European Regional Development Fund - ERDF

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union and supports the objectives of the EU's regional / cohesion policy: convergence, regional competitiveness and employment and European Territorial Cooperation. For Regional Policy programmes covering EU Member States as well as enlargement / accession countries, the financial contributions for the MS is supported by ERDF while the contribution for the Western Balkan countries is covered by the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) funds.