Macro-regional strategies as strategic frameworks for ESIF post-2020

Brussels, Belgium | 27 March 2019

The meeting is aiming at exchanging experiences and views between EU programme authorities on how to build synergies and embed cooperation activities in the ESIF programmes, where relevant. The MRS framework will be used for illustration on how cooperation between the ESIF programmes and MRS'/sea-basin strategies'/other initiatives' stakeholders can be built at national and transnational (macro-regional/sea-basin) levels for a mutual benefit of both. Participants will be invited to discuss and identify opportunities existing strategic frameworks can provide to the ESIF programmes’ post-2020. We will focus on practical concerns regarding how to establish, facilitate and increase cooperation in a functional territory contributing to shared priorities.

The preparation phase of the post-2020 programming offers a unique opportunity to all EU Cohesion Policy programmes to address territorial challenges more strategically, through more coordinated and synergised actions, stressing European added value of funding and encouraging a dialogue between those involved in the EU Cohesion Policy programming and the Strategies.

The primary target group for this event are Managing Authorities of the ESIF (mainstream) programmes.

This event is organised under the auspices of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission, with the help of the Interact Programme and Horizontal Action ‘Capacity’ of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

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