Date: 08 feb 2022
Theme: Business support, Culture, Energy, Environment, Rural development, Tourism, Transport, Urban development, Research and innnovation, Research & Development, Territorial cohesion, Social inclusion, Jobs, Education and Training, Structural Funds management and Governance
Based on the analysis in the 8th Cohesion Report, this Communication presents the main changes in territorial disparities over the past decade and how policies have affected these disparities. It highlights the potential of the green and digital transitions as new drivers of EU growth, but argues that without appropriate policy action new economic, social and territorial disparities may appear. Finally, it launches a reflection on how cohesion policy should evolve to respond to these challenges and in particular how to ensure that place-based, multilevel and partnership led approaches continue to improve cohesion, while building on synergies and mainstreaming cohesion objectives into other policies and instruments.