Program

ERDF – (1.1.) INVESTMENT FOR GROWTH AND JOBS GOAL

This objective aims to strengthen the coherence between investment and the structural reforms priorities and focuses on the need to promote growth and employment in order to achieve Europe 2020 strategy objectives -- Structural Funds
2018
Global budget: 174,3 billion euro

Grants for investment for growth and jobs

Priorities and funded actions

“Investment for growth and jobs” goal is one of the Community objectives of the new 2014-2020 financial instrument for the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.

Objectives

* To strengthen research, technological development and innovation
* To promote employment and supporting labour mobility
* To investing in education, skills and lifelong learning
* To promote social inclusion and combating poverty
* To enhance access to, and use and quality of, information and communication technologies
* To enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises
* To support the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors

The co-financing rate of operational programmes under the Investment for growth and jobs goal, at the level of each priority axis, depends on the category of region and on the fund:
1. 85 % for the Cohesion Fund
2. 85 % for the less developed regions of Member States whose average GDP per capita for the period 2007-2009 was below 85 % of the EU-27 average during the same period
3. 85% for the outermost regions
4. 80 % for the less developed regions of Member States other than those referred to in point 2
5. 80% for all regions whose GDP per capita used as an eligibility criterion for the 2007-2013 programming period was less than 75 % of the
average of the EU-25 but whose GDP per capita is above 75 % of the GDP average of the EU-27
6. 80% for regions receiving transitional support for the 2007-2013 programming period
7. 60 % for the transition regions other than those referred to in point 6
8. 50 % for the more developed regions other than those referred to in point 5

Among financed actions

* Creation and safeguarding sustainable jobs, through direct aid to investment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
* Investments in infrastructure providing basic services to citizens in the areas of energy, environment, transport, and information and communication technologies (ICT)
* Investments in social, health and educational infrastructure

Contact

RUS Ioana

iona.rus@ec.europa.eu

+32 229-56949

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.cfm

Regional policy

European Commission

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