Centres of excellence
The Land Government of Schleswig-Holstein provides funding out of the "Regional Programme 2000" and out of the "Programme for the Future – Economy" for several centres of excellence for which FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel GmbH is responsible.
Regional Programme 2000
According to the Objective 2 of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the promotion of infrastructure from the joint task "improvement of regional economic structures" as well as additional federal state funding, the Regional Programme 2000 is the umbrella for EU funding in Schleswig-Holstein for the funding period 2000-2006. Objective of the programme is the promotion of growth, innovation and employment in economically underdeveloped regions by improving the conditions regarding the location and by strengthening the regional economic potential.
The European Union provides subsidies for Schleswig-Holstein in the amount of 269.6 million EURO for the Objective 2-Programme for the period 2000 - 2006. The Objective 2 of the EU-Structural Funds promotes the economic and social conversion of regions with structural problems and is supported in Schleswig-Holstein by the ERDF with approx. 231.5 million EURO and the European Social Fund (ESF) with approx. 38.1 million EURO.
Programme for the Future - Economy
For the period 2007 – 2013, the Programme for the Future – Economy – comprises roughly EURO 662.3 m. for economic and regional promotion in Schleswig-Holstein, there of ca. EURO 374 m. out of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), ca. EURO 208 m. out of the Federal/State Joint Agreement “Improvement of Regional Economic Structures” (GRW) as well as additional state funds in the amount of approximately EURO 80.3 m.