ROP Sicilia ERDF


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Programme description

Main objectives

The programme aims to create growth and jobs by boosting innovation and competitiveness, and improving the efficient use of resources. It shares the objectives defined by the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The programme intends to increase SMEs competitiveness, strengthen research and innovation and ICT, protect the environment and promote an efficient use of resources and develop transport networks. Finally, the programme will contribute to improve the energy efficiency in the region as well as the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on six main priorities:

  • Reinforcing research, technological development and innovation (10%of total ERDF)
  • Enhancing the access to ICT-digital agenda (7.5% of total ERDF)
  • Promoting SMEs competitiveness (14.6% of total ERDF)
  • Supporting the transition towards a low-carbon economy (24.8% of total ERDF)
  • Protection of the environment and efficient use of resources (10.9% of total ERDF)
  • Developing transport and network infrastructures (15% of total ERDF)

Expected impacts

  • Increase the number of enterprises cooperating with research bodies (from 56% to 67%);
  • Ensure the full coverage of population with 30 Mbps broadband and 85% coverage with 100 Mbps broadband;
  • Support 10.700 SMEs and increase the opening rate of the manufacturing sector from 16% to 30%;
  • 10% reduction of energy consumptions in the public sector and increase in the use of public transport from 14.6% to 19.6% of population; Increase specific waste collection and waste recycling from 13% to 65% and increase population served by waste water treatment from 40% to 90%;


  • Italy
    • Sicilia


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 3,418,431,018.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 4,273,038,791.00 €

Total EU contribution: 3,418,431,018.00 €

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CCI number: 2014IT16RFOP016