Cohesion Policy and France

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 04/08/2014

In 2014-2020, France will manage a total of 41 operational programmes under EU Cohesion Policy. Of these, 27 programmes will receive funding from both the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Seven of the remaining fourteen operational programmes will receive funding from the ERDF, while seven programmes will receive funding from the ESF.

How much will the EU invest in France from 2014-2020?

For 2014-2020, France has been allocated around €15.9 billion (current prices) in total Cohesion Policy funding:

  • € 3.41 billion for less developed regions (Outermost Regions Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, Réunion and Mayotte)
  • €4.25 billion for transition regions (Nord-Pasde-Calais, Picardie, Basse-Normandie, Lorraine, Franche-Comté, Poitou-Charentes, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc-Roussillon and Corsica)
  • € 6.35 billion for more developed regions (Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire, Centre, Bourgogne, Rhône-Alpes, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, and Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur)
  • €1.09 billion for European Territorial Cooperation
  • € 443.3 million special allocation for the Outermost Regions
  • €310.2 million for the Youth Employment Initiative

Of this, ESF in France represents a minimum of € 6 billion. The actual share will be set in light of the specific challenges the country needs to address in the areas covered by the ESF.

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Cohesion Policy achievements and future investments