Economic, Social and Territorial Situation of French Guiana

14-10-2011

This note provides an overview of France, its political, economic and administrative system, together with a description of European Union support to France, and the Operational Programmes contained in the National Strategic Reference Framework for the period 2007-13. Special attention is given to the specificities of French Guiana, its structural, social and economic situation and its status as an outermost region, as well as the underlying specific conditions relating to development strategies and the use of structural funds and cohesion policy. The note has been prepared in the context of the Committee on Regional Development's delegation to French Guiana, 2–6 November 2011.

This note provides an overview of France, its political, economic and administrative system, together with a description of European Union support to France, and the Operational Programmes contained in the National Strategic Reference Framework for the period 2007-13. Special attention is given to the specificities of French Guiana, its structural, social and economic situation and its status as an outermost region, as well as the underlying specific conditions relating to development strategies and the use of structural funds and cohesion policy. The note has been prepared in the context of the Committee on Regional Development's delegation to French Guiana, 2–6 November 2011.