The Commission's large eCohesion project aims to reduce the administrative burden related to the EU’s Cohesion and Rural Development Policies. eCohesion seeks to ensure that, within the 2014-2020 Regulatory framework, beneficiaries of Structural Funds will be able to use a legally binding fully electronic and paperless exchange with bodies managing these Funds (at national, regional and local level).
DG Regional & Urban Policy in partnership with DG Employment, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and DG Informatics
Deloitte initially conducted a study on how to help Member States implement eGovernment services allowing applicants and beneficiaries of Structural Funds to exchange data electronically using electronic portals. Based on that, Deloitte delivered a technical study for the Commission to estimate the impact of the eCohesion initiative at Member State level, and provided regular support to prepare regulatory documents for the period 2014-2020 and on specific business and IT aspects related to the project, e.g. e-signature, interoperability, and development of open-source software.