11:30 - 13:00 Cohesion Policy at work: past and future
- 'Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2016' by Åsa Önnerfors and Oliver Müller, Regional statistics and
geographical information unit, Eurostat (.pptx - 2MB)
- 'OECD Regional Outlook 2016: Productive Regions for Inclusive Societies', Joaquim Oliveira-Martins,
Head of the OECD Regional Development Policy Division (.pptx - 806KB)
- 'Ex-Post-Evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013' by Mariana Hristcheva, Head of Unit
Evaluation and European Semester, DG REGIO & Terry Ward from Applica (.pptx - 835KB)
14:30 - 16:00 Measuring the performance of European cities
- 'The European Cities Report' jointly prepared by the European Commission and UN Habitat for the HABITAT III conference in Quito on 17-20 October 2016 & "Presentation of the Urban Data Platform", by Lewis Dijkstra (pptx 4MB)
One million jobs created, corresponding to one-third of overall net job creation across the EU during this period and €2.74 of additional GDP for every euro of Cohesion Policy money invested, meaning an estimated return of €1 trillion of additional GDP by 2023 – these are the key results of the evaluation of the 2007-2013 period.
The policy has benefitted the economies of all EU Member States and supported them during difficult economic times. It has invested in nearly 400,000 SMEs and start-ups and has been a pillar of the EU's growth and jobs agenda.