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Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes - State of Play

(30 April 2014)

Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes - State of Play

The European Commission is now analysing the official Partnership Agreements (PA) received from 28 Member States and draft Cohesion Policy Operational Programmes (OP) from 10 countries outlining their investment plans for EU Structural and Investment Funds for the 2014-2020 programming period.

The PAs and OPs have come from:

  • Polska: PA 10/01 and all 22 OPs submitted
  • France: PA 14/01 and 25 OP submitted
  • Latvija: PA 15/02 and their one OP submitted
  • Portugal: PA 04/02 and all 12 OP submitted
  • Lietuva: PA 04/01 and their one OP submitted
  • Slovensko: PA 14/02
  • Suomi/Finland: PA 17/02 and one OP submitted
  • Deutschland: PA 26/02 and 6 OPs submitted
  • Eesti: PA 28/02 and their one OP submitted
  • Danmark: PA 04/03 and both OPs submitted
  • Magyarország: PA 07/03
  • Nederland: PA 10/03 and all 5 OPs submitted
  • România: PA 01/04
  • Malta: PA 01/04
  • България/Bulgaria: PA 02/04
  • Slovenija: PA 10/04
  • Sverige: PA 17/04
  • Κύπρος: PA 17/04
  • Česká republika: PA 17/04
  • Österreich: PA 17/04
  • United Kingdom: PA 17/04
  • Ελλάδα: PA 17/04
  • Italia: PA 22/04
  • España: PA 22/04
  • Hrvatska: PA 22/04
  • Éire/Ireland: PA 22/04
  • Belgien/Belgique/België: PA 23/04
  • Luxembourg : PA 30/04

One ETC (European Territorial Cooperation) OP (NL-DE) has also been submitted

The Commission has underlined that a strategic approach to the use of the funds is critical and quality is more important than speed.

The Commission will continue thoroughly analysing the Partnership Agreements and sending observations to Member States.

The first adoptions are expected in May, with the later ones in autumn.