first in a series of follow-up seminars on the future of Cohesion
Policy takes place on the 27 and 28 of May 2002 in Brussels.
This seminar deals with geographical priorities, including:
the least developed regions; the urban question; the diversification
of rural areas; cross-border, transnational and interregional
cooperation; areas undergoing industrial restructuring and areas
with severe geographical or natural handicaps.
of the seminar is to determine, for each priority theme, a
field of Community intervention that would allow for the clear
demarcation of the future role of the Structural Funds.
for the event foresees three parallel workshops on the following
whose development is lagging behind
undergoing structural conversion or facing specific problems
and integration among the regions of Europe
documents for each of the three workshops:
Unions priorities for regional policy", Michel
A view from candidate countries:
Dr. Elisabeth Helander: