The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is the European Union's financial lever for successfully achieving its cohesion and regional development policy. In other words, the ERDF aims to reduce economic, social and territorial disparities between the 28 Member States of the European Union by co-financing projects designed to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as defined in the "Europe 2020 Strategy". The ERDF Regulations define 7-year "programming periods" for conducting projects in different European regions, plus 2 or 3 years to finalise these projects if necessary.
ERDF Direction in Brussels Regional Public Service (BRPS)
The ERDF Direction, supervised by the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region, acts as a facilitator and an interface between European institutions and regional and local actors, surrounding itself with the expertise of other regional administration services, regional partners, fund beneficiaries and counterparts from other Belgian and European regions.