RECHAR

Related to RECHAR: recharge

RECHAR

(ˈriːtʃɑː)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an EU funding programme providing grants for the reconversion or development of depressed mining areas
[C20: from French Reconversion de Bassins Charbonniers, literally: reconversion of coal fields]
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Many years ago I sat as an advising economist on a RECHAR committee.
Help also came from the EU in the form of RECHAR, whose goal was to clear up the mess left by mining and the creation of social amenities.
The heritage centre is a community project led by Warwickshire County Council and part funded by Rechar, a European funding initiative for coalfield regeneration.
Speaking at the Learning for Regeneration Conference staged recently at the university, EC official Fernando Criado Alonso said the RECHAR II grant programme to assist afflicted areas had been very productive.
Relevant components in these areas are LIFE-Nature and certain Structural Fund budget lines: EAGGF, ERDF, RECHAR, RESIDER, and the Cohesion Fund.
Examples include associations for Objective 2 regions and for Objective 1 regions, and narrower networks built around Community initiatives like Leader (local networks in rural areas), Rechar (conversion of coalmining areas), Retex (textile areas), or Renaval (shipbuilding).(32) Some are composed of regional governments, others of local authorities.
The struggle to enforce true additionality in the UK came to a head in a dispute over the release of EU funds under the RECHAR scheme for the redevelopment of declining coalfields.
There are some other specific policies designed to alleviate regional problems, such as STAR, which seeks to provide an advanced telecommunications structure, and RECHAR, which helps to reindustrialise former coalmining regions.
Pointing out the help from coming from Brussels in such initiatives as RECHAR, Objective 2 and Objective 1 was lost in the xenophobic noise.