The European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds are the most important financial instruments within the European Union dedicated to fostering economic and social cohesion among its Member States. The new funding period 2021-2027 started in 2021. Cohesion Policy remains the central piece of EU investments with its eight main funds: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), Cohesion Fund , Just Transition Fund (JTF), European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Asylum and Migration Fund (AMIF), Internal Security Fund (ISF), Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI).
Furthermore, to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, EU leaders have endorsed a EUR 1,824.3 billion recovery package by combining the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU (NGEU) instrument.
The pursuit of a cohesive and integrated Europe necessitates not only the competent management of these funds, but also the establishment of a framework for the dissemination of knowledge and the training of individuals working with EU Funds. At FORUM, Institute for Management, we are committed to connecting professionals sharing knowledge through high-quality seminars.