2007-2013: Preparing the new generation of Structural Funds programmes
The current period of Structural Funds programmes and instruments will come to its end in December 2006 and the Commission, the Member States and the regions prepare for the new programming period between 2007 and 2013. This site presents important information and documents to help all actors involved in this process, to facilitate exchange between them and to inform the general public about progress made.
Should you have questions or in case you wish to contribute, please feel free to contact the Regional Policy DG.
31 October 2006
Innovation in the national strategic reference frameworks (working document)
Regional policy commissioner Danuta Hübner, European Investment Bank president Philippe Maystadt and the heads of the other financial institutions involved signed the memoranda of understanding in Brussels for three new joint cohesion policy initiatives, for investment, growth and jobs in the Member States and regions. The three initiatives are JASPERS (Joint Assistance in Supporting Projects in European Regions), JEREMIE (Joint European Resources for Micro-to-Medium Enterprises) and JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas).
11 May 2006
Following the agreement on the Structural Funds regulations' package by the Council on 5 May, the five regulations are now available in all Community languages. The vote by the EP is expected for beginning of July and the publication in the Official Journal of the EU for 20 July. In the meantime the draft version are accessible here.
Users may select the language they wish by scrolling menu and to put in the correct document number into the field "document number": The document numbers for the different regulations are: General Regulation: 8750/06; European Regional Development Fund: 8751/06; Cohesion Fund: 8749/06; European Social Fund: 8752/06; European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation: 8754/06. Please then click "Search now" and open the document by clicking on "pdf".
After the European Council's Agreement on the Financial Perspectives: Putting EU Cohesion Policy into practice 2007-2013
15-16 December 2005
The European Council reached agreement on the Financial Perspective 2007-2013
24 November 2005
Financing Growth and Cohesion in the Enlarged EU - Conference presenting two new initiatives: Joint Assistance to Support Projects in the European Regions (JASPERS) and Joint European Resources for Micro-Enterprises (JEREMIE)
10-13 October 2005
European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2005
7 October 2005
Working document of Directorate-General Regional Policy summarising the results of the public consultation on the Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion, 2007-2013
29 September 2005
Territorial Cooperation Programmes 2007-2013
A two-day seminar will be held in Brussels on 28 and 29 September on the new ‘European territorial cooperation’ (ex-INTERREG) objective. The issues to be discussed will concern management questions for the future generation of cross-border, transnational and interregional programmes.