How is OP Education for Competitiveness financed?
OP Education for Competitiveness is a multi-purpose thematic operational programme. It is financed chiefly from the resources of the Convergence objective; in the case of projects that create a systemic framework for lifelong learning, however, it is also financed from resources for the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective, and, as such, the Capital City of Prague is also eligible in this area.
€ 1.83 billion has been earmarked for OP Education and Competitiveness, which is approximately 6.8% of all resources designated for the Czech Republic from EU funds.
What kinds of projects are supported by OP Education for Competitiveness?
OP Education for Competitiveness contains 5 priority axes dividing the operational programme into logical units, which are further materialised through areas of intervention, which define what types of projects may be supported under the respective priority axis. The priority axes are as follows:
Tertiary education, research and development
Systemic framework for lifelong learning
The operational programme was approved by the European Commission on 12 October 2007.