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Implementation of the 2004–2006 period

During the period of 2004–2006, it was possible for Estonia to use more than 370,000 euros of structural support, which was complemented by more than 123,000 euros of own contribution. The support was allocated from four structural funds:

  • The European Social Fund (ESF, volume over 69 million euros), which was primarily aimed at increasing employment and developing labour market.
  • The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF, volume about 233 million euros), which supports economic development and the creation of new jobs.
  • The European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF, volume about 57 million euros), which supports the restructuring of agriculture and rural life.
  • The Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG, volume 12.5 million euros), which supports the development of the fisheries sector.

Estonia used up to 99.2% of the support, which amounts to over 368 million euros.

Within three years, a total of 13,710 new jobs were created, 1,886 enterprises received support, and 95 kilometres of roads were built and renovated with the support of the EU. Additionally, the structural support was used to establish 835 new enterprises, a total of 30,578 unemployed persons were involved in active labour market measures, and two hospitals were modernised.