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Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform

Logo EU2020 Monitoring PlatformThe Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform (EUROPE 2020MP) is a network of regions and cities, coordinated by the Committee of the Regions. 

Its main task is to monitor the involvement of regional and local authorities in the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

The network, set up in 2010, is an initiative of the Committee of the Regions to make sure that the views of cities, regions and other local authorities are taken into account in the definition of the strategy for economic growth and innovation of the European Commission.

Since 2013 the Monitoring Platform analyses as well all of the main stages of the European Semester economic governance cycle, from a territorial perspective.

The Monitoring Platforms regularly consult its members, either electronically or by organising events where regional and local authorities can voice their opinions and concerns regarding the Europe 2020 Strategy and the European Semester.

The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform aims especially to:

  • Involve local and regional authorities in order to ensure the better implementation of policies linked to Europe 2020  goals
  • Examine the evolving relationship between the Europe 2020 strategy and cohesion policy
  • Encourage a clearer territorial differentiation of European Semester's policy goals and targets, involving all levels of governments (European, national, local)
  • Monitor the involvement of local and regional level in the European Semester process: especially in the design of the National Reform Programs in each member State and in the implementation of  the Country Specific Recommendations
  • Follow monitoring activities and identify the obstacles encountered by local and regional authorities in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy and Country Specific Recommendations
  • Stimulate exchange of information, experiences and best practices

 

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The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform members: who they are and what they do

The EUROPE2020MP membership is drawn from 170 regional and local authorities from the 28 EU member states, who:

  • contribute to shaping the Committee of the Regions' political positions on Europe 2020 and European Semester related issues.
  • collaborate to the Europe 2020 Strategy and European Semester monitoring process
  • exchange views, experiences, best practices and learn from each other
  • co-operate in Europe 2020-oriented projects
  • participate in Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform events (workshops, political conferences).

The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform has a Steering Committee and a Political Coordinator. They give direction to the Platform's agenda and report back on its work to the Bureau and other institutions. The Political Coordinator of the Platform is Michel DELEBARRE (FR/PES). The four other members of the Steering Committee are: Władysław ORTYL (PL/ECR), Paul LINDQUIST (SE/EPP), Kieran MCCARTHY (IE/EA) and Andreja POTOČNIK (SI/ALDE).

For further information, visit the Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform website.

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