Operational Programme 'East Netherlands'
Programme under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 27 July 2007, the European Commission approved a Regional Operational Programme for East Netherlands for the period 2007-13. The Programme falls within the framework laid out for the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective and has a total budget of around €363 million. Community funding through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to some €164 million, which represents approximately 8.6% of the total EU investment earmarked for the Netherlands under the Cohesion Policy for 2007-13.
1. Aim and purpose of the programme
The Programme covers the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, a region representing about 25% of the country's surface area and 19% of the population. The region's GDP per capita is above the EU average, but still some 15% below the country average (124.8%). The central objective of the Programme is to turn East Netherlands into a leading European innovation region. A key component of the regional strategy is the 'Triangle' of innovation clusters, namely Arnhem/Nijmegen ('Health'), Wageningen ('Food') and Enschede ('Technology').
Key priorities of the Operational Programme include:
2. Expected impact of investments
The Operational Programme is expected to:
The Operational Programme is structured according to the following priorities:
Priority 1: Knowledge Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation [approximately 58.3% of total funding]
This priority aims to strengthen the three knowledge clusters (food, health and technology), in addition to increasing the innovative capacity and competitiveness of businesses.
Priority 2: Attractive Regions [approximately 27.6% of total funding]
The aims under this priority are to improve accessibility and mobility in the region and enhance the quality of working and living environments.
Priority 3: The Urban Dimension [approximately 10.5% of total funding]
Under this priority, the Programme will provide an integrated approach to improving urban areas in nine cities (Arnhem, Nijmegen, Apeldoorn, Ede, Deventer, Zwolle, Almelo, Enschede and Hengelo).
Priority 4: Technical Assistance [approximately 3.6% of total funding]
Technical assistance will be provided for implementing the Programme. Financial support is also available and will cover administration, monitoring and control.
4. Managing Authority
- Provincie Gelderland
- Europees Programmasecretariaat - Afdeling Subsidieverlening
- Postbus 9090
- NL-6800 GX Arnhem
- Tel.: +31 (0)26 359 99 99
- Fax.: +31 (0)26 359 92 09
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Go
- Web: Gelderland Province
- Title : Operational Programme 'East Netherlands'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007NL162PO004
- Number of decision : C/2007/3724
- Final approval date : 2007-07-27
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Knowledge Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation||95 276 000||95 276 000||211 725 000|
|Attractive Regions||45 128 000||55 156 000||100 284 000|
|The Urban Dimension||17 132 000||19 036 000||38 072 000|
|Technical Assistance||6 564 000||6 564 000||13 128 000|
|Total||164 100 000||176 032 000||363 209 000|