6. What forms of expenditure are the Structural Funds supposed to assist?
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The rules specify certain categories of eligible expenditure. National and regional authorities specify in their operational programmes how they intend to distribute the available funding between the main themes.
The Structural Funds cover a wide range of areas – technological research and development, the information society, support for businesses, infrastructure development (transport, telecoms, healthcare and education), energy, risk prevention, the environment, employment, training, tourism, culture, etc.