The European Structural and Investment Funds – Overview

European Structural and Investment Funds for 2014-2020 are concentrated on 11 thematic objectives:

  • Research and innovation (7 billion €)
  • Information and communication technologies (2 billion €)
  • SMEs competitiveness (63.4 billion €)
  • Low carbon economy. (45 billion €)

These first objectives are main priorities for the European Regional Development fund (ERDF). The seven remaining objectives, mainly supported by European Social Fund (ESF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) are:

  • Climate change and risk prevention (29.1 billion €)
  • Environment and resource efficiency (60.5 billion €)
  • Transport and energy networks (58.5 billion €)
  • Employment and labour market (40.7 billion €)
  • Social inclusion (44.4 billion €)
  • Education and training (34.5 billion €)
  • Efficient public administration (5 billion €)

But in order to achieve the objectives of the EU2020 strategy, Cohesion policy also support projects in other fields such as: competition policy, health, culture and tourism.FESIthematic

 

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