European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

“A way to make Europe”

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds): ERDF

For the period 2014-2020, the European Union established the European Structural and Investment Funds (the ESI Funds) which aim to promote the competitiveness and convergence of all the territories and are an essential instrument to address Spain’s main development challenges and to implement the Europe 2020 Strategy. 

The ESI Funds are composed of five funds, which are classified within the cohesion policy, the common agricultural policy and the common fisheries policy:

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF);

European Social Fund (ESF);

Cohesion Fund;

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD);

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The IDAE has been designated, by the Ministry of the Treasury and Public Function (MINHAFP), Intermediary Body for the management of the funds which are part of the Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth, specifically for thematic objective 4 (OT4), of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The IDAE, therefore, is responsible for the definition and management of the lines of assistance co-financed through the Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth (OT4), whose main objective is to encourage the transition to a low carbon emission economy in all sectors.

In this framework, the IDAE has launched assistance programmes for energy savings and efficiency projects, either in the form of subsidies or low-interest loans, aimed at different types of beneficiaries: Town Councils and Local Entities, companies (with special attention to SMEs), and residents’ associations, to undertake projects for the renewal of municipal street lighting or to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes or of buildings (both for residential use and for tertiary use).

The role of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (Regulation (EU) No. 1301/2013) is to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion by correcting the main regional imbalances in the European Union. Priority funding goes to research, ICT, SMEs and the low carbon economy. Infrastructure continues to play a role, especially in less developed regions.

The main scope of application of ERDF assistance is as follows:

Productive investments in companies

Investment in public infrastructure

European Community Regulation

Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 – ERDF

Guidelines for State Aid - Environment and Energy

Regulation (EU) 651/2014 of block exemption (energy)

Spanish Regulation

Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth (POCS)

Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth ERDF 2014-2020

Annex I. Graphs

Annex II. SWOT Analysis

Annex III. Lessons learned

Annex IV. Definition of functional urban areas

Annex V. List of mature projects OT7

Annex VI. Urban Axis Action Plan

Framework Logic Tree

POCS Equality Report

Note justifying SEP (Peninsular Electrical System) interconnections within the OT4

IDAE Invitations for Applications Co-financed with ERDF

Assistance programme for municipal street lighting

Subsidy programme for SMEs and large businesses in the industrial sector

Subsidy programme for changes to, and more efficient use of, modes of transport used

Subsidy programme for actions to encourage energy efficiency in the rail sector

Subsidy programme for actions to encourage energy efficiency in desalination facilities.

PAREER - CRECE. Subsidy Programme for the Energy Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings  

Invitation for Applications Co-financed with EAFRD

Rural Development Programmes

Invitation for Applications of the Autonomous Communities co-financed with ERDF. 

View the invitation for applications for assistance co-financed with ERDF in your Autonomous Community