Welcome to ERDF Thuringia

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a funding instrument to reduce disparities in the development of regions and aims to promote economic and social cohesion in the European Union.

The ERDF pays attention to the specific requirements of the regions. Setting up operational programmes, the regions have the possibility to correct infrastructural weaknesses and to support productive investments.

The category of each region determines the investment priorities. As Thuringia is classified as a transition region it 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.

In the 2014-2020 programming period Thuringia will receive around 1,165 Billion Euros. The following areas are eligible for funding:


•           energy efficient oven technologies in small bakeries

•           new laboratories in universities

•           customer-oriented product design

•           restauration of historic buildings

•           flood protection

•           protection of bees against varroa mite