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Λογότυπος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής

About the Fund

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides funding to public and private bodies in all EU regions to reduce economic, social and territorial disparities. The Fund supports investments through dedicated national or regional programmes.

In 2021-2027, the fund will enable investments to make Europe and its regions:

  • more competitive and smarter, through innovation and support to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), as well as digitisation and digital connectivity
  • greener, low-carbon and resilient
  • more connected by enhancing mobility
  • more social, supporting effective and inclusive employment, education, skills, social inclusion and equal access to healthcare, as well as enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism
  • closer to citizens, supporting locally-led development and sustainable urban development across the EU

The ERDF is delivered under shared management. Local authorities call for projects adapted to their specific needs. It is governed by the Common Provisions Regulation.

Fund website

Funding opportunities

How to apply

Learn how to propose a project, and how the project selection process works.

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Fund features

Fund duration


Lead Directorate-General

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Management mode

Shared management

MFF heading

Cohesion, Resilience and Values


Regional Development and Cohesion

Climate contribution

30% ((target)

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 226.05 billion ((current prices)