Financial instruments and grants for EU regions

10-05-2017

Financial instruments are increasingly used in EU regional funding, in addition to more traditional grants. Such instruments can be considered a resource-efficient way of using public funding in times of budgetary constraint. However, it is crucial to reach the right synergies and explore which combination best meets cohesion policy goals. The right mix of funding is an important issue for debate in the context of the EU’s forthcoming post-2020 cohesion policy.

Financial instruments are increasingly used in EU regional funding, in addition to more traditional grants. Such instruments can be considered a resource-efficient way of using public funding in times of budgetary constraint. However, it is crucial to reach the right synergies and explore which combination best meets cohesion policy goals. The right mix of funding is an important issue for debate in the context of the EU’s forthcoming post-2020 cohesion policy.