Currently worth one third of the EU budget, the EU's cohesion policy reduces regional disparities, creates jobs, opens new business opportunities and addresses major global issues such as climate change and migration. The #CohesionAlliance is a coalition of those who believe that EU cohesion policy must continue to be a pillar of the EU's future. The Alliance was created through cooperation between the leading European associations of cities and regions and the European Committee of the Regions. It demands that the EU budget after 2020 makes cohesion policy stronger, more effective, visible and available for every region in the European Union. From national, regional and local governments to SMEs, NGOs, schools, universities, cultural organisations, anyone who believes in EU cohesion policy is welcome to join the #CohesionAlliance.SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, SIGN THE DECLARATION
Click here to obtain the #CohesionAlliance statement of principles and to sign up (with your name, the name of your organisation and a contact e-mail).The principles were drawn up through partnership between the territorial associations and the European Committee of the Regions.
Individuals, organisations and politicians are invited to sign up!Below you will also find important reports and position papers on the future of cohesion policy.
Here you will find case studies and success stories from cohesion policy.
Each features a real person or company and is introduced by a regional or local politician.