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ERDF Programme: 2007-2013

The ERDF was established to promote sustainable, environmentally efficient growth in the capital. The 2007-2013 funds are now fully committed, projects have now delivered all activities and the programme will close in 2017.

Strategic direction and priorities of the 2014 -2020 European Structural Investment Funds, including the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are set up by the London Economic Action Partnershipl (LEAP). Learn more about current programmes.

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London ERDF 2007-13 Operational Programme

The London ERDF 2007-13 Operational Programme (OP) provides an overview for investment of the ERDF in London during 2007-13 and provides updated information on:

  • socio-economic data
  • performance indicators
  • targets
  • finance

ERDF 2007-13 achievements

  • 21556
    small businesses
    have been supported
  • 9672
    saved or created
  • 34605
    metres cubed
    of additional flood storage capacity
  • £400m
    new sales
    generated by small and medium businesses

How ERDF 2007 - 13 was governed

The London ERDF Programme was overseen by the ERDF Local Management Committee (LMC), chaired by a delegated person authorised by the Mayor.  The ERDF LMC was composed of representatives from theUK Government departments, the European Commission and partners representing different sectors and organisations in London.

The LMC was responsible for considering and approving the criteria for selecting the projects financed under the programme. The GLA was responsible for the programme strategy and approving recommendations for awarding funding.

Within the GLA, the European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) undertakes the overall programme management, project appraisal, payment and monitoring roles, and acts as secretariat for the LMC.

Project management

The GLA’s European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) is the ‘Intermediate Body’ responsible for the delivery of London’s 2007–13 and 2014-20 EU Programmes. If you would like access to past ERDF forms and guidance, please contact EPMU.

You can find out who the beneficiaries were and types of projects supported by viewing this beneficiaries table.

View Annual Implementation Reports (AIR)

EPMU is required to provide an annual report on implementation of the ERDF Programme in London. The format for the report is prescribed by the European Commission (EC) Regulations and you can view there reports below.

Interim Evaluation Report

In 2012 Regeneris conducted an independent interim evaluation of the London ERDF programme. This included interviews with stakeholders (including some LMC members) and ERDF projects, plus a thorough review of project and programme documentation.

Regeneris’ final report provides a very useful overview of the ERDF programme and highlights areas of good practice. It also proposes areas for development (many of which focus on the 2014-20 programme).

The five key findings for 2007-13 are:

  1. an effective Operational Programme in terms of strategy
  2. implementation has largely progressed as planned
  3. the programme is making strong progress in committing funds. The programme is making reasonable progress in achieving programme targets
  4. EPMU has provided strong programme management
  5. there are a number of lessons and examples of good practice which can inform the 2014-20 ERDF programme in London.

You can find out more information on proposed reccomendations by reading the ERDF report.

European Regional Development Fund