WG Structural Funds

EARTO WG Structural Funds is composed of 20 active experts. The WG is looking at how RTOs can be involved in and benefit from projects under the European Structural and Investment Funds, but also the role of RTOs in Smart Specialisation Strategies as well as the synergies between the Cohesion Policy and the EU R&I Framework Programmes.


Key Topics for 2019


  • Post-2020 Cohesion Policy
  • Synergies ESIF-HEU
  • Interreg Component 5
  • Transfer of Cohesion resources to other EU Programmes
  • ESIF Simplification
  • State aid issues related to Structural Funds

Cooperation with EU Institutions & Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG REGIO, DG JRC, DG CONNECT)
  • European Parliament (REGI)
  • Committee of the Regions
  • Vanguard Initiative


Lastest Papers Published

16 / 11 / 2018

EARTO & Vanguard Statement on Synergies Post-2020

EARTO and the Vanguard Initiative very much welcome the new INTERREG component 5 and the new possibility of transferring resources between EU programmes: both could be key drivers to achieve synergies of funds.