The ERDF Directorate is taking part in the numerous meetings of experts and exchanges linked to the framework of cohesion policy beyond 2020 and is already involved in reflection and preparation of programming on the basis of information already known. 

EU investment in the period 2021-2027 has five main objectives: a smarter Europe (innovation, digitisation), a greener and zero-carbon Europe, a more connected Europe (strategic transport and digital communication networks), a more social Europe (strengthening the European social rights base) and a Europe closer to citizens (locally driven development strategies and sustainable urban development across the European Union).