Cohesion Alliance 

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​​​The #CohesionAlliance is a coalition of those who believe that EU Cohesion Policy must continue to be a pillar of the EU's future. Since its launch in October 2017, the Alliance's gathered together more than 12 000 individual signatories, 140 regions, 137 cities and counties, 50 associations of regional and local governments, 40 Members of the European Parliament and 35 EU sectoral associations

In October 2022, the partners of the Alliance reaffirmed their commitment to reinforce cohesion policy and increase the territorial impact of all EU investments in order to make them fit for Europe's long-term challenges.

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What is the Alliance?

The #CohesionAlliance is a coalition of those who believe that EU cohesion policy must continue to be a pillar of the EU’s future. It was created through cooperation between the leading European associations of cities and regions and the European Committee of the Regions.

In July 2020, the #CohesionAlliance adopted a first renewed declaration 2.0 for a cohesive, sustainable and resilient Europe, which guided its work after the COVID-19 pandemic started to hit citizens of the Union.

Two years later, in October 2022, new emergencies such as the Russia's war against Ukraine and a record inflation rates triggered by increased food and energy prices make the strengthening cohesion as a fundamental value of the European Union more pressing than ever.

For this reason, the partners of the #CohesionAlliance gathered in Brussels during the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities to reaffirm their commitment to reinforce cohesion policy and increase the territorial impact of all EU investments in order to make them fit for Europe's long-term challenges.

A renewed declaration

Through a joint declaration signed on 12 October 2022, the European Committee of the Regions together with the leading European associations of cities and regions shared the common will to keep cohesion policy as:

  • the EU's most important investment policy;
  • the EU's most visible instrument at local and regional level;
  • a long-term development policy based on principles of shared management, partnership and multilevel governance;
  • a policy that follows a place-based approach and addresses the territorial diversity of the Union;
  • a key tool to supports territorial cooperation and promote solidarity and integration.

"Let us remind all EU and national decision-makers of the indispensable role that Cohesion policy plays in the European integration process!" states the declaration, with which the #CohesionAlliance wants to start a forward-looking work to make cohesion policy stronger, simpler, more effective and result-oriented now and in the future.

The Alliance also calls to ensure that cohesion remains an overall value for the European Union by ensuring that all relevant EU policies contribute to reduce disparities among and within Member States.

Read the declaration "The debate on the Future of Cohesion Policy starts now!"

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  • Declaration: The debate on the Future of Cohesion Policy starts now - Octobre 2022

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    1. български(695.63 KB-PDF)Download
      Дебатът за бъдещето на политиката на сближаване започва сега!
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      Diskuse o budoucnosti politiky soudržnosti právě odstartovala !
    3. dansk(704.37 KB-PDF)Download
      Debatten om samhørighedspolitikkens fremtid begynder nu!
    4. Deutsch(717.17 KB-PDF)Download
      Die Debatte über die Zukunft der Kohäsionspolitik beginnt jetzt!
    5. ελληνικά(691.26 KB-PDF)Download
      Η συζήτηση για το μέλλον της πολιτικής συνοχής ξεκινά σήμερα!
    6. español(797.76 KB-PDF)Download
      El debate sobre el futuro de la política de cohesión empieza ahora
    7. eesti(692.18 KB-PDF)Download
      Arutelu ühtekuuluvuspoliitika tuleviku üle algab kohe!
    8. suomi(690.19 KB-PDF)Download
      Keskustelu koheesiopolitiikan tulevaisuudesta alkaa nyt!
    9. français(702.98 KB-PDF)Download
      Le débat sur l’avenir de la politique de cohésion commence dès maintenant!
    10. hrvatski(761.4 KB-PDF)Download
      Rasprava o budućnosti kohezijske politike počinje sada!
    11. magyar(767.03 KB-PDF)Download
      Kezdődik a kohéziós politika jövőjéről szóló vita!
    12. italiano(690.17 KB-PDF)Download
      Il dibattito sul futuro della politica di coesione inizia adesso!
    13. lietuvių(703.45 KB-PDF)Download
      Diskusija dėl sanglaudos politikos ateities prasideda jau dabar!
    14. latviešu(697.75 KB-PDF)Download
      Debates par kohēzijas politikas nākotni sākas jau tagad!
    15. Malti(711.8 KB-PDF)Download
      Id-dibattitu dwar il-futur tal-politika ta’ koeżjoni jibda issa!
    16. Nederlands(699.67 KB-PDF)Download
      Het debat over de toekomst van het cohesiebeleid begint nu!
    17. polski(705.64 KB-PDF)Download
      Debata na temat przyszłości polityki spójności zaczyna się teraz!
    18. português(699.2 KB-PDF)Download
      O debate sobre o futuro da política de coesão começa agora!
    19. română(798.76 KB-PDF)Download
      Dezbaterea privind viitorul politicii de coeziune începe acum!
    20. slovenčina(704.46 KB-PDF)Download
      Diskusia o budúcnosti politiky súdržnosti začína teraz!
    21. slovenščina(690.5 KB-PDF)Download
      Čas za razpravo o prihodnosti kohezijske politike
    22. svenska(704.04 KB-PDF)Download
      Debatten om sammanhållningspolitikens framtid börjar nu!
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  • Declaration of the #CohesionAlliance for a cohesive, sustainable and resilient Europe - 2020

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    1. български(601.38 KB-PDF)Download
      #Декларация на Алианса за сближаване за сплотена, устойчива и стабилна Европа 2.0
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      Prohlášení #CohesionAlliance na podporu soudržné, udržitelné a odolné Evropy
    3. dansk(238.22 KB-PDF)Download
      Erklæring fra Samhørighedsalliancen (#CohesionAlliance) om et samhørigt, bæredygtigt og modstandsdygtigt Europa 2.0
    4. Deutsch(427.92 KB-PDF)Download
      Erklärung der Allianz für Kohäsionspolitik für ein von Zusammenhalt und Nachhaltigkeit geprägtes widerstandsfähiges Europa 2.0
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      Δήλωση της #CohesionAlliance για μια συνεκτική, βιώσιμη και ανθεκτική Ευρώπη 2.0
    6. español(327.81 KB-PDF)Download
      Declaración de la Alianza por la Cohesión (#CohesionAlliance) por una Europa cohesionada, sostenible y resiliente
    7. eesti(424.55 KB-PDF)Download
      Ühtekuuluvuspoliitika alliansi deklaratsioon ühtekuuluva, jätkusuutliku ja vastupanuvõimelise Euroopa heaks
    8. suomi(403.58 KB-PDF)Download
      #CohesionAlliance-ryhmittymän julkilausuma yhteenkuuluvan, kestäväpohjaisen ja selviytymis- ja palautumiskykyisen Euroopan puolesta
    9. français(597.79 KB-PDF)Download
      Déclaration de l'Alliance pour la cohésion pour une Europe 2.0 de la cohésion, du développement durable et de la résilience
    10. hrvatski(594.73 KB-PDF)Download
      Deklaracija Saveza za koheziju za kohezivnu, održivu i otpornu Europu
    11. magyar(593.83 KB-PDF)Download
      A #CohesionAlliance nyilatkozata egy összetartó, fenntartható és ellenállóképes Európáért
    12. italiano(238.58 KB-PDF)Download
      Dichiarazione della #CohesionAlliance per un'Europa coesa, sostenibile e resiliente
    13. lietuvių(598.46 KB-PDF)Download
      #CohesionAlliance deklaracija dėl darnios, tvarios ir atsparios Europos
    14. latviešu(595.64 KB-PDF)Download
      Kohēzijas alianses (#CohesionAlliance) deklarācija par saliedētu, ilgtspējīgu un izturētspējīgu Eiropu
    15. Malti(615.71 KB-PDF)Download
      Dikjarazzjoni tal-#CohesionAlliance għal Ewropa koeżiva, sostenibbli u reżiljenti
    16. Nederlands(598.3 KB-PDF)Download
      Verklaring van de #CohesionAlliance voor een samenhangend, duurzaam en veerkrachtig Europa
    17. polski(602.55 KB-PDF)Download
      Deklaracja #CohesionAlliance na rzecz spójnej, zrównoważonej i odpornej Europy 2.0
    18. português(238.88 KB-PDF)Download
      Declaração da Aliança pela Coesão por uma Europa coesa, sustentável e resiliente
    19. română(596.11 KB-PDF)Download
      Declarația Alianței pentru coeziune (#CohesionAlliance) în favoarea unei Europe unite, durabile și reziliente
    20. slovenčina(613.45 KB-PDF)Download
      Vyhlásenie Združenia pre súdržnosť (#CohesionAlliance) na podporu súdržnej, udržateľnej a odolnej Európy
    21. slovenščina(420.13 KB-PDF)Download
      Izjava zavezništva za kohezijo #CohesionAlliance za povezano, trajnostno in odporno Evropo
    22. svenska(411.88 KB-PDF)Download
      Förklaring från sammanhållningsalliansen (#CohesionAlliance) om ett sammanhållet, hållbart och motståndskraftigt Europa 2.0
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  • Letter of the Cohesion Alliance to Charles Michel

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    4. français(213.87 KB-PDF)Download
    5. italiano(211.73 KB-PDF)Download
    6. português(210.78 KB-PDF)Download
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