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European Regional Development Fund

The ERDF focuses its investments on several key priority areas. This is known as ‘thematic concentration’: Innovation and research The digital agenda Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The low-carbon economy The ERDF resources allocated to these priorities will depend on the category of region. In more developed regions, at least 80 % of funds must focus on at least two of these priorities; In transition regions, this focus is for 60 % of the funds This is 50 % in less developed regions   We have worked alongside…

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Programmes 

History of the programmes

“The vision for the Highlands & Islands is of prosperous, inclusive and self-sustaining communities, where the unique cultures, traditions and environments are enhanced and the region makes a distinctive contribution to Scotland, the UK and the EU competitiveness through supporting people, places and prosperity.” €174,012,587 of Structural Funds aid has been awarded to the Highlands and Islands to achieve this vision through a set of co-ordinated priorities, working in tandem with the priorities of Scottish policy but also catalysing the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving the main sources of competitiveness…

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