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From legislative work towards implementation and delivery of cohesion policy 2021-2027 – Setting the new course for the #CohesionAlliance  

​​​From legislative work towards implementation and delivery of cohesion policy 2021-2027 – Setting the new course for the #CohesionAlliance

09/09/2021 : 14:30 – 16:30 / Online
Cohesion policy reform, European Structural and Investment Funds, Territorial Cohesion

#CohesionAlliance videoconference
Thursday 9 September 2021 – 14:30-16:30

Cohesion policy is the main European investment policy to reduce territorial disparities and inequalities across the European Union and to achieve the Treaty objective of economic, social and territorial cohesion. It also plays a crucial role for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and for contributing towards the EU's climate objectives and the digital transition, as well as for overcoming the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the objective of securing a strong, effective and more visible cohesion policy for all regions in the European Union in the new programming period 2021-2027, the European Committee of the Regions together with the leading European associations of cities and regions launched in October 2017 the #CohesionAlliance for a strong EU Cohesion policy.

Throughout the legislative process, the #CohesionAlliance promoted vis-a-vis the co-legislators its key recommendations, as laid down in its declaration and the revised Cohesion Alliance 2.0 declaration.

After the finalisation of the legislative process and the entry into force of the new Regulations on 1 July 2021, it is time to shift the focus of the #CohesionAlliance from the legislative work towards the implementation and delivery of the new Cohesion Policy, as well as to ensuring the synergies with other policies.

The videoconference, which will conclude the #CohesionAlliance's activities targeted at the legislative process, aims at highlighting the achievements of the #CohesionAlliance so far and outlining its future work towards the successful implementation and delivery of cohesion policy 2021-2027 in the spirit of genuine partnership and in synergy with other instruments, thereby promoting the concept of cohesion as an overall value of the European Union.

Programme

Welcome

•    Mr Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions

Keynote speeches

•    Ms Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
•    Mr Younous Omarjee, MEP, Chair of the EP REGI committee

Round table debate with Cohesion Alliance partners

Moderator: Mr Apostolos Tzitzikostas, CoR President

Panellists:    

        Ms Isabelle Boudineau, Chair of the CoR COTER commission
        Ms Ilaria Bugetti, CEMR Spokesperson for Territorial Cohesion
        Mr Cees Loggen, President of CPMR
        ​Ms Kata Tüttő, Eurocities
        Mr Magnus Berntsson, President of AER
        Mr Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of AEBR
        Mr Jean-Claude Marcourt, Chair of the CALRE Working Group “European legislation and public investments”

Reactions by Commissioner Ferreira and REGI-Chair Omarjee

Concluding remarks by the CoR President

Interpretation: EN/FR

You can follow the event liv​​e via webstreaming: https://broadcaster.interactio.eu/join/zthk-9nue-usag​


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