National regional fund programme for investments in growth and jobs 2014-2020


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Programme description

Main objectives

The national ERDF programme complements the regional programmes. It promotes cross-regional cooperation and stimulates the development of multi-level governance across the regions. The programme makes available a set of financing tools to boost investments in the low-carbon economy, SMEs as well as research and innovation, including support to the establishment of the European Spallation Source, a large research project of European importance in the field of neutron science.

Funding priorities

  • Improve enterprises' access to financing in the low-carbon sectors and improve energy efficiency in SMEs
  • Increase SMEs' access to financing through financial instruments
  • Support the setting up of the European Spallation Source and promote research and innovation cooperation across the Swedish regions

Expected impacts

  • 1,720 enterprises receiving support
  • 150 scientists working with the ESS in Sweden
  • 70 enterprises cooperating with research institutions
  • Increased investment volumes in risk capital, especially in the fields of energy and environmental technology


  • Sweden


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 131,350,695.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO3 - SMEs competitiveness
  • TO4 - Low-carbon economy

Financial information

Total OP budget: 262,701,390.00 €

Total EU contribution: 131,350,695.00 €

CCI number: 2014SE16RFOP009