EU Structural Funds 2014-2020

Denmark is scheduled to receive DDK 4.1 billion divided between the Regional Development Fund and the Social Fund during the period 2014-2020 (current prices).

This is the result of the multi-annual contract covering the EU budget and the approval of the fund regulations.

Compared to the 2007-2013 period, funding is reduced by 22 percent; this reduction is spread across national, cross-border and transnational OPs. The Danish ERDF and ESF funding is - according to the regulations - divided between national measures and cross-border measures.

Anticipated allocation of funds under the national programmes

Most of the funds under the national programmes are implemented in line with the recommendations from the Regional Groth Fora. Funds are implemented in order to support growth and employment across Denmark e.g. through innovation, entrepreneurship, green growth initiatives, education, and job creation.

Box 1: Allocation of funds on prioritised focus areas - national programmes

Current prices (DKR)

Total 2014-2020

Average per year 2014-2020 (round off)

Allocation among regional growth fora

2441

349

Comprehensive city measure (5 percent of the ERDF)

72

10

EURES - EU measure under ESF

20

3

Tecnical Assistance

145

21

National pool (7.5 percent of total minus means for performance reserve)

217

31

Performance reserve

185

26

Total

3080

440

Current prices (DKR)

Total 2014-2020

Average per year 2014-2020 (round off)

Box 1: Allocation of funds on prioritised focus areas - national programmes

Allocation among regional growth fora

2441

349

Comprehensive city measure (5 percent of the ERDF)

72

10

EURES - EU measure under ESF

20

3

Tecnical Assistance

145

21

National pool (7.5 percent of total minus means for performance reserve)

217

31

Performance reserve

185

26

Total

3080

440

 

In 2014-2020, five percent of ERDF will be used for sustainable urban development of cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants, while ESF – through the EURES measure – will contribute to increase mobility on the labour market. Approximately 7.5 percent of the funds are reserved for a national pool which is implemented at a national level without involvement of the Regional Growth Fora.

The distribution of funding to the growth fora is based on several indicators, e.g. the share of peripheral areas in each region and the share of early school leavers. It is made sure that no growth forum faces a decline of over 30 percent in funding compared to the 2007-2013 period.

Current prices

Copenhagen Capital

Southern Denmark

Central Denmark

Northern Jutland

Bornholm

Zealand

Denmark Total

Box 2: Anticipated allocation of funds (million DDK) - average per year for each growth forum - 2014-2020 compared to 2007-2013

Allocation 2014-2020 (Mill DKK)

49

83

57

78

11

71

349

Allocation 2007-2013 (Mill DKK)

70

102

72

112

15

72

443

Change in percent

-30

-19

-21

-30

-30

-2

-21

Relative share 2014-2020 (percent)

14

24

16

22

3

20

100

Relative share 2007-2013 (percent)

16

23

16

26

3

16

100

Share of population (percent)

30

21

23

10

1

15

100

DDK per inhabi-tant per year

29

69

45

135

257

87

62

Based on the figures of the above table, the following figures are valid for each growth forum:

Copenhagen Capital

Southern Denmark

Central Denmark

Northern Jutland

Bornholm

Zealand

Box 3: Expected allocation of funds (million DKK) for 2014-2020 for each growth forum (current prices)
 

342

580

400

549

74

496

Allocation of funds on cross-border and transnational programmes

The cross-border and transnational measures consist of several programmes focussing on growth-oriented cooperation between Denmark and its neighbouring countries.

Programmes with Danish participation

Million DKK annually average

2007-2013 (current prices)

Million DKK annually average

2014-2020 (current prices)

Box 4: Expected allocation of funds on cross-border and transnational programmes for 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 respectively (current prices)
 

Cross-border programmes

92

113

One Danish-German programme (two programmes in 2007-2013)

36

48

One Danish-Swedish-Norwegian programme

54

62

One South-Baltic Sea programme

2

3

Transnational programmes

18

36

One Baltic Sea programme

11

21

One North Sea programme

7

15

Total

110

149