Poland - Operational Programmes 2014-2020

With a bit more than 77.5 billion EUR of EU funds to be invested into Poland in the programming period 2014-2020, the country will remain the biggest recepient of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 in Poland will be financed through 22 Operational Programmes (OPs) that were adopted by the end of February 2015. Six OPs will be national and 16 OPs will have a regional focus with approximately 31.28 billion EUR of EU funds to be managed by the regions.  


Community-led local development

Recent briefing of the European Parliament provides clarifications regarding Community-led local development (CLLD). CLLD is an approach to territorial development where local actors work in partnerships to design and implement their strategies for meeting development needs of their area.

Breakdown of Structural and Cohesion Funds by Thematic Objective

In 2014-2020 Structural and Cohesion Funds are to be disbursed according to thematic concentration in individual programmes on a limited number of priorities. Eleven Thematic Objectives (TOs), covering Europe 2020 priorities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth have been established.


EU Regions Eligible for Youth Employment Initiative

Youth Employment Initiative targets regions that are severly hit by the youth unemployment. The map attached depicts the NUTS 2 regions that are eligible for Youth Employment Initiative. 

Graphic Source: The European Commission

Bulgaria: The European Commission resumes payments under Regional Development OP

On February 23, 2015 the European Commission has resumed payments under the Bulgarian Regional Development Operational Programme (OP) 2007-2013. The payments were interrupted in June 2014 due to identified weaknesses. The interruption concerned two priority axes: Priority Axis 1 - Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development, and Priority Axis 3 - Sustainable Tourism Development. 

The European Commission will proceed with the initial payment of more than 52 million EUR from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

EU budget: Transfer of unused 2014 EU budget commitments

Press Release 
The European Commission asked yesterday for the approval of the European Parliament and the Council to transfer unused commitments of 21 billion euro from 2014 to the budgets of 2015-2017. This concerns the following funds under shared management: