What Future for Cohesion Policy?
The Fifth Cohesion Report's broad orientations on the future architecture of cohesion policy will be discussed at a conference in Slovenia on 16-18 March 2011. The conference is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional Policy (DG REGIO), the Regional Studies Association and the Slovenian Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy.
The Conference will provide a forum for the first international academic debate on the Fifth Cohesion Report between regional studies researchers and senior officials from the European institutions. The key topics of the conference will be: the contribution of cohesion policy to Europe 2020, the territorial coverage of the policy, the policy performance and effectiveness, the efficiency of governance structures and implementation arrangements and the relationship between cohesion policy and other EU structural policies.
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