Welcome to ERDF Thuringia
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) balances the European regions. It is designed to strengthen the cohesion within the European Union.
The ERDF is tailored to the needs of the regions, individual structural weaknesses can be addressed. The category of the region determines how the money is spent. Thuringia, as a Transition Region has to spend 60% of the fund on the following key priorities: Innovation and research, the digital agenda, support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the low-carbon economy.
The European Union supports Thuringia in many ways:
In the 2014-2020 programming period Thuringia will receive around 1,165 Billion Euros. This money can be used by small bakeries investing in a more energy efficient oven or universities, building new laboratories.
It can help design a product to make it more attractive to the customer.
It can be used to restore historic buildings.
ERDF Thuringia helped protecting People from floods or Bees from the Varroa Mite.