Communicating EU Regional Policy
The EU-wide INFORM network of communication officers
INFORM is an EU-wide network of communication officers responsible for communicating ERDF and Cohesion Fund investments in the 27 Member States. Its main objective is to improve the visibility of EU part-financed projects by sharing experiences and good practices. It seeks to improve the quality of communication activities, in order to increase awareness among the wider public about the benefits of Regional policy projects. The legal basis for the INFORM network is Article 10 (2) of the Commission Regulation 1828/2006 .
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional Policy supports the exchange of information and good practices between the communication officers responsible for information and publicity activities of ERDF and Cohesion Fund interventions in the Member States, by animating the INFORM network, participating and contributing to the meetings organised on a national level, and helping the INFORM network members to interpret the information and publicity legislation.
Membership to the INFORM network is open to staff working on information and publicity issues in a Managing Authority or Joint Technical Secretariat (European Territorial Co-operation programmes). If you fulfill the criteria to be part of the INFORM network, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a member of the INFORM network, join the forum of the INFORM network on https://www.yammer.com/regionetwork/ and discuss communication related issues with your peers!
The European Commission has set up an on-line platform for cooperation and exchange of good practice between European regions called RegioNetwork 2020.
The site allows users to:
- Set up and contribute to thematic groups
- Share examples of good practice
- Create profiles for a region
- Create profiles for an individual
- Follow the activities of regions and individuals