Fund Projects in Spain
1986, Spain has received major funding
from the EU Structural Funds (SF).
The Spanish Ministry of Economy
and Finance is responsible
for the coordination
of the application and management
of the SF
via the General Directorate of Community
Funds of the
General Secretariat of Finance
and Budgets. From here,
SF are distributed among the
management bodies of
the Autonomous Regions.
2000-2006, Spain has received
of 55,025 Million euros
nº 1 were 12 Spanish
regions (Andalusia, Asturias,
the Canary Islands,
Mancha, Ceuta, the Community
Murcia and Cantabria).
The beneficiaries of
Objective nº 2
were the Autonomous
Communities of Aragon,
the Balearic Isles,
Catalonia, Madrid, Navarre,
Country and La Rioja.
The regional applications are selected
for each Objective
based on a series of multi-annual programming
documents drafted by the
Spanish State in cooperation with
or improve roads and
motorways. In the renewable-energy
field the investments are mainly
2007-2013 Spain will receive about 31,536 Million euros (2004 prices).
This is about 60% of the amount
received in the previous period. The number of the eligible regions are
also decreasing. Next period, only Andalusia,
Mancha, Extremadura and
Galicia will be beneficiaries of
Convergence Objective (former Objective
Programme for Promoting Solar
in the Canary Islands (PROCASOL)
for promoting and financing
solar thermal energy systems for
hot water production.
for 2006: 1,100,000 €, co-financed
by ERDF in 65% for companies and 55%
for the rest.
Programme for the Promotion of
Renewable Energy Sources (PROSOL)
programme subsidizes investments
installations such as solar
thermal for hot water production,
photovoltaic isolated from the
electricity grid or solar photovoltaic
connected to the grid.
Program for Castilla y Leon
description: This Regional
solar energy projects co-financed
by Structural Funds (ERDF).
of the investment.
More information: Go
to Solar Energy Projects
Not, Want Not (biogas)
description: Building of a central
waste treatment plant for the treatment
of solid waste and purification of
cost: 750,000 EUR
ERDF: 325,000 EUR (50%
of the work)
to Bioenergy Projects
Renewable Energy Projects:
Best Energy is Energy which
is Not Used
description: The national
centre for renewable energies
(CENER) was created in 2000
in Pamplona, to research and
promote the development of
renewable energies and to disseminate
knowledge and boost competitiveness
of the related business.
Time period: 2000-2006
Project cost: 15,600,000 EUR
ERDF: 2,800,000 EUR
More information: Go to Energy Efficiency
to Structural Fund for Database