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Horizontal principles 2021-27


Horizontal issues have become increasingly important in the period 2021-27. Everyone agrees to the principles but in practice, it turns out challenging to develop pragmatic and efficient pathways for a visible integration of the principles in the programme and project life cycles. 

In close cooperation with colleagues from DG Regio we would like to go through the horizontal principles and issues to support your final steps in programming. 

In the meeting we will address the following:

  • Horizontal principles and issues, such as The initial Horizontal Principles, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Gender equality, non-discrimination (including accessibility), and Sustainable development.
  • The green dimension, including Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); the Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) Principle, as well as the Contribution to climate and biodiversity objectives.
  • The holistic dimension in the New European Bauhaus (NEB).
  • The implementation dimension of E-cohesion, Public procurement, and the Durability of results.

Background information

We encourage you to have a look at following material prior to the event:

2021-2027 Technical seminars. Webinar on 2021-2027 programming VOL 3 (16-06-2021)(link is external).

As follow-up to 2021-2027 technical webinars held in 2019 and 2020, the European Commission organised the third technical webinar focused on remaining issues of 2021-2027 programming, among others on Horizontal and other principles

Commission explanatory note: Technical guidance on the application of ‘do no significant harm’ under the Recovery and Resilience Facility Regulation