Macro-regional strategies represent an essential aspect of coordination between EU policy and funding instruments. At the same time they represent a true multi-level governance and place-based approach to regional policy.
They also play an important role in the integration of regions facing similar challenges due to their geographical situation. A macro-regional strategy for the Carpathian region could facilitate the initiation of cross-border activities in relation to economic, cultural, educational, tourist and environmental cooperation in this mountainous area.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has decided to prepare an own-initiative opinion to facilitate this bottom-up initiative to establish this fifth EU Macro-regional strategy and has appointed Mr
Władysław Ortyl (ECR/PL), President of the Podkarpackie Region, as rapporteur.
The rapporteur would like to meet and discuss with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders in order to shape this forthcoming CoR opinion. The consultation meeting will take place on 10 September 2019, from 11:00 to 12:30 in the European Committee of the Regions building (Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels), room JDE 53.
Interpretation will be provided in English and Polish.
In addition, if you have any written comments or position papers relevant to the subject, you are kindly invited to send them by email to
Please register here by 5 September 2017.