Course: “Implementing the new EU Structural and Cohesion Funds Programmes Alongside the Recovery and Resilience Facility”, December 6-7 and 9 (EIPA, Maastricht)

The European Commission wants to agree all new Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes (2021-2027) by the end of 2022 at the latest. Many are still being negotiated and finalised. What do the new programmes look like and how do they differ from the 2014-2020 programmes? And how can the new Structural Fund Programmes best complement the RRF and the Recovery and Resilience Plans of Member States?

In this course you will see how the new Regulations have changed programmes, how programmes address the twin Green and Digital Agendas, and support an urgent and sustainable economic recovery.  The Recovery and Resilience Plans cover many of the same objectives as Cohesion Policy. You will examine how Member States are coordinating and demarcating the interventions and generating synergies between the policies and Funds. You will also assess the link with the new REPowerEU initiative.

What you will learn includes:

  • Changes in the final Cohesion Policy regulations 2021-2027, compared to 2014-2020
  • The link between new Programme priorities and the European Semester
  • What financial planning and flexibility will look like in 2021-2027
  • How to create synergies between SF programmes and the RRF
  • What are the key reforms being pursued within Recovery and Resilience Plans?
  • How to simplify programmes, reduce the administrative burden, and maintain a strong project pipeline
  • Monitoring and payment procedures for Cohesion Policy programmes and the RRF

You will also enjoy a keynote speech from Anne Wetzel, Head of the French region Hauts-de-France ERDF Managing Authority, who will share the experience of integrating REACT funding into operational programmes, and look at the practical challenges of coordinating Cohesion monies and the RRF facility.

Read more here.