Cohesion policy post-2020 and sustainability transitions - What are the needs of regions and cities and which support is available?

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Brussels, Belgium
The achievement of the European Union's long-term objectives for a low-carbon and circular economy requires systemic transformations at regional and local level. The EU's cohesion policy has for many years helped regions and Member States to invest to protect the environment, reduce emissions, help adapt to climate change and ensure compliance with the Acquis.

For the post-2020 period, the Commission wishes to further improve the effectiveness of cohesion policy investment in delivering the EU’s environmental and climate goals. This will require a significant effort by the public and private sectors, as well as consumers and citizens. For this reason, the Commission would like to reflect on how cohesion policy can better support sustainability transitions in regions and cities. This event – organised in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC – will be the opportunity for a broad debate with regional and local authorities and other stakeholders.

How can the future cohesion policy deliver on the challenges you encounter in your transition processes? Join us for an open discussion and help us identify concrete solutions.

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DG REGIO, European Commission


Sander Happaerts

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