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    The Future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

    : CDR 1814/2016
    : SCHNEIDER, Michael
    : EPP (European People's Party)
    : COTER
    : Currently in discussion
    : 11/05/2017
    The opinion should enable the CoR to assume a proactive role in the preparation of the next Cohesion Policy cycle and to express its point of view on the future Cohesion policy beyond 2020, in order to influence the preparatory documents of the European Commission at an early stage.



EP REGI workshop

The European Parliament's REGI committee held a workshop on "Building building blocks of a future cohesion policy -first reflections".

24 Jan

Stakeholder Consultation

The rapporteur met with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant topic of this opinion.

23 Nov

First discussion of the draft opinion in COTER

  • Presentation of the draft opinion by the rapporteur;
  • Statement by Nicola De Michelis, Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu, European Commission;
  • Statement by Olga Zrihen (BE/PES), representing the CoR ECON commission;
  • Statement by Randel Länts (ET/PES), representing the CoR NAT commission;
  • A first discussion of the draft opinion with members followed.

29 Sep

Exchange of views in COTER

The rapporteur presented a working document to the COTER commission. A discussion with members followed.

31 May

CoR Bureau decision

At its meeting of 6 April 2016, the CoR Bureau endorsed the proposal for an own-initiative opinion on "The future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020".

06 Apr

Proposal for an own-initiative opinion

The COTER commision, at its meeting of 2 March 2016, endorsed the proposal to issue an own-initiative opinion on the Future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020, with Mr Michael Schneider (DE/EPP) as rapporteur. The proposal will be forwarded to the Bureau for final decision on 6 April 2016.

02 Mar