European Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 in Portugal: Priorities and Impact of Cohesion Policy in the Member States
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For the 2007–13 programming period, Portugal has been allocated almost €22 billion in total under the Convergence1, Regional Competitiveness and Employment, and European Territorial Cooperation Objectives.
Portugal has 14 programmes: three thematic programmes (‘Factors of Competitiveness’, ‘Human Potential’ and ‘Territorial Development’), nine regional programmes and two ‘technical assistance’ programmes. Nine of the programmes are financed by the ERDF, four by the ESF and one by the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund. For the 2007-13 period, the North, Centre, Alentejo, Azores and Algarve regions are eligible under the Convergence Objective. Both
Madeira and Lisbon fall under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective.