Cohesion Policy in Support of Growth and Jobs: Community Strategic Guidelines, 2007-2013
As a first step in launching the discussion on the priorities for the new generation of cohesion policy programmes, the Commission published on 6 July 2005 draft Community Strategic Guidelines entitled “Cohesion Policy in Support of Growth and Jobs: Community Strategic Guidelines, 2007-2013”. The Guidelines set out a framework for new programmes which will be supported by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund.
These programmes aim to promote balanced, harmonious and sustainable development throughout the EU and improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens. The key test for programmes in the future will be that of their contribution to growth and jobs in line with the renewed Lisbon agenda, which was agreed by the Member States meeting at the Spring Council in March 2005.
The draft will be adopted in final form once the relevant legislative texts have been agreed by the European Parliament and the Council.
The European Council reached agreement on the Financial Perspective 2007-2013
24 November 2005
Financing Growth and Cohesion in the Enlarged EU - Conference presenting two new initiatives: Joint Assistance to Support Projects in the European Regions (JASPERS) and Joint European Resources for Micro-Enterprises (JEREMIE)
10-13 October 2005
European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2005
7 October 2005
Working document of Directorate-General Regional Policy summarising the results of the public consultation on the Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion, 2007-2013
29 September 2005
Territorial Cooperation Programmes 2007-2013
A two-day seminar will be held in Brussels on 28 and 29 September on the new ‘European territorial cooperation’ (ex-INTERREG) objective. The issues to be discussed will concern management questions for the future generation of cross-border, transnational and interregional programmes.