Strategic Coherence of Cohesion Policy: Comparison of the 2007-13 and 2014-20 Programming Periods

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The aim of this study is to assess the evolution and implementation of the strategic coherence of Cohesion Policy in 2014-20. Based on documentary analysis and interviews with Member State authorities, the study finds that there have been overall improvements compared to the previous period, but it also highlights a series of EU and domestic challenges in ensuring a strategically coherent approach between different European Structural and Investment Funds and with other EU policies.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEuropean Parliament
Number of pages100
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2015


  • cohesion policy
  • programming period
  • strategic coherence

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