European regional policies
Stemming from its size and history, there are a number of significant economic, social and rural disparities among the 271 European regions. To reduce these disparities, the European Union has developed a cohesion policy, a rural development programme and a common fisheries policy for its 28 member states.
In the period 2014-2020, the EU is investing around 28 billion euro in French regions.
These subsidies are divided between the four European funds (FEDER, FEADER, FSE, and FEP) as follows: