The ESIF Managing Authorities are currently putting in place plans for an ESIF Reserve Fund to maximise use of uncommitted ESIF funds in the final phase of the 2014-20 programming period.
Plans are still under development but in summary the purpose of this fund will be to actively manage any underspend in a coordinated way. What we know so far is:
In D2N2 our priority is to maximise use of our existing allocation (avoiding claw back if at all possible) and consider how additional investment through the Reserve Fund might aid the achievement of priorities or shortfalls from our ESIF Strategy. We will keep you informed as this progresses.
Article uploaded 7/3/19
The D2N2 Technical Assistance Team members for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)