High-level Conference on Good Governance and EU Cohesion Policy

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23/01/2018

Cohesion policy is EU's main investment policy. In the period 2014-2020, EUR 350 billion will be invested in the EU Member States and regions. As underlined by the 7th Cohesion Report, the success of those investments depends to a large degree on the capacity of public administrations to invest and manage EU funds.

Against this background, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) is organising a high-level conference on "Good Governance and the EU Cohesion Policy". The conference will take place on 24 May 2018 in Brussels.

The aim of this event is to bring together decision makers and experts to discuss achievements and challenges in terms of administrative capacity and good governance in the management of European Structural and Investment Funds. The event will provide an opportunity to showcase the results of the capacity building initiatives undertaken by Member States, DG REGIO and other international organisations. We will also discuss how to promote good governance and better quality investments in the new cycle of cohesion policy post-2020.

The conference will be opened by Commissioner Corina Creţu. Other speakers in the opening session include Mr Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria and Ms Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of OECD.

The event will be open to participants from central and regional administrations of the EU Member States, representatives of EU institutions, other international organisations and academia.

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