Management of Structural Funds occurs through the Operative Programs. Each programme has priority axes and measures. These elements, counted as a whole, make up a development strategy to be applied for the duration of the programme. Projects hoping to obtain financing from the programme should be registered within this strategy.
Depending on their specific nature, each of the four Structural Funds can finance certain types of project. Subsidies financed with European Union funds will be governed by the community regulations applicable in each case and by the national regulations on development or their substitutions. For its part, the Commission will ensure the good functioning among members States of the systems of management and control, which will answer to the European Community's budgetary authority.