French National Strategic Reference Framework


French authorities are required to develop the National Strategic Reference Framework for the period 2007-2013 for the purpose of the structural funds resources management (ERDF and ESF). The Framework shall determine national strategic guidelines for the social and economic cohesion policy and shall become a basis for the development of programmes for the implementation of Structural
Funds. These strategic guidelines will be used as a basis for development of the regional and national operational programmes, taking account of the Community obligations, as well as of national, regional and local policies.