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ERDF - obtaining European assistance

ERDF - obtaining European assistance


Europe can also help you set up an economic, environmental and/or social project for the Brussels inhabitants through the aid offered by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is the European Union's financial lever for successfully achieving its cohesion and regional development policy. In other words, the ERDF aims to reduce economic, social and territorial disparities between the 28 Member States of the European Union by co-financing projects designed to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as defined in the "Europe 2020 Strategy". The ERDF Regulations define 7-year "programming periods" for conducting projects in different European regions, plus 2 or 3 years to finalise these projects if necessary.

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ERDF Directorate

In the Brussels-Capital Region, the government decided to set up a department within Brussels Regional Public Service specifically responsible for the management and coordination of the Fund.

Since the end of 2019, the ERDF Unit has become a directorate within the Directorate General Brussels International, and is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the operational programs. This involves supporting the various project leaders, ensuring the financial, budgetary and administrative follow-up of the programming and also ensuring the first level of expenditure control. A multidisciplinary team is in charge of this task.

The ERDF Directorate is also the point of contact with the European institutions and regional and local players, as well as with the beneficiaries of funds and counterparts in other Belgian and European regions.  

A new ERDF website is being developed. During this transitional period, reference documents can be obtained on request from the ERDF Directorate:

2007-2013 Programme: for more information

  • Presentation
  • Regulatory framework
  • Strategy: Operational Programme 2007-2013
  • Approved projects 2007-2013
  • Project sponsors

2014-2020 Programme: for more information

  • Presentation
  • Regulatory framework
  • Strategy: Operational Programme 2014-2020
  • Selected projects 2014-2020
  • Project sponsors


Brussels Regional Public Service
Brussels International - ERDF Directorate

Director: Evi CORNELIS
Communication: Geneviève PLANCHARD

Rue du Progrès 80, 1035 Brussels

Phone: +32 (0)2 204 17 61
Fax: +32 (0)2 204 15 47


Information & Transparency (FR/NL)

Moor Information

  • Office of the Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region
    Site web : (FR/NL)
  • For information on ERDF, visit the European Institutions portal



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