Structural funds in Finland

Structural fund activities began in Finland when Finland joined the European Union in 1995.  So far, there have been four programming periods: 1995–1999, 2000–2007, 2007–2013 and 2014–2020.

There is one programme in Finland that is in accordance with the objective 'Investment in growth and jobs' and it is being carried out separately in mainland Finland and Åland. The purpose of the programme, named 'Sustainable growth and jobs 2014 - 2020' is to implement the aims laid out by ERDF and ESF. Finland is also participating in cross-border regional cooperation programmes. The Partnership Agreement brings together different programmes under a single document.