Finland’s development is a shared goal for Finns. It is in everyone’s interests that the best development ideas are also implemented – either without external assistance or in cooperation with others. Ideas can become reality with support from the European Union (EU). EU resources provide leverage that help Finns turn their ideas into practical development projects.
Structuralfunds.fi is the website for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) in Finland. We provide information on the Funds as well as practical guidance for applicants, beneficiaries and authorities. The Managing Authority of ERDF and ESF is the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
Sámi Cultural Centre to keep Sámi people's cultural heritage alive
European Employment Forum 2011
The traditional Employment Week underwent a transformation this year and was dubbed the European Employment Forum. This annual conference and exhibition will continue to be held in Brussels. Held on ...Read further
Lump-sum payments to facilitate administration of small projects
A lump-sum method is scheduled to be implemented in Structural Funds as of the beginning of 2012 through amendment of the Finnish eligibility decree. Lump sums are one of the three simplified cost me...Read further
Gender mainstreaming guidebook in Finnish
The Mainstreaming of Equality in Programme and Project Work guidebook for the use of authorities and various project actors was released on 1 December 2011 at a seminar in Helsinki titled ?Gender Per...Read further
ERDF and ESF programmes are progressing
By 1 December 2011, a full 78% of the public funding allocated to ERDF and ESF programmes had been reserved for ongoing projects and their further financing. So far, funding decisions have been made ...Read further
Minister Häkämies: Structural fund administration must be improved
Finland needs to enhance the efficiency of its administrative procedures for the EU?s structural fund programmes and must cut current administrative costs. ?This will enable us to ensure the maximum ...Read further