Performance framework

The Commission gives the highest priority to maximising the performance of the EU budget, i.e. to ensure that spending EU resources delivers maximum value for its citizens. This is all the more important given the unprecedented size and role of the EU budget for the period 2021-2027.

This requires a sound performance framework. The Commission has adopted a Communication presenting the performance framework for the EU budget under the 2021-2027 MFF, laying out its principles, how the Commission has strengthened it, and the plans to further enhance it.

The Union places a significant focus also on the mainstreaming of horizontal priorities. Prominent among these are the green and digital twin transitions — necessary to achieve sustainable growth — with explicit spending targets.

The Commission will continue to develop and enhance methodologies to measure how the EU budget programmes support climate objectives, the preservation of biodiversity, gender equality, and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

The sections below present the 2021-2027 spending programmes, and the performance results of the predecessor programmes from the 2014-2020 MFF (where relevant).

Heading 1: Single Market, Innovation and Digital

Research & Innovation

Horizon Europe - Performance

Performance information on the Horizon Europe programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, Horizon 2020.

Euratom Research and Training Programme - Performance

Performance information on the Euratom programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

ITER - Performance

Performance information on the ITER programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

European Strategic Investments

InvestEU - Performance

Performance information on the InvestEU programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) - Performance

Performance information on the CEF programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Digital Europe Programme - Performance

Performance information on the Digital Europe Programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, ISA².

Single Market

Single Market Programme - Performance

Performance information on the Single Market Programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF.

EU Anti-Fraud Programme - Performance

Performance information on the EU Anti-Fraud Programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF, Hercule III and AFIS.

Cooperation in the field of taxation (FISCALIS) - Performance

Performance information on the Fiscalis programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Cooperation in the field of customs (CUSTOMS) - Performance

Performance information on the Customs programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Space

European Space Programme - Performance

Performance information on the European Space Programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF, Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS.

Heading 2: Cohesion and Values

Regional Development & Cohesion

Regional Policy - Performance

Performance information on EU regional policy and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF, the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund.

Support to the Turkish Cypriot community - Performance

Performance information on the Support to the Turkish Cypriot community programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Recovery and Resilience

Recovery and Resilience Facility - Performance

Performance information on the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Technical Support Instrument - Performance

Performance information on the Technical Support Instrument.

Protection of the Euro Against Counterfeiting (Pericles IV) - Performance

Performance information on the Pericles IV programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Union Civil Protection Mechanism (rescEU) - Performance

Performance information on the Union Civil Protection Mechanism programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF.

EU4Health - Performance

Performance information on the EU4Health programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, the Health programme.

Emergency Support within the Union - Performance

Performance information on the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI).

Investing in People, Social Cohesion & Values

European Social Fund+ - Performance

Performance information on the ESF+ programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF: ESF, FEAD, and EaSI.

Erasmus+ - Performance

Performance information on the Erasmus+ programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

European Solidarity Corps - Performance

Performance information on the European Solidarity Corps programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF, ESC and EU Aid Volunteers Initiative.

Justice Programme - Performance

Performance information on the Justice Programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme - Performance

Performance information on the CERV programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF: Rights, Equality and Citizenship and Europe for Citizens.

Creative Europe - Performance

Performance information on the Creative Europe programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Communication - Performance

Performance information on the Communication programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Heading 3: Natural Resources & Environment

Agriculture & Maritime Policy

Common Agricultural Policy - Performance

Performance information on the Common Agricultural Policy and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, EAGF and EAFRD.

European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund - Performance

Performance information on the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, EMFF.

Fisheries organisations and agreements - Performance

Performance information on the Fisheries organisations and agreements and their predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Environment & Climate Action

Programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) - Performance

Performance information on the LIFE programme and its predecessor.

Just Transition Mechanism - Performance

Performance information on the Just Transition Mechanism.

Heading 4: Migration & Border Management

Migration

Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund - Performance

Performance information on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Border Management

Integrated Border Management Fund - Performance

Performance information on the Integrated Border Management Fund and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, the Internal Security Fund.

Heading 5: Security & Defence

Security

Internal Security Fund - Performance

Performance information on the Internal Security Fund and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Nuclear Decommissioning (Lithuania) - Performance

Performance information on the Nuclear Decommissioning programme for Lithuania and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Nuclear Safety and Decommissioning - Performance

Performance information on the Nuclear Safety and Decommissioning programme and its predecessor under the 2014-20 MFF, Nuclear Decommissioning (BG and SK).

Defence

European Defence Fund - Performance

Performance information on the European Defence Fund and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme.

Heading 6: Neighbourhood & the World

External Action

Global Europe: Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Performance

Performance information on the Global Europe programme and its predecessors under the 2014-2020 MFF.

European Instrument for International Nuclear Safety Cooperation - Performance

Performance information on the European Instrument for International Nuclear Safety Cooperation and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Humanitarian Aid - Performance

Performance information on the Humanitarian Aid programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Common Foreign and Security Policy - Performance

Performance information on the Common Foreign and Security programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Overseas Countries and Territories - Performance

Performance information on the Overseas Countries and Territories programme and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, Cooperation with Greenland.

Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) - Performance

Performance information on the Macro-Financial Assistance instrument and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Pre-Accession Assistance

Pre-Accession Assistance - Performance

Performance information on the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA III) and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF, IPA II.

Special instruments and outside the MFF

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers - Performance

Performance information on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund special instrument and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

European Union Solidarity Fund - Performance

Performance information on the European Union Solidarity Fund special instrument and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

Innovation Fund - Performance

Performance information on the Innovation Fund and its predecessor under the 2014-2020 MFF.

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