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A renewed Declaration of the #CohesionAlliance for a cohesive, sustainable and resilient Europe

On Europe Day on the 9th May 2020, the #CohesionAlliance partner organisations put forward a proposal for a renewed Declaration in view of the upcoming decisions on the EU's next Multi-Annual Financial Framework and the EU Recovery Plan. The objective was to shape an inclusive new statement together with all stakeholders and institutions at European, national, regional and local level, including governments, businesses and civil society.

After a wide consultation, a final version of the renewed Declaration was agreed and adopted by the partners of the #CohesionAlliance during a #CohesionAlliance meeting on 14th July 2020 (​​rewatch the event​). 

The #CohesionAlliance declaration 2.0 in 23 ​languages:

BG​ - CS​ - DA - DE - ET - EL - EN - ES - FR - HR - IT - L​V​ - LT​ - HU​ - MT - NL - PL - PT - RO - SK - SL - FI - SV​​​

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.

greener EU
Greener EU
Combating climate change and improving ​energy sufficiency
inclusive EU
Inclusive EU
Addressing social integration and migration, poverty
smart EU
Smart EU
Boosting digital and innovation connectivity
multilevel EU
Multilevel EU
EU, national, regional and local actors working together
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