The 2014-2020 cohesion policy programming period is financed by funding sources coming from the European and national budget. The governance of 2014-2020 cohesion policy, strategic objectives and resource planning are defined in the following documents illustrated in this infographic.
During the spring of 2020, the cohesion policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency led to the spending review that consisted in allocation of new resources and partial funds re-programming while updating, at the same time, the strategic objectives. These operations took place in the framework of a National Strategy to overcome the COVID-19 emergency whose effects declined at a national and european level. Also since spring 2020, work has been done to reorganise the instruments of the Development and Cohesion Fund into the new Development and Cohesion Plans, approved from April 2021.
For the 2014-2020 programming period, other general and transversal strategies that have also been defined are:
Regulation (UE) 1303/2013 - general
Regulation (UE) 1301/2013 - FESR