VLAD is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Loire Central-Val region for its 4.0 robotics project within its production space.
The Member States of the European Union adopted the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. All European policies must participate in this strategy, with a budget of 960 billion euros for the period 2014-2020.
To make it more effective, the European Union has delegated three of its policies to member states:
These three policies are funded by "European Structural and Investment Funds" (FESI). Among them, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) intervenes within the framework of the policy of economic, social and territorial cohesion. Its aim is to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting the imbalances between its regions.
In France, for the period 2014-2020, the ERDF represents 9.5 billion euros:
In the national context of decentralisation, the management of the ERDF is entrusted to the regional councils. Each regional council is thus the management authority of a FEDER programme.
In France, the ERDF intervenes on the following topics:
The ERDF also funds actions to support adaptation to climate change, risk prevention, transport, training, employment and social inclusion. Finally, in order to best address the specific problems of urban areas, part of the FEDER envelope is mobilised for the priority areas of the city's policy.