DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE FONDOS EUROPEOS
Secretaría de Estado de Presupuestos y Gastos
Within the context of the ongoing debate on the future of cohesion policy beyond 2020, numerous relevant actors have already expressed their views on this important matter.
Coinciding with the celebrations of Cohesion Policy's 30th anniversary, this briefing session will provide an opportunity to know more on the Spanish regions position on Cohesion Policy beyond 2020, which has been agreed between the Spanish Autonomous Communities and the Directorate General on European Funds. This forms part of the activities of the European Committee of the Regions in promoting the #CohesionAlliance for a strong, effective and more visible cohesion policy beyond 2020.
11:15-11:30: Welcome and Opening statement
- Dr. Michael Schneider, CoR rapporteur on "The future of Cohesion Policy beyond 2020", "The views of the European Committee of the Regions on the future of cohesion policy"
11:30-:12:30: Presentation of the common position agreed by the Spanish Autonomous Communities and Cities and the Directorate General of European Funds
- Jorge García Reig, Director General of Community Funds, Ministry of Finance (Spain), "The impact of EU Cohesion policy in Spain"
HORIZONTAL ELEMENTS OF COHESION POLICY
Joan Calabuig, Regional Government Delegate for the European Union and Foreign Affairs, Comunidad Valenciana Region.
ELEMENTS OF COHESION POLICY TO MAINTAIN
Juan Jose Sota, Regional Minister on Economy, Finances and Employment, Cantabria Region.
ELEMENTS OF COHESION POLICY TO REVISE
Jesús Gamallo, Director General for External Relations with the European Union, Galicia Region.
12:30-:12:45: Reaction from the European Commission
- Nicola De Michelis, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Crețu
12:45-13:00: Discussion with the audience
Interpretation arrangements: Spanish, English and German
Link to webstreaming: https://livestream.com/corlive1/events/8054783