European Structural and Investment Funds: preparing for closure – best practice guide and key deadlines

A guide to best practice and key deadlines related to the closure of the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes.

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This guide gives an indication of the areas to consider at operation closure and best practice to keep in mind when closing your operation.

Closure must be undertaken in collaboration with your Portfolio and Compliance Manager who will advise you on the core closure requirements for your operation.

Further sources of information and guidance are available on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) webpages 

In June 2023, we published a closure Q&A for Lead Partners in the 'Help' section of EUMIS. If you have any further closure queries, the Programme Performance Team are contactable via email:

The key deadlines for closure are provided at the end of this document for information purposes.



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