Seminar on Barca report with Member States experts, Brussels, 22 June 2009

On 22 June 2009, the European Commission and the Czech Presidency organised a joint seminar to discuss the findings and recommendations of the report prepared by Fabrizio Barca ("An agenda for a reformed cohesion policy") with Member States experts.

The seminar comprised four small-group workshops, each with about 15 participants, moderated by a Commission representative and each with an external expert providing input. A set of guiding questions was prepared for each workshop. The results of the different workshops were debated in a plenary session. On the basis of the general debate and the summaries of the four workshops the attached synthesis paper was prepared.

Documents

Synthesis paper  
Agenda
SUMMARY NOTE OF THE DISCUSSION
List of participants
Workshop n°1 - A more focused policy concept: territorial/place based approach and policy value-added  
Guiding questions
Presentation
Workshop n°2 - Assessing results and making policy result-oriented: indicators/targets, impact evaluation and control  
Guiding questions
Presentation
Workshop n°3 - Concentration on core priorities, strategic process and changes to the negotiation process  
Guiding questions
Presentation
Workshop n°4 - Reforming governance: focusing contracts, reporting, a new Council and a reformed Commission  
Guiding questions
Presentation