The Alliance has been created through cooperation between EUROCITIES, AEBR, AER, CEMR, CPMR and the European Committee of the Regions, where like-minded regional and local politicians from across Europe joined forces in favour of a strong cohesion policy in the future. As the politicians elected closest to the people, we want cohesion to be even stronger, more effective and more visible in the future. Together we want to show the crucial role of EU Cohesion Policy and ensure that the next EU budget provides adequate resources to make it stronger, more effective and visible.
The first part of the event will focus, together with high-level representatives of the European territorial associations, on the launch of the #CohesionAlliance, which aims at supporting a strong and effective cohesion policy for all regions beyond 2020 through joint activities of associations and interested parties and individuals across Europe.
The second part will report on key ideas emerging from different workshops of the European Week of Regions and Cities on the future of cohesion policy.