2014-2020 Funding sources

The cohesion policies relating to the 2014-2020 programming period are financed both by national and by European funds, to which national co-financing is associated. The main source of fundings is represented by the Italian National Cohesion and Development Fund (FSC), followed by the European Structural Funds (European Fund for Regional Development - ERDF and European Social Fund - ESF) which require and include as compulsory the national co-financing quote.

Overall financial resources allocated for the 2014-2020 programming period are 124.5 billion euros for the seven-year period. For all the allocated funds, with the exception of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived - FEAD, it is mandatory the monitoring within the National Monitoring System of cohesion policies. The data of the operation financed are then dynamically displayed and published in open data on the OpenCoesione portal that enables to explore the main dimensions related to the Programmes and projects, national and European funds and territorial context.

Compared to the 2007-2013 and 2021-2027 programming periods, at European level in the 2014-2020 programming period the funds allocated for rural development (EAFRD) and for maritime and fisheries policy (EMFF) are not displayed in this infographic and the projects that refer to the two funds are not directly navigable on the OpenCoesione portal despite being available in the open data section. When the ERDF and the ESF are considered jointly with the EAFRD and the EMFF they are defined European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds).


Financial resources related to the 2014-2020 cycle

(million €)

Updated on 31/12/2020.

The source for the European Structural and Investment Funds is Department for Cohesion Policies-OpenCoesione based on data from the European commission platform System for Fund Management.
The source for national funds is Department for Cohesion Policies-OpenCoesione based on data from applicable national measures (provisions of law and CIPE resolutions).

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