The principle of partnership is a key feature in the programming and implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), building on the multi-level governance approach and ensuring the involvement of civil society and social partners. The Common Provisions Regulation, together with the European Code of Conduct on Partnership (ECCP), sets out the common standards for partner involvement in ESIF Partnership Agreements and programme preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
In order to provide the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) with the necessary evidence from the ground for assessing the application of the principles of partnership and multi-level governance in the preparation of the Partnership Agreements and programmes for 2021-2027, it has commissioned a study on this important matter.
The contractor for this study has launched a survey targeted at representatives of local and regional authorities, economic and social partners as well as partners representing civil society who are directly or indirectly involved in the preparation of 2021-27 Partnership Agreements and programmes for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF+), Cohesion Fund (CF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
The survey will be open until 21 December 2020 and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.research.net/r/Partnership2021
Disclaimer: The survey is conducted by an external contractor for a study requested by the European Committee of the Regions. The European Committee of the Regions is not responsible for the drafting of the study or the related collection and processing of information within the framework of the survey. The contractor will use the collected information only for the purpose of the above-mentioned study and will not share any individual answers with the CoR. For further details, please refer to the information given on the first page of the survey.