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Consultation on the Conclusions of the 5th Cohesion Report

13/05/2011

With 444 contributions received between 12th November 2010 and 31st January 2011, the public consultation on the Conclusions of the 5th Cohesion Report was a real success, allowing hundreds of contributors to express their views on the future of Cohesion Policy. The contributions were received from many different groups, including Member States, economic and social partners, regional and local authorities as well as citizens, European interest organisations on territorial issues, private companies and civil society organisations. A Staff Working Document, and a citizen summary presenting the results of the public consultation were published on 13 May 2011.

Contributors expressed their views on ways to enhance the added value of cohesion policy, as well as on ways to strengthen governance and to streamline the delivery system of cohesion policy. Respondents also gave their opinions on the future architecture of cohesion policy for the next programming period.

Public consultation on the Conclusions of the 5th Cohesion Report