The Southern Regional Assembly is the Managing Authority for the S&E Regional Programme 2007-13. Funded activity ran from 2007 to 2013 and the final implementation report for the programme was submitted to the EU Commission in 2017.
With a total budget of €687 million (€146.6m ERDF), the 2007-13 Regional Programme focused on innovation and the knowledge economy, environment and accessibility, and sustainable urban environment. The ERDF is the only Structural Fund co-funding the 2007-2013 Regional Programme.
The Programme supported three specific areas of investment:
The Regional Assembly was also the Managing Authority for the 2000-06 S&E Regional Programme which an investment of €4.1 billion in the S&E Region of which €1 billion supported EU cofunded projects. These investments were undertaken in local infrastructure & enterprise development projects, the agriculture & fisheries sector and a substantial investment was made in childcare facilities, training of childcare staff and the development of the childcare sector.