European Regional Development Fund

The Department for the Economy is designated as managing authority for the competitiveness programme.

2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland

The ERDF Operational Programme was approved by the Northern Ireland Executive and submitted to the European Commission for consideration in July 2014.

For further information and contact details concerning the 2014-20 ERDF Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme, please visit the link below.

Northern Ireland sustainable competitiveness programme 2007 - 2013

Archive information on the 2007-13 EU Sustainable Competitiveness Programmes is available below

Related to European Funding

After a process of inter-service consultation and negotiation between the Commission and DfE, as Northern Ireland ERDF Managing Authority, the Operational Programme was finally adopted by the European Commission in December 2014. The Operational Programme and its corresponding appendices can be accessed below:

A Citizens' Summary of the Programme can be accessed:

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