Between 2007 and 2013, our economy and people across Wales will benefit from around £3.3 billion of investment (EU funds of £1.9 billion) through the European Structural Funds programmes – creating jobs and boosting economic growth
European Structural Funds programmes 2007–2013 in WalesFor the programming period 2007–2013, Wales qualifies for European Structural Funds support for three types of programmes:
- Convergence covering West Wales and the Valleys
- Regional Competitiveness and Employment covering East Wales
- Territorial Co-operation, including the Ireland-Wales Cross-border programme
Strategic delivery of the programmes for jobs and growthThe programmes in Wales, delivered through the Welsh European Funding Office, are focused on creating sustainable jobs and growth in line with European Union’s Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas, and the policies and strategies of the Welsh Government.
There is a greater strategic approach to the delivery of the funds for this programming round, with fewer, more strategic projects delivering on the priorities of the Operational Programmes. This approach will help ensure less duplication of activities and maximisation of the available resources to benefit the people, businesses, communities and environment of Wales.