State of play of European structural, investment and territorial cooperation fundsNovember 9, 2021
Hat: State of play of the European structural, investment and territorial cooperation funds
“L’Europe s’engage en France” has published the progress reports on the European structural and investment funds (ERDF, ESF, EYP, EAFRD and FEAMP) as well as on the European territorial cooperation programmes (Interreg) for the 2014-2020 period.
France has received €27.5 billion in European structural and investment funds (ESF), namely ERDF, ESF, EAFRD and FEAMP. As part of the European recovery plan (REACT-EU), an additional ERDF-ESF envelope has been allocated for an amount of €3.9 billion. These two envelopes must be consumed before the end of 2023. As of 30 June 2021, €1.28 billion of the initial envelope remained, divided as follow: €86 million for ESF-IEJ, €384 million for EAFRD, €159 million for FEAMP and €651 million for ERDF.
Initially, €8.5 billion were allocated to the ERDF:
- €4 billion for research and innovation, digital and ICT and aid to SMEs. As of 30 June 2021, €3.9 billion had been allocated to more than 10 000 projects for a total investment of €10.5 billion.
- €3.6 billion for energy transition, climate, environment, transport and the specific allocation for overseas territories. €3.2 billion was allocated to 7,341 projects, for a total investment of €8.9 billion.
- €502 million for employment, social inclusion and training, of which €431 million was allocated to 554 projects for a total investment of €1 billion.
Regarding the European territorial cooperation programmes (Interreg) involving France, €4.7 billion, of which €3.2 billion from the ERDF, had been allocated to 2,434 projects by June 30th 2021. 12 programmes out of 23 used up their entire ERDF allocation and €43.8 million remain to be allocated.
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