POCTEFA, an European programme serving the Pyrenean territory.
POCTEFA is an acronym for Programme Opérationnel de Coopération Territoriale Espagne-France Andorre 2007-2013. This programme constitutes the fourth generation of community backing aimed at strengthening economic and social integration within the Spain-France-Andorra frontier area. The FEDER budget amounts to 168 million euros. Its backing is focused on the development of transfrontier economic, social and environmental activities using joint strategies promoting sustainable territorial development. Likewise, the programme must promote perception of the transfrontier area by citizens as a unique area, thus diminishing the frontier effect.
Three priority areas were defined on the basis of their specific contribution to attaining the objectives set by the European Commission.
The FEDER backing allocated to the operational Programme amounts to 168,641,485 euros. The maximum FEDER co-funding rate is 65% of the eligible total public cost. 95 projects are currently being funded across the entire Pyrenean territory.