Programming period 2021-2027 - Partnership consultations and documentation

During 2021, was approved at European level the legislative package relating to cohesion policies 2021-2027. In particular:

  • the Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 containing containing the common provisions applicable to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund (of which Italy is not a beneficiary under existing rules), the European Social Fund Plus (ESF +), the Just Transition Fund JTF, the European Fund for Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture (FEAMPA) and the common financial rules applicable to these Funds and the Asylum, Migration and integration (FAMI), the Internal Security Fund (FSI) and the BVMI

  • the Regulation (EU) 2021/1058 on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF);

  • the Regulation (EU) 2021/1057 on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+);

  • the Regulation (EU) 2021/1059, containing specific provisions for the "European Territorial Cooperation" objective (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments

  • Regulation (EU) 2021/1056, establishing the Just Transition Fund JTF


Starting from 2019, under the strategic direction and management of the Department for Cohesion Policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, in Italy has begun the planning of cohesion policy for the period 2021-2027. In compliance with the Delegated Regulation (EU) no. 240/2014 on the European Code of Conduct on Partnership, the partnership consultation process involving all the actors of the country's institutional and economic-social partnership was launched.

The activities were initially organized into five Thematic Working Tables, one for each of the strategic policy objectives (POs) envisaged by Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 containing common provisions on funds.

Thematic Working Table 1: A smarter Europe

Thematic Working Table 2: A greener Europe

Thematic Working Table 3: A more connected Europe

Thematic Working Table 4: A more social and inclusive Europe

Thematic Working Table 5: A Europe closer to citizens

Several draft versions of the Partnership Agreement were therefore prepared, sent to the European Commission for the purpose of the informal dialogue and shared with the partnership. The latest version available is dated 27th September 2021.


In the following folder is available all the useful documentation to acknowledge the process and the related progress. In particular, the draft versions of the Partnership Agreement, the initial programming documents for the 2021-2027 period for Italy, the materials presented in the plenary session of the partnership consultation meetings, and the materials prepared as supporting documents for the carrying out the work of the five thematic tables can be downloaded. Documents and presentations specifically related to the Just Transition Fund are also available.

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