Programme Rules

In order to simplify the management of EU Funding, we have created a single document that will cover all rules and regulations that projects must adhere to.  It covers issues relating to budgeting, procurement, state aid, monitoring and reporting. 

 You can download a copy of this document using the link below:

Programme Rules

PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programme Rules - Version 9
Programme Rules_Version9_2022-08-23_FINAL TO BE USED.PDF

EU Regulations and Guidance

The Programme Rules Document is a consolidation of the following EU Regulations and Guidance:

The EU Regulations which govern the PEACE and INTERREG 2014-2020 Programmes were approved by the by the European Council and the European Parliament on 17 December 2013, and came into force on 21 December 2013.  All regulations and other documents are available here.

Commission Implementing Regulations

The most relevant regulations and documents for these programmes are:

The EU Commission is also preparing a number of delegated and implementing acts, which will further detail implementation provisions as set out in the main regulations.

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 184/2014 - Laying down rules pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to terms and conditions applicable to the electronic data exchange system and adopting pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 with regard to the nomenclature of categories of intervention for the European Territorial Co-operation.
     
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 215/2014 - Laying down rules for implementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to methodologies for climate change support, the determination of milestones and targets in the performance framework and the nomenclature of categories of intervention for the European Structural and Investment Funds.
     
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 288/2014 - Laying down rules pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the model for operational programmes for Investment for growth and jobs programmes and pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 with regard to the model for cooperation programmes for the European Territorial Co-operation.
     
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 821/2014 - Laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the reporting on financial instruments, information and communication and the system to record and store data.
     
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 964/2014 - Laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the financial instruments.
     
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1011/2014 - Laying down rules for implementing (EU) No 1303/2013 with regard to the models for submission of certain information to the Commission and the rules concerning the exchanges of information between beneficiaries and all bodies.

Commission Delegated Regulations

The EU Commission is also preparing a number of delegated and implementing acts, which will further detail implementation provisions as set out in the main regulations.

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 240/2014 - on the European code of conduct on partnership in the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds.
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 - supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 481/2014 - supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 with regard to specific rules on eligibility of expenditure for cooperation programmes.
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 522/2014 - supplementing Regulation (EU)No 1301/2013 with regard to the detailed rules concerning the principles for the selection and management of innovative actions in the area of sustainable urban development to be supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Factsheets

The Common Provisions Regulation, the ERDF Regulation and the European Territorial Co-operation Regulation outline a number of new terms and concepts. The European Commission has produced a number of factsheets explaining these concepts:

  • Community-led local development
  • Integrated Territorial Investment
  • Financial Instruments In Cohesion Policy 2014-2020
  • Integrated Sustainable Urban Development
  • Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation
  • Ensuring the Visibility of Cohesion Policy: Information and Communications Rules 2014-2020
  • Simplifying Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020

Common Provisions Regulation

The Common Provisions Regulation, the ERDF Regulation and the European Territorial Co-operation Regulation outline a number of new terms and concepts.  The European Commission has produced a number of factsheets explaining these concepts:

The Common Provisions Regulation, the ERDF Regulation and the European Territorial Co-operation Regulation form part of a package of proposals, which are collectively referred to as the Common Strategic Framework (CSF).  The other regulations in this package relate to the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC).

In addition to the EU Regulations the Commission published the Position Papers for the UK and Ireland.

Common Strategic Framework

  • Commission staff working document | Elements for a Common Strategic Framework 2014-2020 | 14.03.2012
  • Commission staff working document | Elements for a Common Strategic Framework 2014-2020 | Annexes | 14.03.2012

In addition to the EU Regulations the Commission published the Position Papers for the UK and Ireland.

  • Commission Position Paper on UK Partnership Agreement
  • Commission Position Paper on Ireland Partnership Agreement

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