Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027: Analysis of the final agreement

The Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) is a piece of over-arching legislation that applies to various EU funding programmes, including the European Social Fund + and the European Regional Development Fund. It outlines rules that must be followed for the use of funds. It also outlines the criteria by which projects must adhere to be eligible for EU funding. The CPR sets out common provisions for seven shared management: the Cohesion Fund, the European Maritime funds and Fisheries Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Border Management and Visa Instrument and the Internal Security Fund.

In 2018 the European Commission released its proposal for a new CPR covering the period 2021-2027. In December 2020 an agreement was reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the final wording of the Regulation.

The European Disability Forum advocated extensively for the Regulation to include a number of provisions that would result in EU funds being used more effectively for social inclusion, accessibility and deinstitutionalisation for persons with disabilities.

In this document we will analyse the final agreement on the CPR and what it means for persons with disabilities. When presenting final text from the Regulation, all amendments to the Commission’s original proposal will be presented in bold and italic. In some cases, where text has been removed from the original proposal, words will also have a strike through.
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Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027: Analysis of the final agreement