Smart EU investments in 2021-2027: Project EU XXI: Smart(er) Europe™, Social Europe™, Digital Europe™, Green(er) Europe™, Intelligent Europe™, Knowledge Europe™, Innovative Europe™, Inclusive Europe™, Sustainable Europe™, and Global Europe™

InvestEU is expected to mobilise at least €650 billion in additional investment between 2021 and 2027.

The InvestEU Fund will support four main policy areas: sustainable infrastructure; research, innovation and digitisation; small and medium businesses; and social investment and skills.…

 €330 billion Regional Development and Cohesion Policy: Five main objectives to drive

Thematic Objectives (TOs) shall be reduced in number, from 11 to 5 (Paragraph 5, Title II proposed CPR). The new policy objectives shall now concern:

Smart Europe (innovation, digitalisation, support for SMEs) ;

Green Europe (carbon free economy, implementation of the Paris Agreement, renewables…);

Connected Europe (strategic transports and digital networks);

Social Europe (social rights, quality employment, education, social inclusion…);

Citizens’ Europe (supporting locally-led development strategies, urban development…).

Regional development investments will strongly focus on objectives 1 and 2. 65% to 85% of ERDF and Cohesion Fund resources will be allocated to these priorities, depending on Member States’ relative wealth.

Smarter Europe, through innovation, digitisation, economic transformation and support to small and medium-sized businesses

Greener, carbon free Europe, implementing the Paris Agreement and investing in energy transition, renewables and the fight against climate change

a more Connected Europe, with strategic transport and digital networks

a more Social Europe, delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and supporting quality employment, education, skills, social inclusion and equal access to healthcare

Europe closer to citizens, by supporting locally-led development strategies and sustainable urban development across the EU.

Cohesion Policy further supports locally-led development strategies and empowers local authorities in the management of the funds. The urban dimension of Cohesion Policy is strengthened, with 6% of the ERDF dedicated to sustainable urban development, and a new networking and capacity-building programme for urban authorities, the European Urban Initiative.

Other EU instruments are the Common Agricultural Policy, Horizon Europe, the LIFE programme, Erasmus+.

Interregional Innovative Investments 

Regions with matching ‘smart specialisation’ assets will be given more support to build pan-European clusters in priority sectors such as big data, circular economy, advanced manufacturing or cybersecurity.

Smart and Green Europe Original Sources

Smart Europe


Geplaatst door Juan LLORET op vr, 01/10/2020 - 09:06


Thank you very much for the information, ABDOULLAEV.

Regards, Juan Antonio.