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Cohesion Fund (CF)

About the Fund

The Cohesion Fund provides support to EU Member States with a gross national income per capita below 90% (EU-27 average) to strengthen the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the EU. It supports investments through dedicated national or regional programmes.

The fund mainly contributes to investments in the field of environment and trans-European networks in the area of transport infrastructure made by public and regional authorities in the following EU Member States:

  • Bulgaria
  • Czechia
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia

The fund is delivered under shared management and it is governed by the Common Provisions Regulation.

Fund website

Funding opportunities

How to apply

Learn how to propose a project, and how the project selection process works.

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Fund features

Fund duration


Lead Directorate-General

Cohesion Fund (CF)

Management mode

Shared management

MFF heading

Cohesion, Resilience and Values


Regional Development and Cohesion

Climate contribution

37% ((target)

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 48.03 billion () (current prices), of which € 11.29 billion transferred to the Connecting Europe Facility

Relevant regulation



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