OP for enterprise and competitiveness in Italy

The 25th of June the European Commission adopted the 2014-2020 Operational Programme  OP for Enterprise and Competitiveness in Italy. Its budget amounts to 2.4 billion euro with 1.7 billion euro coming from the ERDF.

This Programme targets investments in key growth generating areas in Italian less developed and transition regions. It focuses on four priorities:

  • strengthening research, technological development and innovation
  • improving access and use of Information and Communication Technologies
  • helping the country’s SMEs become more competitive
  • supporting the shift towards the low carbon economy

Key results to be delivered under the programme include:

  • An increase in enterprises’ collaborative activity in the field of research and innovation
  • 85% coverage of ultra-high speed broadband for 100 Mbps or higher
  • 9% increase in the share of renewable energy consumed.

More information on Cohesion Policy and Italy