About the conference

3rd Plenary Meeting of the European Community of Practice on Partnership, 8 February 2024.

The European Commission set up the European community of practice on partnership (ECoPP) to further improve the quality of partnership in the implementation of the European funds and promote the exchange of good practices. This Community covers not only all Common Provision Regulation funds, but also the CAP Strategic Plans, funded by the EAGF and the EAFRD under the Common Agriculture Policy. This group consists of the programme authorities and members that are mentioned in Article 8 of the CPR 2021-2027.

The community was launched on 26 April 2022 by Ms Elisa Ferreira, the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms.

The partnership principle is an intrinsic part of the shared management funds at all levels of their implementation. Therefore, the European Commission will continue the concept of the European Community of Practice on Partnership (ECoPP) for the programming period 2021-2027 and turn it into a genuine forum for practitioners at all levels of the funds’ implementation to exchange good practices.

The tasks of the community shall be to:

  • a) facilitate exchange of experience with regard to partnership;

  • b) stimulate capacity building;

  • c) disseminate relevant outcomes, in particular good practice and innovative approaches;

  • d) review the application and functioning of the European Code of Conduct and prepare proposals for its possible update.