Ciclo di programmazione 2000-2006

Cohesion policy is organized, both at European and national level, by multiannual programming period. The seven year cycle started from the 2000-2006 period of European cohesion policy, after the shorter periods 1994-1999 and 1989-1993. In any case, the expenditure period lasts more than seven years, based on the provisions of the Regulations of each period which establish within how many years from the reference period the programmed resources must be spent, under penalty of the-commitment of the portion of the Programmes (to understand the mechanism, consult the FAQ dedicated).

In the 2000-2006 period the resources of the Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Guidance and Guarantee Fund for agriculture (FEOGA) and the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) with the related mandatory co-financing by each Member State are the part of the framework.

At the national level, the allocations of the Fund for Underutilized Areas (FAS), later renamed the Fund for Development and Cohesion (FSC), provide for annual allocations, reconstructed ex-post with reference to the 2000-2006 period. Subsequently, these were shifted on to a seven-year programming in accordance with European level envisaged requirements.

On OpenCoesione for the 2000-2006 period, only the data relating to the allocations to the Regions of the former Fund for Underutilized Areas are published, as included in the Development and Cohesion Plans approved during 2021.