Strategies 2021-2027

The 2021-2027 programming period of cohesion policy is financed by European and national resources and is currently in the phase of definition. The governance of the 2021-2027 cohesion policy, the strategic objectives and resources planning are defined within the documents illustrated in the following infographic.

Regulatory workflow of the 2021-2027 strategies

As regards the cohesion policy financed with European resources, the regulation on common provisions for the period 2021-2027 defines the methods of allocation of the European structural funds active in Italy -. ERDF and ESF+, with a contribution based on the classification foreseen for each Region.

As regards cohesion policy financed with European resources, the REPowerEU plan started in February 2023, defines the ways in which cohesion policies can also contribute to the objectives of decarbonisation and diversification of energy supply.

In relation to the cohesion policy financed with national resources, the allocation of 80 percent of the Fund for Development and Cohesion for the South is confirmed and it is established that the resources allocated are used in accordance with the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience (PNRR),

Article 1 of Legislative Decree 124/2023 defines the implementation methods of national resources for cohesion, establishing that "Cohesion Agreements" are signed between the subjects involved, identifying the development objectives to be pursued through the creation of specific interventions, even with the assistance of multiple funding sources.

Among the Strategies for the 2021-2027 period also the Internal Areas National Strategy has been confirmed

The Communication 2021-2027 page gathers, among other, the strategic indications relating to the communication of European and national cohesion policies in this period.

Partnership Agreement Italy 2021-2027

Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 containing the common provisions applicable to the ERDF, CF, ESF +, JTF, FEAMPA) and the common financial rules applicable to these Funds and the FAMI, FSI) and the BVMI.

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

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

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

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

Budget Law 2021, n. 178/2020 - article 1, paragraph 178

 Legislative Decree n. 124/2023 - Urgent provisions regarding cohesion policies, for the relaunch of the economy in the southern areas of the country, as well as on immigration

Complete documentation related to the preparatory works of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027