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ESF budget by country: 2014-2020

In 2014-2020, ESF allocations amount to 24.8% of the Structural Funds budget. The minimum share that has been introduced for the first time as from 2014 is effectively putting an end to the gradual decrease of the ESF share in the past 25 years. 18 Member States have decided to allocate additional funds to the ESF beyond the minimum share.

A more detailed breakdown including national co-funding will only become available once all Operational Programmes are adopted.

  Minimum allocation Actual allocation
(Partnership agreement adopted)
Country % of Structural Funds € current prices € current prices % of Structural Funds
Belgium 52.0% 1 028 719 649 1 028 719 649 52.0%
Bulgaria 28.7% 1 460 627 776 1 521 627 776 29.9%
Czech Republic 22.1% 3 396 923 124 3 430 003 238 22.3%
Denmark* 50.0% 163 252 509 206 615 841 50.0%
Germany 36.8% 6 723 160 961 7 495 616 321 41.0%
Estonia 18.0% 443 022 913 586 977 010 23.9%
Ireland 51.7% 491 999 478 542 436 561 57.0%
Greece 28.1% 3 335 044 542 3 690 994 020 31.1%
Spain 27.7% 7 478 571 457 7 589 569 137 28.1%
France 41.7% 6 026 907 278 6 026 907 278 41.7%
Croatia 24.6% 1 436 033 035 1 516 033 073 26.0%
Italy 26.5% 8 246 466 857 10 467 243 230 33.6%
Cyprus 30.7% 129 488 887 129 488 887 30.7%
Latvia 20.7% 629 240 231 638 555 428 21.0%
Lithuania 24.2% 1 120 144 401 1 127 284 104 24.4%
Luxembourg 50.7% 20 056 223 20 056 223 50.7%
Hungary 24.0% 3 712 540 948 4 712 139 925 30.5%
Malta 21.6% 105 893 448 105 893 448 21.6%
Netherlands 50.0% 507 318 228 507 318 228 50.0%
Austria 43.5% 425 582 003 442 087 353 45.2%
Poland 24.0% 12 817 448 274 13 192 164 238 24.7%
Portugal 38.5% 7 053 210 773 7 546 532 269 41.2%
Romania 30.8% 4 774 035 918 4 774 035 918 30.8%
Slovenia 29.3% 617 444 136 716 924 970 34.0%
Slovakia 20.9% 1 991 329 107 2 167 595 080 22.8%
Finland 39.5% 515 260 355 515 357 139 39.5%
Sweden 42.5% 730 722 851 774 349 654 45.0%
United Kingdom 45.9% 4 942 593 693 4 942 593 693 45.9%
EU28   80 323 039 055 86 428 676 444  


 


*Denmark: the increased ESF amount results from a transfer of funds from the "European Territorial Cooperation" goal to the "Investment for Growth and Jobs" goal.

Data as at: 08/10/2014