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Brussels-Capital Region ERDF

2014BE16RFOP001
  • Legal entity: Brussels Regional Public Service (SPRB-GOB)
  • Legal Representative and function : Evi Cornelis, Director
  • Official Address : Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, 20 1035 Brussels
  • Tel : 02/204.17.61
  • E-mail : feder@sprb.brussels

Description

In the spirit of sustainable urban development as encouraged by the European Commission, the Brussels Capital Region uses the framework of the ERDF operational programme to support initiatives that help improve the urban metabolism. The city as an ecosystem is the point of departure in this: several flows enter the city, are transformed there and then leave it again. This ecosystem offers an integrated answer to economic and environmental challenges and to the territorial dualisation of the Brussels society.

Objectives

The Brussels-Capital ERDF OP supports initiatives that contribute to improving the urban metabolism according to the Commission's logic of sustainable urban development. The Programme seeks to concentrate resources by imposing on projects from the first three priority axes a strengthening of specific economic sectors or the response to certain challenges identified as being priorities for the Region. On a territorial level, the infrastructures financed are concentrated in the Urban Regeneration Zone and, for the first three priority axes, in Regional Development Hubs.

Priority axes

  • Strengthening research and improving the transfer and promotion of innovation
    • Increasing applied research capacities in association with the priority challenges identified in the diagnosis
    • Increasing innovation in SMEs
  • Strengthening entrepreneurship and improving the development of SMEs in promising industries
    • Creating new employment-generating activities, including in the social economy
    • Supporting the development of SMEs, including social economy projects
  • Supporting the development of a circular economy through the rational use of resources in promising industries
    • Strengthening the energy transition of Brussels SMEs
    • Supporting the energy transition of public infrastructure and public housing
    • Improving the environmental quality of urban spaces
    • Supporting the improvement of the urban environment through the rehabilitation of polluted soil and industrial wastelands
  • Improving the quality of life and environment for vulnerable neighbourhoods and populations
    • Increasing the number of early childhood places in deprived neighbourhoods
    • Strengthening the infrastructure and cultural facilities offering that supports urban regeneration in deprived neighbourhoods
    • Increasing the participation of inhabitants in urban dynamics and urban development projects in deprived neighbourhoods
    • Developing a health and social offering for vulnerable populations (including refugees, asylum seekers, illegal immigrants or immigrants without any administrative status)

Budget

Priority axis Funding Category of region Thematic objective Aid from the Union Amount in € National contribution Amount in € Total funding Amount in €
1 ERDF More developed 1 17.268.166,00 17.268.166,00 34.536.332,00
2 ERDF More developed 3 27.265.524,00 27.265.524,00 54.531.048,00
3 ERDF More developed 4/6 31.809.779,00 31.809.779,00 63.619.558,00
4 ERDF More developed 9 14.541.612,00 14.541.612,00 29.083.224,00
AT ERDF More developed N/A 3.786.878,00 3.786.878,00 7.573.756,00
TOTAL ERDF More developed 94.671.959,00 94.671.959,00 189.343.918,00

Links

Operational programme More information www.feder.brussels