'Effective Instruments Supporting Territorial Development' – Warsaw, Poland 24-25 October
From 24-25 October 2011 Warsaw will host the conference 'Effective Instruments Supporting Territorial Development', co-organised by the Polish Ministry of Regional Development and the European Commission. The conference, one of the major events of the Polish Presidency, will facilitate an exchange of views and best practice between practitioners dealing with cohesion policy on the ground, and will also see the Commission present proposals for cohesion policy instruments supporting territorial development. The conference will pay particular attention to urban areas – as engines for innovation and growth, and their linkages with rural areas, as well as the local approach to development.
The conference comes just weeks after the Commission's adoption of legislative proposals in the area of cohesion policy for the period after 2013. The discussions around the future policy framework will be enriched by practical observations from experience in the implementation of EU policy instruments in current programmes. Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn will attend on the first day and will present the Commission's “Cities of tomorrow” report.