INTESI - INTEGRATED TERRITORIAL STRATEGIES FOR SERVICES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Services of general interest (SGI) are in the competence of authorities at different levels. Up to now, authorities and the service providers tend to have a strictly sectoral approach to SGI which leads to isolated solutions, neither taking benefit of potential synergies nor optimizing the use of public money. Therefore there is a need for a better horizontal and vertical coordination of SGI and for their inclusion into integrated territorial strategies. The main objective of INTESI is to assure the delivery of SGI in the long run via integrated territorial strategies and policies.
SGI are subdivided into services of general economic interest (SGEI) and non-economic services (NSGI) on the one hand,
and social services of general interest (SSGI) on the other.
Services of general economic interest involve an economic activity associated with a public service obligation because the essential services would otherwise not be adequately supplied by the market.
Social services of general interest (SSGI) include social security schemes or services provided directly to the person.