Written by Agnieszka Widuto (4th edition, updated on 23.9.2021).
For the EU budget covering the 2021-2027 period, the European Commission proposed to update EU cohesion policy with a new set of rules. The proposal for a Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) set out common provisions for eight shared management funds: the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Just Transition Fund, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Border Management and Visa Instrument. Additional specific regulations add certain provisions needed to cater for the particularities of individual funds, in order to take into account their different rationales, target groups and implementation methods.
The new CPR is of the utmost importance as it sets the main rules that govern the above-mentioned funds for the 2021-2027 period. While it builds upon the previous sets of rules covering the 2014-2020 period, it nevertheless introduces a number of innovations. It aims, amongst other things, to simplify and improve synergies between the different EU policy tools. On 23 June 2021, the Parliament voted to adopt the text of the regulation agreed with the Council. The final act was published in the Official Journal on 30 June 2021.
- September 2021: ‘Common Provisions Regulation: New rules for cohesion policy for 2021-2027‘ (4th edition)
|Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Border Management and Visa Instrument|
|Committee responsible:||Regional Development (REGI)||COM(2018) 375
|Co-rapporteurs:||Andrey Novakov (EPP, Bulgaria)
Constanze Krehl (S&D, Germany)
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Ondřej Knotek (Renew, Czechia)
Niklas Nienass (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Francesca Donato (ID, Italy)
Izabela Helena Kloc (ECR, Poland)
Younous Omarjee (The Left, France)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)|
|Procedure completed.||Regulation (EU) 2021/1060
OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, pp. 159–706.