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Partnership agreement adopted between the EC and Sweden

On June 17, 2022, the Commission adopted its Partnership Agreement with Sweden. It sets out Sweden’s €2.2 billion investment strategy for economic, social and territorial cohesion for the period 2021-2027.

It will support the country to implement key EU priorities.

A smarter, digital and connected economy :

  • €214 million from the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) will help promote the circular economy in enterprises
  • €573 million of the ERDF will support a more competitive and smarter Sweden, improving digitalisation, research and innovation and access to broadband with high transmission capacity
  • €47 million will be invested in sustainable transport solutions in the two most sparsely populated regions
  • €27 million will support broadband connectivity in the same regions

For a socially inclusive labour market :

  • €706 million from the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), Sweden will promote a more social and inclusive society thanks to investments in lifelong learning and upskilling

A fair green transition for Swedish regions :

  • €155 million from the Just Transition Fund (JTF) will help Sweden’s transition into a greener and more competitive industry while maintaining employment and upskilling workers in the value chains in these areas
  • €115 million from the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) will support long-term sustainable development of the fisheries, aquaculture and fish processing sectors through innovation, investments and creation of marine protected areas


EU Cohesion Policy: Commission adopts €2.2 billion Partnership Agreement with Sweden for 2021-2027


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