Is my region covered?
Every region in the EU is covered by two of three main objectives of cohesion policy (convergence, regional competitiveness and employment, and European territorial cooperation). However, most of the funds are targeted where they are most needed: at regions with a GDP per capita under 75% of the EU average.
How are regions defined? Cohesion policy uses the EU's NUTS system, which divides each country into three levels of statistical units (NUTS regions), according to population size. The EU is currently divided into 274 'level 2' regions, all of which are covered by cohesion policy.
General population criteria for the NUTS levels:
|NUTS level 1||3 million||7 million.|
|NUTS level 2||800 000||3 million|
|NUTS level 3||150 000||800 000|
Cohesion Policy eligibility 2014-2020