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Marie Curie Fellowships - Guided Tour - Tour 2 - Less Favoured Regions

Less-Favoured Regions of the Community (2000-2006)


For the purposes of the Marie Curie Fellowships, the less-favoured regions (1) include the less-favoured regions of the Community (the Objective 1 regions) . These regions are currently the following:


Austria Burgenland
Finland Itä-Suomi, Väli-Suomi, Pohjois-Suomi
France Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, Réunion
Germany Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig, Dessau, Halle, Magdeburg, Thüringen
Greece Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki, Kentriki Makedonia, Dytiki Makedonia, Thessalia, Ipiros, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada, Sterea Ellada, Peloponnisos, Attiki, Vorio Aigaio, Notio Aigaio, Kriti
Ireland Border Midlands and Western
Italy Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia
Portugal Norte, Centro, Alentejo, Algarve, Açores, Madeira
Spain Andalucía, Asturias, Castilla-Léon, Castilla-La Mancha, Ceuta y Melilla, Comunidad Valenciana, Extremadura, Galicia, Islas Canarias, Murcia
Sweden Norra Mellansverige, Mellersta Norrland, Övre Norrland
The United Kingdom South Yorkshire, West Wales and The Valleys, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Merseyside


  1. The above lists were correct at the time of preparing this Guide for Proposers. They are however subject to change and should be considered as indicative only.

  2. Objective 1 regions in Council Regulation (EC) No. 1260/1999, OJ n°L 194/42, p. 53, 27.07.99, Annex 1.

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