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The European Regional Development Fund

ERDF resources are mainly used to cofinance:

  • productive investment leading to the creation or maintenance of jobs;
  • infrastructure;
  • local development initiatives and the business activities of small and medium-sized enterprises.

In practice, all development areas are covered: transport, communication technologies, energy, the environment, research and innovation, social infrastructure, training, urban redevelopment and the conversion of industrial sites, rural development, the fishing industry, tourism and culture.

Whether you are an ordinary citizen, the director of a company, a member of a local development association or a local official, perhaps you have a project which might benefit from ERDF support? If so, you may wish to consult the summaries of the regional programmes currently being implemented.

2000-2006 programming

Programmes financed by the ERDF
Responsibilities with regard to the management and monitoring of programmes
Map of eligible Objective 1 and 2 regions

Closure of Structural Funds Assistance 2000-2006


Regional policy support between 2000 and 2006


1994-1999 programming

Priority objectives and map of eligible regions
Lists and summaries of programmes financed by the ERDF
Projects from across Europe

General information on how the Structural Funds work


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