Main funding opportunities
Economic, social and territorial support
Cohesion policy (or regional policy) supports economic, social and territorial cohesion in regions that qualify for funding.
European Structural and Investment Funds refers to 5 main funds that combine to support economic development across all EU countries:
- European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
- European Social Fund (ESF)
- Cohesion Fund (CF)
- European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
- European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
All EU regions can benefit from the ERDF and ESF. The CF is for the less developed regions.
Major infrastructure projects
JASPERS is a special technical assistance instrument that was developed jointly by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank group and other financial institutions.
It assists public administrations in the preparation of major projects which could be co-financed by EU funds.
Advisory services on financial instruments
fi-compass is a special technical assistance instrument that was developed jointly by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank group and other financial institutions. It is a platform for advisory services on financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and microfinance under the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).