ERDF co-funding


The main Community provisions concerning Cross-border Co-operation are set out in the Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006, which lays down general provisions for the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and in Regulation (CE) 1080/2006 of the Parliament and Council for  the European Regional Development Fund.

The Territorial Cooperation shall be financed by the ERDF and shall focus on integrated programmes, managed by a single authority, which shall take forward the Community priorities related to the Lisbon and Göteborg Agendas.
According to Article 6 of Regulation (CE) 1080/2006, the ERDF shall contribute to the completion of cross-border economic, social and environmental activities through joint strategies for sustainable territorial development.

The ERDF may, in addition, contribute to the promotion of legal and administrative co-operation, to the integration of cross-border labour markets, local employment initiatives, gender equality and equal opportunities, training and social inclusion, as well as to the sharing of human resources and facilities for research and technological development.


Managing Authority
Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Central Directorate for Finance, Property, Coordination and Programming of Economic and EU Policies
Coordination and Programming of Economic, patrimony and EU Policies Department
European Territorial Cooperation, State Aid and General Affairs Office
via Udine 9
34132 Trieste - Italy

Joint Technical Secretariat
via Udine 9
34132 Trieste - Italy
tel.: +39 040 377 5993
fax: +39 040 3775907

Slovene Info Point
Republic of Slovenia
Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy
Regional Office Štanjel
Štanjel 1a, 6222 Štanjel - Slovenia
Tel. (+386) 5 7318 533
Fax (+386) 5 7318 531