Public Consultation on EU funds in the area of Cohesion
In January the European Commission launched a consultation on cohesion policy in preparation for the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
Cohesion policy is the main European investment policy to achieve the EU Treaty objective of economic, social and territorial cohesion. In doing so cohesion policy has a clear added value in creating jobs, sustainable growth and modern infrastructure, overcoming structural barriers, boosting human capital and improving the quality of life. It also enables cooperation between regions, cities and municipalities from different Members States, as well as cooperation with the private sector, knowledge institutions and social partners at regional level.
This consultation is open to all citizens and stakeholders interested in cohesion policy, including beneficiaries of EU programmes and funds such as national, regional and local authorities, inter-governmental and non-governmental bodies, academic institutions, civil society and enterprises.
Since cohesion policy is the biggest investment policy of the EU, it is important that this is also expressed in the number of contributions made during the consultation.
Everyone can contribute to this public consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. Consultation is open until March 8.
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.
The #CohesionAlliance offers a sound information platform around the European cohesion policy and has started a petition regarding the new policy framework, too.
More information and support to fill in the EU questionnaire can be found on their website.
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