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Partnership agreements

Partnership agreements between the European Commission and individual EU countries set out the national authorities' plans on how to use funding from the European Structural and Investment Funds between 2014 and 2020. They outline each country's strategic goals and investment priorities, linking them to the overall aims of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Position Papers

Based on the lessons learnt during the 2007-2013 programming period and the Commission's legislative proposals for 2014-2020, the Commission prepared for each Member State a position paper on the development of Partnership Agreement and programmes for the period 2014-2020.

The position papers inform the Member States of the Commission's views on the main challenges and funding priorities. They also establish a framework for dialogue between the Commission and each Member State on the preparation of the partnership agreement and programmes which will form the basis for delivery of the EU Structural and Investment Funds.

The position papers were presented to the Member State authorities as the Commission's views based on the Commission's legislative proposals, without prejudice to the final outcome of the negotiations on the legislative package.

Austria Austria PDF en de

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Cyprus Cyprus PDF en el

Czech Republic Czech Republic PDF en cs

Danemark Danemark PDF en da

Estonia Estonia PDF en et

Finland Finland PDF en fi sv

France France PDF fr

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Hungary Hungary PDF en hu

Ireland Ireland PDF en

Italy Italy PDF en it

Latvia Latvia PDF en lv

Lithuania Lithuania PDF en lt

Luxembourg Luxembourg PDF fr

Malta Malta PDF en mt

Nederland Nederland PDF en nl

Poland Poland PDF en pl

Portugal Portugal PDF en pt

Romania Romania PDF en ro

Slovakia Slovakia PDF en sk

Slovakia Slovenia PDF en sl

Spain Spain PDF en es

Sweden Sweden PDF en sv

United Kingdom United Kingdom PDF en

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