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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF)

In 2023 will have managed €1.568 billion of EU funds

Between 2002, when was founded, and 2023, the final year of the current period of European aid, this entity will have managed a total expenditure of €1.568 billion jointly financed by the European Union. Most of these funds are part of ERDF operational programmes, and the rest comes from the European Social Fund. This is a major investment that has enabled us to execute and launch aid programmes promoted by the entity, as well as the programmes scheduled for the immediate future.

The European joint financing managed by was €272 million during the period 2000-2006 (ERDF), €607 million in 2007-2013 (ERDF), and €689 million for the period 2014-2020 (634 ERDF and 55 ESF), with execution completed in 2023.

Over the years, has continuously created aid programmes according to the strategies of the successive governments. These include ‘Digital Professionals’, ‘Selling Online’, ‘Connected Schools’, ‘Smart Cities and Islands’, ‘Online Healthcare’, ‘Networked Justice’, ‘Connect to the cloud’… 

A series of actions with a shared priority objective: to promote the digital transformation of Spain, an essential factor to improve the efficiency and quality of public services, foster employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, and help companies get on the digital bandwagon. 

These past, present and future actions are a significant challenge for management and administrative efficiency as access to European aid requires a profound knowledge of the rules of the game, flexibility to adapt to changes and ensure compliance with the objectives of the European Union, while developing actions with local impact to reduce the gap between regions.  

To date, has successfully passed the various controls and audits related to the financing received during the two previous periods. And we have implemented all the changes needed for the 2014-2020 period. 

One of the key elements of is its management and control systems, which have led to a low error rate according to the audits, and to the fact that no payments have been interrupted or suspended by the European Commission. We must also note that many of the actions require significant collaboration between administrations.