Cohesion Policy

9th EU Cohesion Report

Communication on the 9th Cohesion Report

The long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas

The long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas: key achievements and ways forward

Report from experts on the Future of Cohesion Policy

Today, the independent Group of High-Level Specialists on the Future of Cohesion Policy presented its report, which assessed the functioning of Cohesion Policy and included recommendations on how to ensure the Policy continues to promote prosperity and convergence across the EU. These recommendations will add to the ongoing reflections and body of opinions from many […]

European Structural and Investment Funds 2023

European Structural and Investment Funds. 2023 summary report of the annual programme implementation reports covering implementation in 2014-2020

EU Cohesion Policy: 2021-2027 programmes expected to create 1.3 million jobs in the EU

Cohesion Policy funding in 2021-2027 is expected to support the creation of 1.3 million jobs, and to increase the EU's GDP by 0.5% on average by the end of the decade, and up to 4% in some Member States. It will also help deliver many common public goods, providing tangible and concrete benefits to European […]

30th anniversary of the Cohesion Fund

In the last 30 years, the Cohesion Fund has invested nearly €179 billion in the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the EU. Created in the Maastricht Treaty as a necessary complement to the Single Market in the Cohesion Policy toolkit, the Cohesion Fund was given the mission to support investments in transport infrastructure and […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €37.3 billion for Spain to support its green transition and a fair and competitive economy

In 2021-2027, Spain will benefit from €37.3 billion in Cohesion Policy funding to accelerate the country's green transition, finance innovation and digitisation, increase the employment rate and improve local social services. The strategy and details for these investments are set out in the Partnership Agreement between Spain and the Commission. The strategy will mainly focus […]

Commission announces the winners of the REGIOSTARS Awards 2022

Today, the Commission has announced the winners of the 2022 REGIOSTARS Awards for the best Cohesion Policy supported projects in the EU. To celebrate the Awards' 15th anniversary, 15 projects were nominated among finalists and winners of the past editions. A group of young journalists made short documentaries on how the projects have evolved since […]

Support for information measures relating to the EU Cohesion policy

The Information Measures for the EU Cohesion Policy Programme supports the Cohesion Policy by funding measures that provide information about it. It thus enables a more informed debate about future priorities for the EU and on the way how the funding should be used and with what results. CALLS FOR PROPOSALS Information measures for the […]