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Politică de coeziune 2014-2020


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Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes - State of Play

The European Commission has adopted nine out of 28 Partnership Agreements (PA)and is now analysing the official PAs received from the other 19 Member States, as well as draft Cohesion Policy Operational Programmes (OP) from 19 countries outlining their investment plans for EU Structural and Investment Funds for the 2014-2020 programming period.

The PAs and OPs have come from:

  • Danmark: PA adopted 05/05 and their one OP submitted
  • Deutschland: PA adopted 22/05 and 15 OPs submitted
  • Polska: PA adopted 23/05 and all 21 OPs submitted
  • Ελλάδα: PA adopted 23/05
  • Latvija:PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP submitted
  • Lietuva: PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP submitted
  • Eesti: PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP submitted
  • Κύπρος: PA adopted 20/06
  • Slovensko: PA adopted 20/06 and all five OP submitted
  • France: PA 14/01 and all 32 OPs submitted
  • Portugal: PA 04/02 and all ten OPs submitted
  • Suomi/Finland: PA 17/02 and their one OP submitted
  • Magyarország: PA 07/03and all five OPs submitted
  • Nederland: PA 10/03 and all four OPs submitted
  • România: PA 01/04
  • Malta: PA 01/04 and one OP submitted
  • България/Bulgaria: PA 02/04and all four OPs submitted
  • Slovenija: PA 10/04 and their one OP submitted
  • Sverige: PA 17/04 and nine OPs submitted
  • Česká republika: PA 17/04
  • Österreich: PA 17/04 and their one OP submitted
  • United Kingdom: PA 17/04 and three OPs submitted
  • Italia: PA 22/04
  • España: PA 22/04
  • Hrvatska: PA 22/04
  • Éire/Ireland: PA 22/04
  • Belgien/Belgique/België: PA 23/04 and two OP submitted
  • Luxembourg : PA 30/04

Three ETC (European Territorial Cooperation) OPs have 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 remaining Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes, sending observations, where appropriate, to Member States.

The next adoptions are expected in late July/early-August, with the later ones in autumn.

Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 : all news

Commission adopts European Structural and Investment Funds ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Greece

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Greece setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities. This paves the way for €15.52 billion current prices in total Cohesion Policy funding (including European Territorial Cooperation funding) and €4.2 billion for rural development to be invested in the country’s real economy. The allocation under Fisheries and Maritime Policy will be finalised and published this summer.

Today's agreement sets the foundations for a new growth model in Greece, thanks to EU investments. The adoption of the Partnership agreement comes timely to support Greece's efforts to exit from the crisis. Competitiveness and innovation of SMEs, sustainable job creation and tackling unemployment through capacity building and development of human resources, environmental protection, modernisation of public administration and promotion of structural and administrative reforms as well as developing and completing infrastructures for socio-economic development are among the key strategic choices that will produce visible results in the near future.

Greece has made smart choices and prioritised its investments with a special focus on the sectors of tourism, energy, agro-food, environment, blue economy and logistics, which will be the primary drivers for growth and jobs, while culture, specialised health services, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, ICT, waste management, trade and freight transport services will also play a prominent role for Greece's future growth model.

Financial breakdown:

For 2014-2020, Greece has been allocated around € 15.52 billion (current prices) in total Cohesion Policy funding: 

  • € 7.03 billion for less developed regions (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Central Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, Western Greece)
  • € 2.31 billion for transition regions (Western Macedonia, Continental Greece, Ionian Islands, Peloponnesus, Crete, North Aegean Islands)
  • € 2.53 billion for more developed regions (Attica, South Aegean Islands)
  • € 3.25 billion under the Cohesion Fund
  • € 231.7 million for European Territorial Cooperation
  • €171.5 million for the Youth Employment Initiative.

More information:

ESIF - Partnership Agreements

IP and MEMO on RAPID

Greek Partnership Agreement

European Social Fund

European Rural Development

EU Fisheries and Maritime

Commission adopts European Structural and Investment Funds ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Poland

The European Commission has adopted today a "Partnership Agreement" with Poland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions, cities and people.

Today’s agreement paves the way for investing €77.6 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (in current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding), which is the biggest national allocation among the EU’s 28 Member States. Poland also receives €8.6 billion for Rural Development to be invested in the country’s real economy. The allocation under Fisheries and Maritime Policy will be finalised and published this summer.

Since Poland's accession to the European Union, 10 years ago, the European Structural and Investment Funds have spurred substantial development across the country and played a key role to ensure growth during the years of crisis. They have helped to create more than 43 000 new jobs. More than 3.2 million people enjoy better urban transport, hundreds of thousands now have clean water and nearly 6000 km of roads have been modernised or built to better connect the country.

Now for 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds will build on that success. Investments under Cohesion Policy will prove a powerful lever to support research and innovation, SMEs and extending broadband to every household and enterprise. This will boost Poland’s competitiveness and will create substantial new quality employment. With a new focus in EU Cohesion Policy on support for energy efficiency and renewables, the plan agreed today will not only help Poland reach its national growth and jobs targets but also to meet its climate change obligations. Plans to substantially upgrade the electricity grids will mean less energy dependency as well. Sustainable urban transport and railways will be a focus of the investments to connect and transform Poland’s cities and enable higher quality of life and lower emissions.

Financial breakdown:

For 2014-2020, Poland has been allocated around € 77.6 billion (current prices) in total Cohesion Policy funding:

  • € 51.2 billion for less developed regions: Dolnośląskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Lubuskie, Małopolskie, Opolskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Pomorskie, Śląskie, Świętokrzyskie, Warmińsko-mazurskie, Wielkopolskie and Zachodniopomorskie;
  • € 2.2 billion for more developed regions: Mazowieckie.;
  • € 23.2 billion through the Cohesion Fund;
  • € 700.5 million for European Territorial Cooperation;
  • € 252.4 million for the Youth Employment Initiative.

More information:

ESIF - Partnership Agreements

IP and MEMO on RAPID

Polish Partnership Agreement

Short Summary of the Polish Partnership Agreement

European Social Fund

European Rural Development

EU Fisheries and Maritime

Commission adopts European Structural and Investment Funds ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Germany

The Commission has adopted today a "Partnership Agreement" with Germany setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the German regions and cities. This is a strategic investment plan to bring Germany on the path to jobs and growth for the next 10 years.

Today’s agreement will pave the way for € 19.2 billion (current prices) Cohesion Policy funding and €8.3 billion for rural development to be invested in the country’s real economy. The allocation under Fisheries and Maritime Policy will be finalised and published this summer.

The investment plan will help Germany to face its major challenges, such as the demographic change. It will also contribute to Germany's efforts to reduce regional disparities within the country, secure its competiveness in the world and decrease its regional innovation gap.

The Commission provided a menu of thematic objectives to enable Member States and regions to meet the agreed growth goals of Europe 2020 Strategy. The Member States then selected a number of investment priorities to translate those objectives into concrete actions responding to the real development needs.

In order to boost competitiveness and growth, Germany chose to invest a large part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in strengthening its research and innovation capacities, improving the competitiveness of SMEs and supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy. The future ERDF investments will particularly focus on measures to increase the use of renewable energy sources, support energy transition, and enhance energy efficiency in order to help Germany to meet the goals of green growth.  

Germany will mainly use the European Social Funds (ESF) investments to combat social exclusion, improve educational outcomes and promote high-quality employment. ESF investments will enable Germany to adapt to the demographic change, which has led to a shortage of skills in various sectors and regions. They will focus on a better use of the labour market potential, in particular regarding women, as well as on the provision of education and training for the young generation and the improvement of the situation of disadvantaged people.

The implementation of the Partnership Agreement will be carried out by 47 operational programmes under the four Funds. 

Financial breakdown: 

For 2014-2020, Germany has been allocated around € 19.2 billion (current prices) in total CohesionPolicy funding:

  • € 9.7 billion for transition regions (Brandenburg, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen (except Leipzig), Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen; Lüneburg)
  •  € 8.6 billion for developed regions (Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Hamburg, Hessen,Niedersachsen (except Lüneburg); Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein; Leipzig)
  • € 0.9 billion for European Territorial Cooperation.

Also, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development will invest a further €8.3 billion.The allocation under Fisheries and Maritime Policy will be finalised and published in the summer 2014.

More information:

ESIF - Partnership Agreements

IP and Memo on RAPID

German Links to the Partnership Agreements: Part1 - Part2

European Social Fund

European Rural Development

EU Fisheries and Maritime

Toate noutăţile

În ansamblu, politica de coeziune reformată va pune la dispoziție până la 351,8 miliarde EUR[1] pentru a se investi în regiunile, orașele și economia reală a Europei. Acesta va fi principalul instrument de investiții al UE pentru a atinge obiectivele strategiei Europa 2020: crearea de locuri de muncă și generarea de creștere economică, abordarea problemei schimbărilor climatice și a dependenței energetice, reducerea sărăciei și a excluziunii sociale. La aceasta va contribui și definirea mai bună a priorităților-cheie ale Fondului european de dezvoltare regională, cum ar fi sprijinul pentru întreprinderile mici și mijlocii, obiectivul fiind de a dubla sprijinul, de la 70 la 140 de miliarde EUR pe durata celor 7 ani. În toate fondurile structurale și de investiții europene care stimulează proiectele bune va exista un grad mai mare de orientare spre rezultate, precum și o nouă rezervă de performanță. În fine, în cadrul politicii de coeziune, al dezvoltării rurale și al fondului pentru pescuit, eficiența va fi corelată, de asemenea, cu guvernanța economică pentru a încuraja respectarea de către statele membre a recomandărilor UE din cadrul semestrului european.

[1] Prețuri curente.


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