The National Strategic Reference Framework of Spain for the period 2007-2013 is subject to what is established in EC Regulation No. 1083/2006 of the Council on 11 July, which establishes the general provisions regarding the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund. The document has the double function of financial and strategic document..
As a financial document it includes provision for regional and territorial cohesion policy envisaged for Spain in the Agreement of the Council of Europe on 16 December 2005, which approves Financial Perspectives for the period 2007-2013. As a strategic document, it establishes the strategy designed for the Cohesion Fund, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) for the same period 2007-2013..