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Regional policy in your country

Click on a country to find out more about the funding priorities, the organisations responsible for managing the programmes and the activities that receive funding.

What is regional policy?

The purpose of EU regional policy is to reduce the significant economic, social and territorial disparities that still exist between Europe's regions. Leaving these disparities in place would undermine some of the cornerstones of the EU, including its large single market and its currency, the euro.



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Investing in regions makes a stronger EU


This video provides an overall view of the European Union’s cohesion policy, real results it has helped achieve in the field and its future prospects.

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Fifth Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion

Fifth Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion01/11/2010

Every three years, the EU publishes a report on economic, social and territorial cohesion, detailing progress in these areas and how the EU, national and regional governments have contributed. The 5th Cohesion Report has just been published.
The main issues covered are:

1. analysis of regional disparities
2. the contribution of the EU, national and regional governments to cohesion
3. the impact of Cohesion Policy
4. Cohesion Policy after 2013

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