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The Community Strategic Guidelines on Cohesion 2007-2013

 

Cohesion 2007-2013The Community Strategic Guidelines contain the principles and priorities of cohesion policy and suggest ways the European regions can take full advantage of the € 308 billion that has been made available for national and regional aid programmes over the next seven years. National authorities will use the guidelines as the basis for drafting their national strategic priorities and planning for 2007-2013, the so called National Strategic Reference Frameworks (NSRFs). According to the guidelines and in line with the renewed Lisbon strategy, programmes co-financed through the cohesion policy should seek to target resources on the following three priorities:
  • improving the attractiveness of Member States, regions and cities by improving accessibility, ensuring adequate quality and level of services, and preserving their environmental potential;
  • encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of the knowledge economy by research and innovation capacities, including new information and communication technologies; and
  • creating more and better jobs by attracting more people into employment entrepreneurial activity, improving adaptability of workers and enterprises and increasing investment in human capital.

The Guidelines seek to provide a balance between the twin objectives of the growth and jobs agenda and territorial cohesion. Thus, it is recognised that there can be no question of a “one size fits all” approach to the new programmes.

Text of the Communication:

Background

News

06 October 2006 Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion policy adopted
15-16 December 2005 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.

6 Juli 2005 Commission adopts Communication on the "Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion 2007-2013"
17 May 2005 Third Progress Report on Cohesion
11 May 2005 EP votes on Financial Perspective
3 March 2005 Conference : Cohesion and the Lisbon Agenda: The Role of the Regions
3 February 2005 Danuta Hübner : "Regional policy and the Lisbon agenda – Challenges and Opportunities" at the London School of Economics
2 February 2005 Contribution of the Structural Funds to the Lisbon objectives
2 February 2005 Commission launches ambitious Growth and Jobs strategy for the EU
28 January 2005 Latest European regional statistics confirm Commission’s proposal on Structural Funds for 2007-2013 - Map - List
15 July 2004 Questions and answers on the reform of Cohesion Policy and the Structural Funds 2007-2013
2004 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Financial Perspectives 2007 - 2013 : COM/2004/0487 final
 

 

 

Cohesion Policy 2007-13

 

 

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