The BFOR initiative is about continuous improvement, not revolution.
For the Commission, the BFOR is an opportunity to substantiate its strong commitment to putting performance at the core of the EU budget and a challenge to improving each step of the budgetary process – preparation, negotiation, implementation, monitoring and reporting – while engaging stakeholders in a meaningful dialogue on these issues.
The BFOR strategy did not start from scratch. It was based on the solid foundations of the EU Budget performance framework introduced with the MFF 2014-2020, building on the administrative performance framework inside the Commission (strategic planning and programming (SPP) cycle).
The BFOR is aimed to generate continuous improvement of the performance framework for the EU Budget: we produce information on the qualitative aspects of EU budget implementation; we aliment a frank and continuous discussion with actors involved in the EU Budget with EU citizens; we promote a performance-centric culture.
The BFOR initiative is all-inclusive, addressing all aspects related to the EU Budget: political, inter-institutional, regulatory, and technical. Activities are centred on four pillars: