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Breakdown of Structural and Cohesion Funds in Portugal

With the recent adoption of the Portuguese Partnership Agreement on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds, the allocations of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) have been clearly defined. The biggest fund that will co-fund Cohesion Policy in Portugal will expectedly be ERDF, which will amount to 10.773 million EUR. ESF will co-finance different eligible projects with 7.546 million EUR. Co-funding that will be available through CF will amount to 2.812 million EUR.

Statistics on the implementation of EU funds in Portugal

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Source: www.qren.pt

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Council conclusions 2014-2020: €19,6 billion Structural and Cohesion Funds for Portugal

At the February European Council the EU Heads of State and Government reached political agreement on the future EU budget and will enter into negotiations with the European Parliament. According to the information available on the Portuguese EU funds portal (www.qren.pt) the Council agreed to award Portugal a total of €27,8 billion for 2014-2020, of which €19,6 billion in Structural and Cohesion Funds and €8,1 billion for  the Common Agricultural Policy (€3,6 billion for rural development and €4,5 billion for direct payments.

Future EU funds - options and recommendations for the development of operational programmes in Portugal

The Position Paper on the development of the Partnership Agreement and programmes in Portugal for 2014-2020 outlines the European Commission’s recommendations for the future programming period in Portugal: 1) reducing the number of programmes; 2) Ensuring strong coordination mechanisms/institutions; 3) a few national programmes covering broad thematic domains and ERDF financed regional programmes for each of the five mainland regions; 4)a national ESF operational programme 5) regional programmes for the outermost regions of Madeira and Azores.
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Implementation of EU Funds in Portugal - March 2012

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