Specific Objectives

The Programme has 3 Priorities divided into 5 Specific Objectives (SO), which demonstrate the changes that the Programme plans to deliver within the eligible area.

Priority 1 (Innovation, Social Innovation) 

Priority 2 (Low Carbon Technologies)        

Priority 3 (Natural & Cultural Heritage, Coastal and Transitional Water Ecosystems) 

Applicants can apply for funding under one of the following objectives.


To increase the delivery and uptake of innovative 
products, processes, systems and services in shared 
smart specialisation sectors.

SO 1.1 tinted

Social Innovation

To increase the quality and the effectiveness of service delivery to the most socially and economically disadvantaged groups through social innovation.

SO 1.2 tinted

Low Carbon Technologies

To increase the development and uptake of existing or 
new low-carbon technologies in the sectors that have the highest potential for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

SO 2.1 tinted

Natural & Cultural Heritage

To realise the potential of the common natural and cultural assets to deliver innovative and sustainable growth.

SO 3.1 tinted

Coastal and Transitional Water Ecosystems

To enhance and protect the coastal and transitional water ecosystems.

SO 3.2 tinted