European Structural Funds Programmes 2000–2006 in Wales
The 2000-2006 Approved projects database is still available to view.
The Lifetime of the Programmes
Over their lifetime, these programmes are expected to have created 46,000 net additional jobs, supported over 200,000 businesses, and helped some 96,000 unemployed or economically inactive people into work or training.
All projects needed to address the three cross-cutting themes of equal opportunities, environmental sustainability and information and communication technology for the achievement of a well-balanced sustainable and innovative economy.
The Objective 1, 2 and 3 programmes in Wales closed on 30 June 2009.
While the smaller Equal, Interreg IIIA, Leader+, and Urban II community initiatives closed, on 31 December 2008.
Closure guidance is available for organisations supported under the 2000–2006 programmes.
Other achievements and publicity of the 2000-2006 programmes are also available.