European Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 in France: Priorities and Impact of Cohesion Policy in the Member States
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In the period 2007–13, France will benefit from European regional aid of more than €14 billion, of which €3.2 billion under the Convergence Objective1, €10.3 billion under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective, and €860 billion under the European Territorial Cooperation Objective. This investment will
be implemented through 36 programmes, of which 31 are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and five by the European Social Funds (ESF).
All four overseas departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe, La Réunion and French Guyana) benefit from aid granted under the Convergence Objective. All metropolitan French regions benefit from aid from the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective.