Secessionist movements

La demande est réussie.

Gianluca Avagnina

Dear Regional Policy (REGIO),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

-EU policy on secessionist movements (such as Scotland, Catalonia, Crimea, and, most recently, Venice) within Europe;
-The total amount of money given by the EU to support regional cultural identities (e.g. by preserving language – traditions), and the amount of money divided by region
-Any kind of support or resources given to such regions;
-Any support or resources given by the EU to any type of organisation linked with a secessionist movements within Europe.

Yours faithfully,

Gianluca Avagnina
reporter

Direction générale de la politique régionale et urbaine

Dear Sir or Madam,

Your request for access to documents has been registered. This message is an acknowledgement of receipt.
In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a reply within 15 working days (24/04/2014).

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Directorate B – Policy
Unit B4 – Legal Affairs

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Direction générale de la politique régionale et urbaine

Dear Sir,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2014/1742

We refer to your e-mail dated 30/03/2014 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 31/03/2014 under the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents which would correspond to your request. We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain and in particular the dates or periods during which the documents would have been produced.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you can contact us:
• by email to: [email address]
• by telephone to: (+32) (0) 22 99 33 53

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours faithfully,

Lynsey MOORE
Programme Officer – EU Policies

European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
F1 Competence Centre Operational Efficiency

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Gianluca Avagnina

Dear Regional Policy (REGIO),

I'm referring to the period of time 2011-2013.
Regarding the documents, I'm referring to any correspondence, any official EU policy document, any public record document of how your department used money to fund regional cultural identities (e.g. by preserving language – traditions) and/or, i if any, secessionist movement.

Yours faithfully,

Gianluca Avagnina

Direction générale de la politique régionale et urbaine

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Dear Mr. Avagnina,

We refer to your e-mail dated 30/04/2014 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 01/04/2014 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Please find below a response and the documents relating to the questions
you posed, for the period of 2011-13 as confirmed by your email of
02/04/2014:

1.       EU policy on secessionist movements within Europe;

The documents set out the Commission's line on the issue of the separation
of one part of a Member State or the creation of a new state.

 

2.       The total amount of money given by the EU to support regional
cultural identities (e.g. by preserving language – traditions), and the
amount of money divided by region.

Through the Lifelong Learning Programme, a few multilateral projects and
networks managed to secure some funding for projects promoting regional
and minority languages.

 

Two documents are attached which provide information on global figures for
support of language projects. Funding is not given to projects concerning
only one region, but to projects promoting the cooperation between
partners and regions that are active in the field of promoting regional
and minority languages. More details about projects selected for funding
are available on the web site of the Executive Agency, in the Project
Compendia under KA2 languages that were published yearly:

[1]http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/results_pr...

 

 

3.       Any kind of support or resources given to such regions (such as
Scotland, Catalonia and Venice)

Information regarding all regional funding is available in the public
domain.  A link to the Commission search page for operation programmes
follows:

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...

 

For example, a search carried out for programmes in Spain and for the
region of Catalonia provides the following results.

[3]http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...

 

In addition, Commission decisions on regional programmes for Scotland,
Catalonia and Venice between 2011 and 2013 are attached.

·                Catalonia Operational Programme 2007-2013

·                Veneto Region Operational Programme 2007-13

·                Operational Programmes for Scotland 2007-13

 

4.       Any support or resources given by the EU to any type of
organisation linked with a secessionist movements within Europe

In the time period stipulated, the Commission did not give any support to
"secessionist movements" in Europe.

You may reuse the documents requested free of charge for non-commercial
and commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged, that you
do not distort the original meaning or message of the documents. Please
note that the Commission does not assume liability stemming from the
reuse.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Lynsey MOORE

Programme Officer – EU Policies

European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
F1 Competence Centre Operational Efficiency

 

References

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1. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/results_pr...
2. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...
3. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...

Gianluca Avagnina

Dear Regional Policy (REGIO),

I'm experiencing problem in opening the attachments to your response.
Could you five me any guideline on how to access them properly, please?

Yours faithfully,

Gianluca Avagnina
reporter

Direction générale de la politique régionale et urbaine

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Dear Mr Avagnina

I am trying to send the zip file documents again.  However, they are quite
large in size so I will send them in batches. Please let me know that you
are able to open them.

Regards

Lynsey Moore

 

From: MOORE Lynsey (REGIO)
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 4:18 PM
To: '[FOI #1287 email]'
Cc: REGIO F1 COORDINATION; REGIO ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
1742/2014

 

Dear Mr. Avagnina,

We refer to your e-mail dated 30/04/2014 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 01/04/2014 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Please find below a response and the documents relating to the questions
you posed, for the period of 2011-13 as confirmed by your email of
02/04/2014:

1.       EU policy on secessionist movements within Europe;

The documents set out the Commission's line on the issue of the separation
of one part of a Member State or the creation of a new state.

 

2.       The total amount of money given by the EU to support regional
cultural identities (e.g. by preserving language – traditions), and the
amount of money divided by region.

Through the Lifelong Learning Programme, a few multilateral projects and
networks managed to secure some funding for projects promoting regional
and minority languages.

 

Two documents are attached which provide information on global figures for
support of language projects. Funding is not given to projects concerning
only one region, but to projects promoting the cooperation between
partners and regions that are active in the field of promoting regional
and minority languages. More details about projects selected for funding
are available on the web site of the Executive Agency, in the Project
Compendia under KA2 languages that were published yearly:

[1]http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/results_pr...

 

 

3.       Any kind of support or resources given to such regions (such as
Scotland, Catalonia and Venice)

Information regarding all regional funding is available in the public
domain.  A link to the Commission search page for operation programmes
follows:

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...

 

For example, a search carried out for programmes in Spain and for the
region of Catalonia provides the following results.

[3]http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...

 

In addition, Commission decisions on regional programmes for Scotland,
Catalonia and Venice between 2011 and 2013 are attached.

 

·                Catalonia Operational Programme 2007-2013

·                Veneto Region Operational Programme 2007-13

·                Operational Programmes for Scotland 2007-13

 

4.       Any support or resources given by the EU to any type of
organisation linked with a secessionist movements within Europe

In the time period stipulated, the Commission did not give any support to
"secessionist movements" in Europe.

You may reuse the documents requested free of charge for non-commercial
and commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged, that you
do not distort the original meaning or message of the documents. Please
note that the Commission does not assume liability stemming from the
reuse.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Lynsey MOORE

Programme Officer – EU Policies

European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
F1 Competence Centre Operational Efficiency

 

References

Visible links
1. http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/results_pr...
2. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...
3. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/coun...

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