Welcome to the homepage of the public consultation on the future of EU cohesion policy. This consultation was launched by Commissioner Danuta Hübner on 27 September 2007 during the "Fourth European Forum on Cohesion" It aims to collect ideas and contributions on the question of how the Union's cohesion policy should adapt to new challenges and how its delivery can be improved in order to maximise its impact in the future.
The consultation is open until 31 January 2008. Contributions are expected from Member States, regions, cities, EU institutions, economic and social partners, civil society organisations, academics and citizens. They should be based on a number of questions which were published in the European Commission's Fourth Report on Economic and Social Cohesion and which are listed here.
Contributions should be sent to this E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org clearly mentioning the name of the institution including contact details. All contributions will be made available to the public.
A report on this consultation will be presented in spring 2008, together with the Fifth Progress Report on Economic and Social Cohesion.