Decreto-Lei n.º 159/2014
- Emissor:Presidência do Conselho de Ministros
- Tipo de Diploma:Decreto-Lei
- Páginas:5548 - 5562
Summary in plain english (Without legal value)
What is it?
This Decree-Law lays down the general rules for implementing Operational Programmes (OPs) and Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs).
What is going to change?
Steps are taken for the simplification and transparency of the entire system of ESIF implementation.
It launches a common portal for access to funds, which provides relevant information on the implementation of the ESIFs.
The principle of dematerialization is enshrined, through safer authentication procedures.
A scheme-rule for granting support is the signature of an acceptance document by the beneficiary.
The principle of trust shall prevail in relations between governance bodies and beneficiaries.
Penalties are reinforced in the event of failure or falsity of the information provided.
A system of competition for access to funds is created by promoting the relative merits of the operations and the results which they are intended to achieve.
What advantages does it bring?
This Decree Law aims to ensure that the ESIFs are essential tools to support the development of the country and to correct regional discrepancies.
The competitiveness and internationalization of the economy, education, social and territorial inclusion as well as employment are promoted.
When does it enter into force?
This Decree-Law entered into force on the 1st November 2014.