2014-2020 programme

2014-2020 programme

Presentation

On 3 April 2014, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region approved a new operational programme for the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the Region for the 2014-2020 programming period. This programme, in line with the targets set at a European level, will contribute to the financing of projects intended to strengthen the Region's economic, social and territorial cohesion.  On 12 May 2014, with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, the Brussels Region issued a call for projects worth 200 million euros. Until the deadline for the call for projects on 25 July 2014 the ERDF Unit offered support in the form of thematic seminars, guidance notes and answers to the candidates' questions, to operators interested in creating projects that satisfied the operational programme's requirements,. The call for projects resulted in 196 projects being received between 12 May and 25 July.
The Evaluation Committee, comprised of experts appointed by the Government and representatives of Government members, analysed the eligibility of and opportunity presented by the projects submitted in relation to the Operational Programme's objectives. Given the large number of projects submitted, the project evaluation phase took several months and the official selection by the Brussels Government was announced on 21 May 2015, with a total of 46 projects.

On 30 October 2014, the European Commission officially adopted the Partnership Agreement with Belgium, which defines the strategy for optimal use of the available funds.  On 18/12/2014, the European Commission adopted the OP 2014-2020 of the Brussels-Capital Region.

 

Regulatory framework

All the information about the European Regional Development Fund is available on the dedicated website.

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Strategy: Operational Programme 2014-2020

The Operational Programme (OP) of the 2014-2020 ERDF Programme in the Brussels-Capital Region aims to strengthen the Region's economic, social and territorial cohesion by funding various projects. It was approved at its second reading by the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region on 30/04/2014 and adopted by the European Commission on 18/12/2014 taking into account 128 observations by its services.
This programme is part of the European cohesion policy, "Europe 2020" and falls within the scope of regional strategic plans such as the Regional Sustainable Development Plan (RSDP), the New Deal, the Employment-Environment Alliance and the Regional Plan for Innovation. It is designed to:
 

  • support socio-economic development sectors that are promising in terms of local jobs for Brussels residents;
  • support innovation and activities that respond to Brussels' issues;
  • relocalise the economy for the citizens, including workers;
  • work on improving the quality of life for Brussels residents;
  • promote short distribution channels, the service economy and industrial ecology;
  • develop sustainable and innovative business models.

The programme has 4 priority areas:

Priority 1: Increase research and improve the transfer and promotion of innovation,
Priority 2: Strengthen entrepreneurship and improve the development of SMEs in promising industries,
Priority 3: Support the development of a circular economy through the rational use of resources in promising industries,
Priority 4: Improve the quality of life for deprived neighbourhoods and populations.

During this transitional period, reference documents can be obtained on request from the ERDF Directorate: feder@sprb.brussels

2014-2020 Projects

The list of ERDF 2020 projects is below - Projects selected by the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region

During this transitional period, reference documents can be obtained on request from the ERDF Directorate: feder@sprb.brussels

Orientation notes

During this transitional period, reference documents can be obtained on request from the ERDF Directorate: feder@sprb.brussels