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Cohesion Policy delivers: the story told by beneficiaries and stakeholders


Cohesion Policy delivers: the story told by beneficiaries and stakeholders


All EU regions have benefited and still benefit from Cohesion Policy, the main EU investment policy, for more than three decades. But what has been the added-value of Cohesion Policy on the ground? And how can we better inform and communicate about the impact of Cohesion Policy on people’s lives?

During this event, we will look at the achievements of Cohesion Policy, and reflect on the future of the Policy from the perspective of EU institutions, regional elected representatives, researchers and project beneficiaries who will present successful projects co-financed by Cohesion Policy funds.

The event will be followed by a networking reception.

This event is co-organised with the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) in the framework of the project “Spotlight on Cohesion policy: putting Europe’s regions at the forefront”, funded with support from the European Commission.

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Co-Financed by Commission


Euractiv Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

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Opening speech

Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of Committee on Regional Development (REGI), European Parliament


Dana Spinant, Director for Budget, communication and General Affairs, DG REGIO, European Commission
Michiel Rijsberman, Member of the Committee of the Regions & Member of the Executive Council of the Province of Flevoland
Monica Barni, Vice-President and Minister for Research, Tuscany
Michael O’Brien, Northern & Western Regional Assembly, Ireland
Isabelle Boudineau, Vice-President of Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region
Ilona Raugze, Director, ESPON EGTC
Massimiliano Petri, Project Manager, SaveMyBike
Joan Riera Jaume, General Coordinator of Urbanismo,Baleares
Clémence du Tertre, Interreg Volunteer Youth, ENISIE
Cristina Nazzari, Interreg Volunteer Youth, Project “Baltic Blue Growth”, Coastal and Marine Union, Germany


Beatriz Rios, Regional Policy- Economy, Reporter ,EURACTIV


17:30-18:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Debate
20:00-21:00 Cocktail reception

Highlights video