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EU Funding for Sustainable Energy Cohesion Policy support "Meeting the energy grand challenge with the EU budget" Brussels, 27 June 2013. Maud SKÄRINGER European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy. EU Funding for Sustainable Energy – MFF 2014-2020.
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Centrally managed by COM (Financial Regulation)
Shared Management with MS (Common Provisions Regulation)
Equity and Risk Sharing Instruments
Research, Development Innovation
Competitiveness & SME (COSME)
Equity & guarantees
Growth, Jobs and Social Cohesion
Erasmus for all
Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
Risk sharing (e.g. project bonds) and equity instruments
Investment policy supporting Europe 2020: growth, jobs, quality of life and sustainable development
Convergence objective. Regions with GDP per capita below 75% of EU average. 82% of funds spent on this objective.
Regional competitiveness and employment objective.
Total: € 347 billion of EU funds
(€ 347 billion)
European Social Fund
More details on implementation, outputs and results so far in the Commission Strategic Report 2013
See in particular the Thematic Factsheet on Energy
Research and innovation
Information and Communication Technologies
Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME)
Shift to a low-carbon economy
Climate change adaptation and risk management and prevention
Environmental protection and resource efficiency
Employment and support for labour mobility
Social inclusion and poverty reduction
Education, skills and lifelong learning
Increased institutional capacity and effectiveness of public administration
"Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors" – 5 investment priorities proposed by the Commission for ERDF and CF:
"Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors" – Discussions in the Trilogueon fine-tuning of wording and possible further investment priorities:
Exact levelsforERDFconcentration also discussed!
Discussions in the Triloguealso on possible further ERDF investment priority under "Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures":
To ensure better spending of ERDF /CF resources, MS will have to fulfil ex ante conditionalities relating to those investment priorities, e.g. linked to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive or the Renewable Energy Directive.
Increased importance of financial instruments in implementing EU budget resources in future (Budget review, 5th Cohesion Report, MFF)
European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds legislative framework 2014-2020 to:
Cohesion Policy Project Examples:
Policy Learning Database:
Expert Evaluation Network reports on RES and EE in housing:
JESSICA horizontal (thematic) studies:
REGIO case study “Wave Hub” project, UK:
REGIO case study “ERDF – Promotion of renewable energy sources in Burgenland”, AT:
COCOF technical meeting on sustainable energy March 2011:
Regions for Economic Change Conference May 2010 Energy efficiency workshop (2A):
Practical Guide to EU funding opportunities for Research and Innovation:
Smart specialisation platform:
Intelligent Energy Europe Projects:
ICT-specific guide on energy efficiency: