European Regional Development Fund ROP ESF
European Social Fund
WHO CAN GET FUNDING
Organisations that can benefit from regional funding include public bodies, some private sector organisations (especially small businesses), universities, associations, NGOs and voluntary organisations. Foreign firms with a base in the region covered by the relevant operational programme can also apply, provided they meet European public procurement rules.
HOW TO GET FUNDING
In most cases funding is granted through calls for proposals to projects that demonstrate their European added value, their impact on employment, their innovative nature and whether they contribute to region’s economic competitiveness.
The projects must meet the selection criteria and investment priorities of the Regional Operational Programme and they must follow the application procedures of the Managing Authority.