Articles taggés avec ‘territorial cohesion and regional policy’

EU Funding: Towards a new governance for Europe

Lundi 15 septembre 2008

In Reims, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Danuta Hübner, will be taking part in a European Parliament symposium on territorial governance, in other words the distribution of powers between the European, national, regional and local levels in the same territory.

The regional authorities will also be taking the opportunity to show her some projects receiving support from the European Funds. Between now and 2013, a total of 185 million euros will be invested in the Champagne-Ardenne region through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) alone.

The symposium in Reims, entitled “Towards a new governance of territories”, will discuss ways to better coordinate the action of all those who contribute to managing territories: local and institutional players, public and private partners, representatives of the State, local and regional politicians, professionals, civil society. Jean-Marie Beaupuy MEP is the author of a report on governance and partnership at national, regional and local levels which will be put before the European Parliament in October. The report recommends, in particular, greater decentralisation of the cohesion policy. For its part, the European Commission will be adopting a Green Paper on territorial cohesion in early October, to fuel the debate on territorial governance. This subject will also be at the centre of the discussions when the EU Ministers for housing, urban development, territorial cohesion and regional policy meet in Marseilles on 24, 25 and 26 November 2008.