Priorities for 2021-2027

In 2021-2027 EU cohesion policy has set a shorter, modern menu of 5 policy objectives supporting growth for the period 2021-2027.

  • 1. a more competitive and smarter Europe
  • 2. a greener, low‑carbon transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy
  • 3. a more connected Europe by enhancing mobility
  • 4. a more social and inclusive Europe
  • 5. Europe closer to citizens by fostering the sustainable and integrated development of all types of territories

Funds priorities

  • The European Regional Development Fund will support investments all 5 policy objectives, but 1 and 2 are the main priorities
  • The European Social Fund+ main priority is 4
  • The Cohesion Fund supports policy objectives 2 and 3
  • The Just Transition Fund provides support under dedicated specific objectives (art. 8 of JTF regulation)
  • The Interreg programmes have 2 additional policy objectives at their disposal (art. 14, Interreg regulation) :  “A better cooperation governance” and  “A safer and more secure Europe

EU cohesion policy priorities 2014-2020