The ‘Kohesio’ platform makes available to public information held by Managing Authorities on over 1.5 million projects in all 27 Member States financed by the ESF, the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund since 2014. The setting up and expansion of this platform requires a close cooperation with Managing Authorities in the different Member States (at national and regional level).
On 17 March the European Commission launched ‘Kohesio’, a public online platform gathering information on over 1.5 million projects in all 27 Member States financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) since 2014. The Kohesio platform, which will be available in all EU languages, makes the information held by Managing Authorities available to all. Therefore, the setting up and expansion of this platform requires a close cooperation with Managing Authorities in the different Member States or regions.
It is expected that making this wealth of data available will contribute to:
- Show the crucial contribution of Cohesion Policy to the economic, territorial and social cohesion of the EU’s regions, as well as to the green and digital transitions, through the implementation and funding of a wide variety of policy priorities in the Member States
- Encourage the identification and exchanges of best practices between different regions and Member States.
In particular, the Kohesio platfom offers:
- 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;
The Kohesio platform complements the Cohesion Open Data platform (launched in December 2015 and that allows users to track progress of cohesion policy implementation at EU level, by theme, country or fund) 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 programme level financial information while Kohesio provides detailed information at project level.
In cooperation with the Managing Authorities, selected by Member States to manage cohesion funding, the Commission will continue developing the Kohesio platform to include projects from the new programming period 2021-2027. In the coming months the platform will be available in all EU official languages.