Cohesion Policy funds are once again proving vital in unprecedented times of crisis. The EU Commission proposed changes to the rules to make the use of the funds more flexible and less bureaucratic - Member States should be given the opportunity to shift between different funds, and transfer money between richer and poorer regions.
This session aims to explain what Cohesion Policy is and the recent changes introduced by the EU Commission, as well as the different funds and mechanisms at the disposal of Member States. It will also look at the Multiannual Financial Framework, the future of EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 and many other European initiatives which aim to support territories with geographic challenges, the urban agenda for the EU or the recently presented Just Transition Fund.
This is a core session of the young elected politicians (YEPs) programme.
Serafin Pazos-Vidal, Head of Brussels Office, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Belgium.
Emmeline ALLIOUX, Director of the Representation of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Brussels, Region SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
Laura Hagemann Arellano, Policy officer Unit for Inclusive growth, Urban and Territorial Development, European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, Belgium.
Vasileios Margaras, Researcher and author European Parliamentary Research Service, European Parliament, Belgium.
Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Senior Rsearch Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium.
Cohesion and Cooperation
European Committee of the Regions - D.2 Events