Europe gets involved

2014 was the beginning of a new programming period for European funds across all member States.

This programming is governed by the Partnership agreement, a document which defines the guiding principles on the use of European funds in each member State, adopted by the European Commission on 8 August 2014.

In France, European funds are implemented through programmes managed by the States or regional councils. These programmes are currently being approved by the European Commission.

 

SCHEDULE OF THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AND

2014-2020 EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES

 

 

National consultation

20 December 2012 to 9 July 2013

 

 

 

Transmission of the Partnership agreement

to the European Commission

31 December 2013

 

 

Transmission of the programmes to the European Commission by the managing authorities

April 2014

 

 

Negotiation phase between

the European Commission and France

 

 

Negotiation phase between the European Commission and each managing authority

 

 

Initial analysis by the European Commission

 

 

 

Initial analysis of each programme by the European Commission

 

 

France’s replies to the comments of

the European Commission

 

 

Replies of each managing authority to the comments of the Commission

 

 

Second analysis by the European Commission

 

 

Second analysis by the European Commission

 

 

FINAL APPROVAL OF

THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

08 August 2014

By the European Commission

 

FINAL APPROVAL OF

THE EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES

Autumn 2014

By the European Commission

 

LAUNCH OF THE 2014-2020 EUROPEAN FUNDS PROGRAMMING

Autumn 2014

The programmes were sent to the European Commission by the managing authorities in early April, i.e. within 3 months of the transmission of the Partnership agreement (31 December 2013).

From the date the programmes are transmitted, the European Commission has a period of 6 months, until the Autumn of 2014, to validate the programmes with the managing authorities.