Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio SpA – ERVET
Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio SpA – ERVET (www.ervet.it) is an “in-house” company of the Emilia-Romagna Region that assists the Regional institution by operating as its Territorial Development Agency. Established by law, the company “operates, on a not-for-profit basis, in accordance with the guidelines established by the Emilia-Romagna Region and within the framework of established regional plans and programmes, enhancing cooperation between the Region and the local agencies, as well as collaboration with the various economic and social partners, thereby supporting the Emilia-Romagna Region in the implementation of coordinated actions to promote the sustainable development and the environmental improvement of the regional territory.
Relations between the Region and ERVET are governed by a “Three-year Convention”, an “Annual Programme” and an “Activity Plan”. The Convention for 2016-2018, currently in force, identifies six lines of activities:
- Territorial development, institutional reform, local development projects;
- Tools for intelligent and cohesive growth
- Investment promotion, sectoral policies with a territorial impact;
- Sustainable economy, energy and citizens’ well-being;
- International relations, decentralized and territorial cooperation;
- Studies, scenarios and observatories.
The territory is central to the promotion of development. This notion, consolidated and widely agreed, guides the activities of ERVET, which provides support for the design, management, implementation, monitoring and appraisal of the related public policies. One distinguishing element of this line of activity is its “negotiations-based” approach: planning and action are necessarily based on a dense network of inter-sector, inter-institution and international relations. In this context, among other activities, ERVET has provided technical support to the Emilia- Romagna Region for the preparation of the Regional Territorial Plan, the promotion of the Mountain programmes, the analysis of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and the monitoring and analysis of public contracts, as well as support for the Observatory of Participation and the processes of institutional reorganisation. This work also included the provision of support for the emergency earthquake-relief action financed by the European Union Solidarity Fund.
ERVET will contribute to work in the causal analysis in WP2 workshops, and to the case studies in WP4-6, and facilitate involvement of sector stakeholders in the both case study work, and in VALUMICS events and workshops. Contribute to the scenario analysis in WP8 and actively disseminate and communicate the results from the project (WP9).