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Cohesion Policy and cities: the urban contribution to growth and jobs in the regions



The Communication “Cohesion Policy and cities: the urban contribution to growth and jobs in the regions” is designed to help national, regional and city authorities in the preparation of the new round of Cohesion Policy programmes. Its main purpose is to amplify and complete the Community Strategic Guidelines by elaborating and strengthening the urban dimension. In the latter communication the Commission notes that there is no single path to sustainable urban development. Actions can take various forms depending on the particular characteristics and needs of urban areas. Suggested interventions include building the attractiveness of cities, increasing networking between cities, reinforcing the role of cities as poles of growth, promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and the knowledge economy, supporting SMEs decreasing disparities between neighbourhoods and social groups, and tackling crime and the fear of crime.

Text of the Communication:



Urban 2000-2006:

The urban dimension in Community policies for the period 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
14 July 2004 The Commission adopted a proposal for five new regulations for renewed Structural Funds and instruments for the 2007-2013 period
2004 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Financial Perspectives 2007 - 2013 : COM/2004/0487 fina