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About the Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development

The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development is responsible for the implementation of the European cohesion policy and regional development. It handles the absorption of funding provided by the European Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund, as defined by the applicable legislation of the European Union. Ministries, government offices and other stakeholders are included in this process as the national managing authorities.

The Ministry coordinates and monitors their activities for the implementation of the cohesion policy and reports to the Government. It is responsible for the consistency of national development planning documents and the consistency of the national development planning documents with the development documents of the European Union and other international organisations. The Ministry also performs management tasks related to other financial mechanisms, such as the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism. The Ministry focuses on planning regional development and implementing national and European programmes; it is also active in the area of entrepreneurship.


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