Regional programme Picardie 2014-2020


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Programme description

Main objectives

The ERDF-ESF Programme for Picardie aims to boost economic growth and employment through a logic of energy transition and innovation, to place the young people in the centre of public intervention through notably the global regional educational programme - The Picardie region benefits from the Youth Employment Initiative -, to offer a good quality of life and to support the eco-development, contributing to achieve the Europe 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in a region facing a strong demographic growth. 31% of the overall budget is allocated to research, innovation and competitiveness of SMEs and 17,71% to low carbon economy. to tackle youth unemployment 

Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on the following priorities:

  • Increasing research activities in particular in the sectors identified in the Smart Specialisation Strategy
  • Improving SMEs' size and competitiveness in particular in the sectors identified in the Smart Specialisation Strategy
  • Improving broadband access and developing its use and its quality (economic activity areas, schools, universities, hospitals, unemployed…)
  • Encouraging low carbon economy (renewable energies, energy efficiency in buildings, housing and enterprises)
  • Improving risk prevention (floods and coastal risks) and promoting biodiversity
  • Protecting environment and encouraging the use of sustainable resources
  • Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning
  • Boosting qualifications and ongoing training among young people through the Youth Employment Initiative
  • Promoting social inclusion and fighting poverty, notably through support to the social economy and social enterprises
  • Sustainable integrated urban development 

Expected impacts

  • Increase up to 23% the use of renewable sources of energy
  • Increase the number of sockets for broadband access to 500 000
  • Produce additional 13 748 Gwh from renewable sources of energy
  • Reduce to 11 750 tones  the green housing gas emissions and from 21 377 to 18 886 GWh the consumption of energy in the private housing and tertiary sector.
  • Increase the number of infrastructures (housing and services) to vulnerable population
  • Reduced youth unemployment

Programme text

Programme Opérationnel FEDER-FSE Picardie 2014-2020


  • France
    • Picardie


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 219,703,414.00 €
  • European Social Fund (ESF): 61,112,432.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO10 - Education and training
  • TO2 - Information and communication technologies
  • TO3 - SMEs competitiveness
  • TO4 - Low-carbon economy
  • TO5 - Climate change and risk prevention
  • TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency
  • TO8 - Employment and labour market
  • TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 843,694,154.00 €

Total EU contribution: 303,284,154.00 €

CCI number: 2014FR16M0OP008