OP Bayern ERDF 2014-2020


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Programme description

Main objectives

The strategy and the priorities of the ERDF OP 2014-2020 of the Land Bavaria aim at the creation of a business environment that promotes innovation and sustainable economic growth while ensuring attractive jobs and contributing to an environmentally friendly development of the region, in particular in the structurally weaker areas of Bavaria. Great attention will also be drawn to risk prevention and to sustainable integrated urban development projects. These priority settings will deliver a significant contribution to the implementation of the Europe 2020-Strategy for an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Bavaria sets major accents for a development based on economic growth and employment considering the needs identified in the socio-economic and subsequent SWOT-analysis, as well as the country specific recommendations and overarching strategies, in particular the Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS3). The following priority fields will be supported through the operational programme:

  • Promotion of innovation, knowledge and technology transfer,
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs through the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for product and service developments and through internationalisation initiatives,
  • Promotion of measures to reduce CO2-emissions, including measures to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs),
  • Supporting investment for adaptation to climate change, including ecosystem-based approaches,
  • Protection of the environment and promotion of resource efficiency.

Funding priorities

The funding priorities are reflected in the following priority axes:

  • Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs
  • Climate protection
  • Flood protection
  • Sustainable development of functional areas

Expected impacts

  • Creation of 1050 new jobs in research and science in supported organisations
  • Support to 1000 SMEs for the development of new products and services
  • Reduction of the green-house gas emissions by over 11.700 t CO2-equivalent per year
  • 15 new projects for flood protection
  • Promoting 27 new sustainable integrated urban projects
  • 613.000 square metres of open space created or rehabilitated in urban areas


  • Germany
    • BAYERN
    • Oberbayern
    • Niederbayern
    • Oberpfalz
    • Oberfranken
    • Mittelfranken
    • Unterfranken
    • Schwaben


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 494,704,308.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 1,478,842,432.00 €

Total EU contribution: 494,704,308.00 €

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CCI number: 2014DE16RFOP002