The regulatory framework for 2021-2027 governing funds under direct management and cohesion policy funds under shared management allows for strengthened synergies between these two types of EU funding.
As the provisions of directly managed Union programmes like Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, or the Connecting Europe Facility concerning synergies with programmes under shared management are aligned, elements of the draft Commission notice may be considered as guidance for the operationalisation of synergies between such directly managed Union programmes and the shared mangement programmes.
Further, a dedicated example of how implementation of cumulative funding between Digital Europe programme and shared management funds could work for the case of Digital Innovation Hubs is outlined in Annex 2, pages 46-48.
The full adoption of this draft guidance document: Communication to the Commission (C(2022) 4747 final) and the Annex to the Communication: the Draft Commission Notice on the synergies between ERDF programmes and Horizon Europe, is expected in autumn 2022.
Event report | 19 July 2022
Rules and best practices to manage co-funding using DIGITAL and European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) for European Digital Innovation Hubs