ERDF Programme

Emilia-Romagna Regional Operational Programme is the planning document that defines the strategy and operations of use of Community funds allocated to the Region by the European Regional Development Fund. Being one of the main investment instruments of the EU, the cohesion policy and the ERDF work on improving the economic growth and regional territory attractiveness.

Job creation, competitiveness among enterprises, economic growth, sustainable development and enhancement of the quality of life of citizens are the targets set by the Europe 2020 Strategy.

Nearly one third of the EU 2014-2020 budget, amounting to 352 billion euro, is used for the cohesion policy, implemented through three main funds: the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund which, together with the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, make the EU Structural & Investment Funds.

The European Regional Development Fund - ERDF intends to strengthen regional economic and social cohesion, by investing in the areas that support growth to improve competitiveness and create jobs. Moreover, ERDF finances integration projects among member countries, through the European territorial cooperation.

The ERDF ROP provides funding opportunities and support for the growth of the economy and the regional territory of Emilia-Romagna.

The Programming periods duration is of seven years. The 2007-2013 ERDF ROP finalised its investments in December 2015, and the new 2014-2020 ERDF ROP started with almost 482 million euro. These funds are allocated in areas such as research and innovation, ICT development, competitiveness and attractiveness of the production system, promotion of low-carbon economy, enhancement of artistic, cultural and environmental resources and implementation of the urban agenda for attractive and participative cities.

With regard to research and innovation, the 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Programme contributes to implement the Regional strategy for Smart Specialisation of Emilia-Romagna. Research and innovation connect new businesses and companies at a structural level, linking the regional production system with the human capital and extensive knowledge system.

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