Newsletter - State aid and investment: Regional development

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Creation of added value in agricultural production

Measure: 1.2 Adding value to agricultural production 

Indicative allocation for the call: EUR 8,500,000 (can be subject to change in relation to the end of the programming period)

Eligible applicants: small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

Large entities of up to 750 employees or those that reach a turnover lower than EUR 200 million are entitled to apply as well, but in such cases the maximum aid intensity will be reduced by 50%. 

Volume of eligible costs: 

minimum EUR 3,000 and maximum EUR 1,500,000

Maximum aid intensity:

50% for the SMEs
25% for large enterprises

Supported sectors:

The call is focused exclusively on the processors of agricultural production and preferred are projects relating to the processing of meat, milk and dairy products, poultry and eggs. 

Projects of the processors of other agricultural products are not excluded, but would not be treated in a preferential way. 

Supported activities:

All activities and investments that improve the overall performance of the company and relate to the introduction of innovative technologies, processing of bio agricultural products and investment into the improvement of sale of own products of the applicant, such as (examples only, not an exhaustive list):

  • construction, reconstruction or modernisation of laboratories, washrooms, dressing rooms for the employees; the environmental protection technologies for waste or waste water treatment; technologies for the processing of products with a registered designation of origin etc.;
  • improvement of the production and presentation of products;
  • purchase of hardware or software in order to improve the production effectiveness and sale of products;
  • construction, reconstruction or modernisation of the production premises, loading or reloading stations, purchase of machines, technologies, and equipment related to the use of renewable energy sources;
  • construction, reconstruction or modernisation of premises for the direct sale of products.

Eligible costs:

  • non-current tangible assets
  • non-current intangible assets

The call is open from 21 July 2014 to 1 August 2014.