Operational programme 'French Guiana'
Programme under the 'Convergence' Objective, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 29 November 2007, the European Commission approved an Operational Programme for the French Guiana overseas department (France) for the period 2007-2013.
This operational programme comes under the ‘Convergence' Objective and has a total budget of around EUR 644 million. The financing provided by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is around EUR 305 million (including EUR 48.3 million under the specific allocation 'additional costs' arising from the region's remoteness combined with other disadvantages), representing some 2.1% of Community contributions for France under the 2007-2013 cohesion policy.
1. Purpose and aim of the programme
Guiana has atypical geographical and demographic characteristics. It is the largest French department in South America . It is difficult to develop this region, which is lagging behind in its basic infrastructures due to maintenance costs that are higher than anywhere else.
The strategy of the Operational Programme is based in particular on :
2. Expected impact of the investments
The key targets are in particular:
The European Commission decision adopting the operational programme for Community assistance from the ERDF under the 'convergence' objective in the French Guiana region is the result of discussions and negotiations between the European Commission and France. The strategic priorities chosen are as follows:
Guiana thus demonstrates in its draft operational programme a strong determination to refocus its assistance on economic development.
A detailed description of its strategic priorities makes it possible to estimate the share of Community funds allocated to the Lisbon Strategy’s priorities at approximately 56.1% for the ERDF and 66.2% for the ERDF and European Social Fund (ESF).
The operational programme has nine priorities:
4. Managing Authority
- Préfecture de région Guyane
- 1 Rue Fiedmont
- F-97300 Cayenne
- Secrétariat général pour les affaires régionales
- Lionel, LEMOINE
- Tel.: +33 5 94 39 46 25
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Préfecture de la région Guyane
- Title : Operational programme 'French Guiana'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007FR161PO001
- Number of decision : C/2007/5902
- Final approval date : 2007-11-29
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Developing very high added value and innovative potential||45 000 000||46 200 000||91 200 000|
|Strengthening the current economic fabric and targeting development through the internal market||36 824 000||17 625 000||54 449 000|
|Opening up the region||27 000 000||14 950 000||41 950 000|
|Offsetting the additional costs arising from the region's remoteness and other structural disadvantages||48 317 886||24 000 000||72 317 886|
|Strengthening economic governance||12 182 114||3 682 114||15 864 228|
|Ensuring sustainable development in an exceptional environmental context||10 000 000||4 965 000||14 965 000|
|Ensuring a balanced development of the region by promoting the development of outreach activities||11 500 000||11 300 000||22 800 000|
|Improving the quality of life||61 050 000||51 800 000||112 850 000|
|Guaranteeing universal access to education||41 000 000||111 150 000||152 150 000|
|Technical assistance||12 284 669||4 095 000||16 379 669|
|Total||305 158 669||289 767 114||594 925 783|