Current European Union Regional Policy
Europe will pay for your good idea. And ecoplus has once again succeeded in integrating Lower Austria’s regional incentive programs into the European Union’s regional policy program, so that more projects than ever can receive assistance in our province. Especially in structurally and economically underdeveloped regions.
For the program period 2000-2006, € 60 million in EU co-financing resources have been budgeted on the part of ecoplus, around three times as much as in the previous period of 1995-1999. The majority – around € 40 million – will be devoted to the Lower Austria Objective 2 Program. ecoplus will function in three initiatives as the „managing authority.“ In addition to investment assistance focused on business-related infrastructure and regional catalyst projects, ecoplus has introduced its own soft-aid initiatives for regional consulting and network formation to build on the positive results of previous program periods.…