19/07/2013 at 11:00
Where: EC Representation,Unter den Linden 78,10117 Berlin
Topic: Regions and local development
Organiser: European Commission
Open Europe Berlin and the EC Representation in Berlin are jointly organising a debate on the future of the EU regional policy. Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Professor Michael Wohlgemuth are participating in the debate. Examples of questions that will be addressed during the debate are the following: What is the current balance of EU regional policy? How can the reform of the EU cohesion policy be more effective to promote growth and generate jobs? Moderator of the debate will be Dr. Ursula Weidenfeld.
This debate is timely in the context of the discussions on the reform of the EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. At the last Council meeting in June 2013, the Member States came to an agreement on the 7-year financial framework for the European Union, which is now submitted to the European Parliament for formal endorsement. The multiannual framework budget provides for cohesion policy more than a third of the EU's total budget to address the challenges of the regions and increase their competitiveness.
Friday, 19 July, 11:00 – 12.30 a.m. – EC Representation Berlin, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin, Conference Room, 1st floor