The 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 European Commission's strategy for economic growth and innovation.
Since 2013 the Monitoring Platform has also been analysing, from a territorial perspective, all of the main stages of the European Semester economic governance cycle.
The Monitoring Platforms regularly consults 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:
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform members: who they are and what they do
The EUROPE2020MP membership is drawn from 177 regional and local authorities from the 28 EU member states, who:
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 Jean-Luc VANRAES (BE/ALDE).
For further information, visit the Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform website.