On the 3rd of October 2022, the Regional Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2021 - 2027 of the Tuscany Region was approved by the European Commission.
The Regional Council (with deliberation no. 1173 of 17/10/2022) took into consideration this decision of the European Commission. The total financial endowment of the ERDF 2021 - 2027 is € 1,229,000,000 million with an increase of approximately 50% in comparison to the 2014-2020 programme, given the previous allocation was capped at € 800 million.
The programme is funded 40% by European funds, 42% by state funds, and 18% by the region of Tuscany.
The Regional ERDF Programme of Tuscany is divided into four priorities related to:
- Research, innovation, digitisation and competitiveness
- Ecological transition, resilience and biodiversity
- Sustainable urban mobility
- Territorial cohesion and integrated local development
As part of the priority objective 2, "A greener Europe – Ecological transition, resilience and biodiversity", energy efficiency interventions for companies, public buildings and hotel healthcare residences will be incentivised through € 88 million. Over € 108 million will be dedicated to electricity and heat production from renewable energy sources for self-consumption in favour of companies, public buildings and health care residences, as well as in the form of energy communities (accounting for € 20 million).
It is expected that the relative calls for proposals will be issued in early 2023.