Southern Italy

  • Population: 19,848,308 inhabitants ?
  • GDP procapita: 19,738 € ?
  • Surface: 123,729.7 kmq
  • Num. Regions: 8
  • Num. Municipalities: 2,550
Code Region Public cost
13 ABRUZZO 19111881462.00
17 BASILICATA 23362643614.00
18 CALABRIA 34703362586.00
15 CAMPANIA 72606282302.00
14 MOLISE 15141562726.00
16 PUGLIA 54566260928.00
20 SARDEGNA 27056345969.00
19 SICILIA 63619963693.00

Since 2007 up to today in Southern Italy the value of projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies has exceeded 195 billion euros, out of which more than 106 billion relate to projects financed in the 2014-2020 programming period.

589,574 Funded projects
€ 199.2 billion Public fundings
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The evolution of the territorial context on all cohesion themes is represented both by financed project and by a selection of statistical indicators available on Database of territorial indicators for development policies (ISTAT)

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Research and innovation

Over 13 billions invested in the South in Research and innovation related projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are industrial research and pilot testing services and projects for enterprises, as well as projects for strengthening facilities and laboratories of universities and research centers and for technology transfer to enterprises.

€ 13.9 billion Public fundings
7% of the total
from 0.1% to 0.3% researchers in enterprises (2010-2021)

Networks and digital services

Over 5 billions invested in the South in Networks and digital services projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are interventions for the improvement of network infrastructure, broadband and ultra-broadband connectivity, services for citizens and enterprises and aid to enterprises for the development of new technologies, e-government, e-health and e-inclusion projects.

€ 5.3 billion Public fundings
3% of the total
79.8% of households with internet access (2022)

Enterprises' competitiveness

Over 24 billions invested in the South for Enterprises' competitiveness projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are incentives and services for the creation of new enterprises, the setting-up of new production facilities or the expansion and modernization of existing ones , as well as financial engineering tools.

€ 24.7 billion Public fundings
12% of the total
from 21.6% to 41.8% of innovative enterprises (2004-2020)

Energy

Over 4 billions invested in the South for Energy projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are systems for energy generation from renewable sources and initiatives for the promotion of energy savings by citizens, enterprises and the Public Administration

€ 4.8 billion Public fundings
2% of the total
from 39.7 to 30.9 Gwh/km2 of energy consumption for public lighting (2011-2022)

Environment

Over 24 billions invested in the South for Environment projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are interventions related to wastewater and waste management, risk prevention measures, actions for climate change adaptation, biodiversity promotion and nature preservation.

€ 24.8 billion Public fundings
12% of the total
55.7% of separate collection of municipal waste (2021)

Culture and tourism

Over 9 billions invested in the South for Culture and Tourism projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are infrastructural interventions for the protection and conservation of cultural heritage, for the improvement of tourism services and for the promotion and enhancement of natural resources.

€ 9.9 billion Public fundings
5% of the total
4 nights of tourists’ presence per inhabitant (2022)

Transport and mobility

Over 70 billions invested in the South for Transport and mobility projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies during the last 20 years. These are interventions aimed at strengthening railway lines, road networks, port connections and intermodality, also including interventions that encourage the sustainable mobility and public transport in congested urban areas.

€ 71.5 billion Public fundings
36% of the total
14.6% public transport users (2022)

Employment and labour

Over 12 billions invested in the South for Employment and Labour projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are active measures for labour market , actions and strategies for life long learning in enterprises, measures for improving access to employment and for increasing sustainable participation of women for achieving work-life balance

€ 13.7 billion Public fundings
7% of the total
from 44.5% to 46.7% of employees compared to the overall population (2018-2022)

Social inclusion and health

Over 13 billions invested in the South for Social Inclusion and Health projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are interventions for improving the social and occupational inclusion of disadvantaged groups , investments in social services and health infrastructure , as well as public housing and projects aimed at increasing active and healthy aging and promoting equal opportunities and active participation.

€ 14.2 billion Public fundings
7% of the total
24,2% people living below the poverty line (2022)

Education and training

Over 11 billions invested in the South for Education and training projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are interventions aimed at promoting educational success and social inclusion as a way of contrasting early school leaving, actions to improve students’ learning and enhance excellence, as well as measures targeting school staff (such as training) and adult education programmes

€ 12.1 billion Public fundings
6% of the total
27.9% of youth NEET (2022)

Administrative capacity

Over 4 billions invested in the South for Administrative capacity projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies since 2007 up to today. These are projects aimed at strengthening and modernising institutional capacities at national, regional and local level, to foster the development of digital skills, the availability of data and information and open government, as well as interventions to improve the programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluatio

€ 4.4 billion Public fundings
2% of the total
38,5% of Municipalities with fully interactive services (2018)

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