Cohesion Policy

Cohesion Policy in Italy

For the 2014-2020 programming period, the European Union allocated over €46.4 billion to Italy. The overall resources made available for Cohesion Policy in Italy exceed €140 billion.

Operational Programmes

Tools and Programmes

The Partnership Agreement establishes, for each EU Member State, the strategic framework for the 2014-2020 national programming of the ESI Funds.

The “PON Governance”

It is the main instrument for PA capacity building and innovation. With over €780 million in funding, this NOP is aimed at public authorities, with focus on less developed regions.

The “PON Metro”

It is a national operational programme aimed at sustainable development of Italian metropolitan cities, with a €892 million budget.


Regulatory sources

Regulations, Delegated Regulations, Implementing Regulations, Implementing Decisions, IPA-CBC and related legislation, other useful legislation.

Partnership Agreement

The Partnership Agreement is a document prepared by each Member State to set out the strategy and priorities pursued, and the methods for efficient and effective use of ESI Funds.


The 2014-2020 programming is strongly focused on results and requires a stronger contribution from management and control systems to ensure sound financial management.

Thematic Dossiers, News and Stories

  • Thematic Dossiers

    The Territorial Cohesion Agency carries out in-depth research and analysis on topics closely related to its functions.

  • News on OPs

    A section dedicated to news on Operational Programmes: projects, calls for proposals, and implementation experiences.

  • Stories

    In this section the voices and experiences of several administrations or ordinary citizens that every day have first-hand experiences with the opportunities offered by Cohesion Policy.