Showcasing action at local level
Regional Policy enables the European Union to stay in direct contact
with the citizens. What could be more visible, or indeed concrete,
than the construction of basic infrastructures such as hospitals,
roads or sewage plants, which provide a better quality of life for
What could be more contemporary than the creation of a genuine
information society through the modernisation of telecommunications
and generalised access to the tools of the new economy ?
Yet the success of this regional policy depends largely on the local
actors - national, regional or local authorities as well as economic and
This quarterly magazine aims to provide the local actors with a forum
where they can exchange experience, opinions, ideas and innovative approaches.
It will turn a spotlight on their action at local level and should contribute
to a more efficient use of the Structural Funds.
Director-General for Regional Policy