing Territorial to the vel of Supramunicipalidade while doing exhausting the possibilities of contratualizaà of project management in a single territorial pattern of supramunicipalidade, based on NUTS III logic ³ wool, the NSRF dynamic desaproveitou existing already, with another type of geogrà configuration, at the same time that artificially force 12 or the creation of other even from the point of view static live bureaucratic and administrative purposes only. Such option resulted not only in significant losses of potential collaboration effective supramunicipal, on delays in implementing your practice, tip and administrative jurÃ. This proposed ³ sito, the opinions of the CES suggested and the criteria of collaboration is geogrà should be guided more by œ € â factors of territorial homogeneity or type of institution µ s, than by artificiality estatà users (case of NUTS III to the Association of pious City µ).  € Princà pio's Alienation of subsidiarity the subsidiarity princà pio , central in the whole array of European Union as well as in nese their gà © Poland and regional development instruments in the NSRF, more than in any other CSF, there is a clear attempt at designing and centralized management. Since then, are being allocated ³ 34% of the total Community funds available in the rivers available to Base Regional operational programmes, including µ s regions of Portugal in order to ConvergÃ, according to the criteria adopted by the European Commission. Additionally, there is a real differentiation between the content of several regional operational programmes, nor so little regional operational programmes directed to the formation of Human Capital, supported in European Social Fund (other made for action ores and wood). Also here the opinions the ESC immediately alerted to â € œ vacuum of competence of regional programmes substances, in particular is the management of the ESF, and the timidity of the development of contratualizaà models with µ s membership of city and empresariaisâ €  principles, these being â œ € preocupantesâ €  signs. Finally, the NSRF points to a distribution of responsibilities of the decision, which formally or informally, translate, as never turns, a previously centralizaà and intervention of the Government and its representatives in all decision making processes, including those of the managers of all unilateral operational programmes (even the Regional Base) as well as the inclusion of representatives of the Government in all 13 ³ decision structures. Even in cases where there is no place to contratualizaà mechanisms (using organisms © dios), instead there is a true delegation of responsibilities and competence, the management structures of the operational programmes not limited to supervise and audit the management mechanisms, monitoring and control of managing bodies of contratualizados programs, they do, so redundant, a second analysis of the respective projects, with all kind of heater power © scimos of tardiness and dispersà how about resources. Again here the opinions of CES denounce the existence of a centralized model œ € design, organization and management of Operating Programs. â €  are also known as strong credit policies, authorities and their representatives concerning how the NSRF was designed and is being implemented, something that has been repeatedly pointed out in particular in the course of the 18° Congress of the National Association of Portuguese City tweets , recently held.

Alienation of the pio Regional Development Princà and the NSRF intended essentially to promote the development of µ s NUT region II of Portugal in order to convergÃ, is the European criteria, how the NSRF is designed and has been managed subverts in good measure this same logic ³ wool. In addition to the aspects already mentioned previously, there is an attempt to find various types of subterfà º watches in order to redirect to the Lisbon region features that should be applied predominantly in the µ s North Central region, in the Alentejo and steel ores. This has been and will continue to succeed, in particular through the way they are managed funds directed to the support to science, research and development, the development of competitiveness and ³ los PAGE technology, or through the way close to 170 million Euros of funds µ s community rivers were already allocated is the region of Lisbon through single-engine € œ â spill-€ over⠝. Under the pretext of there projects developed in Lisbon that have positive diffusers, which effects the contribuirà supposedly for the development of the regions most disadvantaged Paà µ s (which however is decided unilaterally, without the respective µ s region have even had a chance to confirm the interest referred to projects has 14 us), â € œ €  overâ spill may be troubling contours. It is a mechanism that goes against the wool ³ gicas of regional development embraced by the European Union, is justified as a result of the NSRF light that Portugal â € œ be one of the few Member States where the phenomenon under capitalidade ³ are especially significativosâ € . Does not cease to be something contradità ³ River and paradoxical that this recognition be used as argumentative basis to justify an increased afectaà of Community funds is rivers region of Lisbon, in different projects and focusing on the installation of most services of technical assistance of the NSRF, financed through the mechanism of â € œ €  overâ spill. It must be stressed that this princà pio, by itself ³ numerous said and questionable, seeks to justify strictly the application of Community funds in Lisbon when they allegedly have â € œ effects that diffuse the remaining esâ µ €  region, being â € œ considered to be very relevant to the development of µ s objective region Convergà nciaâ €  th. The award itself defines the NSRF document ³ observes that â € œ these types of intervention µ s constitute exceptional cases duly justified in function of the nature of the µ operation and the multiplier effect that cause in µ s regions other than those where the investimentoâ € . In answer to this matter, which requires a permanent attention, the Minister of economy, innovation and development was limited to state that believes that the mechanism of â € œ overâ € spill-, in your opinion, â € œ has every reason to be € , which seems to be clearly insufficient while ensuring the inexistà of distorà of µ s on your application practice. In their ntese, the differentiation µ s positive, associated with the objectives of strengthening the cohesiveness of the territorial, fighting is desertificaà and fixing of µ s population in the interior, are manifestly inadequate in the context of the design and application of the NSRF, something to which the ESC's opinions already pointed, referring to the risks of contributing to â € œ create large areas of the economic desertificaà ³ mica and humane. €  Constants µ s changes of rules in different operational programmes have been a constant change of applicable rules, deadlines and procedures adopted, often when the competitions are already in progress, or even close to finishing, as was the case with frequent changes µ s of edicts or deadlines for submission of applications , whose change took place is 15 beira run out the calendar previously assumed to perà closure period of submission of applications. All these turbulà are references in habits of lack of rigour, in the creation of several kinds of injustices, and an inefficient management of resources on the part of the developers of applications and of society in General.

Desarticulaà between operational programmes and Contests the mechanisms of wall joints between the different operational programmes, Axes and measures, have proven to be insufficient. It is not unusual to see-if the existence of overlap of µ s à ¢ mbitos, besides an evident desarticulaà in terms of posting of competitions, causing inadequate management of means on the part of prosecutors, faced with deadlines for applications related to different operational programmes. The inexistà of a disclosure consolidated and timely calendarizaà of µ s of contests that will be opened by all operational programmes, creating a single map, has implicated perturbaà µ s is significant, unnecessary and busy.

Reduced Investment bet in the current social context proximity and economic ³, matter redirect the NSRF in the sense of supporting investments, managed decentralized, while veà culos de is Mule, ³ economic creation of employment and the strengthening of the territorial cohesiveness. An interesting example of the kind of approach to be followed, and their results potential, is adopted in Spain, where over the course of 2009 was released the program â € œ State Fund for Local Investmentâ € , pictured on the publication of the European Commission entitled â € œ Recovering from the Crisis: 27 ways of tackling the employment challengeâ € , to have continuity in 2010, given the good results achieved. Through this initiative, in Spain were 30000 projects approved from 8000 municipalities, each of them representing investments of proximity of dimension less than 5 µ s millions of Euros, but that resulted in an overall investment in 2009 of 5000 million µ s Euros, which benefited 14000 enterprises (SMEs in overwhelming majority of cases), and resulted in the creation of 420000 jobs. 16 complexity of Governance model of management structures and the monitoring of the NSRF and its operational programmes, established in accordance with the guidance of DL 312/µ 2007, are extremely complex, including a imensidà of entities, bodies and decision processes ³ rivers, with obvious dilution of responsibilities, unnecessary delays, and lack of clarity as to what are the accurate domestic domains of jurisdiction of each , not being infrequent project promoters see themselves confronted with µ s opinion, advice and decision contradità ³ µ s rivers, depending on the interlocutors who are within the various structures or substructures of the NSRF. Valerà is worth remembering in this proposed ³ sito, the opinion issued by the ESC's opinions, they considered from the numerous cio governance model is proposed for the NSRF â € œ keeps the features of the indefinià Poland, multiplicity of à ³ body without hierarchy and a tendency for concentration and centralizaà of oâ €  , through a model that raises â € œ strong doubts, not ³ with respect to excessive centralizaà as is your coerà (or the incoerÃ) â € . There is also a clear absence of balanced involvement or enough of the different stakeholders and civil society in the management structures and the monitoring of the NSRF, in particular is intervention of agents who are on the ground, knowing better than anyone the concrete realities for which the NSRF should direct. Also here you feel excessive propensà to governamentalizar the entire functioning of the NSRF, with DL 312/2007 create in code # skips a ministerial Committee of coordination that integrates six Ministers, which together then µ s Ministerial Committee of coordination of the various operational programmes, the existence of a Government member who chairs the Committee monitoring µ s strategic regional operational programmes as well as Management Authorities of operational programmes by the Government Committee named µ s Directives of regional operational programmes with three to five members appointed by the Government, or even the existence of a technical Committee of coordination of the NSRF also nominated exclusively by the Government. Strengthen the transparency, accessibility and speed of information despite the efforts developed in order to be given a greater amount of 17 information on the Internet, we are still far from seeing a consolidation between operational programmes which allow, in real time or at least with monthly update, query and expeditiously , through databases with search engines and export of data, the following information the nima, aggregated from all operational programmes (similarity of what happens in other Nations µ s): data from applications, approval, execution and certification of expenditure, description of the promoters and projects approved , with indication of their respective types, µ s description, approved and executed funding volumes. It is also important to strengthen the ability of preparation and disponibilizaà the ³ report rivers of executing the various operational programmes, since until now not yet are even available accessories the ³ report rivers of running for the year 2008 for the following operational programmes: factors of Competitiveness, operational programmes of the Centre, Lisbon , Algarve and technical assistance. In this à ¢ scope, must also be strengthened and planted provide mechanisms of accounts, monitoring and follow-up, including the desirable level monthly submission of consolidated information on the progress of NSRF to the Assembly of the Republic and the conducting of µ s quarterly meeting with the Committee of your Economy by the guardians bad next of the NSRF. The Court of Auditors, in your opinion on the General Government account of 2008, States that â œ € the General Government account of 2008 continues to not show, in aggregate form, executing the budget of the Community Fund amental rivers, these values disseminated in various items of economic classification ³ mica on is executing the various services and agencies. This gap violates the law of budget framework amental. â €  thus adds as recommendation that â € œ the General Government account pass to include systematic information, Community Fund, respect is application and executing the budget of Fund amental transferred in à ¢ scope of Community funds required. â €  Enlargement of the Base of potential project promoters in different notices of contests the range of potential district attorneys who can submit nominations is excessively limited is broken, which could harm the 18 presentation of projects merità ³ rivers, as well as the subsequent your lifetime achievement, by mere administrative impediments, of nature something artificial and arbitrary.

The reinforcement orientation for users management philosophy, and corresponding operating machine for the monitoring of the NSRF, are insufficiently geared to the real needs of users, and excessively fragmented, according to µ s options from single internal organic, focusing on operational programmes, µ s function especà stay, Axes, measures and specific Contests. Lose an integrated vision of set or the Balkan single, oriented to the demand side and the needs of potential project promoters. At the same time are the reduced formal mechanisms of monitoring the degree of satisfaction of users, as well as non-existent systematic practices initiatives of promotion in the field of possibilities opened up by the NSRF, utilization of the figures of € â œ €  rioâ mystery client, or use € œ focus € groupsâ ⠝ to identify needs and possible opportunities for improvement in the type of services provided and their levels of quality assured and not perceived. Takes precedence over this a predominantly in-oriented logic ³, is purely administrative and financial ndole valuation of success, and therefore limited.

19 RECOMMENDATION ‡ is • ES of what was said above, it is clear that, despite some positive aspects undoubtedly, there are several important gaps associated with is designing and implementation of the NSRF. Some aftermath practices references are already unrecoverable. However, at a time when the economic situation we live in is the current, and in which the Government itself, recognizing ³ the failures recorded, has chosen to redefine the responsibilities of management of the NSRF, within your own ³ organic itself, having the Minister of economy, innovation and development admitted that in matter of NSRF urge to do more and better , and stated that you want to make him â € œ a combat instrument is crisis and modernization of the economy portuguesaâ € , it is important that the changes to be made to be conducted through a process of participation and contributions, including of course those from the Assembly of the Republic.

Accordingly, the Assembly of the Republic decides, pursuant to paragraph 5 of article 166 necesaria Â.  of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic based on the argumentaà already exposed, recommending the Government to proceed urgently to a reprogramaÃ, redirecting and reengineering of the NSRF, guided by the following principles and measures: 1 princÃ. , through a participatory and shared, should spell out clearly and objectively what is the Paà 's ambition that Portugal will be the year of 2015, and the NSRF be instrumental in your building. 2. The Government should assume publicly the objectives of executing the NSRF who undertakes to do reach ados in late 2010 and 2011. 3. Shall be ATA reinforcement the means made available to enhance the capacity of adaptation of people and of µ s organization to the times of change and crisis, while at the same time, in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, should be identified ways to improve the Poland public policies, strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the means directed to the promotion of the following vector 20 , whose priority takes now redoubled importance: innovation, internacionalizaÃ, sustainability, quality and energy efficiency, with particular focus on SMEs. 4. From the point of view of implementation decentralized territorial of the Lisbon strategy, the NSRF must promote in order to strengthen implementation of models of innovation based on triple hà © lice (conjugaà the efforts of local authorities, companies and higher education), associated is systematic management of ecosystems and pipelines to transfer of technology. 5. In close collaboration with its recipients, it urges strengthening the NSRF bets on SMEs, and should the Government make a commitment as to the quantitative value percentage of total 21400 µ s Euro millions of Community funds NSRF rivers that must have as promoters and several direct benefit SMEs. 6. The bet plus the NSRF in SMEs should result in a widening of the scope of the respective ¢ applications, allowing help so reinforces the ado, made especially urgent in the current situation: introduction of improvements in management capacity installed; support to export µ; creation of jobs; gains in energy efficiency policy; is mule is participation in European projects of IE; development of new products or services; support construction of prototype ³ types and implementation of µ s solution is a pilot scale. 7. Take over as criteria of valuation of applications submitted to all operational programmes, when the promoters are not SMES, the volume of additional billing that the lifetime achievement of the corresponding projects will represent close to SMES. 8. Ensure more quickly in all stages of appreciation of nominations and in execution of projects, ensuring that the corresponding periods are shortened and effectively completed, which set deadlines for parsing of µ s complaint and that these are not preventing start up lifetime achievement of approved projects unless the issues µ s reanà pending review. 9. Flexibility, simplify and broaden substantially the payments as advances or label against the presentation of invoices, especially when the promoters are 21 municipalities or SMES, in order to accelerate the implementation of projects and increase fees for executing the NSRF and its operational programmes. 10. Introduce measures of the administrative simplificaà and desburocratizaà to all the furniture, making prevail criteria of analysis of the results actually achieved, to the level of competitiveness and/or cohesiveness, on the mere validation live bureaucratic procedures practice, throughout the lifecycle of applications and subsequent projects. 11. improving the quality of µ s decision of approval, through a true wool ³ parsing logic of the intrà Rite nseco method of the projects and their promoters, the adopting of simple but enduring objective methodologies, and a real separation of domestic domains of intervention, between the technical level and the vel Poland tico without references interference in this last, even as such goes beyond the established in the regulations and procedures undertaken. 12. Implement different computer systems ticos improvements support management of the various operational programmes, making them much more focused on the needs of the developers of applications and projects, at the same time ensuring a total integration between all platforms of systems of existing information, so articulate and consolidation with automatic data in real time. 13. the dotaà reinforcement of µ s associated with the regional operational programmes, promoting through this even a real bet on regional development and in the territorial cohesiveness, achieved through outreach initiatives and in respect for the princà pio of subsidiarity, including not much higher levels of for and desconcentraà in the entire management of the NSRF. 14. Limit the application in the region of Lisbon Community funds rivers through the mechanism of â € œ € over⠝ spill-the truly exceptional cases, obligatorily previously recognised as such by the majority of µ s Region in order to ConvergÃ, by broadcasters which represent for the same, and within 22 1 maximum value of Community funds rivers reduced and taken from already for all perà odo of financial programming from 2007 to 2013. 15. Strengthening the criteria and mechanisms aimed at increasing the cohesiveness of the territorial, combat desertificaà and secure population in territories ³ µ rivers of low population density. 16. Improve mechanisms of wall joints between the different operational programmes, avoiding any overlap of µ s, redundà instances or coincidence temporal distances, taking a calendarizaà of consolidated contests, disclosed in a timely manner and without constant changes µ from last time. 17. Reset, the code number jumps up to the underlying governance models of the NSRF and its operational programmes, ensuring that even by a simplificaà and clarificaà of responsibilities, the existence of a genuine for, desconcentraà and global mobilization of relevant actors in the follow-up of executing, rating and review of NSRF. 18. Create automatic mechanisms and integrators, based on ICTS, to behold the disponibilizaà of the Internet, in real time, of a database, with possibilities for search, import and export of information, enabling meet comprehensively the projects approved, your execution and promoters, as well as their types in all NSRFS, and also calcined mode, through the same database, in function of the different operational programmes, their axes, Measures or contests, all this in a single common platform of information. 19. Send monthly is the Assembly of the Republic related data with the evolution in the NSRF and its operational programmes, including updated indicators for monitoring. 20. Strengthening the orientation of the NSRFS, and their operational programmes, for their users and developers of applications, including adopting of mechanisms independent of measurement of satisfaction, of adopting measures of client œ € â mystery € , â € rioâ œ focus €  groupsâ, creation of â € œ approaches the counter the € nico⠝ (it is suggested that in all district capitals there is a small team highlighted the 23 assistance technique, deeply cognizant of all operational programmes and regulations, qualified to understand the global needs of a given potential promoter of projects, advising him and guided him to the most suitable of frameworks NSRFS), as well as teams of promotion of the NSRF that must be present on the ground , sweeping it through visits to be carried out by the economic agents and social ³ of different µ s region, with a particular focus on that are still in order to convergÃ, so as to make known the potentialities of the NSRF the multiple is not available (an approach similar to that adopted in time by the Agency for innovation, resulted in excellent results in particular through the membership recorded by many SMES the new bets in the domestic domain of innovation).

Assembly of the Republic, 28 January 2010 members