National Strategic Reference Framework

Ireland's National Strategy for using European Union Structural Funds (NSRF 2007-2013) sets out the direction for investment by the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund until 2013.

The economic progress which Ireland has achieved in recent years means that the volume of EU Regional Policy funding available to Ireland is significantly less, both in absolute and in relative terms, than in the 2000-2006 round. EU budget transfers under the Regional Competitiveness and Employement Objective will total €750 million over the next seven years.