Franche-Comté et Jura - ERDF/ESF

Programme description

Main objectives

The ERDF-ESF Programme of Franche-Comté and Jura aims to boost economic growth, create jobs and boost productivity, particularly in SMEs and contribute to achieving the Europe 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by strengthening Research, Development and Innovation in SMEs and in the public sector -29% of the overall budget is allocated to research, innovation and competitiveness of SMEs-; developing the use of Information and Communication Technologies for a better competitiveness of enterprises and a greater social and territorial cohesion; encouraging low carbon economy -24% of the overall budget is allocated to low carbon economy; supporting integrated urban development and economic development of the Jura mountains area; investing in education and training and enhancing access to lifelong learning.

 Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on the following priorities:

  • Increasing research activities in particular in the sectors identified in the Smart Specialisation Strategy
  • Enhancing creation of SMEs' and their competitiveness
  • strengthening ICT applications for e-government, e- learning, e-culture and e-health;
  • Encouraging low carbon economy (renewable energies, energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable multimodal urban mobility)
  • Sustainable integrated urban development (regenerate and decontaminate brownfield sites and regeneration of deprived communities
  • Improved lifelong learning, training and skills development for all parts of the population, to create a more flexible workforce. The OP will focus on vocational training and qualifications targeted at economic development that generates jobs and creates inclusive growth.
  • Enhanced skills and training opportunities for jobseekers, in particular the nearly one-third of this group that have no qualifications.
  • Better qualification levels of young people: Franche-Comté and Jura has one of the least-qualified groups of 18-24 year-olds in France, while only 64% of over 16s continue in education. The OP’s goal is further supported by the focus on skills development and certification in France’s national programme for developing this region.

 Some of the expected results

  • Support to 1 000 companies
  • Improvement the quality of the numerical services and increase of their use
  • Additional production of 27MW from renewable sources of energy
  • Reduction of energy consumption in public and social housing - some 6300 households will benefit from investments in more efficient energy consumption
  • Reduction by 41.000 tonnes of emissions
  • Increase of the attractiveness of the tourist destination Mountains of Jura
  • Increase the level of qualification

Programme text

PO FEDER/FSE Franche-Comté et Massif du Jura





ERDF: 150,937,387.00 €

ESF: 33,572,613.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO1 - Research and innovation

TO10 - Education and training

TO2 - Information and communication technologies

TO3 - SMEs competitiveness

TO4 - Low-carbon economy

TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 422,320,065.00 €

Total EU contribution: 184,510,000.00 €

Managing Authority

Conseil régional de Franche-Comté

4 square Castan - CS 51857

25031 Besançon Cedex

+33 (0) 3 81 61 61 61

Head of unit

Gilles Da Costa

CCI number: 2014FR16M2OP005