Kohesio makes the impact of Cohesion more visible and easy to understand, Source: DG REGIO

EU Cohesion Policy becomes more transparent and interactive with new online platform

EU Cohesion Policy becomes more transparent and interactive with new online platform

Kohesio is a repository of more than 1.5 million EU-funded projects

Today, the European Commission officially launched Kohesio, a public online platform gathering all the information available on over 1.5 million projects in all 27 Member States. This will be a new tool of transparency, which will present data previously only available to local governments. It also helps anyone curious to find out and visualize how the EU is making real financial and structural impacts in bridging the development gaps between the various regions of the union.

The projects in question are all the projects financed under the programming period 2014-2020, however, the Commission will continue developing the Kohesio platform to also include projects from the current 2021-2027 programming period. Another goal is to make it available in all official EU languages, as well.

What does Kohesio offer to users?

The Kohesio platform makes the information held by managing authorities available to all. With an impressive wealth of data, it shows the crucial contribution of cohesion policy to the economic, territorial and social cohesion of the EU's regions.

It also demonstrates the green and digital transitions, through the implementation and funding of a wide variety of policy priorities in the Member States. Another benefit is that it can serve to encourage the identification and exchanges of best practices between different regions and Member States.

Here is what Kohesio can offer:

  • Standardised data on 1.5 million projects from the 2014-2020 funding period, including links to the respective programmes and funds;
  • Standardised data on the 500,000 project beneficiaries and the state of implementation of the projects;
  • Data covering more than 300 operational programmes in all 27 Member States;
  • An interactive map allowing to retrieve the data geographically;
  • All information to be translated in all EU languages in the near future.

Back in December 2015, the European Commission launched the Cohesion Open Data platform, allowing users to track progress of the policy implementation at the EU level by theme, country or fund.

The Kohesio platform complements the Cohesion Open Data platform with a single and comprehensive repository of information on projects and beneficiaries financed under cohesion policy. The two platforms will coexist as they offer two different angles: Cohesion Data covers program level financial information while Kohesio provides detailed information at project level.



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