Financial arm of the EU Cohesion Policy aiming to reduce economic and social disparities amongst Member States of the European Union

Duration Amount
2014-2020 EU28 budget: €68.7 Billion
Type Application Deadline
Funding – Eligibility of financing is decided at a national level No Deadline
Who can apply? Countries
Local and Regional authorities Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Rural Energy Technology applicable for the funding
Biogas, Biofuels, Micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP), Solar thermal (hybrid) water heating
  • Promote measures at international level to deal with regional or worldwide environmental problems, and in particular combating climate change.
  • Support Member States whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the Community average.

The Cohesion Fund will support investments into climate change adaptation, water and waste sectors. Investment into energy is also eligible for support, provided it has positive environmental benefits.  The Fund will therefore support investments into energy efficiency and renewable energy.

More information about the fund to be available as of 2014 via the national contact points.

National Contact Points
Austria : Oerok
Belgium : VlaamsEuropees VerbindingsAgentschap, Enterprise Europe Wallonie
Bulgaria : EU Structural Funs: Single Inforamtion Web Portal
Cyprus : Διαρθρωτικά Ταμεία
Czech Republic : Ministerstvo Pro Mistni Rozvoj CR
Denmark : Regional Udvikling
Estonia : Euroopa Liidu Struktuuritoetus / Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia
Finland : Rakennerahstot
France : Europe en France, the portal of European Funds in France
Germany : Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung
Greece : ESPA
Hungary : Nemzeti Fejlesztesi Ugynokseg
Ireland : EU Structural Funds Division, Department of Finance
Italy : Fondi Strutturali
Latvia : ES - Fondi
Lithuania : Kuriame Lietuvos Ateiti
Luxembourg : Europaforum
Malta : Malta Regional Development and Dialogue Foundation
Netherlands : Ministerie van Economische Zaken
Poland : Centralny Punkt Informacyjny Funduszy Europejskich
Portugal : Quadro de Referencia Estrategico Nacional
Romania : Fonduri Structurale
Slovakia : Agentúra Ministerstva školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu SR
Spain : Evropski slad za regionalni razvoj / Ministrstvo za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo
Sweden : Tillväxtverket
United Kingdom : Department For Business Innovation and Skills
Croatia : Ministarstvo regionalnoga razvoja i fondova Europske unije
Calls for Tender
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