European Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 in Germany: Priorities and Impact of Cohesion Policy in the Member States
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For the 2007–13 period, Germany has been allocated €26.4 billion
in total: €16.1 billion under the Convergence Objective1, €9.4 billion
under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective and
€850 million under the European Territorial Cooperation Objective.
Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt,
Thüringen and Lüneburg fall under the Convergence Objective.
All other regions fall under the Competitiveness and Employment
Objective. There are 15.26 million citizens living in ‘Convergence
regions’ in Germany.
Germany has translated its strategic priorities into 36 programmes:
the ERDF and the ESF support 18 programmes • each: one regional
programme for each of the 17 Bundesländer + Lüneburg;
• in addition, there are two programmes at federal level: one for
Transport and one for Education and Training Activities;
• furthermore, Germany participates in 23 European Territorial