The European Parliament's REGI committee held a workshop on "Building building blocks of a future cohesion policy -first reflections".
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.
The rapporteur presented a working document to the COTER commission. A discussion with members followed.
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".
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.