Partnership principle in Cohesion Policy programming 2021-2027

Local and regional authorities and economic and social partners are important players in EU Cohesion Policy. Following the partnership principle and multi-level governance approach they shall be involved throughout the various stage of programming and implementation of Cohesion Policy programmes. This short study collects first insights on the application of the partnership principle and in particular the involvement of local and regional governments in the 2021-2027 programming period.


The study is carried out by Spatial Foresight in cooperation with t33 and ÖIR


Client: European Committee of the Regions

Duration: November 2020 - Apri 2021

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