Local development and EU territorial policies
A seminar on local development as a key pillar of post-2013 EU integrated territorial policies due to be held in Brussels on 29 November will be attended by representatives of the European institutions and the Polish Presidency of the EU.
In its proposals on future cohesion policy presented on 6 October, the Commission suggested that integrated local development strategies should be implemented and local action groups set up, in a bid to find better ways of combining the various European funds [European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)] at local level.
The seminar has been organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), in partnership with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Romanian Municipalities Association and is sponsored by the European Parliament.
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