The partnership agreement also outlines how the Member State should use the thematic objectives at national and regional levels. Cohesion policy: the programming of the EU`s structural funds: will local authorities be treated as a real partner? / Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CCRE- CEMR), May 2014, 32 pp. Cohesion policy is the EU`s main instrument for achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. In addition, the Ministry of Economy is informing a study on the impact of EU structural policy in Germany since 2010 in the European debate on reforming the EU`s structural policy after 2020. The study was completed in September 2018 (by Prognos AG, Bremen). The debate on reforming the EU`s structural policy began in May 2018 – when the European Commission presented proposals on the multi-year financial framework and the new legislative package. The study assesses the importance and impact of the EU`s structural policy in Germany (December 2017), the missions of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and its contributions to EU strategies and its place in the European funding system. As part of the EU-wide declarations, it is also assessing the possibilities for the provision of the EU Structural Funds for the next 2021-2027 programming period. You can find the study here.
The Commission`s services presented Member States` position papers on the development of partnership agreements and programmes for 2014-2020. They contain views on key funding challenges and priorities at an early stage of programming for the period 2014-2020 and a framework for dialogue between the Commission`s services and each Member State on the preparation of the Partnership Agreement and Partnership Programmes. The relevant regulations on the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 came into force on 20 December 2013. The European Council and the European Parliament negotiated six settlements on the basis of the European Commission`s proposals: the consensus on the European Union`s financial framework was an important step for the future of cohesion policy. For Germany, this consensus on the 2014-2020 Multi-Year Financial Framework (MFF) means that it now knows how much European funds it will receive. For the current 2014-2020 programming period, some EUR 454 billion is available for the EU as a whole, of which around EUR 29 billion is earmarked for Germany. The Palestinian Authority`s strategic objective is to restructure the economy, preserve and create new jobs and preserve social cohesion. This target is met by the following three main priorities: in May 2018, the European Commission presented its proposal for the future multi-year financial framework for the period 2021-2027. In May and June, 37 sectoral proposals were submitted under the PSC`s specific spending programmes. These include five draft regulations in the area of EU cohesion policy, namely the draft Common Regulation (CPR), the draft regulation on the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, the draft ESF Regulation (European Social Fund), the draft regulation on etc (European territorial cooperation) and the draft regulation establishing a mechanism for resolving legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context. Learn more.
The aim of this study is to assess the administrative capacity of Member States for the implementation of the cohesion policy for the period 2014-2020 and preparations at the administrative level for a good start to the programming period. Fourteen case studies support the assertion that simplification measures are being prepared at EU and Member State level, based on lessons learned from previous periods, but that effective and effective management of funds for the period 2014-2020 will continue to face administrative challenges for national and regional authorities.