France: ERDF contribution to rural areas 2000-2010 (English)
This synthesis document is the result of a study led by French consultancies (EDATER and SEGESA) for DATAR in 2010.
It shows – among other things – how ERDF is reaching out very remote areas, under the condition of sufficient local capacity building (local strategy, technical engineering, private investment, etc.), and that tourism infrastructure is not the main public expenditure.
The whole study can be found (in French) at http://www.projetdeterritoire.com/index.php/plain_site/Espaces-thematiques/Organisation-territoriale/Actualites/Quelle-contribution-des-programmes-operationnels-FEDER-2007-2013-au-developpement-des-territoires-ruraux(cache) .