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What are the Structural Funds ?

The Structural Funds work towards the goal of achieving economic and social cohesion in the European Union. Resources are targeted at actions which help bridge the gaps between the more and the less developed regions and which promote equal employment opportunities between different social groups. For the period 2000-2006, Structural Funds actions will focus primarily on 3 priority Objectives and 4 Community initiatives.

There are four Structural Funds:

Information on the history of the Structural Funds.


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