New Cohesion and Regional Development Policy in Period 2021-2027


  • Daniela Antonescu Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy, Romania


regional development, cohesion, Structural Funds


[EN] This paper contains the main aspects and elements to the next programming period and future regional policy of the European Union. From the perspective of the next programming period, cohesion policy keeps on investing in all regions, still on the basis of three categories (less-developed; transition; more-developed). The allocation method for the funds is still largely based on GDP per capita, but the new criteria are added (youth unemployment, low education level, climate change, and the reception and integration of migrants) to better reflect the reality on the ground.

[FR] Cet article contient les principaux aspects et éléments de la prochaine période de programmation et de la future politique régionale de l'Union européenne. Dans la perspective de la prochaine période de programmation, la politique de cohésion continue d'investir dans toutes les régions, toujours sur la base de trois catégories (moins développées ; en transition ; plus développées). Le mode d'allocation des fonds est encore largement basé sur le PIB par habitant, mais de nouveaux critères sont ajoutés (chômage des jeunes, faible niveau d'éducation, changement climatique, et accueil et intégration des migrants) pour mieux refléter la réalité du terrain.



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