The European Union Structural Funds 2014-2020

Since Estonia became a member of the European Union in 2004, thousands of projects all over Estonia have been implemented with the support allocated to the country. 

The aim of the supports and subsidies is to harmonise the development of all the member states and enhance the competitiveness as the European Union as an integrated economic area all over the world. In other words, the success of the member states contributes to the general success of the European Union.

Financing available from the Structural Funds or the European financing are allocated in Estonia via three funds: European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund and Cohesion Fund. 

In 2014-2020 budget period, in total, 3.5 billion euros will be channelled to Estonia from the EU Structural Funds; the administrative area of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications will be responsible for the use of 1.3 billion euros, spent on transport, information society, economic development and energy sectors.

Source: Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications