Regional programme Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur 2014-2020


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Programme description

Main objectives

The ERDF-ESF Programme for the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur aims to boost economic growth and contributes to achieving at regional level the Europe 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It should create jobs and boost productivity, particularly in SMEs. About 27% of the budget will be allocated to the adaptation to climate change and more than 13% of ERDF will be allocated to urban areas. 

Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on following main priorities:

  • Increase research activities as well as innovation and employment in RIS3 (smart specialisation strategy) sectors
  • Foster the creation of regional SMEs and their competitiveness on regional, national and international markets
  • Connect priority sites for regional development to very high speed network and develop access to ICTs for SMEs, territories and citizens
  • Enhance renewable energy production, energy efficiency in housing and tertiary buildings and sustainable multimodal mobility
  • Preserve biodiversity
  • Improve employability in priority urban areas
  • Invest in education, training and professional training to acquire skills and develop lifelong learning

Expected impacts

  • Increase the number of researchers (up to 65) and job creation (to 3.000) in the RIS3 sectors
  • Increase the regional trade surplus from 1,00 to 1,50
  • Increase in the number of households connected to very high speed network (+ 100.000)
  • Increase the share of renewable energies in the final consumption from 10% to 20%
  • increase by 10.000 the number of households connected to smart energy networks
  • Increase the share of public transport in day-to-day commuting from 8% up to 10%
  • Decrease artificialized areas from 9.286 ha/year to 5.000 ha/year.
  • Decrease unemployment rate in urban areas from 11,60% down to 10,00%
  • Increase in the number of people having a job 6 months after a training programme (2250)

Programme text

Programme Opérationnel FEDER-FSE Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur 2014-2020


  • France
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 372,626,243.00 €
  • European Social Fund (ESF): 146,678,268.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 968,792,168.00 €

Total EU contribution: 519,304,511.00 €

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CCI number: 2014FR16M0OP013