France’s leading region for European funding
3 major maritime ports: Calais (#1 for passenger traffic) Boulogne (#1 for fishing) Dunkerque (#1 for freight)
Over 78 million inhabitants within a 300-km/180-mile radius around Lille.
Northern France—now called Hauts-de-France—is recognised in Brussels and across Europe for its dynamic presence on the European scene. Our region borders the United Kingdom and Belgium, and enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of North-West Europe.
Hauts-de-France handles more cooperative programmes than any other region in Europe, giving us significant experience and expertise in programme management.
Both Hauts-de-France and the United Kingdom are eligible to several cooperative programmes:
The European Union promotes cooperation between countries, supports european regions through their projects and finance them on priority thematic areas such as technological innovation, social innovation, carbon emission reduction, the circular economy and developing natural and cultural heritage.
European Funding, available through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) is dedicated dedicated to projects located in Hauts-de-France.
European funds supports projects focused on research and innovation, developing SMEs, energy transition, vocational training and fighting against youth unemployment.
Interested in setting up an environmental or regional European project in Hauts-de-France, or a project relating to economic development or training? Looking for European partners? We have a wide range of programmes that will meet—and exceed—your expectations. European funds are not loans or grants, they support projects that meet the European Commission objectives.
We’ll help you determine whether your project qualifies, and give you all the information you need to submit your application to the European authorities.