To boost the competitiveness of French regions, the focus will be on digitalization initiatives for small and medium-sized businesses. This strategic move is crucial for equipping French companies to thrive in the modern digital economy. The Just Transition Fund (JTF) will play a crucial role, allocating approximately €1 billion to support regions affected by the energy transition, including Hauts-de-France, Grand-Est, Normandie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Pays-de-la-Loire, and Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The initiative aims to diversify economic activities away from carbon-intensive industries, providing funds for skills development and career transitions to ensure a fair and sustainable shift to cleaner energy sources.
Moreover, France will invest around €620 million in improving the connectivity and transport infrastructure of its Outermost Regions, including Mayotte, La Réunion, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Guyane. This investment aims to boost economic development and enhance integration with the rest of the country.
Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, emphasizes, “We will particularly focus on the Outermost Regions to develop their transport, infrastructure, and social sectors in line with the new Outermost Regions Strategy.”
Additionally, the EUTEENS4GREEN initiative includes a French youth project promoting awareness of greener social behaviors. The goal is to create a more inclusive and prepared society for future climate events within the local community.
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