Stakeholder consultation - The future of Cohesion policy beyond 2020

23/11/2016    | 11.00 am - 12.30 pm | Room: JDE 51 |  Committee of the Regions


The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on the "Future of Cohesion policy beyond 2020 - For a strong and effective European cohesion policy beyond 2020".
 
Cohesion policy is the key European instrument to ensure the promotion of economic, social and territorial cohesion within the European Union and is one of the most visible EU policies at local and regional level, demonstrating the benefits of Europe to its citizens. Cities and regions are primary beneficiaries of EU cohesion policy. It is therefore crucial for the CoR to ensure that the needs of local and regional authorities are effectively taken on board.
 
A key objective of the own-initiative opinion is to influence the preparatory work of the European Commission on the matter, which is currently in its evidence gathering phase.
It is expected that the European Commission will present its first policy orientations for the future cohesion policy with the 7th Cohesion report, which is expected in the second half of 2017.It is expected that the European Commission will present its first policy orientations for the future cohesion policy with the 7th Cohesion report, which is expected in the second half of 2017.
 
The rapporteur for the opinion, Michael SCHNEIDER (DE/EPP), State Secretary and Representative of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt to the Federal Government, would be pleased to meet 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. After a short introduction by the rapporteur, stakeholders will be invited to exchange views with the rapporteur.
 
Interpretation will be provided from/to German and English (tbc).  
 
If you have any position papers relevant to the subject, you are welcome to send them to us by e-mail using the addresses below.
 
If you wish to take part, you are kindly asked to register by 18 November.
 

Contact:
Contact Person: Gordon Modro
Organizer: COTER Secretariat
Phone - Mobile: +32 2 282 2434 -  
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Email: gordon.modro@cor.europa.eu