Guidelines 2007-2013










  • Reporting Instructions for the Financial Engineering Instruments (AIR 2014) en pdf
  • Guidance on sampling methods for audit authorities - Programming periods 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 en pdf
  • COMMISSION DECISION of 19.10.2011 on the approval of guidelines on the principles, criteria and indicative scales to be applied in respect of financial corrections made by the Commission under Articles 99 and 100 of Council Regulation (EC) N° 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 en pdf
  • Guidelines for determining financial corrections to FEI en pdf - Questions and answers en pdf

COMMISSION DECISION of 19.12.2013 on the setting out and approval of the guidelines for determining financial corrections to be made by the Commission to expenditure financed by the Union under shared management, for non-compliance with the rules on public procurement
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2007 guidelines (Final version of 29/11/2007 - COCOF 07/0037/03-EN)
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The Commission adopted the 2007-2013 Closure Guidelines on 20 March 2013 (adjusted by the modification decision of 30 April 2015). The Guidelines provide a reference framework for the Member States in preparing for closure.

The Guidelines take into account the lessons learnt from the 2000-2006 closure process and seek to address weaknesses and bottlenecks identified in the previous closure exercise.

Adopted Guidelines on Closure 2007-2013
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Q&A on the 2007-2013 programmes closure en pdf

COUNCIL DECISION of 6 October 2006 on Community strategic guidelines on cohesion (2006/702/EC)
Full text of the decision on Eur-Lex

Cohesion 2007-2013The Community Strategic Guidelines contain the principles and priorities of cohesion policy and suggest ways the European regions can take full advantage of the € 308 billion that has been made available for national and regional aid programmes over the next seven years. National authorities will use the guidelines as the basis for drafting their national strategic priorities and planning for 2007-2013, the so called National Strategic Reference Frameworks (NSRFs). According to the guidelines and in line with the renewed Lisbon strategy, programmes co-financed through the cohesion policy should seek to target resources on the following three priorities:

  • improving the attractiveness of Member States, regions and cities by improving accessibility, ensuring adequate quality and level of services, and preserving their environmental potential;
  • encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of the knowledge economy by research and innovation capacities, including new information and communication technologies; and
  • creating more and better jobs by attracting more people into employment entrepreneurial activity, improving adaptability of workers and enterprises and increasing investment in human capital.

The Guidelines seek to provide a balance between the twin objectives of the growth and jobs agenda and territorial cohesion. Thus, it is recognised that there can be no question of a “one size fits all” approach to the new programmes.