About: ERDF

Europe’s first marine turbine helps reduce Ouessant Island’s carbon footprint

A marine turbine submerged 55 metres deep in the Fromveur passage, a strait off Western French coast known for its strong current, has produced 15% of the electricity needed by Ouessant Island since mid-October. EURACTIV France reports.
Politics 30-10-2018

EU helps French research institute unlock mysteries of the ocean

From studying toxic microplankton to currents and ocean temperatures, the Euro Hab and Euro-Argo projects are trying to understand the oceans. The British are contributing to this undertaking but Brexit could complicate things. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 27-06-2018

“Time is Brain”: How ERDF funds save lives in Berlin

The most comprehensive EU regional development instrument is the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). But in most cases, its work remains largely unknown to the public. An example from Berlin shows how it literally saves lives. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2018

In Sète, EU funds help stop coastal erosion

A redevelopment project co-financed by the ERDF in the commune of Sète (France) aims to mitigate erosion which threatens the site. The fund contributes to projects on sensitive issues in the area by the Mediterranean, such as maritime pollution and sustainable tourism. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 22-06-2018

Commission sheds some light on cohesion policy reform

The European Commission cleared up some of the details of its proposal to reform cohesion policy in the next EU long-term budget during a second round of discussion with MEPs on Wednesday (21 June).
Climate change 29-01-2016

EU funds still used to subsidise fossil fuels in Eastern member states

The countries of Eastern and Central Europe rarely use their EU funding for energy transition projects, instead using the money to entrench their dependence on fossil fuels. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Regional Policy 16-10-2015

Alpine macroregion close to launch

The EUSALP project moves closer towards reality, while its maritime cousin, EUSAIR, struggles to provide results. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Regional Policy 18-04-2012

France’s innovation centres victim of chaotic public finance rules

The European Union has bet big on innovation as a source for growth, but on the ground, the finances of many regional research agencies and competitiveness clusters are endangered by conflicting public finance rules. EURACTIV France reports.
Regional Policy 09-12-2010

Romania uses EU funds to modernise Bucharest hotel

The Bucharest-Ilfov region is using EU funds to develop its tourism infrastructure and improve its attractiveness to business travellers in the country's capital. EURACTIV Romania reports. 
Regional Policy 23-06-2003

Regions to get guidelines on structural fund investments in telecom projects

The Commission is asking regional and local authorities for comments on its draft guidelines concerning criteria and modalities on using structural funds for telecom projects
13-05-2000

Commission stimulates interregional cooperation

The Commission has adopted guidelines and financial allocations for the INTERREG III Community Initiative