The European Union currently comprises 28 Member States with large economic and social differences. The objective of European regional policy is to reduce these differences. The European structural funds make a major contribution towards achieving this.
Implementation of the ERDF Federal Transport Operational Programme 2007–2013
Transport infrastructure projects are typically expensive capital investment projects, especially if they are to be used by long-distance traffic. The ERDF Federal Transport Operational Programme 2007–2013 thus comprises predominantly large-scale projects with investment totalling over 50 million euros.
Priorities of the ERDF Federal Transport Operational Programme 2007-2013
The ERDF Federal Transport Operational Programme 2007–2013 is a sectoral programme. The federal railways, federal trunk roads and federal waterways form priority arteries along which the objectives of the ERDF Federal Transport OP 2007–2013 are achieved.
ERDF Federal Transport Operational Programme 2007–2013 kick-off event on 23 May 2008
On 23 May 2008, the new financial assistance programme entitled "ERDF Federal Transport Operational Programme (OP) 2007–2003", which had been approved by the European Commission, was launched at a meeting of the Monitoring Committee held on the occasion of the completion of one of twelve large-scale ERDF projects of the 2000–2006 programming period, the project entitled "A 113, B 96 and B 96a – construction of new and upgrading of existing infrastructure".